Thursday, June 30, 2016

Baya

My youngest daughter decided to journal about her experience in the studio a couple of months ago. She and her sisters did all of the backup vocals for Mighty flame and For All Time.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Travel Guitar

I love carting around this a little travel guitar that my mother in law gave me. It's a little Yamaha which sounds pretty nice despite its size. I've had a lot of guitar players tell me that it has some decent tones to it. And then I remember that the strings for about 7 years old...and it still sounds fine. Enables me to keep practicing when I'm on a trip so I dont get rusty on the songs, or I can even write songs while I'm traveling.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Lyrics are difficult

It's crazy. It might take 10 minutes to come up with a good chord progression, and another 10 minutes for a good vocal melody. Maybe it would take up to an hour for both. But LYRICS seem to take me a couple of years. I've gotta figure out a new way to come up with lyrics. Maybe I just need more coffee...

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Working on newer songs.

Mike Healy and I have been practicing about once per week as of late.  We just finished practicing the structure and vocal melody of a song I finished working on a couple of days ago.  I'm not sure what the song should be about.  I think the next album will have something to do with the Love of God for us.  We're playing with a Drummer named Justin.  Really easy to play with, super nice guy.  We probably need to hook up sometime next week for a rehearsal.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

It's time to ramp up to some more music.

I've been waiting for the right time to start writing, and playing again.  I'm also wanting to either do a plugged version of Prayers of the Saints, or just re-record the entire album.  Either way, heavier drums, more driving bass, and maybe a few less keys with a few more guitars.  I'm wanting more of a Springchamber style.  Much less laid back, more plugged in.  Before I began recording with Springchamber in the 90s,  I played off and on with about a dozen musicians.  One of those musicians was named Mike Healey.  We've remained friends for all these years.  He was playing bass with Sky and I way back in the day before we met Chris Magnusson the bassist or Kevin McGlothan the drummer, or asked Paul Moment to join us on Keyboards.  Mike is a guitar player, and we're officially looking for a drummer... we have a bass player who's skills are pretty much off the hook.. .It's time.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Come Thou Fount Blog

http://journeythroughhymns.blogspot.com/2014/07/come-thou-fount-of-every-blessing.html

Someone sent me a blog they started regarding the differing sounds of Come Thou Fount.  Thought I'd share it.  Back in the mid-nineties, my friend "Sky" and I would occasionally sing the son at a wedding or at an occasional church service.  In Glorietta NM, we played it at a conference where a guy named David Crowder was also playing.  He'd never heard it before, and put it on an album.  I've been meaning to record it since I can remember hearing it... I do believe I need to add some drums to the version I have now.  Anyway, enjoy the blog, it is a collection of many differing versions of the song recorded and displayed around the net.