Thanksgiving Theme Songs

Thank You, Lord:

It Wouldn’t Be Enough:

Jesus, We Just Want to Thank You:

Our best focus is in gratitude for Jesus Christ who saves us from our sins. Biggest blessing of our lives!πŸ˜„β€

The Trouble with Outdoor Gigs in Florida

Weather.

So, Saturday, our gig day, is expecting rain. 90% chance. Even these weatherpeople have trouble getting that high of a chance wrong. So, we will know tomorrow afternoon if they decide to call it off and reschedule.

As for me, I am content. Outdoor Gigs used to be exhilerating for me but as I have matured, they have become rather obnoxious. More effort and hard on you and your voice for the same price. And we live in a rain forest until November. Instead of fun it is a pain in the neck.

But enough whining, sorry for all that pessimistic reality. I am quite content. Outside, inside, matters not. The entertainment is the thing… helping people remember good and happy things. This is what it is about. And I am thankful for every gig God provides and the strength to do them and our wonderful band family to do them with. It is fantastic to make beautiful and fun music together. God has blessed us and we all feel and acknowledge it.πŸ˜„β€

Learning a New Instrument

So, having been a pianist for as long as I can remember, I have decided I don’t quite have enough to do and have decided to learn the bass guitar. I love the bass and have always wanted to play it. And I understand theory but do not want to learn that way because practically with working musicians, it helps very much to free float, be able to change keys in a heartbeat, walk around, just learn the instrument well. I took acoustic/classical guitar for 3 years as a kid so I have a start. So, for the glory of God and worship to Him, here we go… yippee!πŸ˜„β€πŸŽΈπŸŽΆ

A Surprise Gig Tomorrow

So, all of a sudden, we were called today to cover for a guitarist and singer that had to bail on the gig for work. That is unheard of… 2 people to bail out of a gig last minute. I mean, we even gig sick as a dog, but for work, ya gotta do it. So, they called us, our old buddies from an earlier band. And of course we are going to help them out. So here we go tomorrow at Old Town in Celebration/Kissimmee on the main stage. So n excited and wanted to give a shout of praise to God for turning the hurricane for us (whoo hoo, praise God!) and let you know that if you keep good contacts and musical relationships, we help each other and I am thankful for that. So, I am grateful and excited right now and wanted to share that goodness from God! No, back to work and getting my book ready and learning some songs. Come by tomorrow if you are around. Love you!πŸ˜„β€

Band Family Practice

I am in two bands, the band at church to worship God with my talent and our band that makes money playing oldies variety music to help seniors relive their good days and bring them joy all over central Florida. Tonight, we had band practice for our 5 piece band. And it is so fun. We have good clean fun and only play the best songs, always uplifting and good classic or iconic songs. And our entire band has played together for over a year and a half (and four of us for two years and three of us for five years). We have so much fun and are very much a band family. And we all need a break in our week and love getting together to jam. Even with no gigs in the summer (there just aren’t any in Florida in the summer, thank God because when there are gigs they are outside- too hot), we all still want to keep playing. Just makes us a tighter band family. And we are hoping to work on a couple more originals. So fun and exciting. It is wonderful. I love being part of two band families, and all of us are Christians in both bands. Best bandsnin the world- all get along and play great music together. So precious!πŸ˜„β€

Music Madness

I am of the opinion that music should uplift and glorify God. Of course, I am of the opinion that everyone and everything should do that first and foremost, so this is just an extension of that core belief. But when I hear music that dishonor Him by using His name in vain or speaking naturally or worse, alluringly of sin, it now rubs me wrong and I have to reject it and change the station or leave the room if I have no control over it. I choose to not put into my head anything that will work against my life goal of honoring my God. And I believe we have to make this stand for the sake of our beliefs. Sin will try to kill us or dumb us down any way it can and we do not have to sit back and let it. This is why God says to stand firm against the darts of the evil one. They always come in disguise as harmless and before you know it, it is trying to choke you in the night. Beware of music madness, stick with uplifting music and even better music that honors God.πŸ˜„β€

Just Can’t Get Into Yes

My husband loves the band Yes. He really wants me to like the band. And I really have tried very hard to like the band. I love Bruford on drums, could listen to him all day, appreciate thr bass work, like the guitar and appreciate all the effort n into it. And I find myself enjoying the instrumental parts. But the vocals. I know tons of people love them. I just can’t. The vocals almost turns my stomach. Not just the annoying timbre of his voice but the harmonies are off-putting and they don’t sing one single meaningful word. In fact, every band now that does not have Christian spiritually meaningful lyrics rubs me wrong. I have no time, patience, desire to hear any secular band except instrumentals. It is a new thing for me and I see it as a direct result of my own spiritual maturity in my personal walk and relationship with my loving Heavenly Father. And that is just how it is now. I do not apologize for it. I just have different requirements to warrant my time and listening attention. I just want to hear my God lifted up and worshipped. That is my priority and focus. ❀