Sunday, March 22, 2009

Mystery by Selah

I don't dance or juggle, but I DO play guitar, sing and write songs. The Elephant's Child recently took a brave step and put some of her poems on a blog. I think she's a lot like me in that it was NOT an easy thing to do (i.e. putting it all out there for people to view). I was also encouraged by an old (mid 40's, heh heh) friend to post some of my work and then there's Jason, who doesn't seem to shy about posting his work (which is also, sometimes, my work).

I'll start out with me singing a song by Selah in church a few years ago. It's not a professional recording--just my son with our video camera. But I love this song and will probably sing it at Christmas every year as long as I have a chance. In the future, I'll post some of my original recordings. There are a few bad notes here. Maybe you'll notice them.

I should also mention that the pianist is my wonderful mother-in-law.


15 comments:

Cheryl said...

You have a beautiful voice!

(And I have frighteningly talented blogging friends.)

Toni said...

Lighter held high, groupie Toni rocks out to tbe beat. Oh wait, that was in the 80's. No matter, 'cuz I can vouge for Big D. He sure can sing!!!
Blessings,
~Toni~

Elephantschild said...

Toni - we hold up our cell phones now. :)

Great job-- That's not exactly an easy piece to sing!

Veronica said...

AWESOME job! It is a tough song, one that I happen to LOVE! Toni sent me over from her blog. You guys really know how to "Rock" Life. Love it!! Hope I get to see/hear more!

Randy said...

Rog,

It sounded great! I say this unbiased as well since we're friends. Sure, it's a bit scary to put your work out there. I knew that feeling a long time ago when I went into broadcasting. Keep up the good work.

Randy

hunnybeemay said...

It is scary to put your stuff out there for everyone, but I agree...very good. I love Selah too, and listen to Rose of Bethelem cd all year long. Can't wait to hear some of your originals. Hey, maybe I'll get brave and share some of my stuff too. Let the creative juices flow!!

Julia Smith said...

Hi - I'm Sniz's and Toni's blog friend - I've actually been here a few times, a while ago. But Toni had the link up at her blog, so here I am.

I get the same feeling of nerves whenever I post my poems or fiction on my blog. Can't help it - that's just how it goes. But I do it anyway. Please keep posting your singing! This was awesome. You really handled a complex piece with assurance.

Frank Gillespie said...

BD, How the heck do you sing that good sitting down?!?!?

Uvulapie said...

I have no problems posting songs about woodland creatures (including an upcoming song about fruit bats that might be the sign that my muse has returned from sabbatical) but asking me to put out something that doesn't mask my heart in silliness is an entirely different matter.

Elephantschild said...

Frank, I was wondering the same thing!

Steve Martin said...

I think you need an agent.

I will only take 60% of the gross and you get to keep 25% of all endorsement monies.

I've already got you booked for three Sundays at small Lutheran church in Peoria. But it'll just get crazy big from there.

(You were terrific! Wonderful voice!)

Rebekah said...

Not bad. Not bad at'all. Especially for a Big Doofus ;)

Thanks for sharing it with us

Mayhem And Miracles said...

Uuuuuuum, WOW! You can sing, Doofus! Really well, I might add. Beautiful. I'm glad you decided to share!

eally said...

Wow, a comedian, a Big
Doofus AND a singer? Sniz has the whole package with you doesn't she? LOL Great job by the way...kudos to you for putting it out there too!!

Anonymous said...

Roger, this is my favorite song I have ever heard you sing, you nail it. The words SO AWESOME! Thanks for sharing with us all!

Lehi