Tuesday, November 27, 2007


... at different points in the last few weeks of concerts sharing music from the new CD (these are some of my favourites, anyway)...

"No, Bryan, you definitely don't want to wear THAT..."

"You know, when I first heard about this, I was skeptical, but man, there's some really moving stuff..."

"Where do you get off saying that this album is more for the "tall" than the "small"...?! Our kids are asking for it all the time, and I think it's so important that we sing and talk about this stuff NOW and not wait till they're "grown up"...!"

"Is this going to be loud...?"

"You got this 80-year-old stomping...!"

"Where did you find these people (the band members)? They're amazing!"

"You know, now that we've played together a bunch of times, it's starting to feel like these songs are moving from being YOUR songs to becoming OUR songs..."

"What? Your guitar doesn't "plug in"...?"

"I'm definitely glad we chose to come here instead of to the Santa Claus parade..."

"I think those children that got to sing with you on your CDs are really lucky..."

"When is that songbook coming out? We're definitely going to be using some of these songs."

"You must be tired. Here, have a cookie."


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

weighty matters

Ahhh... the number of weighty matters about which I would like to blog continue to dramatically outpace my time and capacity to write them. Once the current season of performances from the new album winds down, and the next delivery of songs to my SmallTall Music members is posted, as I continue to weigh various options for upcoming projects, I'm hoping to begin to make a dent on the current backlog of bloggable thoughts and experiences and issues...

But in the past week I taught my 10 year old son to throw and kick a football, which we've been doing with gusto most days after school, and he's already throwing a pretty mean spiral. The rest, for the moment, can wait.


Thursday, November 08, 2007

100 mile analysis

A very interesting analysis and discussion going on in our church community about the 100 Mile Diet. Have a look, and click on "comments" at the bottom for more of the discussion/debate, including some thoughts from yours truly... that'll count as my blog post today...