Friday, August 7, 2009

Music

This is a blog post where I talk to myself as I'm writing... so lots of these: ...
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and these: ( )

It's like the ADD post. It's the junior higher in me about to come out
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The Anthem Myspace is now up (click here). The album will be released August 18. We're very pumped for its release, but we're also hard at work on the next album. Physical CDs will be purchasable (c'mon spell check, are you sure no red squigly line goes under "purchasable"...is that really a word? "squigly" gets the squigly red line? Squigly has to be a word...) on anthemworship.com (updated in the next few days), and also on itunes, emusic, Willow Creek Association, and wherever else you purchase music online.

More on Anthem in the days and weeks to come....

I'm leading worship at Cornerstone next week, and I'm considering introducing "What can I do?" by Paul Baloche. It's one of those songs that gets "in" you... it's bound to get stuck in your head throughout the day. And you'll be glad to have it stuck inside of you. (That's a cool, yet troubling thought... a song "stuck inside" me. What if the bad songs that get stuck inside our heads want out worse than we want them out? Those poor commercial jingles. They're trapped... in us) Click here for the story of the song OR click here for the song.

Here's what my depravity looks like: when I heard that the guy who wrote "Shine, Jesus, Shine" helped Paul Baloche write "What can I do?", I almost decided not to do it.

Pride.

Speaking of snobbery in worship...

Was that me that just posted on that a few days ago?

Woops.

...look in the mirror, marcus (that's how I refer to myself when frustrated...notice I don't even give myself the dignity of an upper case "m". I picture Chris Farley on the "Chris Farley Show" slapping himself.)

Just wait till I post again on homeschooling. Talk about eating my words.

On a music-related note... for good measure, why not throw in a little Brooke Fraser? "Shadowfeet" is almost too much pathos packed into one song. It fills me with longing and inspires hope in the deepest places of my soul.



Junior high was the dark ages of my life. I think I'll avoid these kinds of posts in the future.

Blogging neurosis? ...

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But I remind myself that this would've been a half way decent post without all the adolescent craziness...

6 comments:

Christy said...

um...yeah...now i have 'shine jesus shine' stuck in my head. thanks, mark. :)

Anonymous said...

Eagerly anticipating your latest thoughts on homeschooling. : )

Leah said...

Mark, I will be purchasing some CDs for our pastors at Core, and Tim, our music leader. I'm wondering if there will there be chord charts available for those who'd like to bring the songs to our churches?

Amy said...

We sing "what can I do" at our church and I love that song (and that brings my church up a notch in my mind since we started singing a good worship song before Cornerstone ;-) )

rachwrites said...

Please pardon my English OCD: squiggly has two g's and purchasable is a word according to dictionary.com.

Looking forward to more worship and your thoughts on homeschooling.

And I like ADD blogs. The links add a lot to it =)

Anna said...

I, too, am awaiting your next homeschool blog post with anticipation. Absolutely love the comments on those days!