Thursday, February 16, 2017

POEM OF THE MONTH

'Vanity' (2012) selected by junkyard_h

SPOTLIGHT OF THE MONTH

Joseph reading poetry in Amsterdam

Poetry is another aspect of Joseph Arthur's endless creativity. His first ventures as a poet were displayed in the 'Notes From The Road' Vol. 1 & 2 series, written on tour during 2000 and published in 2001. His poems continued to flow online via his websites, then on the 'Bag Is Hot' tumblr blog and now Twitter/Instagram.
While on a European tour in 2011 Joseph recorded a set of nine poetry readings uploaded to YouTube and these are linked below for you to enjoy (thanks to Ian, Phillipe and Rainer for helping to record these!).

2011-05-02 Travel as Equals (Or Not at All) - Manchester, UK
2011-05-03 Spiritual Mexico - Bristol, UK
2011-05-06 Threw the Keys On My Windshield and Cracked It - London, UK (truncated)
2011-05-07 Propelled by Love - Amsterdam, NL
2011-05-08 LA Street Sexy City Hollywood Puppets and Show Biz Starlets - Ottersum, NL
2011-05-09 Nothing is Glamorous - Rotterdam, NL
2011-05-24 Williamsburg - Zurich, CH
2011-05-27 Damn, I Forgot to Write a Poem - Berlin, DE
2011-05-31 One More Show to Go - Dachau, DE

Most of the poems above can be found in Joseph's highly recommended 2013 book 'I Miss The Zoo and other poetry selections' (EM press) and the poem "Propelled by Love" was also featured in the Yellow Bird Project's Poetry Zine, available as pamphlet or on Kindle, published 2014. As this is one of my favourite poems I'll end with it

Propelled by love-
As we march through our routines
Desensitized
Marching through chaos
Propelled by the love of others
Propelled by love
Past death and oblivion
Propelled by love
Straight to the pulse of life
Waking up to itself
Inside of us
The consciousness of a million galaxies
All floating
In our three pound universe
Orbiting
A thousand suns
Across centuries
Across all of time,
Propelled by love's past protection,
Through nudity
As the spirit wanders into itself
Realized

(helen / @junkyard_h)

Sunday, February 5, 2017

PAINTING OF THE MONTH



Work on paper: 4 x 22" x 30"


For those interested, please email Keith Hagan at khagan@skhmusic.com

==> More paintings on josepharthurart.com 

LIVE SONG OF THE MONTH


Each month a great version of a live song for new fans or older ones. Just to remember or to discover all the treasures of Joseph's songography.

This month EXHAUSTED (Montreal 2010)