IF I COULD MAKE LOVE

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…   IF I COULD MAKE LOVE … Here’s a Valentine’s Day edition of Joe’s Art Songs. It’s a psalm about a sacred place we call the Pacific Northwest. The illustration is courtesy of the genius of Simon Kogan (you can … Continue reading

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LONELY AGAIN

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Here’s a change of pace for you – a song I composed performed by Joe Baque piano, Rainey Burson vocals and Cary Black bass. Hope you enjoy it! CLICK ON THE YOUTUBE LINK BELOW AND GIVE ‘LONELY AGAIN’ A LISTEN! … Continue reading

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THIS ANCIENT FOREST Canto 1

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Here’s another of Joe’s Art Songs, a poem accompanied by piano with illustration by Simon Kogan (view some of his work at simonkogan.com). It’s about a spot on the earth we who live here love and revere. We hope you enjoy it!   … Continue reading

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WHITE GULL RISING

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This is another in my irregular series of ‘Joe’s Art Songs’ (a fancy way of saying I’m improvising on my piano as I read you my poem). The illustration is by SIMON KOGAN  (view some of his work at simonkogan.com). We hope you enjoy it! CLICK … Continue reading

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THE BEDROOM OF THE SUN

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Here’s another ‘Joe’s Art Song’ (me improvising on piano as I read my poem). The illustration is by SIMON KOGAN  (view some of his work at simonkogan.com). It’s about the beautiful Black Hills that lie just to the west of Olympia. We hope you enjoy it! … Continue reading

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THESE HILLS TALK TO ME … an Art Song by Joe Illing, Illustrated by Simon Kogan

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  Here’s another ‘Joe’s Art Song’ (me improvising on piano as I read my poem). The illustration is by SIMON KOGAN  (view some of his work at simonkogan.com). We hope you enjoy it!   CLICK ON THE YOUTUBE LINK BELOW AND GIVE ‘THESE HILLS TALK … Continue reading

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THE PLACE BEAUTY ROAMS … an Art Song by Joe Illing, Illustrated by Simon Kogan

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  Here’s another ‘Joe’s Art Song’ (me improvising on piano as I read my poem). The illustration is by SIMON KOGAN  (view some of his work at simonkogan.com). We hope you enjoy it!     CLICK ON THE YOUTUBE LINK BELOW AND GIVE ‘THE BLACK … Continue reading

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