Archive for February, 2009

lots of changes coming

Friday, February 27th, 2009
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I have a new song;

I am calling it a kind of electro-evangelo – acid jazz…pretty sure this one is an acquired flavor. Further – I have added a Collaboration overview , as well as a Production rates and FAQ section. Not to mention…er I mean also to mention a brand spanking new Collaboration request form for getting vital info and uploading files…

fresh T’s

Thursday, February 19th, 2009
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as previously mentioned the drummer design has been made into a T-shirt. The winning slogans are:
1) I gotcher ‘ more cowbell ‘ right here.
2) tap THIS
3) BAM BAM
the standard shirt has my website ‘www.davidhill.org’ under the drummer – which everyone of you should be proud to be associated with. The store is secure and all purchase can be tracked online. More designs and colors coming. How do you get to the store you ask? Just click on the shirt below – or – click the merchandise link over on the right. Happy shopping!

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BP explanation

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009
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I have a new link for the band (over to the right) – it is a kind of meeting area, and since so much of what we do now in the band is in the idea stage I have opted to password protect that part of the site. Do not fear – there is much to be on the look out for – as I have several interesting initiatives coming right at you with full public access…yaaaaaay!

looking for lightning

Sunday, February 15th, 2009
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during a car ride the other day I was having a discussion with a friend about experiencing God. Somehow we landed on the topic of ‘big things’ being evidence of God moving. A dramatic healing for example, say – a man being diagnosed with cancer , then it disappears with no medical explanation. I believe God does dramatic healing (miracles) – but the truth is – God is behind every healing – even the ones like a little scratch, or a paper cut. Some people I know are big fans of ‘mountaintops’ (and come to think of it – I am too) …but most of life is spent in the valley. Some are looking for lightning and not noticing the grass. I too can be caught up in the so called big…but is this really how life works? I believe God wants us to recognize him in the everyday – because He is really in and around us everywhere we go. When Jesus first met the disciples after His resurrection he went on the beach and made fish cakes. Maybe we need to notice the divine in the everyday more. I am afraid too many are so busy with the big – or the search of the “big thing” we are being robbed of the incredibly varied and wonderful “little” that surrounds us.

ok…so –

Friday, February 13th, 2009
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I updated my website with the latest version of wordpress today – and just when I was getting ready to celebrate I noticed there are some issues on my music page – specifically repeat play buttons. However – you can still download the files – so…it still works – just a little hiccup.

very good news

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009
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we have a bassist – as of last Monday. Presently we have Rick A. – vox and guitar, Quinton R. – vox and keys, Tim B. vox and Bass – and yours truly – primarily drums (but I might sneak a vox in). We had a blast at the audition and at a certain point experimented with some writing and it was truly inspirational. Everybody is on the same page. Regarding our music style – well – let’s just say it is direction 3rd Day, Casting Crowns, Newsboys, Mercy Me – with a dash of world – and a slight dusting of some funky elements etc…with the 3 part harmonies it should soar…We will be setting up another site etcetera for that band (we don’t even have a name yet)…so – I will keep you posted. God is good!

she is the only woman

Monday, February 9th, 2009
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a song I wrote this weekend…some notable firsts… a home made coffee bean shaker, using `8 oclock´ coffee beans, a kick mic through the shell side, and first use of my delta 10-10LT audio card…

click below to listen…and also,  if anyone is paying attention I am really just about done with `miss your bliss`, just got a little sidetracked…and believe me, I have a long list of sidetracks. peace – out.

