Archive for April, 2010

wednesday wallop #17 > black dolce

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
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the lyrics and melody for this song were written some time ago in a much different style.. when I went to write black dolce for this weeks song I could not find the lyrics – but remembered the softly and sweetly falling part. Originally I was planning on a kind of megaphone voice doing a kind of doubting attack – but decided I liked the space on this version better. The idea for the song is based loosely on Matthew 16:23. In my experience the enemy wraps perfectly logical and deadly ideas up in attractive packages. I also think that a lot of people, even in church, will be surprised to find that they are calling themselves Christians, but are instead satanically managed, and I shudder to think any one of us can become so without a lot of obvious indications…I mean, look at Peter…he was just praised by Jesus (…blessed are you…), and he then his satanic influence is rebuked – all in the same chapter. Musically this a pretty simple string arrangement with some breathing percussion and drums. You can stream the song here

black dolce

good advice…

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010
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With every haunting trouble then, great or small, the loss of thousands or the lack of a shilling, go to God, and appeal to him, the God of your life, to deliver you, his child, from that which is unlike him, therefore does not belong to you, but is antagonistic to your nature. If your trouble is such that you cannot appeal to him, the more need you should appeal to him! Where one cannot go to God, there is something specially wrong. If you let thought for the morrow, or the next year, or the next month, distress you; if you let the chatter of what is called the public, peering purblind into the sanctuary of motive, annoy you; if you seek or greatly heed the judgment of men, capable or incapable, you set open your windows to the mosquitoes of care, to drown with their buzzing the voice of the Eternal!

If you would like to read the whole message – go here.

wednesday wallop #16 > my soul glows

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
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I was actually going to do a different song – was playing around with the melody and landed here. This one has a pool shark upright bass, vocoder, horns, some rather busy drums – with an occasional eruption, some snare work with a Ludwig black beauty, percussion, synth… a little of this, a little of that – I was going to toss in the kitchen sink – but my wife said we needed it for dishes, so go ahead and have a listen if you want to stream it my soul glows

the lyrics are here

Still and anon,

Saturday, April 17th, 2010
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a loud clear voice doth call –
“Make your feet clean and enter the hall.”
They hear, they stoop, they gather each a crumb.
Oh, the deaf people! Would they were also dumb!
Hear how they talk, and lack of Christ deplore.
Stamping with muddy feet about the door,
And will not wipe them clean to walk upon His floor!

I see a door,

Friday, April 16th, 2010
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a multitude near by,
In creed and quarrel, sure disciples all!
Gladly they would, they say, enter the hall.
But cannot, the stone threshold is so high.
From unseen hand, full many a feeding crumb,
Slow dropping o’er the threshold high doth come:
They gather and eat, with much disputing hum.

wednesday wallop #15 someone

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
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yes my friends – a blast from the past. I am going to go ahead and qualify this as a new wallop for the simple reason I remixed it, added some stuff, and more importantly wish to do so. There are no instruments on this – it is all vocal effects in one way or the other. The bass, for example, is a single vocal sample – played through a keyboard…sounds like a bass eh? OK – maybe not – but the thought is there….anyway – I used to live with someone, I don’t any more. Maybe you know someone, or even live with someone now? Who, you might be wondering, is someone? Well if I had to explain everything it wouldn’t be any fun now would it?


someones by the front door
someone is out back
someones in the basement they’re messin with the latch
someone glides across the floor effortless and free
someone watches as I eat they’re looking right through me
someones in the bedroom someone is upstairs
someone heard the phone ring
someone doesn’t care
someone crawls into my bed underneath the sheets
someone sits upon my head and listens to me breathe
someones footprints on the step
someone all in black
someone in the garage they’re messin with the sacks
someone stays up late all night
someone thinks they have the right
someone here more than a week
someone doesn’t speak
someone again you go
someone yeah I think you know
someone incognito
someone just like this
someone stays when we go
someone licks to kiss
someones eyes are piercing n crawling around on fours
someone inside wants out they’re sniffing by the doors
someone has a story
someone quickly bores
someone knows your every move
someone has nothing to prove
someone shows they like this groove
someone will behoove
someone will behoove
someone will behoove

jammin and tracking and mixing OH MY

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010
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spent all day yesterday recording and finalizing the tracks for a client needing audio for a project. We did one 15 minute continuous track among other things… We had some sweat happening there…in terms of a 15 minute improvisation going straight to track X3. I am playing around with this weeks wallop – in my imagination – I really hope execution is going to be smooth – as tomorrow we go “live” … thinking about doing the song “someone” with a few tweaks (see April 6 entry). All in all very busy – I hope you, my friend, are having a great day.all pics 039

mistake VS red handed rebellion

Saturday, April 10th, 2010
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I was listening to a worship song today and I heard the singer talking about his mistakes. I realized that in a lot of Christian songs and teaching the word mistake is prevalent – instead of sin and rebellion. It isn’t an issue of rhyming either. I think a lot of people will easier admit they “oops made a mistake- sorry God “. Problem is – what they did 9 times out of 10 was a conscious rebellious stance – and needs to be accounted as such. After all – we don’t really accidentally lie cheat and steal do we? Sadly – when we confess mistakes instead of rebellion and sin our healing is partial too – we miss the truth of our action.

wednesday wallop #14 > the kiss

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
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this song was inspired by GMs book Phantastes. It has aspects historical, for example the betrayal in the garden…but there are autobiographical elements as well, the idea revolves around the fake – the hypocrite, the so called friend that is everything but, the whore (man or woman) with feet in hell, that so called hot babe that wants to destroy your marriage, or your soul with a few hours pleasure, the Godless church leader / pastor preaching death in the form of a empty religion – with blind followers in tow, ultimately – all pawns of the enemy, simply tools for him to lead astray…red lips like worms, as they traveled across my cheek

the kiss

prudence VS pride of authorship

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010
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it can be a sticky one – when to keep ones stuff to oneself. I have just been listening to a release I did some years ago – made like 5 mix tapes for friends, and moved on. I gave one to Chris from Warner Bros. – asked him what he thought, and he said “interesting”. Nice neutral response eh? I don’t know that it bears being released – I already redid one song ( this strong heart) originally called my heart is beatin. There might be a few bits to either release as is – redo – or even embellish using my current rig. I originally did this on a Tascam TSR-8 1/2 inch tape deck – and wow – what a difference in the tools we have available today. Anyway – one thing I want to do is work on releasing some CDs – and getting my marketing arm up to snuff – but this will take time. I don’t want to suspend my Wednesday Wallop – so I may do something with this…we’ll see…in the meantime – here is the cover (if you look closely you will find yours truly) and track listing;
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1) Stranded at the pop
2) Love love love love love ya
3) Trouble
4) AIG
5) I don’t understand
6) Ruby shake shake
7) Up
8) Someone
9) Dancin on the moon
10) A whisper separates
11) Physio – psycho
12) Sea of doubt
13) Your eyes
14) Im a millionaire
15) X periment
16) Spiritual side
17) Tasmine noose
18) My heart is beatin