Category Archives: Quirky

I Grew a Beard

The boys had a snow day today, so when this catchy little tune about growing beards popped into my head, I knew I had to enlist them in making a video. Yes, it is ridiculous. Yes, a good time was … Continue reading

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Attention

Here’s what happens on a Friday morning when I’ve been trying to load Kontakt all week long, and I open up a new Logic Pro file to verify my failure, and am then led astray by the ear candy of … Continue reading

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I’m Down

While I was working on a song for Colin a few days ago, I had an idea for a little ditty: “I’m Down” (MP3). It was more a way for me to work out some jazz harmonies rather than my … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary

This year’s anniversary was one of the weirder ones in Amy and my 21 years of marriage. I’ve been on sabbatical in Richmond, VA, working with the Urban Doxology Songwriting Internship and writing a new book, while Amy has stayed … Continue reading

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I Feel Sad for Canadians

On this July 4th, it wouldn’t be right to gloat about what a great nation the USA is without feeling a little twinge of sadness for our neighbors to the north. My son Theo put it best when he held … Continue reading

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#14

I knew I’d never be able to live with myself if I didn’t complete the FAWM challenge. So here I am on the last Friday night of the month finishing up my 14th and final song, appropriately titled “#14.” Also … Continue reading

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The FAWM Freakout March

I needed to take a break from all the dark, serious stuff I’ve been writing, so I decided to write a FAWM theme song in the form of a march: MP3. Fa fa fa fa FAWM You make me ca … Continue reading

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Toothpaste

I’m a “push neatly from the bottom of the tube” type of person. My wife is a “grab and squeeze until something gives” type of person. I sometimes look at the mangled tube and wonder “What did that poor thing … Continue reading

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Raisins

Taking a break from all the seriousness, here’s a goofy little kid’s song: Raisins. Yesterday I was rehearsing with a piano-playing mom. She had to take a call, so I entertained her son Blake with a song about the raisins … Continue reading

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Blest Is the Man Whose Bowels Move

What this world needs is more hymns about digestive regularity, don’t you agree?¬†Well, wait no longer, world, because Isaac Watts and Greg have you covered. Two decades ago, a friend of mine showed me the Isaac Watts’ text “Blest Is … Continue reading

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