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A Blog's Life

The Update On The Downloads (2)

Let’s see…splishy, splashy…no…

It seems like only 26 days ago that I was reporting  The Greatest Commandment hitting 50 downloads. Well yous guys must dig the idea of Carlos Santana teaching sunday school ‘cos it’s now sneaked up to 75 downloads.

In other breaking news heaven-centred The Weight Of Glory is up to 150 and The Eglon Song has leaped, gazelle-like, over the 400 barrier. (I’d like to see the real flabbie baddie do any Antelope-based aerial feats).

And so far in my virtual career I’ve shipped 1400 mp3s out of my little virtual warehouse.

Thanks for making me feel musically wanted.

But actually what I’m most excited to report is that the download page has been updated and has a new feature. Each song has a ‘leave a comment’ link.

Now I want to ask you a favour.

If you’ve downloaded any of my songs and liked it, please head over there and leave me a comment. For every positive comment you leave I will donate 1 virtual pound towards building a virtual home for virtual children savaged by virtual fictional creatures.

Please show you care…

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Fun

He’s Toying With You

Mystery Guitar Man (Joe Penna). Without the guitar. Awesome.

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Uncategorized

Everyone’s A Winner With King James

 Yo! write me a bangin’ tune Homes!

There are some bizarre competitions on the web. If you have a penguin related joke, want a free haircut for your pet or simply love taking photos of your dinner there’s a competition out there for you.
More interesting for me is a competition for Christian songwriters under the age of 30 (bah!) to write a song using text from the King James Version of the Bible (double bah!). The two winners will recieve a cash prize of £2000.
Full details from the Performing Rights Society. Competition closes Jan 31st 2011.

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Music Biz 2.0

Modern-Day Slavery In The Music Business

As a Christian I know the difference between imparting information and preaching. From time to time I’ve tried to inform about the woeful state of the music business but Hip hop producer Young Guru preaches…



CD Baby saw it first

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Uncategorized

Piper, Tedashii & Flame Make War!

One of the best songs of last year from one of the best albums of last year finally makes a belated video appearance.

It’s Make War by Tedashii (ft Flame) from Identity Crisis.

Ransom TV saw it first.

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Free Music

When The Deli Counter Is Soul’d Out…

It’s time for another treat from the cheese trolley. With more words than your pastors last sermon it’s Who Is This Man? by  Soul’d Out Quartet.

What’s it like? Imagine if Integrity Music in the 80’s was still cutting edge…*



* I realise there is a certain amount of irony inherent in this statement but let it pass……

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Free Sheet Music

Brenton Brown’s Oldest New Song

Brenton Brown has co-written with some greats – Paul Baloche, Brian Doerksen, Justin Bieber (OK made that one up) but now he’s hitting up Beethoven for melodies.

Check Out Joyful by Brenton, Jason, Henry and Ludwig

Brenton’s post here
Chord sheet here

Video down there

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Set Lists

Open Mic @ The Maze, Nottingham (02/11/10)

Had a fun night at the Maze open mic night, and as a few people asked about the songs I thought I’d start putting up set lists and links

First Black President
The Ballad Of NDC
[Everything Is] Broken – World Premier! (Wrote this about 2 weeks ago and am still road testing, so there’s no download YET…sorry). Update 03/03/11 – click on the link already!

I enjoyed Marvin Brown‘s set.

Thanks to The Maze for loaning me a guitar.
Apologies to The Maze for breaking their guitar string.

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Music Biz 2.0

CDs, Old Age & Death

Music biz round up.

Two great posts by Scott James of the Independent Rockstar Blog
 
First he drills Derek Sivers for advice on releasing CDs before asking “are you too old to make it?”

Speaking of which, how come Keith Richards is not dead yet?

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Uncategorized

Owl City – In Christ Alone

Over the next week or so I’m going to be working on my blog – trying to get the download page up to date, so posts are going be little more than rough and ready links with totally unrelated images

First up – Owl City sings In Christ Alone

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