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I know, I know... Silent Night is a Christmas tune. This one came out a little late; and I was asked to share it. Really, though, this Christmas tunes are so good - it is a shame they only come out once a year. Hope you enjoy!
Just got a new song (O Sacred Head) - my production guys at CRUX are incredible. They add a little magic, a lot of sparkle, and a ton of creativity. Thanks for all of your help, you two (Jeff Morgan and Jon Goranson) - you are AWESOME!
I have recently had to go back to work, and I have found RN to be a great resource. I work in a pretty loud environment with boisterous conversations going on around me all of the time. As much as I enjoy the workplace, sometimes I need to escape to a quiet zone in order to be creative and to be able to focus on the programming work that I do. RN provides that outlet - I love being able to place the incredible music here on RN on my playlists and have hours of the BEST music available sans commercials. It is the best of all worlds. Thanks to all of the exceptional artists here and thanks to RN for making this a possibility.
Do you know someone having a crisis of some kind (spiritual, physical, whatever) and want to help them, but don't know how...? Here is what you might consider saying (as long as you truly mean it):
"I understand that you are having some trouble, please know that I love you now as I always have. Know that my love for you is not predicated upon some view that is different from mine or something t hat I don't understand and may even fear. Know that I am here to support you and please tell what I can do to help."
Seems pretty easy, don't you think?
The worst possible thing you can do? Harangue them over what they are doing wrong (in your opinion), turn away, or cut yourself and your family off from the person or family having trouble.
Your reaction to a crisis of this nature says much more about YOURSELF than about the person having the crisis.
One of things that I have gained an appreciation of here on ReverbNation is the level of support that is freely and lovingly given. That encouragement is so important when one is publishing musical art in a location such as this. Psyches can be fragile, and harsh criticism could crush a blossoming artist. I have never seen an unkind word on RN; just an outpouring of support from kindred souls. I have found some great friends out here and look forward to meeting many more.
Well, here is one of the scariest things ever - putting recorded music out here for everyone to hear. I hope that you all like what I am trying to accomplish; it may be pretty unique.
What I have done is take hymns that my family and I have sung at church and used my cello to play the different sung parts. The cello plays all four of the vocal parts (soprano, alto, tenor and bass) and all of these parts are stacked on top of each other. My producers at CRUX Artist Development suggested interesting things to do with the pieces ranging from added percussion, vocal adds, and additional instruments. I have been very pleased with the results...
Recording has been a tremendous experience for me and a lot of fun, too! I hope that you enjoy this spiritual offering. Thanks for stopping by.