Archive for September, 2010

wednesday wallop #39 > breakfast @ heathrow

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
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it was actually more like breakfast, lunch and dinner…is that a layover? Special shout to Lee for letting me record the jet engines…people thought I was crazy running around with my mac book on the tarmac, it was a bit nuts…on todays menu we have percussion with vibraphone, synths, harmonics and finally lift off! oh yeah.

wednesday wallop #38 > shaken

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010
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this week I was particularly inspired by Hebrews 12:25-29, and the quote “once more I will shake, not only the earth but the heavens”. Why? Hard to say actually. It is stated emphatically that there will be a time when all creation is shook, presumably to remove what can be shaken – and leave what can’t. Visuals abound – but you’ll have to take it from here. I used a vocoder, experimented with some vocal effects, some reverse audio effects, pinch o’ piano – slab o’ cymbal – ya know – and even a cowbell (which I understand you can never have too much of). On the topic of scripture, it seems to me the more I read the bible, the broader and deeper it gets – always outpacing me and revealing new exciting insights. Gods word. Wow. The word of God. Anyway, I really am enjoying Hebrews, and encourage you to have a look, but keep Luke 11:13 as a prerequisite – otherwise it’s not as intended… Here is shaken, press play button to listen

and the lyrics…

once more I will shake not only the earth but the heavens
once more I will shake not only the earth but the heavens

my Lord is comin in the bright day strummin
see all the dark forces cowerin and chummin
get on the gospel train or you’ll be thumbin
true to His word the day of wrath is hummin

once more I will shake not only the earth but the heavens
once more I will shake not only the earth but the heavens

the Hebrew said it and he meant it to be
my oh my your thinkin why didnt I ever see
you got a chance get a chance gonna break free
Spirits gonna give you everything that you need
put the pride down show yourself word seed
otherwise that big disguise will bring you pure greed

once more I will shake not only the earth but the heavens

wednesday wallop #37 > the bus ensemble

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010
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what a week…what a couple of weeks – traveling around, meeting folks, seeing sights, eating weird food…ooh yeah. Because I am on the road I decided to try some new mobile tools. I am writing on a newly acquired mac laptop, muse fuse offered by an oxygen 8 usb keyboard…and of course the mac suite of goodies, including garage band – which I had never used before this week. I have been experimenting frantically with many things mobile because in order for me to keep up my wallop I had to do some learning on the publishing front…long story short I have written a rather different something this week… – orchestral really, strings, flute, tympani, some synths, piano – and I also shot a video with my mobile phone…kind of a “day in the life” low fi thing (i-movie was too tempting to pass up) so without further ado here is the bus ensemble

if you want to see the video – just click on the arrow below, enjoy the end where I ran into a guy going to my hotel room (after I ran up the stairs), also – the shot of me at the end in my hotel room was basically a mistake – I was trying to figure out this mac navigation and ended up doing a video of myself…might as well leave it right? One note on the arrows, just do one at a time… (mp3 stream above) OR the other (video stream below) – because they will both play at the same time if you click them both, and they are meant to be played independently.

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Sunday, September 12th, 2010
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from Emporia on a htc touch

Saturday, September 11th, 2010
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text only should be no biggie…….

wednesday wallop #36 gonna be a vibe

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010
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when the baby cries- there’s gonna be a vibe
when she tries and tries – there’s gonna be a vibe
when the storm breaks – there’s gonna be a vibe
when the body aches – there’s gonna be a vibe
when the spirit sends – there’s gonna be a vibe
when the message ends – there’s gonna be a vibe
when the dinners done – there’s gonna be a vibe
when there’s been some fun – there’s gonna be a vibe
when the truth is said – there’s gonna be a vibe
when the will is read – there’s gonna be a vibe
when the visions shared – there’s gonna be a vibe
when they’re running scared – there’s gonna be a vibe
when you’re the only one – there’s gonna be a vibe
when the war is won – there’s gonna be a vibe
when the war is won – yeah
when the war is won –

Thou hungerest not, thou thirstest not enough.

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010
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Thou art a temporizing thing, mean heart.
Down – drawn, thou pick’st up straws and wretched stuff,
Stooping as if the worlds floor were the chart,
Of the long way thy lazy feet must tread.
Thou dreamest of the crown hung o’er thy head –
But that is safe – thou gatherest hairs and fluff!


wednesday wallop #35 > my lord Christ

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
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yesterday I sat down with a fairly clear idea of what I was going to do, and then I started recording “my Lord Christ” to save for later (a kind of musical note), and I ended up recording this first take and running with it. The inspiration for this song is from a poem by Hall (below)hall poem I will readily admit – I don’t know that I have a voice to carry a Capella, I will also admit I hit some questionable notes…but I figured in the name of a first take we’ll keep it (you can also hear my lyrics fall during the song). I originally had a click track going for tempo and I completely ignored it during the take…dunno why, but I can tell you from a drummers perspective it was hard to do. I ended up adding light pads, but in the end I get the basic song idea there…I hope. I have also added a plate from Bruegel this week – entitled The Descent Into Limbo, and without getting into controversies regarding the Apostles creed and what it means by descending into hell, the possibility of limbo, or figurative and literal hell – I think we can all agree that Christ conquered death and hell with His death on the cross…do I hear an AMEN? In Bruegel’s conception (click to enlarge) Jesus enters hell as the divine and invincible liberator, with Him are 9 angelic musicians…despite his divinity He is still the newly risen, or newly descended one with feet unshod, wearing only a loincloth and cloak, nail holes mark his foot and hands.My Lord Christ

if you want to see the lyrics go here christ in hell