Thankfully, I don’t have a “father wound” but there are rival wounds. Needless, this song is a cry of the heart for those who have “superficial” wounds in the eyes of those who have suffered at the hands of their fathers.
I remember watching a Liberty Mutual commercial back in the mid-2000s and the music in the commercial was so beautiful I googled who it was and found an artist that I have not stopped listening to since. I offer you Rabbit Songs from Hem. This album and Eveningland have sung my little boys to sleep … Continue reading Hemmed In
A Song for Someone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvWcvGNLnMI&feature=share Part of my writing story is musical. There was about a 5 year period I persued a career in music in the early-mid 2000's. I had one such song pop in my head today out of nowhere (thank you Jesus). It's been awhile since I'd listened to this song written over 10 years ago. … Continue reading A Song for Someone
One that got away
One of my favorite albums from the 2000's is James Blunt's All the Lost Souls. I bought the CD when I was working at Starbucks in Marion Ohio during a church planting attempt. You won't find a bad track but this one sticks out above all the rest in my opinion. With so much really … Continue reading One that got away
The Power of a Song
While visiting my grandmother in the nursing home a few months back, my wife sat down at a piano in a waiting area and asked what to play. I said she should play the Forrest Gump theme song, but I had seriously underestimated its power. I’m a softie so it was, of course, emotional overload. … Continue reading The Power of a Song
I Started a Joke Guitar (Bee Gee’s/Wallflowers) Tutorial
A great way to connect with people in living room setting is to have a guitar and play and sing songs people know and can sing along with. Here is a video tutorial for acoustic guitar players. https://youtu.be/go6JQ2Otn_8
I'm sitting here trying to get some work done while listening to a playlist on Spotify called Peaceful Piano. Isn't it amazing how a simple melody from a piano can stir the heart to tears? Just me...? I'm transported back to my college years sitting in a practice room where my wife, then girlfriend, would … Continue reading Lucky
Acoustic guitar video tutorial for the song Smile (Charlie Chaplin) from Glee Season 3.
I stopped off at Rich Mullins gravesite today and…
On the way back from a very long road trip I stopped off in my hometown and went to Rich Mullins grave for the first time. It was a very surreal moment. He's buried next to his dad and baby bro and it felt like I was interrupting a family gathering. The headstone was … Continue reading I stopped off at Rich Mullins gravesite today and…
My Musical Foundation: Part 4
My buddy Nate and a few other friends from college (including Beka) were riding home for Thanksgiving in the middle 90's in his bohemoth of a vehichle. I don't remember much of the ride except for the music that was being played through the tape player. Someone brought it along and I can remember asking … Continue reading My Musical Foundation: Part 4