Thursday, November 26, 2009

a bit of press nevertheless

This one makes me giggle, as it gives the impression I've been riding the rails non-stop since February...

Although this one ("Artbeat" section of the Nov. 30 issue) makes a number of assumptions that I vigorously question, and makes a rather odd and chronologically impossible assertion regarding the "influence" of one song, it does put its finger on a dilemma that I've been wrestling with in "creating and sharing songs of faith for small AND tall"...

And some friends pointed out this thoughtful piece to me a while ago, which I find encouraging...

Friday, November 20, 2009

new CD on iTunes

"A New Heart" is now available on iTunes, along with "My Money Talks: songs for worship." My first two CDs will soon be available there too.

For some reason I've been having trouble posting a direct link to the page of the iTunes store (digital dinosaur that I am)... but hey, if this is how you access your music, you know how it works.

(UPDATE, sent in by alert-and-media-savvy-reader-and-friend-who-happens-to-work-for-Apple: the link is RIGHT HERE.)

Enjoy! Tell your friends! And your enemies!


Thursday, November 05, 2009

the dread pirate roberts

After I had finished leading/speaking/singing at Rouge Valley on Sunday, John sidled up to me and, with a whispered "thank you," slipped me this portrait that he'd drawn. Apparently his ancestor, Bartholomew Roberts, was a pirate. And not just any pirate - the one who, in 1734, designed that skull-and-crossbones image that we all know. Yes, that one.

And now his great-great-great-great-great grandson (or whatever), John Roberts, Stouffville resident and accomplished artist in his own right, is carrying on the family tradition. Artistically anyway.

Thanks, John! I'll treasure this portrait! What's that - more treasure, you say...? Inconceivable!


Monday, November 02, 2009

piano accompaniment for "I Will Trust In You"

A piano accompaniment part for "I Will Trust In You" (about which I have blogged previously) is now posted on Leader magazine's "worship resources" webpage for Advent 2009. The recording is available as a free download here. Thanks to Charlene Nafziger for doing a wonderful job with this piano/vocal arrangement!