Category Archives: Musician Helps

PartridgeFamilyEsque

Both Emily and I graduated with Music degrees from Spring Arbor University.  In fact, we met in a class called Music Perspectives, which, for us, has the double meaning of seeing music from different perspectives and meeting our perspective spouses.  Well … Continue reading

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We’re All On the Worship Team

The parking lot team has a job, and it’s to show you where to park your car and help you find your way inside for worship.  The coffee team gets there early and brews a holy brew for people to wake up … Continue reading

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Record Store Risky Purchase: Teraphonic Overdubs by Chris Joss

I make it a practice to support our local record shops here in Kalamazoo, MI, be it Satellite Records or Green Light Music.  Browsing helps.  Buying something helps, too, so I make it a practice to buy something whenever I stop.  Thankfully … Continue reading

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Radiohead — back in the studio

I listened to Radiohead before In Rainbows, which is considered by some to be the dividing line between indie and mainstream fandom.  The news this week that Radiohead is working on a new album was well-received by this fellow right here, … Continue reading

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A Quick Thought about Rich Mullins

There’s a movie making the rounds that tells the posthumous story of Christian musician Rich Mullins.   “Who is Rich Mullins?”  Think John the Baptist + Billy Joel.  He used his amazing piano skills to say provocative (yet God-honoring) things. … Continue reading

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Church Orchestra

Trumpets, Trombones, and Tubas. Flutes, French Horns and Flugelhorns. Violins, Violas and Variable Percussion Instruments. We’re building an Orchestra at SAFMC and it’s going OK. Not great if you’re counting by the numbers (we fluxuate from 2 to over 10) … Continue reading

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How Do I Become A Morning Person?

Good question. You’re probably asking for the same reasons I did: 1. Seems like most people who have it together are up before sunrise 2. I am not a morning person and find the sunrise despicable Some of the hardest … Continue reading

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