Happy Accidents

Happy Accidents
$6.99Audiobook: $9.99
Series: Spoken Word Albums
Genres: Poetry, Spoken Word
Publication Year: 2015
Length: 24 tracks

Happy Accidents is the debut poetry album by D.L. Lang of Vallejo, California. It expresses with humor, imagination, and passion themes of social justice, spirituality and Judaism, and spans reflections on the poet's life in both Oklahoma and California.

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About the Book
Nearly six years after its release, due to circumstances outside of my control, the CD version of Happy Accidents will be out of print starting in June 2021. Last chance if you want a copy. I’ve lowered the price to $6.99.
D.L. Lang in 2015

D.L. Lang in 2015

Acknowledgements from the CD liner notes:

My sincerest thanks to my friends, my husband, and my synagogue community for their encouragement and support. Without it this album would not have been possible.

Shout out to Dan Nichols for his amazing musical blessing and priceless encouragement that kept me going.

A huge thank you to my friends Aviva, Bonnie, Donna, Dustin, Eileen, and Fred for their donations which made the digital release possible. 

Last but not least thank you to Grey for patiently recording my poetry.

Happy Accidents is the debut spoken word album by D.L. Lang of Vallejo, California. It expresses with humor, imagination, and passion themes of social justice, spirituality and Judaism, and spans reflections on the poet’s life in both Oklahoma and California.

Recorded at Grey Havens Studios in Enid, Oklahoma on March 12 and 15, 2015.


D.L. Lang recording at Grey Havens Studio in Enid, Oklahoma

D.L. Lang recording at Grey Havens Studio in Enid, Oklahoma

Happy Accidents, recorded in 2015 contains recordings of poems originally published in D.L. Lang’s first four books.

If you don’t want/cannot afford to purchase the entire album, consider downloading this 9 track sampler from bandcamp for $2.99.

The poem “The Reset Seven” is not for kids because it contains some adult language. You were warned.

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Excerpted from the following books:

Tea & Sprockets (2011): L’Adonai, Earth, The Rest Seven

Abundant Sparks (2013): Penguin’s Prayer, Basherti,
The Snarkadelic Word Smith Awaits The Penguin Whisperer

Personal Archeology (2013):
Dining With Your Skeleton, The Ladder,
Mother’s Road, Haight, The Dreamer

Look Ma! No Hands! (2015): L’chayim,
Wake Up, Kid!, My Shul,
What’s In A Name? Or Fun With Etymology,
What I Learned One Stanford Afternoon,
Dissolving Lines, Hiking is Never Alone,
These Hands, Peace is…, To my Soul Tribe,
Love is Anarchy, Defrosting Frogcicles

I hope you will find it to be an enjoyable listen.

Full track listing:

1. What’s in a Name? (or Fun With Etymology)
2. L’adonai
3. Mother’s Road
4. Haight
5. Dissolving Lines
6. Hiking Is Never Alone
7. These Hands
8. What I Learned One Stanford Afternoon
9. Defrosting Frogcicles
10. Peace Is…
11. Love Is Anarchy
12. To My Soul Tribe
13. Basherti
14. Penguin’s Prayer
15. My Shul
16. Wake Up, Kid!
17. L’chayim
18. Earth
19. Dining With Your Skeleton
20. The Dreamer
21. The Snarkadelic Wordsmith Awaits the Penguin Whisperer
22. The Ladder
23. The Rest Seven
24. Poet’s Brain


You might also be interested to know that in 2016, Grey took four poems from Tea & Sprockets and created the song, “Oh My Chameleon Perceptions” with Mike Harbour and Steven Harwood. The song appears on his album Booze & Psychedelics.

Lang has a long history with Grey. Lang designed the album covers for many of Grey’s albums, including Faded Colours, Colours, Rock & Pop, Words & Music, Anamnesis, Inquire Within, Live at PEGASYS, and Acoustic Grey. In addition, she designed the album cover for We’re Almost Gone, the debut album by the group Bermuda County, whose musicians often play on Grey’s albums.

One of a few gracious donors that allowed this album to be produced was Fred Ross-Perry, who also was inspired to create the song, “Peace Will Come

About the Author
D.L. Lang

D.L. Lang is a contemporary American poet and spoken word artist. The author of over a dozen poetry books, Lang has been writing poetry for over 25 years. She has performed her poetry on stage hundreds of times at protest rallies, county fairs, literary festivals, open mics, poetry circles, bookstores, libraries, and live radio broadcasts.

From 2017 to 2019 she served as Vallejo, California's Poet Laureate. Her poems have been awarded with numerous county fair ribbons, transformed into songs, used as liturgy for prayer, and to advocate for peace, justice, and a better world.

The scribe of over 1,200 poems from haiku to free verse to masterful rhyme, covering a wide variety of topics, D.L. Lang has poetry that's sure to delight. Lang dabbles in both gritty realism and surrealistic wordplay, sorrowful elegy and uplifting affirmations. Her poetry is a mixture of topical political commentary, religious devotional meditations, and poetic autobiographical memoir. Her words take you on journeys deep into nature, memory, spirituality, and the whisperings of the heart.

She is the author of Tea & Sprockets, Abundant Sparks & Personal Archeology, Look Ma! No Hands!, Poet Loiterer, Id Biscuits, Barefoot in the Sanctuary, Armor Against The Dawn, Dragonfly Tomorrows & Dog-eared Yesterdays, Resting on My Laurels, The Cafe of Dreams, Midnight Strike, and This Festival of Dreams. She has also released a chapbook compilation entitled Wanderings, a Jewish poetry compilation entitled Paradise Collectors, and her debut spoken word album entitled Happy Accidents, and is the editor of Voices, Verses & Visions of Vallejo.

Her poetry has also been published in the Benicia Herald, Poets Are Heroes Magazine, ReformJudaism.org, Poetry Expressed, Frost Meadow Review, and the Jewish Journal of Los Angeles. Her poetry has been anthologized in A Poet’s Siddur (Ain’t Got No Press, 2017), Light & Shadow (Benicia Literary Arts, 2018), Marin Poetry Center Anthology, Vol. 21 (2018), and Verses, Voices & Visions of Vallejo (2019).

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