Thank You, CCM!

1 06 2011

Isn’t it fun when people say nice things about you?

As a musician it’s particularly encouraging, especially when you take what’s in your heart, put it in a song, and then tentatively stretch it out for everyone to hear and have an opinion about.

I’ve had bad reviews – and good as well – with previous musical projects, and those are always particularly difficult to take.  Personally, I think it’s God reminding you that He wants you to be humble more than He wants you to be critically acclaimed.  But good reviews always make your soul fly a bit higher, and in another way they can be a kind of affirmation that you’re on the right track.

Enter CCM magazine.

They didn’t say much – obviously they had to reserve space for people much more important than us – but they said it nicely.  Take a look for yourself.  You can find our review on page 36 as well as a “Story Behind the Song” segment on page 52.  You can also view the “Story Behind the Song” segment here.

Now I’ve always been taught that when someone says something nice about you, you should say, “Thank you.”  And so we say, “Thank you, CCM!”


A Great Day!

3 11 2010

Yesterday was a great day!  We spent a long day in Watershed Studios, not even a mile from where we used to live in Nashville, working on tracks for the new project, Music for the Radio.  We were joined by some friends who have worked with us on previous projects.  Scott Williamson was producing and drumming, roles he also filled on the Dave & Jess Ray and Doorpost Songs albums.  Jason Webb was on piano, keys, and B3, and Greg Hagan played guitar, and both of them played on those previous albums as well.  James Gregory, who contributed to the last Doorpost Songs record, filled out the band on bass.

Evan came along and got to meet the gang.  He even received a drum master class from Scott:

We recorded five of the six tunes that will be going on the project, with the sixth being a piano/string number that I’ll record on the piano at the church.  One of the tunes, Better, is even going to make it into our set list for the upcoming concert at Tallowood on November 6!

All in all it was a great day.  We are so grateful to be working with such creative people, and we’re looking forward to putting it all together and letting you hear the finished product!


8 06 2010

What could be funnier than generating your own animated movie using text-to-speech technology, complete with camera angle changes, facial expressions, and awkward pauses?  I can’t think of anything!  A friend showed me this site, Xtranormal, where you can do just that, so I thought I’d share my first attempt.  Oh, and by the way, for those of you who may be slightly humor-challenged, remember that it’s satire!  It might not be good satire – you can be the judge of that – but it’s satire nonetheless…

Follow this link to take a look!

Face of God Video

5 06 2008

Here is the video that accompanies the song Face of God.