Sorry the blog has been so quiet lately – it’s been a bit of a crazy couple of weeks. I moved back to Northern Ireland on Tuesday, so had a very full few days of enjoying Glasgow and my friends there, before diving straight into work.
No lyrics today, but I thought I’d share a few of the albums I’ve been listening to lately….
Carlos Whitakker’s EP is FINALLY on iTunes UK… you will want to pick this EP up, seriously – it’s great. I can now stop listening to the chorus of this on repeat on Los’ website, and listen to it in it’s entirety. I love the chorus, the audacity of it, the trust… I long to sing those words honestly.
We fix our eyes on You, You are God alone
We fix our eyes on You, You’re our only hope
For all we have to lose is our very souls
Save us from these comforts
Break us of our need for the familiar
Spare us any joy that’s not of You
And we will worship You
Yeah, we will worship You
Satisfy us, Lord, in Your unfailing love
Satisfy us, Lord, that You would be enough
We have nothing here, let Your kingdom come
I have been falling in love with poetry all over again lately, and in particular performance poetry. There is something that moves me so deeply when I listen to words being performed; the rhythm and the cadence, the beat.
I recently discovered the IndieFeed: Performance Poetry podcast, and have been listening to it non-stop for the last few days. There is such a wealth of good material in it, it’s worth digging through the archives if you like what you hear.
My favourite piece so far is probably still Anis Mojgani’s “Shake The Dust”. He performed it at TWLOHA Heavy & Light tour recently, where this was recorded…
“When the world knocks at your front door
Clutch the knob tightly
And open on up…”
I finished off the edits from the Aspden wedding a couple weeks back, and with their permission are now using some of the images to help promote my work. There’s a gallery of 30 images up on the site now – please do check it out here and let me know what you think! It’s definitely a steep learning curve, but I’m happy with what I got for a first attempt. Excited to start thinking about my next wedding.