she is the only woman

she is the only woman (3X)

she’s the only woman that can do me like that
like sweet sunshine it’s a natural fact
she’s the only woman who can pull my heart out
while it’s still in flames and take a bite

she’s the only woman on the 7 seas
that can bring me down upon my knees
when our souls collide in heat and light

she is the only woman (2X)
na na na na na na na na na na na naaa (4X)
she is the only woman
she

can dance in grass or gown
she heals the hurt while the world breaks down
I’m wrapped within her soft angelic wings

and with her style and with her grace
with the love shining from her face
i’m going to fight for all we’re meant to be

na na na na na na na na na na na naaa (4X)
she is the only woman

hey

psychology, self help and morbid introspection

Sunday, February 8th, 2009
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there has been a lot of opinions circulating regarding why this world is so sick. Our political arena is drenched in confusion, doctors and specialists pontificate as to why and how things are so bad – with a dizzying variety of solutions being offered, authors make millions in throwing their opinions into the fray…and all the while people do not seem to be getting the answers they need, they are often, in fact, not getting better. This world is undeniably sick. I don’t want to use this post to track back to the fall of man (although that would be a worthwhile thread to follow). Rather – I would like to calmly consider the three terms in the title of this post (after all – a person could spend a long time defining sick). The father of modern psychoanalysis is Sigmund Freud. Freud was a proponent of cocaine, he was hyper sexual and he was a pagan. Many schools of psychology have spun off of Freud, to the point where there are so many views and specialists a depressed person could be hard pressed to find 2 doctors that agree on a diagnosis or a treatment. Self help groups have been birthed out of psychology as a means to offer support to others with similar struggles and ailments (Alcohol Anonymous, Pornography Anonymous, etc). Morbid introspection (in this context) is any kind of topic based flaw study – and can range from being institutionalized in a so called treatment center – to taking a particular behavior and trying to determine “why”we do it (ad nauseam). Now – since this post is longer than I planned already I will try to treat this in the simplest way I can. Most or nearly all of these so called ‘help’ initiatives do not help much, or for long – and can in fact do more harm than good. I submit – that sooner we realize the essence of our problems is surprisingly often rebellion in sin, the sooner we can retrace our path to our area of contention, confess it – plead with our Lord for wisdom and insight (Psalm 139:23-24) and move ever and daily closer to a more intimate walk with God in the form of a personal relationship with Him empowered by the oh so wise prompting of the Holy Spirit (Luke 11:13). Our depth in sickness is simply for the most part the fruit of our having abandoned Gods wisdom. The bible truly does proclaim the way to health and prosperity. Simple? Yes. Easy to remedy? No. One of the problems is our church has also become a brood of religious specialists without the power of God in their life, not helping the sick, not calling sin sin, and therefore not healing those who only Christ and a relationship with Him can heal. We are truly going to have a lot to answer for. I am not suggesting doctors, medicine or the opinion of man is completely useless. But I am suggesting most of our trouble comes from man getting our estimate from man, while completely ignoring Gods wisdom, and especially Gods perspective on sin.

John the Baptist

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009
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Mat 11:2-3 Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,  and said unto him, art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?

While it might be easy for us to think we would recognize Christ when he shows Himself to us, it is interesting to me that John the Baptist was wondering what was happening while he was in prison, and we could say he even doubted. Jesus said of John “among them born of women there has not risen a greater than John the Baptist”, and here in Matthew 11 we find John sitting in a prison for his confronting Herod (after having baptized Christ and proclaimed Christs arrival in unbridled enthusiasm), and John basically asks his disciples to make sure this was really Jesus The Christ – I mean – waitaminute – what am I doing in prison? Where is the victory, heraldry, pageantry…and what am I doing here in this rotting cell? This isn’t what I signed up for – is that really Jesus anyway? Obviously I am freely interpreting what John meant by his question – and I would never want to detract from his loyalty and faithfulness (stratospheric to anything I have obtained) but when we include the fact that Christs own family doubted He was who He said He was – well – there is evidence enough that you and I need to be wary of the ‘proclaimed’ and intimate with the true Christ – today. Jesus was not angry (apparantly) when Johns disciples asked him if he was ‘The One’ – in fact Jesus Christ went on to qualify his works, and after Johns disciples left, Jesus spoke very high praise for John the Baptist indeed. Further, in this chapter there is a declaration of the passing of an era from old to new. This encourages me to wonder, to doubt and to test – all in an honest (my desire anyway) effort to test the spirits and hold to what is true. With so many offering a form of religion but denying the power thereof – it behooves us all to be circumspect.