Monday, February 20, 2017

SinnerSaved Is Still Alive

Once a month I get the chance to lead worship at the Salem United Methodist Church in Salem, MO. It is a great blessing to me and my band-mates. I love the hearts of Pastor Doug and his First Lady Carol Walter. Pastor Doug's message this Sunday was about Jesus' commandment to Love One Another. Easy, right?

SinnerSaved is me and my worship band, no matter what.

Beth Abner playing the grand and singing "Come Alive." 
My grandson Cameron Cummins, playing my awesome Toca djembe.

Plying the trade.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Doing It!

January 1st is a special time for me. I DO make resolutions. You can call them mile-posts, wake-up calls, whipping posts, whatever. This January I re-focused and determined that if I were ever to get recording done, I need to DO IT.
I need to DO IT COMFORTABLY! So I bought a new recording desk, big ol' monitor and a comfy chair so I can dig it without suffering! Duh!
Here's my rig now.

So...I got two songs recorded! Yay me!

I am all over the board when it comes to music genres. I just can't stick to just one. That's may be my downfall, but it's what comes out of me. Take for instance this song; "Good 2 Me" which began as a song playing in my dreams. Probably 2, 3, 4 a.m. or so and this song is playing in my head. I get up and grab my phone, walk down the hallway, so as to not wake up Suzie, and half-whisper/sing this song into it. "You are good to me, wo-oh. La-la-la-la-la-la-la-laaah You are good to me wo-oh..."

A few days later I put together some lyrics into one of my song books and play with it, over and over and over. I can't get it finished. I'm not satisfied with the chord structure, so it sits there. Now, last week I pull it out and start laying down tracks, getting the chords right, and writing the rest of the lyrics. Here it is. Genius? Hokey? Rockin'? All I can say is I like what I did. Suzie wants a re-write to change the genre to something less "Archies." Give it a listen and let me know what you think.