VIDEO: Dirk is writing songs for me! And I’m playing them! (Sorta.)

Dirk has started writing music for me! Specifically, he’s started writing a “songbook” for me as I start re-learning how to play piano, which I haven’t played since I was a kid. Here’s me trying to play the first of them… well, the first half of it, anyway. I’m still working on learning the second half… it’s really hard!

The song is a “barcarole” which, according to Wikipedia, is a traditional Italian folk song that was commonly sung by Venetian gondoliers in the 19th century. (“Barca” is Italian for “boat.”) Hopefully I’ll be able to play the whole thing soon… and a little bit faster than what you see here. To be continued…

11 replies
  1. Barbara Lampron
    Barbara Lampron says:

    Well Jesse that is great! I’m glad you’re learning something that has to do with Dirk. Now YOU’VE got to teach him something that you know. And no,I’m not talking about sex. You guys know plenty,lol. How about something with computers?

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  2. CJ Muir
    CJ Muir says:

    Pretty darn good. Hey, maybe someday he will write some tunes for one of your porn productions. Perhaps a story about some hunky musicians and handsome actors who get it on back stage or in the dressing room between performances…

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  3. Don Howard
    Don Howard says:

    Any possibility of publishing Dirk’s compositions? I’m sure there are others who would be interested, and it could generate some extra income.

    On a related note, has any thought been given to another cd?

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    • Jesse
      Jesse says:

      Dirk’s lying here with his head on my lap, so I asked him. He says there will be another CD — of piano music — but he’s not sure when. As for the sheet music… he says he’s self-published… and if there’s anything in particular you’d like, please ask! He also says that until very recently there hasn’t been much interest in his sheet music, so he’s still figuring out how to make it commercially available.

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  4. John Yingling
    John Yingling says:

    Very nice, Jesse! I’m very impressed with your playing of the piano; one of my very favorite instruments. I really enjoyed the video, and am looking forward to seeing and listening to more! Good luck.

    Love,
    John

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  5. LondonFan
    LondonFan says:

    I say this with much admiration – but you really need to grease that seat (or whatever’s creaking)!

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