When I laid out my ideas for my Worship Influences series, I must have had a reason for listing myself as one of my inspirations. Something other than blatant arrogance. It must have had something to do with my 35th birthday today — and my twin sister’s.
I haven’t been listening to much music this week, except Jars of Clay’s “Good Monsters” during my workout on Tuesday, and a couple jazz CDs while I worked yesterday afternoon. Instead, I’ve been listening to Jim Gaffigan.
I searched through my old posts and couldn’t believe I hadn’t written about Adele. I was expecting to rest on an earlier prognostication regarding her success with 21, her fantastic sophomore release. But alas, I didn’t write anything here. Perhaps it was on Facebook. “21” was the best-selling album in 2011. Whatever that means.
Short post today to make you aware of a great Christmas project I’ve been listening to — and worshiping with. I’d heard of Phil Wickham before but not any of his music.
I’m always on the hunt for new music, and very often new artists. I decided last week to check out some new(er) music from artists I already listen to. Here are some of them, including a video from Sting.
Last week I attended an arts conference in Chicago called “Story: Imagine Nation.” I write more about my experience there in the coming weeks. For now, I’d like to introduce you to some amazing musicians I saw there: John Mark McMillan, All Sons & Daughters, and Meredith Wilson.
I’m looking to play some coffee house kind of gigs, maybe some open mic stuff. A local coffee place hosts open mic every Thursday night, so I’ve been working up some tunes in anticipation of playing. I’m looking for some feedback, if you’d be so kind, regarding some possible song selections. But first, what should I play: keys or guitar?