Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hello everyone!

While you have been resting from the excitement that is my blog I have been working behind the scenes to bring you another couple of Folk Art Poems!

I just LOVE working on these pieces and, you know, I play all the instruments! I use the word 'play' loosely - more play than play!

Here is where you can find 'Time and Gravity' and 'Your Mind is Being Read While Your Pockets Are Picked'. Enjoy and stay tuned…….

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Hey Folks!

There's a new Folk Art Poem on my Soundcloud page - please check it out!

The poem, 'Flophouse for Cool People', was started in 2008 after a stay at the Hotel Congress, Tucson, and completed in 2013. During my stay in 2008 I attended a poetry conference at the University of Arizona. Four years later I returned to the hotel's retro corridors during another delightful visit to Tucson and yet another conference at U of A's Poetry Library. The conference coincided with a Gemini eclipse of the sun - very spooky! Memories, memories!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Hello friends!

And Happy World Pride!

I'm loving my new 'music' project! 
I've posted some new Folk Art Poems on my Facebook page. You can also find them on my Soundcloud page. So please whizz over and take a listen! This one's the latest:

You Exploded the Walls of my Heart

Monday, June 16, 2014

Hello Lovelies!

I've embarked on a new project - Folk Art Poetry. This is a series of poems that I am making music for and recording for your listening pleasure. Now, I'm not a musician, but I enjoy experimenting with the sounds that an instrument makes and fitting them in with the tone of a certain poem. When I call them 'Folk Art' poems I am referencing the visual art world and the genre of creating not fine, but utilitarian or outsider art. With this project, instead of creating physical objects, I am making sonic folk art - using instruments for their sounds in a naive way to create a different (for me) vehicle to present a poem. 

I'm constantly in awe of anyone who as mastery over an instrument, and I love when people play for me. Professional musicians might roll their eyes when they hear my attempts at music - but I'm having fun! My collection of Folk Art Poems can be found on my Soundcloud page - please check them out!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Gratitude Songs - selling like hotcakes!!

Hello Everyone!

I didn't actually think it would happen, but Gratitude Songs has sold THREE copies, and has had over 200 plays since it was released on Bandcamp just last week!! 
Brilliant, I say! 
And it would be even more brilliant if you took twenty minutes to listen - no cost for that!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Hello lovelies!

What can add delight to these wonderful summer days other than a few poems? Last Friday, on the longest day of the year, I released my CD, Gratitude Songs - a collection of poems set to music by Graham Powell. The collection has been a couple of years in the ideas incubator, but now you can listen to the tracks (or set your own price to download them) from my Bandcamp page.

There's more news! I now have an 'official' Facebook page especially to notify the FB community of all things Jilly-poemlicious. Please visit my page and 'like' it.

Until next time!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Futility of Desire

Hello Everyone!

It's been a while since I posted here, and I wanted to share something special with you. Back in December last year I recorded a poem from my book Ashes are Bone and Dust for Pete Dako, called Futility of Desire, at his studio on Queen Street West, which is a warren of weird and wonderful instruments. He worked his very comprehensive magic and produced this lovely track, which I am very proud of. Have a listen!

You'll also find our other collaborations as well as a lot of Pete's other really great compositions at his Soundcloud page: Mister Pete.

Hope you enjoy!