Music Well – Dosia McKay, Composer, Painter, Writer

Reflections on Art and Life

Beautiful is the Mention of Your Name

Beautiful is the mention of your name Lovely is the shape of its sounds But were it not for the language My lips would call upon it still With velvety … Continue reading

January 29, 2008 · 2 Comments

Nothing to Say

Another useless phrase Another pointless gesture Another empty prayer Of a heart that’s running away And the melody of my first song Is but a shadow of days gone by … Continue reading

January 27, 2008 · 2 Comments

Das Wohltemperierte Klavier

I will not be still In the presence of eternity Breathing into a fleeting moment Blessed be the pleasures of the mind The symmetry of the Universe And the anticipation … Continue reading

January 25, 2008 · 2 Comments

Shifting Sands

What do you do when love Sifts through your fingers The tiny crystal prisms Refract evening light The sun rides up and down On the color rainbow And leaves your … Continue reading

January 24, 2008 · 1 Comment

The Mould

When to buy, when to sell What to chase, what to crave What to eat, what to drink How to die, how to live Whom to love, whom to hate … Continue reading

January 22, 2008 · Leave a comment

If My Brother Were In Town

If my brother were in town We would waste no time Discussing the weather I would parade him on the waterfront And with a paralyzing gaze I would let the … Continue reading

January 21, 2008 · Leave a comment


And here is John’s study Look at all his books He is so smart, bless his heart Yes, we went to Florence last summer This marble countertop And the matching … Continue reading

January 21, 2008 · 1 Comment

Lullaby for a Foreigner

Lay down your strange head On a soft cotton pillow There are no feathers inside That’s not how we stuff things ‘round here Close your Baltic eyes Dream of rusty … Continue reading

January 20, 2008 · Leave a comment

Dirty Old Men

Dirty old men lick their fingers When they eat gristly chicken They spit out the bones Of buy one get one free virgins The meat is enhanced With a saline … Continue reading

January 20, 2008 · 5 Comments

Cry Not

Cry not for the poet For the poet is immune to tears He trickles down syllables With his watered down ink He sketches fountains and scribbles lakes Words rush like … Continue reading

January 19, 2008 · Leave a comment

Color Me Blue – new music for soprano saxophone, 2 vibraphones, and double bass

What happens when counterpoint meets jazz? Lot’s of interesting things. Colorful progressions, virtuoso solo passages, and a little bit of a “mood” are all found in my new composition Color … Continue reading

November 18, 2007 · 2 Comments

Kronos Quartet, Early Music: Lachryme antique – Review

The Kronos Quartet, one of the premiere American chamber ensembles, has pushed the boundaries of genre, style, and interpretation for over 30 years. From its conception, ever since violinist David … Continue reading

November 7, 2007 · Leave a comment
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