Light-ways and Dark-things (performance);

Light-ways and Dark-things (performance);

A Poem by Jimi Brady
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I decided to turn my last poem into a song. This is mostly improvised - the song isn't finished. My girlfriend, Amanda, was the camerawoman.

"
If
you were star-
Dust dusting 
Space-stuff
And your light-
Ways and dark-
Things wished
Wistfully into 
                                                               the 
                                                                  distance
                                                    Listening
to each Always and Ever,
Whether it's nether-
Sleep  or
                 forever-
Leaving their weeping-
Feelings and waning-
Unconscious consciences       it says,
                                        vicariously,
              "My light-ways and dark-things take care of me;"
                               


                                             [are scared of me.]

© 2013 Jimi Brady


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I really love the way this recording turned out. You are such a talented songwriter. Your words come out sung in the perfect flow and rhythm to correspond with the structure of the poem, free flowing with a nice transition between the two appropriately separate versus. It works in a way that really shows how each word echoes and sometimes contradicts each other...because that is the nature of being. There is no true dichotomy. Everything exists together, even those things (within us) that seem contradictions, that seem dangerous for us. Your voice and the music you wrote for this poem also manages to sound chillingly melancholy (which most people can't accomplish on a ukulele because they treat it like a happy fluff instrument). I really appreciate it. You're brilliant!

Also, kudos to the camerawoman. She must be awesome. ;) Well done, dear!

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Jimi Brady

8 Years Ago

Thank you so much, darling! And yes, the camerawoman is indeed awesome. ;)



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I really love the way this recording turned out. You are such a talented songwriter. Your words come out sung in the perfect flow and rhythm to correspond with the structure of the poem, free flowing with a nice transition between the two appropriately separate versus. It works in a way that really shows how each word echoes and sometimes contradicts each other...because that is the nature of being. There is no true dichotomy. Everything exists together, even those things (within us) that seem contradictions, that seem dangerous for us. Your voice and the music you wrote for this poem also manages to sound chillingly melancholy (which most people can't accomplish on a ukulele because they treat it like a happy fluff instrument). I really appreciate it. You're brilliant!

Also, kudos to the camerawoman. She must be awesome. ;) Well done, dear!

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Jimi Brady

8 Years Ago

Thank you so much, darling! And yes, the camerawoman is indeed awesome. ;)

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