Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Hymns Project

So, I think that some of you are already aware of this, but over the last two months, I've been working on a new record with my church - the first ever put out by the college group ("COLLEGE GROUP", as it's called). Anyway, I was sitting in front of my Mac, recording some perc, and listening down to what I've worked on with a pair of JBL Control 1 speakers, and I realized something: as much as I am working, I am being blessed by the music and lyrics of the songs.

Now let me back up a little here: First of all, when I say "blessed", I mostly mean the same way that anyone can be "blessed" in life - not in a hyper- wacky-spiritual way... Second of all, when I say "hymns" it usually leaves a bad taste in people's mouths. Don't let it! Trust me, the last thing you'd find me doing is recording some old dude behind an organ with a church congregation singing along. This is a ROCK album - ala Jars of Clay's "Redemption Songs". Anyway, I think you'll love it. It will be out somewhere around the beginning of the Spring college semester of this year (Spring 2008).

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

The Waiting Game...

Yeah, I know there's a band around the area called the Waiting Game. Actually, I think they're pretty good, and I know a couple of the guys in the band - from back when they were called Morningside Drive.

So here's the deal: Now that I don't have internet service at the house, I've been feeling a lot more bobo - hanging out at coffee shops and places that have free Wi-Fi... weird. There's a whole internet coffee culture out there that I didn't know about before!

Right now, literally, I'm waiting to hear back from Jeremy Casella in Nashville about the final mixes of the songs that I recorded down there. Mike Odmark sent us the first passes of the mixes a few days ago, we've made some comments on them, and I should be getting back final mixes probably by the end of the week.

Waiting. So much of life is about waiting. In fact, I would say that life itself is about waiting. All of it. As I like to say, "Change is the only constant", and I guess we're really just waiting for change... (Okay, I didn't intend this to sound like Mayer's first single from Continuum... That's a different topic altogether.)

I guess what I'm saying is that I'm actively waiting for my music career to catch up with my heart. But it's more than that. I'm hoping that my heart is right first, and that the music will be integral to living as I was meant to live.