I did it! I finally made a YouTube channel!
*hyperventilates in a corner* I will not panic…I will not panic…
I have been writing music for years, and it is my hope to one day make professional recordings. In the meantime, I’m forcing myself to be brave for once and share my songs with the public, via some casual home recordings. 🙂 They won’t be professional quality, by any means, but I hope they will still be enjoyable to my listeners, and most importantly, help to spread the word!
You can view my first video now. This is my most recent composition, based on the poem “The Old Astronomer (To His Pupil)” by Sarah Williams. Feel free to like, subscribe, and share!
I hope you enjoy listening, and thanks for stopping by!
Now, excuse me while I turn into a nervous wreck and question every decision that led to this point…
Reach me down my Tycho Brahé–I would know him when we meet,
When I share my later science, sitting humbly at his feet;
He may know the law of all things, yet be ignorant of how
We are working to completion, working on from then to now.
But, my pupil, as my pupil you have learned the worth of scorn,
You have laughed with me at pity, we have joyed to be forlorn,
What for us are all distractions of men’s fellowship and wiles;
What for us the Goddess Pleasure with her meretricious smiles.
You may tell that German College that their honor comes too late,
But they must not waste repentance on the grizzly savant’s fate.
Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light;
I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.
Well then, kiss me–since my mother left her blessing on my brow,
There has been a something wanting in my nature until now;
I can dimly comprehend it–that I might have been more kind,
Might have cherished you more wisely, as the one I leave behind.
I must say Good-bye, my pupil, for I cannot longer speak;
Draw the curtain back for Venus, ere my vision grows too weak:
It is strange the pearly planet should look red as fiery Mars–
God will mercifully guide me on my way amongst the stars.
**to view the full poem, see my previous blog post