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The (Good Christian) Music Blog? Or the Good (Christian Music) Blog? Either way it’s actually a great You Tube based blog and i’ll often just let it play. The chap behind it does have a knack for finding non-main stream tunes that are artful or thoughtful or both, or just GOOD! He also doesn’t exclude mainstream tracks, if they’re good, which I appreciate. You’re just silly if you think main stream songs can’t be good. Right? So we were honored to be featured by them not once but three times so far I believe, with our most popular one being Eikon’s cover of I Love Your Presence. But, ‘It all comes down to You’ from the last release also got noticed and broke the 100k views recently, which put a big smile on our faces. Got to love that. Take a listen and subscribe to the Good Christian music blog for exposure to some music that might just blow some fresh air through your window.

Ok so I came on here to see our web site is waaaaaay out of date so please forgive that. I’ll post a flurry of things over the next few days and I’m sure go quiet again for a while;) I recently took a major trip down memory lane when I came across a random guy’s posting of an old song of ours on YouTube. He’d posted Your Love Reaches Me, so I thought it was probably time I posted it on our own channel for old times sake, and you know what, I still love this song. Darren and I were dating at the time and he wrote most of it, I think I probably just helped him hone a couple of phrases if that. What a stellar song. So I posted it in a super pro iMovie video and you can hear the live-ness of the room and wow, did we go on for a long time on that song?! Were you there? These songs are still available they’re just kind of hard to find because Vineyard Music doesn’t always name their worship leaders on their albums, we are under the artist name of Vineyard Worship along with Ryan Delmore, who is still our bestie. Click here for that. This is Darren and I singing / playing and we had a dream team that drove up to play live with us from Southern California, including Shawn Tubbs who plays for Carrie Underwood now, and the record was produced by his brother Lonnie who we adored. When they rolled up we were in awe, because we were all fans of their band ‘The Violet Burning’. So here’s a link to the original and raw record on iTunes, but more importantly, my video skills will now take you back 20 years to a moment of worship that all present won’t easily forget.

Best. Practice. Ever

July 8, 2014

So with July 4th weekend, most of our musicians were out of town so we didn’t have practice as usual. So Darren and I ended up sitting in our tiny kitchen going through the set. I stuck yogurt-covered pretzels on sticks with strawberries and blueberries – giving me a huge sense of red-white-and-blue satisfaction (like I was a productive Martha Stewart Mum, of which I couldn’t be further from) whilst we sang together.redwhiteandblue

 

 

 

 

 

 

The significance of this is that I haven’t been singing for 6 months. After getting sick at the beginning of the year and losing my voice in a big way, my singing voice has not recovered and I’ve been trying to give it rest. This is a ridiculous notion really since I have a 3 year old and a 5 year old at home with me, so I am talking all day and I have to say everything a million times of course, so I finally gave up with the ‘resting my voice’ approach and sang to my heart’s content. Certain songs and ranges are really rough but others seem okay. But it was so great to sing through our set – –

Oh How I need You (All Sons and Daughters) / Everlasting (New one of ours) / Holy Spirit (Newer one of ours) / Oceans (Darren and I play it mellow and acoustic instead of Diva-ish – I can’t swing that) and Future Past by John Mark McMillan which is absolutley getting to us in a very good way lately.

The back door was open and the mosquitos were coming in but we felt a new freedom to worship together in the simplicity of that setting. I think we’ll do that again, but next time I want a drum to bash.