Contrast is very trendy right now. Particularly the contrast between the very old and the very new. I’m sure you’ve seen those design magazines that have a picture of an old, rustic, paint-chipped door behind a brand new, super-sleek, modern chair. Or a 1920’s typewriter sitting on top of table from Ikea. There is something … Continue reading Juxtaposition :: Thoughts on using hymns in modern worship…
Many of you only know Auto-Tune as a sweet app on your phone that makes you sound like T-Pain. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg that is auto-tuning. Auto-Tune is a digital recording tool that automatically adjusts the pitch of a singer to the correct note when they miss it. It was originally … Continue reading Auto-Tuning Your Life :: The Long-term Effects Of Short-Term Convenience
I started drinking coffee in the 5th grade. My parents did it and my older brother started doing it, so I figured I should give it a shot (no pun intended). And like most kids, college girls and girly men, I killed it with an irrational amount of cream and sugar. It was something like … Continue reading Room For Cream?
A couple weeks ago I was having this great conversation with a friend over coffee. It was mostly about music theory, which for me is a great conversation because I’m a nerd like that. It brought back some memories of my music courses in college. If you are ever feeling over-confident and think that you … Continue reading Do, Re, Mi :: Thoughts On Theory And Practice
Everybody loves jazz and Jesus at Christmas time. They both start popping up in random advertisements, retail stores and restaurants everywhere in December. Once again, we drive past illuminated, plastic nativities to the sound of a swing beat on a ride cymbal. And we go shopping and drink hot Chocolate with the subtle dissonance of … Continue reading ‘Tis The Season For Jazz And Jesus