Podesla teaches “Your Will”

Saint Lewis’s honorary Atlanta-area guitarist, the amazing Matt Podesla, blessed me with a bit of his time – between Matt Redman shows, and before his tour with John Mark McMillian gets underway – to help give us a detailed lesson on his studio parts for the Saint Lewis single “Your Will”… this is not only educational, but entertaining, & if I didn’t already make it clear, Podesla is an incredible guy. Enjoy!

By the way, if you are looking for a chart, the most accurate & detailed one is available from PraiseCharts.com

Shannon interviewed by Nate Fancher

I’ve been so far behind on blogging, I hadn’t yet mentioned this…

Goin’ Home with Whosoever South

Ready for a laugh? Me… in a hip-hop music video! Whosoever South are ministry friends, & partners in the gospel, locally. I was honored to play acoustic guitar in this video for my friends. Learned it note-for-note! 

 

One creative’s struggle with discipleship…

I am a creative.

Bought my first record when I was 5: since, I’ve bought thousands – 8 tracks, vinyl, cassettes, CDs, and MP3s.  I don’t just listen to good music – I get lost in it – it envelops me.

Wrote my first song at 6 and and haven’t stopped writing since, recording multiple  CDs/Cassettes of originals with three different bands, and sang/played-on multiple other full-lengths and assorted other singles by other like-minded creatives.

I have done sculpture, placed first in competitions with my pencils and charcoals, and painted some unique portraiture with oils on canvas.

I do wood-working, building my own studio furniture, entertainment systems, desks, tables, and bookshelves.

I’ve written three film-scripts (directed two into short indie-films – no, you can’t see them), hundreds (maybe closer to a thousand) of poems, written one novel (& giving input on 3 others), and have developed a number of other literary ideas extensively.

I am a creative and I create, & am not afraid of that fact: I feel most alive when I am expressing myself creatively, and helping other unlock that same creativity.

When I create, I feel closer to God and see Him more clearly.

As a creative I will admit it: we creatives do not naturally “disciple” very well [Read more…]

REVIEW: John Mark McMillan – “ECONOMY”

I remember the first time I heard John Mark McMillian’s debut indie CD, HOPE ANTHOLOGY vol.1 (you can buy it for a reasonable price HERE).  It was later Summer ’02, & I was coming off of a multi-month Wilco-induced musical high brought on by the brilliance of YANKEE FOXTROT HOTEL and John Mark’s artsy indie-folk was just what the doctor ordered.  A couple years later I was one of the early-adopters who introduced “How He Loves” as a corporate worship song (thanks in part to the encouragement of Kelanie Gloeckler) years before the “sloppy wet kiss” controversy burned like wildfire through the church, much to my surprise: my only concern was the song’s wordiness, but it moved me to tears every single time I led it – even listened to it – so I didn’t really much concern myself with the debate. [Read more…]