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Wasted

Wasted, my second song for FAWM, follows along with my theme I’m working on and is an attempt to nail down both the lyrical style and the studio structure so that writing the next 12 songs will just flow. I … Continue reading

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Just Three Minutes

This song is sort of a departure from the genre and feel I’ve been going for, but it’s fun enough that I’m not worrying about being 100% period accurate. It’s the story of a musician who, upon looking out in the crowd, sees a girl that catches his eye. He ends up playing his heart out just so that the girl will notice him, but in the end… well… you’ll just have to listen to find out what happens. Continue reading

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Walk On By

This is song number two for FAWM 2010 and I’m working again on that Motown sound. This is your classic break-up song – guy done wrong by his woman and trying to get over it. Continue reading

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Little Bird

Song number one of the 2010 FAWM is here! Other than Summertime, this is my first attempt to get a recognizable Motown sound and generally I’m happy with the product. It’s a happy song about finding joy in the song of the world around you. Continue reading

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Recalling You

Written in 2001, Recalling You is a hook turned into a song. The chorus is one I often find myself humming when I’m not thinking about anything. The lyrics are throw-away, but the tune sticks with me almost 10 years later. Continue reading

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Sing Hallelujah

While working on a Christmas song for the San Dimas Songwriter Showcase this week, Amy mentioned that I should write something somber and serious. This is not that song, but it’s a song for her. Continue reading

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Holiness

While pastoring at Foothill Community Church, I put together a youth band that proved if you give kids a chance to be excellent, they’ll amaze you. “Last Seven Words” was the name of the band (based on the old joke that asks, “Know what the last seven words of the church are?”) and it was made up of a 7th grade drummer, an 8th grade vocalist, two 9th grade guitarists and the old-man bass player who was a Junior in HS. By the time I left the church they were able to play anything I threw at them… as long as it sounded like punk. Continue reading

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