Here’s a piece I wrote and recorded on Saturday night May 30, 2020; the night the George Floyd riots broke out across the world.
I’m now living in LA, just south of the Fairfax neighborhood which was an epicenter of looting and vandalism. Deeply saddened by the situation. But I’ll let the music do the talking…
I’m grateful to Yurie Goto-Manning for editing this and all the other videos. Wishing you and everyone else peace, safety and sanity.
27 responses to “Hometown Requiem”
I’ve just started your beginners course. Your music is very healing right now
Hi Eileen, Thanks for saying this. Best to you with the course and your fiddling…
Thanks for a beautifully mournful tune for these turbulent times. Music will help get us through as it always does. Thank you for helping me play the music!
Beutiful. I like it.
It’s like Miles Davis’s “Sketches of Spain” procreated with a Scottish lament. Love it.
High compliment! Miles has been one of my heroes since I began.
Love the wonderfully expressive and atypical sounds you make with this. Seems not only mournful but also inspiring. It suggests new ways of listening and creating, something desperately needed to get through our current times.
Thanks for sharing this. Speaks to my heart as music can when words are insufficient.
Lovely Jason. You are an amazing musician and human being. Thank you for sharing.
Deep and beautiful. You are not only incredibly talented, you have great depth of character. Thank you for sharing.
Really splendid, Jason. Thanks, as always, for all you do; and for being such a good spirit in the world.
Also, your quote above made me think of this other one:
“Awe is the salve
that will heal our eyes.
And keen, constant listening.”
Thank you for posting, so beautiful !
Haunting. Makes you think.
True that @chirodoc. This is a chaotic time of change. If we can work this out (which we can) then life will ultimately be better for more people.
Thank you for the lovely Tune. The time will come (hopefully) when everybody will realize that all human beings has the same colour of blood.
Thank you Jason
Thanks for listening @lewis
Mystical beauty, transcending, very healing 👼❤️
A deeply thoughtful melody for today. We all need to listen more in every sense.
Well said @ffwrnais. Listening is what makes music a spiritual experience.
Jason, thank you. Music still heals. Tough out there right now. I appreciate your response
Thanks Blucy! and thanks for letting me sit in on your zoom fiddle group.
Thank you. We’re all in this together. Peace.
Peace to you to Ginny, and everyone else.
Beautiful mournful tune. You stay safe and may we all help to find a cure for the hate virus….lv
Thanks @linda…this melody just came out of the ether…