• Sylvester's dying bed by Langston Hughes (LEGO music brick film adaption)

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    A LEGO brick animation music-video to promote my song "Sylvester's dying bed" basing on the poem by Langston Hughes.

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    I worked very long on this song, a first version appeared on my first album in 2000. Meanwhile I were not satisfied anymore with the quality of my work, so I rerecorded and rearranged everything from scratch. This poem, which I use here, was written by Langston Hughes (1902-1967), the leader of the "Harlem renaissance" back in the 1920s. He is also known for creating a new genre called "Jazz poetry".What I liked about this poem is, that the man Sylvester is looking back on his life while lying on his dying bed and he is not scared of the death in any way. Just many women around him are scared and crying a lot. So the poem seems to show the end of a fulfilled and happy life.
    Sylvester's dying bed
    I woke up this mornin’ ’Bout half-past three. All the womens in town Was gathered round me.
    Sweet gals was a-moanin’, “Sylvester’s gonna die!” And a hundred pretty mamas Bowed their heads to cry.
    I woke up little later ’Bout half-past fo’, The doctor ‘n’ undertaker’s Both at ma do’.
    Black gals was a-beggin’, “You can’t leave us here!” Brown-skins cryin’, “Daddy! Honey! Baby! Don’t go, dear!”
    But I felt ma time’s a-comin’, And I know’d I’s dyin’ fast. I seed the River Jerden A-creepin’ muddy past— But I’s still Sweet Papa ’Vester, Yes, sir! Long as life do last!
    So I hollers, “Com’ere, babies, Fo’ to love yo’ daddy right!” And I reaches up to hug ’em— When the Lawd put out the light.
    Then everything was darkness In a great ... big ... night.
    All rights for the music reserved January 2015 by Dirk Radloff/ heartscore-music Show less
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