Here’s to 2017 and to chasing our fears away in 2018

2017 has been a wild, wild ride for me. It was full of ups and downs – failures and successes. Tonight, I wanted to show 2017 that I had one more thing to give. Here is a brand new track – made this evening – titled “Chasing Fears”.

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Let’s all chase away that which causes us to fear and press forward into the night in the new year!

Every Age Has It’s Evil

So stand up, people…

Stand Up, Rise Up.

The Dark Side of Love: New Industrial Coming Soon

It’s been a little while since Psalm 88 was released. So, it’s time to let you know that another song is close to completion.

The Dark Side of Love is a song inspired by Dr. J. Vernon McGee’s message of the same title. Aside from McGee’s voice reminding me of days gone by, the core of what he says is generally spot on, and this message is no exception.

The liberal preacher has chanted like a parrot. He has used shopworn cliches and tired adjectives. He has said, “God is love, God is love, God is love” until he has made it saccharin sweet; yet he has not told about the dark side of the love of God. He has watered down love, making it sickening rather than stimulating, causing it to slop over on every side like a sentimental feeling rather than an abiding concern for the object of love.

Lyrics for the Dark Side of Love take key phrases and points from Zephaniah 3. Living in a country that has traditionally been pro-Israel, we tend to forget that it can be a place of wickedness and filth.

So with that I leave you with the chorus of the song.

The whole world will be consumed

By the fire of my jealous anger

It’s a dangerous perfume

Poured out from the dark side of love

2 Hour New Track Challenge: Isaiah 53

Today I challenged myself to produce a new track in a couple of hours. I had no lyrics, no music to start with. And then I wrote this song, based on Isaiah 53.

Isaiah 53

5 Tips for Fast Songwriting

Is there a secret to writing songs fast? Here’s how I did it at least.

  1. Don’t be a perfectionist
  2. Write within your comfort zone
  3. Keep it simple (stupid)
  4. Set a cutoff time/deadline
  5. Publish it before you can change your mind

That’s really it. So here you are, listening to a piece that was created within a couple of hours after work.