I have been encouraged in recent weeks to apply the “Lottery Test” to things I undertake in everyday life. The test is simple. Were I to win the the lottery and be free of financial worries, would I continue doing the things that occupy my week? Read the rest of this entry »
I have no job. It’s a bit irritating to be honest.
The circumstances are by now fairly irrelevant, but the upshot is I currently have no way of paying the bills next month, so I’m casting around for work and trying to find myself a worthwhile occupation. (In fact, if you want to help, or want to hire me, you can get further details here.)
I realise I probably already mentioned this in other posts, probably some time ago now, but I have a deep and well-fed love of good quality church music. Read the rest of this entry »
I received this comment on a post this week. I have translated it with the help of Google from the original Polish and removed the links to dodgy sites, and am now wondering if I could use this as the basis of a choral masterpiece. It’s the least I could do given how much I laughed at the sheer volume and attempt at narrative flow. Enjoy: Read the rest of this entry »
With the aim of more direct connection between thought and action, I decided to blog on the move when the fancy takes me and allow the post to e-mail its way to the web when I get to my home wi-fi and my phone performs an upload.
Does this make my blogging more authentic?
It certainly allows for a more immediate logging of stuff that occurs to me.
Can I blog truthfully and in the same mood which I had the original thought? Will it maintain the original spirit?
Playing the music in church requires a degree of honesty. People will see right through a brilliant but jaded player eventually. It may be OK to pull off the occasional service when you’re not in the mood, but generally you should be mentally and spiritually up for it.
There is a tangible difference between the services where the musicians are going for truth and honesty of spirit; and where they aren’t so much.
It’s not like a blog. You can’t edit and publish it. It’s live and needs to be treated with that greater a measure of respect.