Books, Music

Beautiful Sea: an original song

June 10, 2010

Hey, everyone. I don’t know if anyone knows this, but in addition to being an aspiring author and book-reviewer, I am also a singer/songwriter. I play the piano and, well, sing. I’m a tenor, which means I’m one of those guys who has a higher voice. Anyways, I wrote a song based off of Heidi R. Kling’s debut novel, Sea, and I recently sent it to her as a congratulatory gift. She loved it and even tweeted about it! She asked if I was going to put it online for people to hear and at first I said no, but I changed my mind. I have a few more book-inspired songs, so maybe I’ll post them in the future. So, here’s my song, “Beautiful Sea”. I hope you all enjoy it!

Oh, and I’m really sorry if the sound is distorted. It must be from uploading it to the site. I’m only going to leave this up for a day or two, so listen while you can and please leave a comment with your thoughts. If you hate it though, don’t tell me. I would probably cry. 😉

If you’d like to, you can go ahead and link to this post. I have no problems with that.

*”Beautiful Sea” is an original song written, recorded, and performed by myself. Please do not rip the song and spread it around the internet. Thank you.

*Video made with Windows Movie Maker. Images are of the book cover and a portion of the cover. Cover image taken from Barnes and Nobles’ website.

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  • Reply Susan June 10, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Are you kidding me?? The song is absolutely gorgeous. When will it be available on iTunes? I’m not kidding – I would totally buy it. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. You are incredibly – and multi – talented!

  • Reply Blueicegal ♥ June 10, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    wow you are hugely talented, such a beautiful song, your voice is so lovely and soothing would love to hear more!

  • Reply Erin June 10, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    From one musician to another it’s lovely. Definitely something you should be proud of! Thanks for sharing it 🙂

  • Reply meredith-wood June 10, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Beautiful song!

  • Reply Iffath♥Ahmed June 10, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Wow, this a gorgeous song! You have a beautiful voice and you are so sweet as to have written this based on Heidi’s Sea 🙂 <3

  • Reply A. J. Spindle June 10, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    I think it’s beautiful and that you should leave it up forever 🙂

    Good job!

  • Reply clumzbella June 10, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Thanks so much for agreeing to share this with the rest of the SEA-loving world! YA-ers seems to be a pretty supportive group so no fear! (Besides, your song is awesome so you had nothing to worry about anyway!)
    BTW, I hope you don’t mind but we LINKED to your song on (No ripping/stealing/etc. involved!)

  • Reply Lisa Schroeder June 10, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Wow, beautiful – brava!!!

  • Reply Stephanie June 10, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Wow – this IS what authors dream of. How amazing! Kind of you to share. Beautiful.

  • Reply Mindi Scott June 10, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Beautiful. You have an amazing voice! Thank you for sharing your song with us. 🙂

  • Reply ate June 11, 2010 at 6:03 am

    Gorgeous! I loved listening to it! So haunting and melodic!

  • Reply Hannah S June 11, 2010 at 11:56 am

    This song is absolutely beautiful, and your voice is amazing!
    Love, Hannah

  • Reply Infertility Goddess June 11, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    You have a beautiful voice. I love the piano melody. I love the song. Its relaxing, intoxicating and magical. Listening to it I drifted to a different place and time. Proof of an incredible song! (its also proof that from tragic ugly events – beauty is born)

    Thank you for overcoming your fear and sharing your talent with us – I hope we get to hear more.

  • Reply Amanda Mae Wenger (Novelty Blog) June 11, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    DJ, I am speechless. Your songs are always amazing, but this one is amazingly beautiful. I second the motion–I would buy your songs on iTunes!

  • Reply Candace June 11, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    Wow! Talk about beautiful! If this was on iTunes I would buy it. I would love to listen to it while soaking in the bath. I would drift off to a completely different place.
    Thank you so much for sharing with this us. It’s just unbelievably beautiful.
    I can’t wait to read Sea (I have it on order right now!).

  • Reply Candace June 11, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Okay, so this may sound kind of stalkery’ish, sorry, but I’ve listened to this continuously while doing my blog hopping and internet junk. Do more songs! I seriously could listen to you all day!
    And thanks for stopping by my blog!

  • Reply Kate W. June 12, 2010 at 1:34 am

    THAT is a beautiful song, thank you for sharing it

  • Reply Manda (Manda's Movements) June 13, 2010 at 2:36 am

    Wow you have a beautiful voice and the song is just gorgeous! I wish I was half as talented as you! I’m really hoping for more. Need to get a hold of Sea now.

  • Reply Sherry @ Flipping Pages for All Ages June 14, 2010 at 12:25 am

    Thanks so much for sharing this! It’s great! (Congrats on 200 followers :P)

  • Reply Blueicegal ♥ June 14, 2010 at 12:50 am

    i second that Candace Ive been literally listening to this everyday! 🙂

  • Reply Anonymous June 14, 2010 at 2:52 am

    DJ! 😀 i’ve always loved hearing your music, and this is no exception! i love the melody, it’s really soothing, and your voice works really well with it [: i think that this summer we should get together and collaborate in our musical abilities. keep writing and playing, you’re amazingg 😀

  • Reply Bridget June 23, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Absolutely haunting…loved every second of it. You are amazing and my sister (Heidi) is so lucky you wrote this!

  • Reply Euphoria13 July 14, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Wow, i love this! So nice!!! 🙂

  • Reply seaheidi July 15, 2010 at 8:13 am

    I love this. I listen to it over and over and over again. Thank you. <3

  • Reply Kelsey July 31, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Just beautiful!

  • Reply Charlotte August 5, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    What a lovely song. You are really talented, you have an amazing voice and are a great songwriter. I agree with everyone who said they buy this on iTunes, I would as well. Please don’t take this song off here. Ever.

  • Reply Anonymous September 4, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    DJ!!!! !ohmygoodnessssss :):) i absolutely adore this song! keep up the good work!
    ~Mel 🙂

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