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Sunday, March 5th, 2020
The Poetry Brothel: Streamers & Dreamers
on The Poetry Brothel's Facebook Live
7pm-8pm+; free to stream

A one hour long livestream version of our multi-faceted evenings.
Live music, dance, Ach, Suzette and Madam Tallula, and words, words, words.
Zoom Reception to Follow.


POSTPONED: Sunday, April 19th, 2020
The Poetry Brothel of Los Angeles presents
Dungeon ~ Unleashed
at El Cid
4212 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles 90029
Tickets
6:30pm-10pm 21+

Joseph is the Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Poetry Brothel.
Some Windows to Sky folks will be playing on-stage intermittently throughout this memorable
vaudeville-style variety night.
Patio opens at 6:30.
You will be drawn in by the Siren at exactly 7pm.

Here's the facebook event page.


Past shows:

Sunday, February 16th, 2020
The Poetry Brothel of Los Angeles presents
A Tongue-Tied Valentine
at El Cid
4212 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles 90029
Tickets
6:30pm-10pm 21+

Joseph is the Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Poetry Brothel.
Some Windows to Sky folks will be playing on-stage intermittently throughout this memorable
vaudeville-style variety night.
Patio opens at 6:30.
You will be drawn in by the Siren at exactly 7pm.

Here's the facebook event page.


Sunday, December 15th, 2019
The Poetry Brothel of Los Angeles presents
Mid-Century Brothel Holiday Office Party
at El Cid
4212 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles 90029
Tickets
6:30pm-10pm 21+

Joseph is the Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Poetry Brothel.
Some Windows to Sky folks will be playing on-stage intermittently throughout this memorable
vaudeville-style variety night.
Patio opens at 6:30.
You will be drawn in by the Siren at exactly 7pm.

Here's the facebook event page.


Saturday, December 8th, 2019
Ritual KA
Secret VIP dinner
DTLA
9pm-11pm 21+

For information, please contact us.


Saturday & Sunday, October 26-27th, 2019
The Poetry Brothel LA's 5th Annual Masquerade
at El Cid
4212 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles 90029
Tickets
6pm-10pm 21+

Joseph is the Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Poetry Brothel.
Some Windows to Sky folks will be playing on-stage intermittently throughout this memorable
vaudeville-style variety night.
You will be drawn in by the Siren at exactly 7pm.
It's a Poetry Brothel Weekend! Two shows, each more alike; each more different than the other!

Out of town Visitors,
Stay the night at Our Official Hotel:
The Omni
(at the top of Angel's Flight, walking distance to the Broad and MOCA)
Special Poetry Masquerade Weekend Rate for Our Guests
bit.ly/LAPBHotel

Here's the facebook event page.


Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
Bawdy Storytelling LIVE in Los Angeles
In the Mile High Lounge, upstairs at Busby's East 5364 Wilshire Blvd, LA 90036
7pm doors; 8pm show; $25 general / $35 reserved seating

Joseph, Bonnie, Justine, and Rachel will play and sing two special bawdy songs for this R-rated
21+ evening of colorful storytellers. The world-famous, award-winning podcast comes to visit
for the first time since 2016!

Come early, order dinner, play games, & meet the special guests & table vendors!

Facebook event page.

Tickets: Eventbrite


Saturday, August 31st, 2019
The Poetry Brothel of Los Angeles presents
Summer of Love
at El Cid
4212 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles 90029
Tickets
6pm-10pm 21+

Joseph is the Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Poetry Brothel.

Windows to Sky Video


"Can't Say That You're Lonely" was featured in the indie film "Beautiful Something" so we made a video for it, with like 35 friends. Available at cdbaby.






I had the opportunity to compose and record a song for Lena Fumi to perform aerials to at the Poetry Brothel.

You can find this song on our bandcamp.





Our song "Tomorrow's So Yesterday" was featured in the indie film "Strapped", so we made a video with scenes from the film as a DVD extra.

You can find this song on cdbaby, itunes, and amazon.com.





We are putting up video from our appearance at the well-attended and jolly Haunted Mansion 50th Anniversary Doombuggies Celebration.

"Dead Man Walking" is a cover we basically just did one time but it's, maybe, my favorite.






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Listen...

Overture: Forty Pages
Featuring musicians and sounds from our various songs over the years.


Anna Sees Ghosts Annaversary Addition '19
In honor of the Umpteenth Anniversary of this song's birth, a new three-person intimate arrangement was struck, for the Poetry Brothel 10/2019. This is a simple recording of how we did it. Available at our Bandcamp page.


No-Good Day (used as the weather in Night Vale, director's cut)
One of a pile of brand new songs. This one was rushed to virtual tape, because Welcome to Night Vale had opened a window to the weather. Available at our Bandcamp page.


Song of the Week
Our Song of the Week random rarity collection on YouTube.  

Naked As We Came
Our three-part-harmony version of the Iron & Wine song, featuring Joseph, Bennett & Justine, with Danny on bass and rY on flugelhorn. Licensed & available in high quality VBR MP3 on cdbaby, amazon, and itunes.


Tomorrow's So Yesterday (stark version)
The no-harmonies version, as heard in the movie "Strapped". Features guest performers Aeb Byrne and Alpheus Underhill. You can hear the full arrangement and watch the video on the watch page. Available in high quality VBR MP3 on cdbaby, amazon, and itunes.


Grim Grinning Ghosts (live)
As heard on the 2011 album "Windows to Sky Sees Ghosts", available on cdbaby.com. This is our rocking out live to the happiest part of our Haunted Mansion Suite, which is all the music from the entire Disneyland ride.


The Masochism Tango
Our three-part harmony version of Tom Lehrer's clever tango, as performed live at Bawdy Storytelling LA


Dessert
Flamenco! Featuring Joseph on guitar, bass, and percussion, with the amazing lead work of Tom Farrell and Michael Murphy. Composed for "Dating In With Mannix". (watch)


Existential Blues (live)
An old recording of Joseph doing this song by Tom "T-Bone" Stankus.


Lullaby Worth Something
Joseph, Shannon, rY, and Daniel, with Kira Arrillaga, Jean Sudbury, Burleigh Drummond, and others. Available in high quality MP3 on cdbaby, amazon, and itunes.


Songs from the albums can be found on the recordings page.
Beginning with a humble cassette tape of mostly a cappella original songs at age 16, Joseph of Windows to Sky has always composed, arranged, and produced his own recordings, since waaaay before it was cool.

Currently he operates a small studio from home, producing media pieces for radio and streaming sites, youtube, corporate events, live theater and dance performance, and lastly but not at all leastly, Windows to Sky proper.

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Look for our mp3s and streaming songs on:
our Bandcamp page,
cdbaby,
itunes,
and amazon.com. :)