Wanna Whistle On My Record?

Wanna Whistle On My Record?

I’m scouring the continents for people who would like to add some whistling to this track. That’s right, I would like you to whistle on my upcoming holiday record, The Noël Project.

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Progress on “The Noël Project”

Progress on “The Noël Project”

Work on The Noël Project, the upcoming holiday album, is coming along nicely. Please enjoy a rough mix of Kelly’s adaptation of Bach’s “Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring”.

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Overwhelmed? Stressed? Use Your “Safe” Thought

Overwhelmed? Stressed? Use Your “Safe” Thought

Do you ever feel completely overwhelmed by a relentless to-do list that never seems to get shorter? I know I do. I have found that feeling like I can never really get on top of all I have to do can lead to a downward spiral of stress, anxiety and frustration. Feeling such pressure canContinue Reading

Post-Apocalyptic Music Store

Post-Apocalyptic Music Store

There’s a Guitar Center right across the parking lot from the nearest Trader Joes, so every once in a while, I’ll walk in there to browse the keyboard department. The last few times I have been there, I have noticed a disturbing trend. Maybe it’s this particular store, so I don’t want to make aContinue Reading

A First Taste of Project “Noël”

A First Taste of Project “Noël”

Have a listen to the first taste of my upcoming Christmas record, codenamed “Project Noël”. Yes, it may be the end of July, but I’m visualizing mistletoe and sugar plum fairies.

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Seeds of Understanding

Seeds of Understanding

“When the need for bread is met we discover that we have other hungers, and none so deep as the hunger to be understood.” ~ Elizabeth O’Connor (Originally posted on soulseeds.com

Etude No. 1

Etude No. 1

Here is one of those improvisational piano pieces I came up with that I later added some atmospheric pads and woodwinds to.

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A Garage Full of Nouns

A Garage Full of Nouns

I have been reading Rob Bell’s latest book, “Love Wins”. Enjoying it a lot. Many fresh perspectives. One thing that struck me: There’s nothing wrong with possessions: it’s just that they have value only when we use them, engage them, and enjoy them. They’re nouns that mean something only in conjunction with verbs. That’s whyContinue Reading

Of Dogs and Despots

Of Dogs and Despots

I don’t understand the psychology of aggression. What makes some creatures more aggressive than others? For instance, let’s take dogs. Our current dog, Jake, is a stumpy tail cattle dog (that’s an actual breed) that we rescued from a shelter. He is cute and affectionate, and although he can get a little irritating (as allContinue Reading