Category Archives: Rock and/or Roll

Heimweh

You may know that I’m writing my second book. With a due date of October 5 (my birthday, in case you’re wondering), I’m spending long stretches of time alone, focused on writing and editing while everyone else frolics outside my … Continue reading

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Psalm 149 at Cardiphonia

Exactly one year and a day after its premiere at Church of the Servant, “Psalm 149: Let God’s People Sing a New Song” is appearing on the latest Cardiphonia release. Psalms 135-150 (Volume One) by Greg Scheer Bruce Benedict and the … Continue reading

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All Hallow’s Eve, Sine Nomine Quartet

Last year I wrote a song cycle called One Long Year. This year, I’ve been trying to figure out what I’m going to do with it, if anything. This month, I’m recording my setting of Psalm 149 for a new Cardiphonia … Continue reading

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Over Oceans

It’s been far too long since I’ve updated my blog. The sad fact is that I’ve been busy working rather than writing music. (The indignities I suffer in order to feed my family!) I shouldn’t complain too much. Part of my work … Continue reading

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Deep Calls to Deep

After Easter, I often feel the need to shun my to do list, taking a little time for renewal and creation. (Hence the term, “recreation.”) This Eastertide it took the form of an idea for bass that came to me last week. … Continue reading

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Rock Riff

Before the rest of the staff arrived this morning, I was trying out my ESP Strat copy, making sure it was ready to sell. It is. In fact, it’s sounding fine and has all the characteristic bite you’d expect from … 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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#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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All Swept Away

Listen to the MP3, and then read on. This the final song in my “One Long Year” project–the postlude as it were. This is the song in which his life flashes before his eyes. I apologize for the ridiculously bad performance. … Continue reading

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If I Leave It All Behind

I’ve had the seed of this song in my idea files for something like 10 years. I decided that it would fit well in the context of my One Long Year project, so I finally got down to the task of … Continue reading

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