Just finished directing and editing a music video for Jody Quine’s song “Go On”!

Click here to see the Go On (Music Video)

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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

 

Strings by DC Lessoway

hours of rote
bleeding fingers
again, again, again
absorbed in notation, patterns
begins as viscous, plastic
till…
as a stream
sighs as it finds release
fingers become invisible
as the music flows

my soft digits miss
those solitary moments
of creation

photo and poem © 2015 by DC Lessoway

Music

bequeaths a soul

flight unimaginable

as it pierces

shadowed moments of

existence’s unbearable moments

 

Music

Beethoven’s potent, choric Ode to Joy

Pavarotti’s fiery Nessun Dorma

Adele’s bitter/sweet Someone Like You

no matter, it’s the moment

you must surrender to

© 2011 by DC Lessoway

Beethoven 9th – Ode to Joy

Pavarotti “nessun dorma”

Adelle –  Someone Like You