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The Puget Belle

On this first day of 2021, here’s an art song to help you cast off the trials and tribulations of the old year. It’s voiced and produced by the inimitable Ched Miller. We hope you enjoy the very best in … Continue reading

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At the Ocean’s Edge

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Ah, remember those carefree seaside days? Hopefully this will jog a memory or two for you. It’s a poem I wrote set to a music by Mozart, voiced and produced by that incomparable voice artist Ched Miller. We hope you … Continue reading

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SHE’S GONE

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Recently a very close friend of mine lost a child. Such grievous loss is difficult to understand and lasts for a long, long time. I do know, however, that shared sorrow can lessen the pain, if only in small measure. It … Continue reading

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I LOVE YOU, an art song

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I Love You © is about my grandparents whom I loved dearly. After grandpa died, grandma told me she’d decided to follow him. As she saw it, now that he was gone she might as well go too. She’d made up … Continue reading

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COCO

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This post is about  a dog named Coco. Years ago his owner, John, would exercise him on the fairways of the Olympia Country and Golf Club. My golfing buddies and I had a special affection for them … there’s just … Continue reading

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Come Summer

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Here’s another seasonal poem from Joe’s Art Songs catalogue. I’m improvising on my guitar while reciting my poem … then I call it an Art Song! Hope you like it, and hope you’re staying safe! CLICK ON THE YOUTUBE LINK BELOW AND … Continue reading

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ORDINARY MOMENTS

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How about taking a moment or two in these extraordinary times for something ordinary? Here’s just what the doctor ordered, a rendition of my poem Ordinary Moments voiced and produced by longtime Canadian radio personality and voice-over artist, Ched Miller. … Continue reading

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FRECKLE

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Here’s another in the series ‘Joe’s Art Songs’ (that is I’m improvising on piano as I read you my poem). The illustration is by the internationally acclaimed artist SIMON KOGAN  (view some of his work at simonkogan.com). We sure hope you enjoy it! CLICK ON THE … Continue reading

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THE FEEL OF SPRING

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It’s Spring! Hope you enjoy this seasonal poem in Joe’s Art Songs catalogue. Joe’s poem and guitar improv, illustration courtesy Simon Kogan (simonkogan.com). CLICK ON THE YOUTUBE LINK BELOW AND GIVE ‘THIS ANCIENT FOREST’ A LISTEN! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NU0ctPD8FGA Any comments or thoughts are most welcome! … Continue reading

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THIS ANCIENT FOREST Canto 3

Here’s Canto 3 of THIS ANCIENT FOREST (the first two cantos can be found under Art Songs in the Categories pull-down menu). It’s a poem in my Joe’s Art Songs collection, in which I read my poem while improvising on the piano. … Continue reading

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