Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The First Time taken offline ...

I've been in contact with a friend that used to work in the music industry. He has advised me to take the song off-line until I get it patented / copyrighted. Right now he is working on it for me. So things are happening ....

If you have downloaded the song. Please help me by not distributing it to other people until I up it again. Cheers and God Bless!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

New song ... The First Time

How this song came about was completely out of a blue. I never expected to write a song that day and especially in the early morning. So here an account of how I came to writing this song ... 

I woke up yesterday morning, showered and was feeling really lethargic. It was a really cold morning and I wasn't up to doing anything. So I made myself a cup of really hot coffee, sat at my work desk and surfed Youtube watching some Gary V.'s music videos. There was this one particular video that had a little girl in it and I was thinking she looks so much like RobynMae (my 9 yr old). I've always known this, but, it suddenly dawned on me that next year she will be 10, moving on to her preteens stage.  That made me wished that I could just stop time, hold her in my arms and never let her go.

This is one of those moments that you have a flood of emotions come crashing in. I really didn't know how to handle it or expressed it. So I closed the Safari (the equivalent to IE on Windows) and walked away from the computer for a couple of minutes to collect my thoughts. Then I sat back down again at my desk and picked up my guitar. I needed to get it off my chest.

It didn't take me long to write this song, but it's the hardest song for me to write to date and singing it was even harder still. It didn't really help the situation when I sang it to my wife (Christina) and she was just balling. For those of you who are single, this song may not mean much. But it will probably strike a note with those parents who have daughter / daughters.

Are there any spiritual lessons that can be learnt out of this. I believe everything we do there are lessons to be learnt cause God is always speaking. As to this particular situation, I'm not too sure. But one thing I do know ...  after realizing how much I can love my children, and if that's how much my Father in heaven loves me, I'm eternally blessed. But I know He loves me and my children even more than I can ever imagine ... That My Friends! It's the GREATEST LOVE OF ALL! What would be your response to Him? God Bless y'all!

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Exciting News!!

Boy! Have I got some news for y'all! ... Ok, it's not what you think, Integrity Music did not get back to me, neither did Paul Baloche. Actually for all ya know, they didn't even get my demo cds.

However, this news is still exciting. I've been invited to sing at the Spring Gospel and Arts Festival here at Perth. The strangest thing would be, I'll probably be the only performer who hasn't released an album :P This was made possible because of a pastor I met at a church. When he first approached me to tell me I have a great and anointed voice, I was a bit skeptical (just as I would be with everyone else actually). He said he'd like to keep in touch and help me get connected with the people in music ministry here. Trust me when I say I've heard this once too many times to pay much attention to it. But to my surprise, he meant what he said. Which is very rare. To cut the long story short, he played one of my demo track (Hear My Cry) to the organizer and they loved it. Now here I am with an invitation to sing at a festival held at a park. So I would like to say a big thank you to Pastor Rick Milligan. Thank you for seeing the potential in me and the anointing of God upon my life and most of all, launching me into the ministry that I believe God has called me to here in Perth.