Archive for the ‘music’ Category

YIP 2015: Mixing and Recording Music

Over the past couple of years I have spent more and more time recording and mixing music. Most of the recording has been my own music, but I have also been working at building up a portfolio of songs I have mixed. As I’ve said before, music is something you have to do in order [...]

February 6, 2015  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: music, Recording, Year in Preview  No Comments

YIP 2105: Music

A cursory glance at the category list will tell you that music is a big part of my life. Somewhere along the line I realized that I was going to have to choose between music and photography – that I couldn’t put enough time and energy in to both to have a chance to grow [...]

February 3, 2015  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: music, Year in Preview  No Comments

Worship Music Feb 1

We are in the midst of a series from the book of Galatians. This week’s sermon was from the last part of Chapter 2, which will be familiar to a lot of people for verses 20 and 21, “I have been crucified with Christ and I myself no longer live…” Some of the themes from [...]

February 2, 2015  Tags: , ,   Posted in: music, worship and the church  No Comments

Pond5. No…I don’t know why they call it that.

Pond5 is “the World’s Stock Media Marketplace.” At least that’s their tagline. There are other places that sell stock photos, videos, music and whatnot. But Pond5 is one of the big ones with over 1.5 million videos, 8 million photos and 100,000 songs, all available for royalty free use. For a price, of course. I [...]

May 23, 2013  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: music, stuff I think is cool  No Comments

Say hello to…

I’ve never been one to name things. My truck does not have a name. My Langejans guitar does not have a name. Well, and let’s face it, those are the only things I own that anyone would ever deign to give a name to. But now I might have to make an exception. Say hello [...]

May 6, 2013  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: music, stuff I think is cool  No Comments

A lament for art in the church

The other day one of my friends (I’m going to call him Ira Sankey) started a conversation on Facebook about leading worship that transitioned (the way Facebook conversations do) into a discussion of how many churches don’t appreciate art. In other words, he didn’t feel that most churches wanted the kind of music he would [...]

May 3, 2013  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: christian culture, music, stuff to think about, worship and the church  One Comment

Worship Music July 29

This week was the last week in our beginnings of the church series. We ended with Stephen’s stoning in Acts 7 and his sermon leading up to it. As you might imagine, there aren’t a lot of songs out there about stoning or about worshiping God in the midst of stoning or anything along those [...]

July 30, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: music, worship and the church  No Comments

Worship Music July 22

We’re almost through our summer series on the early response to Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection (which is why we’re stopping at Acts 7 and not going through the whole book). This week we were in Acts 6 which honestly doesn’t have a lot for a worship leader to grab hold of. At least this worship [...]

July 23, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: music, worship and the church  No Comments

Midweek Humor

Dead on comparisons. This one is for my friend Ron, whose son likes dubstep.

July 18, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: humor, music  2 Comments

Worship Music July 15

We’re continuing our series in Acts (focusing on the events shortly following Christ’s departure). This week we were in Acts 5. I had talked to Pastor Mike earlier in the week and he said that he wasn’t going to spend too much time on Annanias and Saphaira, but would instead be focusing on the latter [...]

July 16, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: music, worship and the church  No Comments