Archive for October, 2011

inspired?

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
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inspiration;
c.1300, “immediate influence of God or a god,” especially that under which the holy books were written, from O.Fr. inspiracion “inhaling, breathing in; inspiration,” from L.L. inspirationem (nom. inspiratio), noun of action from pp. stem of L. inspirare “inspire, inflame, blow into,” from in- “in” (see in- (2)) + spirare “to breathe” (see spirit). Literal sense “act of inhaling” attested in English from 1560s. Meaning “one who inspires others” is attested by 1867.

You want inspiration? Here are 10 tips;
1 ) Seek God first in all endeavors (prayer, bible study, obedience) for unexcelled inspiration.
2 ) Seek inspiration outside of your trade. Go to artists that work in mediums you don’t specialize in.
3 ) Get out in nature. You will never run out of inspiration in taking in this wide, bold, wonderful and sublime world God has created.
4 ) Be truthful / honest / real
5 ) Consider learning a lifestyle rather than a title.
6 ) Celebrate the amazing diversity we are surrounded in with the human experience, walk wide eyed in your daily gift of the present, fight evil at every opportunity overtly OR quietly.
7 ) Enjoy a deep and meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ, be it in a building called the church or not.
8 ) Fellowship with authentic Christians.
9 ) Make your goal to please God not man.
10 ) Admit you don’t know yourself.

sedit qui timuit ne non succederet

epic roadtrip

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
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just got back from an absolutely epic roadtrip…taken in our Town and Country (yes we drove)…over 4,800 miles in about 8 days stops included; Pikes Peak, Painted Desert, Painted Canyon, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Yellowstone, a very safe and enjoyable time was had by all.

new song and video > keep on walkin

Monday, October 10th, 2011
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some years ago when I lived overseas I was on a long walk…can’t remember right now if it was between 2 cities or just a long distance in one city, but it took a while. Given the tempo of my steps, a chorus kind of naturally broke out “keep on walkin”. I remember thinking at the time it was worth developing…but I pretty much forgot about the concept after that walk. The idea popped up once or twice since then, but I don’t believe I ever wrote it down – and it was again dismissed. Recently the idea resurfaced and this time I acted. Enter steps, percussion, light keyboards, bass, a dash of vocoder and the inimitable Trina B on BG vox and we have a song. The video was a first take of (surprise – surprise) walking. Conceptually it is built around Job (as in though the Lord slay me, yet will I serve Him” Job) with a slightly modern vibe. You can click on the button to stream the audio only, or the video below for the audio/visual effect. If you click in the black frame you get a flash stream – and if you look under that there is a quicktime link for stock (flashless) ipadders.

I wanna
keep on walkin (3x)
don’t know where to go
lost my job
lost my cash
lost my girl well it went so fast
gonna
keep on walkin (2x)
lions I’ve seen
lions they come
everybody run but I won’t go gonna
keep on walkin (2x)
well my health left me a long time ago
every day the sheet around me a gown now
keep on walkin (2x)
well I’ve been bleedin up and down the street
got cut like a rat and left on my feet gonna
keep on walkin (4x)
well look around for a little bitty friend
ain’t no messin day to day don’t send gonna
keep on walkin (2x)
well everybodys gone, I’m all alone
feel those chains to dead been sown gonna
keep on walkin (2x)
well the sun comes up, sun goes down
nothin ever changes in this old town gonna
keep on walkin (3x)
gonna bang my gong
gonna be like this
gonna cry my river
gonna need a little kiss gonna
keep on walkin (2x)
well I don’t know if its ever gonna change
but I trust the good Lord to lay His own thing gonna
keep on walkin (2x)
ohhhhh yeahhh
keep on walkin baby
keep on walkin
well I don’t know if it’s ever gonna change
give me tho soul give me tho chains gonna keep on walkin
I ain’t gonna stop now
gonna keep on walkin

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greetings and salutations…

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011
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my my my what a busy month it has been…I have registered about 125 works with my PRO (BMI), I have been getting some good news on download and feedback from my licensing company, I have been working with some different singers and been very pleased with the results…just finished “keep on walkin” which I’ll put up in the next couple of days. “Wait” you might say “where are the new songs?”…well to be perfectly honest I don’t know that I will put everything on the site, I am already putting a lot of material on the music page. Not to mention the occasional “sketch”. But don’t fret – the M initiative will (hopefully) be bringing plenty of music to your collective ears… in addition to this I have rolled out a new media player that you can see by clicking on any of my audio links, this will be getting hacked to my specs soon… 🙂 it really is amazing being alive in the digital age isn’t it?