Thursday, March 26, 2009

And there's more!

Oh yes, much more! Here's Jesus We Enthrone You. A gentle jazz waltz, and a meandering tenor solo from Joe Northwood. Good old Tom on bass prefers his electric, and though I normally make him use the upright, he clearly enjoys himself on his preferred instrument all night long.

Here is Lord Reign in Me. Brenton Brown's classic British Vineyard track, given a slightly Basie twist. You know, lots of these songs worked really well this last Saturday - really well. In ways that I had only had them work in my head. Part of it is clearly getting rehearsal time, and I am so grateful to all the guys in the band for giving up an evening to get together in advance of the show to pull this together. Yep, just the one rehearsal & then a top-and-tailing for arrangements most of them had never seen. Not bad, eh?

And May My Heart, my own little prayer of a song, easing its way through the late night air, a subtle jazz compline of a prayer. Joe Webb does a nice job with the piano obligato. And my soul soars.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for taking the time to do this Marcus, great to see it again.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all this it means we can enjoy it all over again..... the arrangements really came off well .........

Marcus G said...

Thank you. And as I have no idea if there is one prolific anonymous commenter out there or several shy people, feel free to put your name or initial to your comments sometimes!

Anonymous said...

I did put a name on it but I am having a difference with my lap top at the moment sorry.... by the way the clock is 1 to 2 minutes fast according to the BBC clock. ha....

Anonymous said...

Hello Marcus
Hope you are having a great time with your Mum.
I quite like like the name Exile in Ponty but someone beat me to it!!!
I will ask the exile to help me think of a name

the_exile said...

How about "Anonymous in name only"?

Marcus G said...

How about -
If you want to say something, you just add your name at the end of your comment, in the text you add.
Unless you don't mean what you say or have something to hide?

Marcus G said...

I'm getting the feeling there are 3 distinct anonymouses out there. I think I know wwho 2 of you are. And I'd just love to be able to credit you for what you say rather than ignore you when I see you!

exile in ponty said...

The exile says I mean everything I say.....

Anonymous said...

exile in ponty says....I mean everything I say...

Anonymous said...

Hello Marcus - I give up!!!
I will add my name as soon as I understand this site - I have tried .
I do mean everything I say. I do not have anything to hide.
You can try and ignore me if you like

Thanks for all you do.

Shall I make it easier for you? Get the arm bands ready
MZ

the_exile said...

Anonymous said...exile in ponty says I mean everything I say...

Anonymous in name only said...

the_exile said...Anonymous said...exile in ponty says I mean everything I say...

Say what?

Marcus G said...

I get you, Exile.

As for everyone else - forgive me, but here's a question: is the internet a place to hide?

Why?

My site has a fancy name, but it's followed by full disclosure of who I am. That's rather the point of this site. I actually know who The Exile is, and Camillofan, and MMP. I don't think I am a fan of this rush of "anonymous" postings, and titles that hide who we ar from each other, especially as I think at least 3 of the 4 of you I can identify are local.

Why are we hiding? Pretending? And if there is no reason, then come on, have the courage of your convictions and use your name so that we can have real conversations in the real world, as well as posted ones here. If it's a worry about people taking identities - just use a Christian name. Use a title for ease of blogging, but leave your Christian name at the end of your post.

We are a family - at St Catherine's, and here on this site too. No-one will judge - those who have forgotten have been reminded that's not how we live. A familiy needs identity, not masks behind which we hide.

Those of you from further afield - I get why some of you use monikers, & I have no problem with that at all, especially as I know who you are! I just don't want the anonimity of the internet to make a strange thing out of church relationships.

When I post, there I am. Picture & all. No hiding. If I've made a boo boo, it's clear for all to see. I commend the practice.

exile in ponty said...

Well said Marcus I agree and for a bit of fun I had signed my name as the exile in ponty cos that is what I am, but some one has been commenting and using the name,so the only thing for me to do is use the both from now on.. joyce.