Thursday, April 30, 2009

Soundtrack to My Life-Part 14

It's been a long time, I know...but I'm back.  Enjoy the music :)
1) Jai H0-Slumdog Millionaire-No, I haven't seen the movie, however the song is really good...not to mention it's being used in this year's production of Speechless (hint hint, come see it ;)
2) Mighty to Save-A fantastic worship song, if I could find the passage it quotes (if it quotes one) I would be eternally happy.  Since I discovered that Everlasting God quotes Isaiah I've been hunting for scripture references in other favorite worship songs...:)
3) Sun-Mae-this song has such a gorgeous piano outro-plus, Mae is in concert next Wednesday and I'm going!!!!!!!   Yes, I'm very excited :)
4) Hands on Deck-Waking Ashland-I'm working on figuring out the piano to this song, it has a fantastically mournful piano intro, so beautiful :)
5) Prelude 2-Bach-another Guild piece...Guild is this Saturday and I just got it mostly memorized...not good ;)  

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


As some of you may remember from last spring, I’ve been involved with my church in a fantastic drama presentation called Speechless, a series of short wordless dramas which present the gospel in a unique and compelling way.  Once again, Speechless will be performing at Yorba Linda Friends Church on May 22nd.  This year, however, will be even better and even bigger than last year’s performance, so you definitely don’t want to miss out on the many new things we’ve added to Speechless.
We have a new website so please check us out, and share it with all of your friends!  Speechless can be a wonderful outreach tool as well as an encouragement to fellow believers, so please invite your friends as we have over 3,000 seats to fill.
Speechless will be at Yorba Linda Friends Church on May 22 at 7:30PM.  Hope to see you all there!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Apple Afternoon

Listening to Mae’s original CD,

Sweetly Spring afternoons

of delicious sun warming head

and arms and back while breeze

tickles cheek and musses hair

Destination: Beautiful plays

softly as keys type rapidly,

Critical Questions cannot wait

Not for Mae nor spring

afternoons nor for juicy sweet apples,

the juice running down

my chin and onto pages of Emily Dickinson

fragmented bits of emotion

and desire and song—poetry

written to the rhythm of a celestial melody,

timed against unearthly pauses

and fermatas—Mae’s poetry

and hers mix and harmonize

multiple senses are involved

in the writing of critical questions

Hearing and humming addictive harmonies,

seeing poetry and writing thoughts,

tasting sweetness of apple and sun

and springtime songs—a beautiful world