Jul 27, 2014

The Song Remains The Same

Went on a roadtrip to Dallas and took a few photos while I was there. 

"The Song Remains The Same" by Jesse Acosta
X100S | Dallas, TX | 2014

Jul 23, 2014

To Remember

To download the song featured on my street photography videos right-click and select "Save Link As" on the link below:

To Remember MP3

Jan 15, 2012


Originally uploaded by Jesse Acosta

Oct 30, 2011

Facebook: Who can see "Shared With" Privacy Fail

There is a major bug in the Facebook privacy settings regarding post, lists and audiences.  As you can see from Facebook help, selecting a custom audience should not make the people you specified on your custom settings visible to the custom audience.  However, as you can see from the image below, that's not the case.  Facebook should let you decide whether you want to display "Shared With" information anyway, however that's not the case and the only way to prevent that from happening is not working.  Please share.  Thanks.

Oct 9, 2011

Salvage What's Left

Here's a new minimalistic song I wrote and recorded in a few hours. As some of you know, all my song are autobiographical.  However, I try to make them as abstract as possible so that you can find your own meaning in it.  I mean, what's good about listening to a song if you can't relate to it?

Salvage What's Left
©2011 Jesse Acosta

All was lost in a fire long ago
All my hopes and my dreams
Gotta salvage what's left and then move on

An invisible fear has called me friend
And it won't ever leave
All this time it was never meant to be
Gotta salvage what's left and then move on
Move on

Hope you like it.

Jul 16, 2011

Lost In Translation

I don't know when but a few years back I discovered a passion for languages.  I make a point to learn as much as I can about them.  Back in 2006 I was talking with someone about writing a song that wouldn't make sense and call it Lost In Translation.  I had some ideas about song, I knew what I wanted to sound like.  I recorded the demo of this song with a piano and liked how it sounded.  About 5 months ago, I decided to re-record this song.  I started from scratch but I had the original idea for reference.  Since piano is my main instrument and up until now I didn't have a piano based song, I knew this song would be it.  Even though it took me about 5 months to finish it--only working on it some afternoons and some weekends--I had a lot fun working on it.  I kept some parts of song very simple; only piano, bass and drums--and voice of course.  While I don't consider myself a singer, I left the voice track pretty dry on some parts to force me to record the best possible voice track that I could. Thanks for reading.

Lost In Translation

It's what you meant what you said?
Or did I misunderstand again?
The sky is red my heart is blue

Everyday is not today
Yesterday is gone away
Do I need to wait and see
If yesterday will ever be

You're incomplete
Half a phrase away
Misguided, misquoted
And just another stain

Everyday is not today
Yesterday is gone away
Do I need to wait and see
If yesterday will ever be

So don't translate or change the words
There's nothing to read between
'Cause what you get is what you hear
and what you'll get is what you'll hear

May 13, 2011

Jesse Acosta Wedding Photographer

Apr 4, 2011

Anna's Wedding

Find more shots from this series on my public Facebook page.

Mar 26, 2011

The Drive - A new song by Jesse Acosta

I wrote this song last week after driving in the middle of the night.

The Drive
© 2011 Jesse Acosta

Last night I drove
All through the night
To find new worlds
But then I found you

My so dark thoughts
Like city lights
They burn so bright
But then I found you

It's the middle of the night
The moon is bright
And the road is long
And the drive is far
When I finally get there
Will there be a place?
Will there be a place?

A million miles
And I'm still here
There are no roads
But then I found you

It's the middle of the night
The moon is bright
And the road is long
And the drive is hard
When I finally get there
Will there be a place?
Will there be a place for us?

Feb 23, 2011


Feb 2, 2011

Scan Me

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Jan 9, 2011

Retro Future Music Video

New Year 2011

For the few that visit this site (yes, there are only a few), I want to tell you Happy New Year!

Let's get something out in the open, 2010 was one of the worse--if not the worst--year yet.  Some problems had to do with friendships, some with health, and some that are too private to share.  However, in spite of all that, I was able to record some songs; songs that I think are some of my best ones.  I was able to take some photos (104 photos according to my Flickr account).  Even though creatively it was a good year, I wish 2011 brings with it much better experiences.

I don't have a master plan on what I'd like to accomplish for 2011 but one thing is for sure; I will continue doing what I do, which is music and photography.  I also plan to travel to new places and record my experiences with photos.  I'm aware that I don't update this blog as much as I would like to, however I invite you to follow me on Facebook where I do send weekly updates.

