The perfect Aussie Christmas

This is probably even funnier for we Aussies enjoying cold european Christmases:     The slip’n’slide kills me every time.

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Orchestra Flashmob in Nürnberg

A friend from Nürnberg recently sent me this video of the Staatsphilharmonie (the ‘house’ orchestra at the theater where I used to work) doing a Beethoven flashmob in the Altstadt. It’s good to see some familiar faces, and be reminded of how beautiful Nürnberg is…

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Guitar Build – part 2 (finished!)

If you’ve been paying any attention to my Instagram or Flickr feeds over the last few weeks, you’ll have noticed that I finished my guitar building project, and it looks sweet. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a ‘before’ picture (the body was black) but here are some shots taken during the process, and at the end: I haven’t yet had a chance to set the […]

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Singing the composers’ names in their own style

This is just brilliant. Save yourself three years of music history classes and watch this (or perhaps you need three years of music history classes in order to get the jokes?) I think my favourite part is when they get to Stockhausen. Via 22 Words (and the Bel Canto FB page)

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Lyric video for ‘Promises were made’

Here’s a lyric / chords video I’ve made (my first attempt at one of these things)  for ‘Promises were made (You are faithful)‘: Don’t forget, you can download the lead sheet & chord chart, and the MP3, to use yourself, or give to your music team.

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The world’s greatest worship leader

The world’s greatest worship leader

I came across this yesterday, one of those random suggested videos that YouTube likes to show; perhaps you’ve already seen it, but I thought it was funny. It’s worth watching till the end for the closing song:

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White wine in the sun?

White wine in the sun?

It’s that time of year again, when many of my fellow antipodeans share this video: And I can understand why. Tim Minchin, in clever (it’s almost as if he sets a page of The God Delusion to the score of Les Mis) and witty lyrics sum up how a lot of people feel about Christmas. I even agree with his words against commercialisation. The music […]

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Your story is too small

Your story is too small

Stories are powerful things, and I’m blessed to be able to make a living from bringing stories to life on stage. Stories help us empathise and see life from another’s perspective. Stories can be ways of helping people, and societies find or establish their identities. One of the helpful aspects of the recent rise of post-modern Christianity (sometimes called post-evangelicalism) is the valuing of stories. […]

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Jesus’ Precious Blood – accoustic video

Jesus’ Precious Blood – accoustic video

Just another plug for the IBC Many Places Many Faces CD Project… I made this video of Jesus’ Precious Blood (a song Tim Burstow & I wrote back in 2005) for the MPMF YouTube channel: Here’s the lead sheet. Don’t forget to get the free Noisetrade download before the 16th of November.

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The Angels Were Singing – MPJ

The Angels Were Singing – MPJ

Matthew Perryman Jones wrote this after his father died. Suffice it to say that it brings certain memories to the forefront, and I find it incredibly moving. Get the whole album for free on Noisetrade this week only.

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Best ever ‘how to tie a bow-tie’ video.

Best ever ‘how to tie a bow-tie’ video.

This is great. I already know how to tie a bow-tie (friends don’t let friends wear pre-tied ties) but it still takes me several minutes to dress the knot. h/t Buzzfeed

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This changes everything

Here’s Keith Green Matt Papa again for Resurrection Sunday:   This song by Ben Cantelon is also good:

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