Seriously, guys. Please check out Humble Beast.
I’m still scratching my head wondering why such a talented record label would give away such great music for free.
They go by the principle “Freely Received, Freely Given”. Now of course, you can buy their albums from iTunes, but you can totally download them for free as well.
At first glance, I wondered if this was a good ‘business move’. Then I realized the heart with which these guys are operating.
And it has seriously inspired me.
Take a listen to their music, and please consider supporting them with a monetary gift. It’s so worth it.
Here’s one of my favorites right now…from a group called Beautiful Eulogy: “An Open Letter to Whoever’s Listening.”
Ok, so maybe you don’t have my issue. Maybe you’re one of the ones who were made to take lessons from the age of 4, who can play all manner of runs and scales at 900 bpm with perfect accuracy.
My issue is this. I have been playing for 6 years and, in that time, I have developed a ‘sound’. I praise the Lord for that sound.
The ONLY problem is, that sound has become STAGNANT.
It’s funny…no one else notices at rehearsal on Mondays. They say,
‘Shaine, don’t be so hard on yourself!’
But I can’t help it. Participating in worship on the piano was something that the Lord grew in me, and I love to do it…especially since my personality in worship is more on the ‘lowkey’ side. It allows me to express myself to Him through melodies and musical movements.
But when I can’t play the sounds I hear in my head, it gets frustrating.
For you keyboard players out there…have you ever been at such a place? What have you done to get beyond it?
On my next post, I’ll cover my journey in moving past this place. Pray for a brotha!
Visit the ‘Music’ page to stream “Bottled Water”, the latest offering from S.J.Mak Music. Available for download soon. Enjoy 🙂
On June 25th, SJMak Music is accompanying SparkMacon at the “Making at the Museum” event, taking place at the Museum of Arts & Sciences in Macon. We’re gonna bring a few tools used by the ‘pros’ in the music industry to show how it’s done. Good fun for kids and adults alike.
More info here.
We all want to do things. A lot of things.
We want to learn to play an instrument.
We want to lose weight.
We want to ‘eat right’…whatever that means.
We want to be nicer to people.
We want to do a better job at work.
Or do we really want to?
My challenge to you today: take 2 minutes to look up the word “intent”, and then ask yourself if you really want to do the things you aspire to do.
Food for thought…your life could be totally different…if you really wanted it to be.
Can’t wait to get some video on here! Gotta take care of some technical difficulties, though…smh.