My little summer project (“Hey, wouldn’t it be fun to record a dozen of your favourite hymns?”) is done, and can be downloaded for free (or donation) here:
Way back when I used to want to be the next Chris Tomlin (because we don’t have enough worship leaders), I remember starting a “worship band” (because we don’t have enough worship bands).
I actually got us all together for I think one jam-slash-practice… Looking back, they were actually pretty stinking solid musically. A patient, and accurate drummer, a skilled bassist (who could play upright, etc.), and a fantastic female vocalist… and I was ‘humble’ enough that I even planned to let her sing lead on a few songs.
If this is not embarrassing enough, I remember quite distinctly proposing a name for this worship band (or was it more informing them!?). I think I’d even printed out a ‘logo’ on plain white 8 1/2 x 11 (which is NOT exactly the same size as A4, for all you kiwi readers), using —ouch the embarrassment!!!— Papyrus font on Microsoft word.
I don’t remember if it was as two, one or two hyphenated words, but I obviously felt that it would help to explain the ‘inspiration’ behind the name: “Servant-saints” (!!!) “You know, cuz we’re called to be servants, and we’re also seen by God as saints.”
The following is not intended as a theistic proof, but it is yet another of countless points of ‘resonance’ with belief in a Creator.
I was just thinking last night about how deeply human or ‘anthropocentric’ music is. Whilst we can anthropomorphise and talk about the ‘song’ of the bluebird, or the rhythm of the cicadas or crickets, these animals are not truly doing ‘music’. It is a human activity. Continue reading “musical bodies”