M. D. Friedman performs his spoken word masterpiece, "Never Too Old to Slam," as part of his featured poet set at the 2013 Karen Chamberlain Poetry Festival in Carbondale, Colorado. This performance was about one week after his sixtieth birthday and was electric. Here is what his good friend, the master jazz Sufi poet Wayne Gilbert, has to say about this poem: omigod old man i wanna be in the audience when you preach this sermon. i love the "half" stretch esp. wanted to shout "amen" holler "you tell it brothuh" collapse in the aisle speaking in affirmative tongues. i feel your words your chant rant pour out of my own body my own heart mind desire. you tapped a root in this one! i wanna be there when you shake it down at some open mic tell 'em all how it is!