I have been blessed to collaborate with the termendously talented singer/songwriter/actor Jody Quine (www.jodyquine.com).   It’s been so fun in filming the videos.  We’ve kept it simple and so far we have made each video one continuous shot, no edits.

I met Jody back in 2005 when I was filming my feature ‘Abridge’.  Jody was acting in one of the scenes and at the time, I didn’t know Jody was also a singer/songwriter.

So far we have completed three videos, Go On, From the Heart and Again.  See them below.

23550409_10159661587090553_6375042407985503309_oGo On

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From the Heart

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Again

 

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Jody Quine from the Georgia Straight article (on-line)

Just found out my friend Jody Quine was featured in an article from the on-line version of Vancouver’s Georgia Straight (click here to see the article).

Two weeks ago Jody Quine and I got together to shot a video for her song “Go On” from her recent album “Stand Up”.   You can click here to see the video.  It was a labour of love.  Especially as I too suffer from depression and in working on this song, it really helped me though a bout of darkness I had been experiencing.  I am grateful to Jody for putting her trust in me to shoot the video for her.

 

 

Music has been in my life for a long time.  I picked up a guitar when I was 13 and love to still pick it up.  In college I took music, but found it just wasn’t my thing, I just didn’t have it.  It was hard but I had to let it go, it still stings, to tell the truth.  But, anyway, I love to play around with the track mix on Garage Band and here is one I came up with today.

music © 2017 by DC Lessoway

(See this link for the music:
J.S. Bach – Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major BWV1007‬)

first draw of bow to string, that root note
runs down my spine, seeks my heart, then
I’m lifted, lightened, worldly burdens
fall away, as a craft ever climbing
on a buoyant, rhythmic breeze
seeks the azure above the pall
circling ever higher, with it
intensifying emotions, linking
joy, bliss, jubilant notions with
tears I can not find label for
then, a surprise of August 8, 2008
my Marina, knowing my love for this piece
had a cello player place this as she
came down the isle toward me
imbuing upon my heart, an image
forever linked to this music

poem (c) by DC Lessoway