i've been very slack with posts, sorry. Quite a lot going on, actually. I will amend my ways as of this week. Anyway, I'm still hosting the "youthmultimedia" group on Yahoo, but have decided to start a Facebook group called "Multimedia in Ministry" as well. It's here. Feel free to follow.
I thought I'd collect here some records of a few years of Easter of Holy Week worship. Because I'm not a congregational minister, these are a mixture of other kinds of events - mid-Holy Week chapel at college, an event for Deacons that combined a bunch of other ideas, and more recently a 'family' event in my local church. All variously on my blog but hard to find....
use at your own peril. and thanks to my main influences, whose words are throughout the above, never officialy quoted - cheryl lawrie and roddy hamilton. they are not responsible in any way for my own words of mass distraction!
I'm in the process of finalising a family cookbook which we'll publish privately through Lulu.com. I wanted to see what their paper, printing and binding quality was, so as a trial I've just published a book of 45 of my photos taken on my iPhone using the Hipstamatic app. The book quality is excellent and the photos don't look too bad!
Photos of food, scenery, wineries, our garden, art exhibitions and other stuff.
Of course this is short-run digital publishing so it isnt cheap. For a hard-cover photo or recipe book, we're talking $25 before you start to add pages. Then its 25c a page. Then you have to pay freight. So the cookbooks won't be cheap, but they will be 'family heirlooms'...
Anyway, I'm pretty pleased with my little example of vanity publishing...
yep, a new month of emusic and noisetrade albums plus a couple that i paid proper money for....actually the emusic albums are $6 each and I gifted myself a few after Christmas... I have to say that Uncut Magazine is a great source for finding new stuff. and NoiseTrade is so excellent. BTW I'm telling you where I got them from. they're probably all on iTunes...
"If" - Bill Ryder-Jones - former lead guitarist for The Coral makes a lush, orchestral, cinematic album. gorgeous. on iTunes.
"The Sound of His Own Voice" - John Wesley Harding (aka Wesley Stace) - we discovered him while in the US and I love his early work. He had a folky period and now this star-studded album of treats. on YepRoc. (hmmm.. why is their website down today of all days...)
"Gentle Stream" - The Amazing - Swedish band that sounds like 70's east coast USA psych-folk rock with a jazzy drummer.... emusic.com
"Awkward Annie" - Kate Rusby - sublime English folk singer. I wish she'd played River Song in Dr Who and sung... emusic.com
"A New Day Yesterday" - Joe Bonamassa - have heard of this American blues guitar virtuoso but just plugged into him. emusic.com
"Variete" - Marc Almond - yes THE Marc Almond from Soft Cell. Campy, theatrical, melancholic. I love it. emusic.com
"Yesterday and Today" - The Field - another album by these remarkable Swedish electronic whizzes. listen to them. please. emusic.com
"Take No Thought For Tomorrow" - White Heath - Scottish mob who do a sort of theatrical rock thing. i mean The Decemberists meets Jethro Tull, or maybe Queen meets Sting meets... err.... Bob Evans... emusic.com
Leonard Cohen tribute by En Boca De - featuring Jackson Browne, kd lang, Nick Cave, Lambchop, Suzanne Vega.... emusic.com
"Live on San Francisco" - Marketa Irglova - co-star of "Once" and former co-memebr of The Swell Season. no more to be said, really. donationware on NoiseTrade.
"Quincy Jones Gold" - Quincy Jones. no I will not explain. go and get a musical education. emusic.com
"Open the Door" - Pentangle - iconic English folk group.... emusic.com
"Man With a Love Song" - James Hill - FANTASTIC ukulele album. I LOVE IT! iTunes
"Kensington Blues" - Jack Rose - stellar acoustic guitarist. think John Fahey etc... emusic.com
"Season of the Sparks" - Adrian Crowley - What? another brooding, melancholy baritone? yeah.... so good. emusic.com
and a couple of old Tom Waits albums and Roxy Music albums ... "Velociraptor" by Kasabian...iTunes...