Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Time to begin the Journey of a cd project!

So, I'm working on a cd project. I have 25 songs written and I'm in the process of recording about 12-13 of them to make into my debut cd. My goal is to do a little in the studio each day, but I couldn't have planned for the days that teaching wore me out like today.  I have not done a thing in the studio today because I can barely think straight. I will work hard to do better in the future. In the meantime I can use alot of prayer for this project because I am working hard to see the finished product realized. For years I have performed all over Texas and Massachusetts and many people have come to me asking me if I had a cd or some material that they could buy. As I watched them, money in hand, I had to say that I had nothing that they could take home with them to enjoy in their car or at their home. When I said this they would leave, walking away confused as if they didn't understand why I didn't have a cd out already. For years I have struggled with even picturing myself with a cd out, let alone recording music. 

So many people have poured into me that it is now time to give something back. God has blessed me with a gift and it is an insult to not make that gift available so that my music ministry can touch lives again and again. With that, I am diligently working from my home studio. I have spent about 2 years buying recording equipment and now I have enough to get started. My wife is an AMAZING photographer and she has already given me a photo shoot that I will use for my cd cover and jacket. All I need to do is continue to record the instruments, have recordings of my voice that I am happy with, mix the tracks, and then finally master the entire album (all of which I plan to do all by myself.) I have found a company who can make the cd's for me and then I will be all set. 

This is a very exciting time, because I have always thought about doing this but now the time has come to step out and trust God on this. Continue to look out for updates on this as I will keep you informed as to the progress of this major project. Thanks for all of your support!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Welcome Readers!

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for taking a look at my new blog. I got interested in this blogging business because my wife is a huge blogger and she thought it would be something that I could get into. So, here I am!

My big interest are music, my faith, and just my life in general, so I wanted to have a blog that I could journal mainly in those 3 areas. 

I hope reading my blog will not only make you think, but that it will encourage you to do whatever you feel compelled to do in your life. I will do my best to share stories, links, and anything else that could give you something to think about, and how that information can be applied to your life. Looking forward to your comments and your thoughts as I start this new adventure online!