Check out this animated video of Edgar Allan Poe’s For Annie as read by Gavin Friday on Hal Willner’s Poe tribute album “Closed on account of rabies“. The video was made by Jim Clark, “poetryanimations” on YouTube.

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A double spoken-word CD, “Closed on account of Rabies” – featuring the work of writer Edgar Allen Poe, read by Jeff Buckley, Iggy Pop, Christopher Walken, Gabriel Byrne, Marianne Faithful, Diamanda Galas, Deborah Harry Gavin Friday and others and produced by Hal Willner will be released next month. Gavin’s contribution is the poem ‘For Annie’.

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Gavin has recently done some recording with Hal Willner. Willner is working on a project on the work of Edgar Alan Poe. Lou Reed, Christopher Walken, Diamanda Galas, Jeff Buckley and Leonard Cohen are involved as well. Gavin reads ‘For Annie’ “a kind of thank god I’m dead and up there with my mother poem”…

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