May 2011 brings that which is the most important: happiness.

Your friend, Jesse.

Oct 9, 2010

10 Months and Counting

A collection of photos taken in 2010.  Hope to double the number of photos for 2011.

Sep 7, 2010

RSX Type S

Taken during my visit to Mt Pleasant TX.

Aug 9, 2010

Night Photo Shoot

Here's a photo taken during a night photo shoot down in Mexico.

Jul 11, 2010

This Is The Time

I wrote a new song called "This Is The Time" about a month ago.  Like all my songs, the music came first.  The song was inspired by conversations I had with a friend of mine.  We were talking about how one of our biggest fears is the fear of being forgotten.  After we're gone, life will keep on going.  Life keeps going with or without us.  What matters, it's what we were able to do with our time as living creatures.  This song was written to me from me.  At the time I was playing around with this idea, I was really down, almost constantly in a depressive state.  This song was about me telling myself to get up and start living.  As always, you might listen to the song on my music player here on Jesseacosta.com.  And for the first time, you may download the song here. (Right-click and select Save Link As)

This Is The Time
Word and Music By Jesse Acosta
© Pneumatika Records

This is the time to begin to find out
This is the time you don't need to cry
Falling away I'm falling away
This is the time to take it with you
This is the time don't wait for a sign
This is the time to begin to fall down
Way down, way down, way down

Sometimes, sometimes it's you
Sometimes, sometimes it's you

This is the time to be forgotten
This is the time don't stand up on sand
Fading away, I'm fading away
This is the time please don't fall to pieces
This is the time don't ask for the time
This is the time to begin to rise up
Way high, way high, way high

Sometimes, sometimes it's you
Sometimes, sometimes it's you

Sometimes, sometimes it's you
Sometimes, sometimes it's you
I see you now, you're young
I see you now, you're gone

Jul 8, 2010

Jesse Acosta Photography

May 22, 2010


New song, started on Wednesday, continued on Friday, and finished today (Saturday).  This is one of my favorites.  Having problems with my music player, but you can listen to the song here.

©2010 Jesse Acosta

We haven't said "I love you" anymore
We've gone our separate ways and I'm alone
And you and me
We're not the same that we once used to be
My faithful girl

She said boy
There's nothing you can give me anymore
The last time on the street I said it all
And me and you
We're not the same and now I think we're through
My only boy

Please girl
So many things I know I've done so wrong
But loving you has never been enough
And me and she
Please know we've only kissed a time or three
I'm sorry girl

You're leaving and you haven't said good bye
I wish you all the best in your new life
And you and he
I hope that you are really meant to be
His only girl

May 2, 2010

Sad Guitar

It's been 4 months since I've written any songs.  For the last 3 weeks I've been trying to come up with something in the studio but nothing really good came out.  Then last week I was playing around with some effects on the guitar and came up with a two chord progression in 6/8 (music talk).  That was enough to trigger my creative juices and soon I had all the music for my next song.  One problem though: I didn't have any lyrics.  However, while recording the music I turned the mic on and started rambling incoherent lyrics: English and Spanish words and made up words that made no sense but was enough for me to get an idea for a melody.  When it was time to write actual lyrics, I followed that melody made out of random words and sounds.

I've always been fascinated by space and it's infinity and by any life forms that we don't know about yet.  So I somewhat wanted to write about that.  There's a line in the song Panic by The Smiths that says: "hang the blessed DJ, because the music that they constantly play, it says nothing to me about my life."  That's one of my favorite lines because music should be able to speak to you; it should be abstract.  When I listen to music I want to relate to the music, to the words.   So I hope this song speaks to you about your life.  Only I know what this songs speaks to me about. But I'm curious to see what this songs means to you.   Hope you enjoy the song.

Sad Guitar
©2010 Jesse Acosta

And like a shooting star in the sky
I fly out of this atmosphere
I'm on my way to Mars

And I don't

Carry anything I don't need
My body has stayed behind
I just need my soul; my sad guitar

Flying out I'm flying out
Floating high yeah
I see them now
So green so childlike
Rest for a while

P.S.  I have a hard time singing.  Singing is not a talent I have, and I seem to write the hardest melodies to sing...go figure.