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This week is Shabbat Shirah, the Sabbath of Song, and as has been my custom these past few years I use this week to take stock of my music-making.

Kabbalat Shabbat is fully composed, except for the editing. Details behind a cut to keep your friends page short )

Pesukei d'Zimrah remains stalled. I'm starting to feel bad again about the prospect that it might never get performed, so once KabShab is done I hope to return to PDZ and get it rolling again.

Bible Bystanders is also stalled. That's got better prospects than PDZ, I suppose, so I should get back to it; I have some ideas that I haven't had time to flesh out. And my kids are soon going to be too old to appreciate it.

I am not singing. Well, I sing to myself, and I sometimes am shaliach tzibbur, but this year I haven't been taking voice lessons and I'm not in a chorus any more and I'm not in a small group. That sucks. Again, cut for length. )

And so, my fellow netizens, the State of Andrew's Music is mixed. I'm excited and proud about KabShab; I'm depressed about PDZ, Bystanders, and about not singing.
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This week is Shabbat Shirah, the Sabbath of Song, and as has been my custom these past few years I use this week to take stock of my music-making.

Kabbalat Shabbat is fully composed, except for the editing. Details behind a cut to keep your friends page short )

Pesukei d'Zimrah remains stalled. I'm starting to feel bad again about the prospect that it might never get performed, so once KabShab is done I hope to return to PDZ and get it rolling again.

Bible Bystanders is also stalled. That's got better prospects than PDZ, I suppose, so I should get back to it; I have some ideas that I haven't had time to flesh out. And my kids are soon going to be too old to appreciate it.

I am not singing. Well, I sing to myself, and I sometimes am shaliach tzibbur, but this year I haven't been taking voice lessons and I'm not in a chorus any more and I'm not in a small group. That sucks. Again, cut for length. )

And so, my fellow netizens, the State of Andrew's Music is mixed. I'm excited and proud about KabShab; I'm depressed about PDZ, Bystanders, and about not singing.

Dad's Boat

Jul. 10th, 2007 09:54 pm
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The rough mix of Dad's Boat (a patter song for Noah's three sons) is now up at http://www.biblebystanders.com/DadsBoat/ Thanks to Steve Ebstein, Peter Squires, and Martin Wahl for their vocal talents. I hope you'll find this song amusing.

Dad's Boat

Jul. 10th, 2007 09:54 pm
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The rough mix of Dad's Boat (a patter song for Noah's three sons) is now up at http://www.biblebystanders.com/DadsBoat/ Thanks to Steve Ebstein, Peter Squires, and Martin Wahl for their vocal talents. I hope you'll find this song amusing.

Progress!

Jun. 19th, 2007 10:01 pm
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With many thanks to my dear friend Susan Rubin, I am pleased to announce the availability of another song from Bible Bystanders. The rough mix of Hush, Puppies can now be downloaded from biblebystanders.com/HushPuppies -- I probably won't get a chance to polish the mix for a couple of weeks, but considering that it's just a rough mix I'm quite pleased with it.

(I also have a trio scheduled to record Dad's Boat in three weeks, so I'm pretty happy.)

Progress!

Jun. 19th, 2007 10:01 pm
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With many thanks to my dear friend Susan Rubin, I am pleased to announce the availability of another song from Bible Bystanders. The rough mix of Hush, Puppies can now be downloaded from biblebystanders.com/HushPuppies -- I probably won't get a chance to polish the mix for a couple of weeks, but considering that it's just a rough mix I'm quite pleased with it.

(I also have a trio scheduled to record Dad's Boat in three weeks, so I'm pretty happy.)
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I've updated the "Bible Bystanders" website (www.BibleBystanders.com) with some real content --- two more demo mp3s (lacking vocals, though) and lyrics and pdf scores for three pieces.

I'm having some trouble with the lyrics to "Build It High", though. Here's what I have so far... )
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I've updated the "Bible Bystanders" website (www.BibleBystanders.com) with some real content --- two more demo mp3s (lacking vocals, though) and lyrics and pdf scores for three pieces.

I'm having some trouble with the lyrics to "Build It High", though. Here's what I have so far... )
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I've registered the domain name BibleBystanders.com for my "Bible Bystanders" songwriting/recording project. So the old temporary link to Horsing Around won't work -- it can now be found on the BibleBystanders.com homepage. (For now, that's the only thing up there.)

Enjoy it, and happy Purim!
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I've registered the domain name BibleBystanders.com for my "Bible Bystanders" songwriting/recording project. So the old temporary link to Horsing Around won't work -- it can now be found on the BibleBystanders.com homepage. (For now, that's the only thing up there.)

Enjoy it, and happy Purim!
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Recorded, produced, and uploaded my first completed track from Bible Bystanders, and in time for Purim.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present for your entertainment: Horsing Around (2.5MB MP3, 2:40) A humorous retelling of Esther, chapter 6, from the perspective of a stablehand.
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Recorded, produced, and uploaded my first completed track from Bible Bystanders, and in time for Purim.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present for your entertainment: Horsing Around (2.5MB MP3, 2:40) A humorous retelling of Esther, chapter 6, from the perspective of a stablehand.
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I think I've mentioned my Bible Bystanders project here before -- a collection of fun songs in various genres telling bible stories from the POV of secondary, tertiary, or completely made-up characters. I've just finished the first round of editing on the lyrics to Dad's Boat, a Gilbert-and-Sullivan-style patter song for Noah's three sons. I also have lyrics for Hush, Puppies (a lullaby sung by a mother dog on the night of the Exodus); I've got to do a bit more work on the lyrics to Build it High, a "Chain Gang"-style song for the builders at Bavel, and Smorgasbord, a song of thanksgiving by the mosquito at the end of the sixth day of Creation, but I'm hoping to have those four songs ready by the end of December.

Anyway, if you'd be interested in looking over my lyrics before I finalize these pieces, please respond to this post and I'll add you to a filter. You don't need to know the biblical sources, you don't even need to suggest specific improvements (although of course that's welcome), but I'd like detached feedback on where there are problems.
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I think I've mentioned my Bible Bystanders project here before -- a collection of fun songs in various genres telling bible stories from the POV of secondary, tertiary, or completely made-up characters. I've just finished the first round of editing on the lyrics to Dad's Boat, a Gilbert-and-Sullivan-style patter song for Noah's three sons. I also have lyrics for Hush, Puppies (a lullaby sung by a mother dog on the night of the Exodus); I've got to do a bit more work on the lyrics to Build it High, a "Chain Gang"-style song for the builders at Bavel, and Smorgasbord, a song of thanksgiving by the mosquito at the end of the sixth day of Creation, but I'm hoping to have those four songs ready by the end of December.

Anyway, if you'd be interested in looking over my lyrics before I finalize these pieces, please respond to this post and I'll add you to a filter. You don't need to know the biblical sources, you don't even need to suggest specific improvements (although of course that's welcome), but I'd like detached feedback on where there are problems.

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