Laughter at My Window

A book of songs and song poems

by Blake Parker



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/16/2011

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9781426964756
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9781426964749

About the Book

This is a collection of Blake Parker’s songs. Blake was a spoken word artist, performance poet, writer, lecturer, graphic designer, multi media artist and collaborator, known for his improvisation and evocative voice. As a teenager in the 50s, Blake was strongly influenced by the Beat poets who came before him. His lively, experimental spoken word projects reflect a mature yet quirky genre that is one of the predecessors of today’s rap and hip hop. As part of the populist spoken word movement, his work aspires to an integration of high art & low entertainment. Blake worked with many musicians using his words and voice as instrument. At home, Blake played guitar, mostly the blues, constantly making up songs which were rarely part of his performance poetry. There were many variations and improvisations, the music was fluid and only some had more fixed ideas with chords. During the last years with a terminal diagnosis, Blake started to collate the songs, in hopes that other musicians and singers would keep them in the world. Blake Parker’s blues, country and gospel songs are a mixture of profound, inspiring, and humorous lyrics ready to be put to music and sung. Check his website

About the Author

Blake Parker was a spoken word performance poet, multi media artist and collaborator, known for his improvisation and evocative voice. Blake was a graphic designer of therapeutic communication games, and a faculty member at the Kutenai Art Therapy Institute, lecturing on psychoanalysis, research, symbolic interpretation and cross-cultural orientations to healing.