Latest Episode of 'The 1:00 a.m. Project.'

The 1:00 a.m. Project is a new podcast that focuses on storytelling, letters, poetry and other forms of written expression recorded for broadcast. The unique aspect of The 1:00 a.m Project is that none of the creative process will occur until that time - no ideas will be explored or written down or recorded until that time period begins. Once engaged in the process, I will not sleep until a narrative moves from the page to the microphone. There will be no editing and every recording will be in one take (so any mistakes will be included) It will be a true creative experiment. 

Stanza 1 of 'The 1:00 a.m. Project,' written, produced & recorded by Rahim Ladha. Copyright (C) 2018 by Rahim Ladha. All Rights Reserved.

Time to write: 15 Minutes. 
Total Time to create from first word to end of recording : 24 minutes.


‘Pretend it an Algorithm…indecipherable…something that is/cannot be seen…
[In every stanza, one phrasing that connects with subtext, sinister or benevolent] 
Assume nothing & position yourself in such a way that there is Question…
You think that in stillness you are unable to disarm, but you could be standing still
and every aspect of musculature & bone is a thunder, a howling…it is a fist held
before you, fracturing clenched/in an embrace…the radius cracks into the ulna, 
the articular cartilage pops from the surface of the joint, connective tissue is unravelling
itself from bone and you hold. You are the unwavering…from this place you will not
move (even though you will move…) Compel a temporary kind of amnesia so that what
is observed isn’t fully processed until the memory kicks. You will forget everything that
has ever been...’

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