The worship band at the 42nd General Council of the United Church of Canada in Corner Brook Newfoundland – August 2015.
When my daughter Sarah was about 10 years old she made a coffee coaster for me as a fathers’ day school art project. The coaster was made from a CD jewel case and had some paper artwork on one side and a poem she had written on the other side. The coaster sat on my desk for a decade as a constant reminder for me. One of my colleagues noticed it one day and said to me “You should write some music for that.” I don’t know why that hadn’t occurred to me before but it hadn’t. So I wrote a melody, recorded it and created a video for it, put the DVD in the jewel case and gave it to her Christmas 2015. Here is that video.
Interesting post on the Real Musician dot com this week. He makes the important distinction between lyrics?that reference violence or sexuality, and lyrics that promote violence or oppressive forms of sexuality. ?You can read his post here. ? But what I found most amusing was a graphic that he included […]