Category Archives: Quirky

Stupid Things

Sometimes people ask me how I come up with ideas for songs. It can happen in a variety of ways: sometimes I’m working with a text that suggests a particular melody; other times a particular series of chords proves fertile … Continue reading

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Chippy

Last week I wrote bright, breezy jazz tune that I immediately named “Chippy” for its upbeat, chipper character. As I revised it throughout the week, I had the humorous idea of adding lyrics with as many iterations of the word … Continue reading

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Coffee Talking

What the world needs right now is another song about coffee. This song idea has been floating around forever in my head and little scraps of paper. It started as only a phrase: “It’s just the coffee talking.” Then last … Continue reading

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Staying Home

An ode to sheltering in place during pandemics. Performed by Greg, Simon, and Theo Scheer. Want to play along? (You know you do!) Download the chordsheet here: https://musicblog.gregscheer.com/wp-content/uploads/staying_home.pdf 1. You can kiss anyone that you want to kiss,Lick anyone that … Continue reading

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I’ve Got Joy!

This Sunday at Fuller Ave, Nate was preaching from 2 Corinthians 13:11: “Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice!” The service was all about joy, so we decided the praise set should be a rambunctious Sunday School Singalong. On a long bike … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Carol

As the year draws to a close, one has to take stock and observe, “That sucked.” Yes, 2018 was about the worst year since 7th grade. Worst. Year. Ever. The good news? It can only go up from here. To … Continue reading

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A Christian’s Duty

When one of the members of the St. Sinner Orchestra went to the hospital with a bowel obstruction, I knew just the song to cheer him up: Blest Is the Man Whose Bowels Move. I wrote a tune (“A CHRISTIAN’S┬áDUTY) … Continue reading

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A Conference Call with Myself

I was scheduled for a conference call at 1pm today. I followed the link on my computer and waited until start time. As it got closer to 1pm, I noticed I was the only participant. Hmmm… So I followed the … Continue reading

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That’s When Lonely Begins

Sometimes you just have to go with it, you know? A phrase popped into my head mid-afternoon: “That’s when lonely begins.” It was a title in search of a country song. Five hours later it’s written, recorded, and posted to … Continue reading

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Two Christmases

The final song in my Christmas triumvirate is not a church song at all. As I was working on Christmas songs for worship during March’s songwriting retreat, I began thinking about how unsettling it must be for my boys to … Continue reading

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