A Silent Musician

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Saturday, September 17, 2005

And this too shall pass

Ahhhh....... The end of a week. Tonight is what I needed to end my week with a good note. This week was filled with tests, report, and quizes. Sprinkled ontop of that was work and some time with Jennifer. But all that is gone for now. I sit here listening to Andy Gullahorn sing "Burning Bushes". Since the first time I heard him sing this song it has been my favorite. It almost makes me cry everytime I sing with it. I most always have to listen to it twice, I just repeated it. Another song that is one of my favorites is Smell the Color Nine. It is similar to Burning Bushes but instead of having all these miricles around me that I don't see, I learn to be content with the everyday miricle of life. I don't know what I would do without music. I have always felt that music touches places and feelings that words alone can't reach. It evokes emotions more powerfully than words. I love that someone's entire walk with Christ can be summed up in about 3 minutes of words and notes. That is why I respect musicians so much, their words are so concise and powerful. There is a country song that cracks me up everytime I hear it. The song is about a songwriter who's car needs alot of fixing and the mechanic is an amature singer/songwriter who play him a song. It's pretty funny. (Alan Jackson- The Talkin' Song Repair Blues) Anyways that really does go with my music is powerful tangent just read the song.

It is Sabbath now... It is time to rest, time to relax, time to reenergize. Happy Sabbath


Blogger Amy said...

jeremy, i remember once when you were in academy you wrote me a note; it was coherent, and funny, not just some little boy scrawl. i remember thinking then that you had grown up without me realizing it. now it's just amazing looking at who you are; the way you write, the things you talk about, your vast knowledge--it's all very mature.

i like "talking song repair blues" too. it's good from a songwriter's perspective (though i'm not one myself) because like dad says, in nashville everyone's a songwriter but obviously not everyone is a good songwriter. people know that it takes specialized knowledge and technical skill to fix a car, but they think any joe can write a song. "talking song repair blues" is kind of a jab at that kind of thinking becuase there's important elements--word choice, structure, and other parts of the formula--that make the difference between good songs and ones that are just plain ordinary, or worse. it's funny.

9/18/2005 10:08 AM  

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