Archive for August, 2008

ok ok…

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008
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breathe already – song tentatively called ‘what it is’..the general direction looks like this…plenty of room to roam.

new song in pipeline…

Friday, August 22nd, 2008
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actually – it isn’t in a literal pipe line…it is more in my mind, bits on a hard drive – there is a folder on a dvd with some stuff too..this one is a gonna be more direction acid jazz/funk/soul. Aren’t tags great? Don’t they clear things right up? I was debating putting up my demo – but decided to hold ya’ll in breathless anticipation. By the way  – if you really are in breathless anticipation you better get breathing – this might be a few days…stay tuned. In the meantime like I said there is DOWNLOAD CAPABILITIES on the music page…how cool is that? very.

downloads are now available

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008
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you can now download songs from the music page…how much you ask? How many dollars? Well – right now it is free – so get em while they are hot!

did I say audio interface? I meant drumthang video….

Sunday, August 17th, 2008
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Special thanks to my daughter Kaylee for shooting the video! 🙂

being sorry, guilt and shame

Friday, August 15th, 2008
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There seems to be a lot of new Christians that struggle with the concepts of guilt and shame and proper sorrow. Some teachers and counselors will argue all shame is bad – for example, and others will say we are guilty sinners and we had better admit it and live with it. I am not going to deny that I have a carnal nature (propensity to sin), and even that I am a sinner saved by grace (emphasis on saved by grace). However – there is a big difference between my acknowledging guilt and shame as indicators that I am in the wrong on the one hand, and then repenting of the behavior (and being free from guilt and shame). And those on the other hand who live in the perpetual state of guilt. If you are doing something wrong and suffer from guilt – quit doing it. Repent. Being sorry about the situation once repented of is perfectly normal and healthy even – inspiring us to not do the thing anymore. In a simple sense guilt and shame are blessings from God to warn us of the Hell by degrees we are entering into – “turn around” – go the other way, (repent) would be the wise thing to do. As we deepen our walk a very biblical progression would be;

You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have loosed my sackcloth and girded me with gladness,

to quote the psalmist (Psalm 30:11).

new audio interface a-comin

Friday, August 8th, 2008
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had some help from a fellow musician overseas to put together a new audio interface which will allow for more options than just play and stop…..should have something up at “music” soon.

creative core

Friday, August 1st, 2008
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I was reading recently a writer that described God as the creative core. He (George Macdonald) said that we can better call poets “finders”- since the ideas we “get”are found and given to us from God. I so agree with this. “Why…” he adds “…are you so surprised by the idea, if it was yours you would expect it?” Essentially the problem is a lot of artists and creative types are proud (along with anyone else that denies God) – and blind and don’t want to acknowledge that every last idea and every possibility of executing it are gifts straight from the loving heart of a loving Lord that enjoys co-creation. A lot of wise Christian writers talk about doing our Christian duty (in whatever context God gives you your role)…but I am finding my ideas in music to be like”assignments”. I get an idea (much like everyone does in almost every phase of every service man could do for another from ditch digger to city planner) and it is now my; job, duty, responsibility – to finish the work as unto Him. We all use our imagination (to make an image in our mind of things yet to be), and it is incumbent on us to do so in a way that God approves. Let us not be like the silly, deluded, blind, proud that deny God and his loving gifts, that start in our deepest depths. And more – if God gives us an assignment – do you think he will fall short of resources to help us complete it? Include God in the process and rely on him for direction – and may your ideas flourish!