It’s official. I shall be recording my first full length worship album. Do I really understand what I’m getting myself into? Absolutely… not. I do but I’m not really knowing what to expect as it gets closer.

I had a very intense meeting with the worship team last night after the service. That’s twelve people including myself that met to talk about our ideas for the worship service. It sounds like we’re all very excited about what’s to come but the burden mostly lies on my shoulders because of my ambition. I hope that I don’t go crazy making this sound absolutely, insanely wonderful. I need to get some help in recording because there’s so much that I’ll have to do.

I also talked to the church’s engineer Les Kahn, who won a Grammy for Paul Winter’s Spanish Angel album which was recorded in 1992. He’s very willing to help me get what I need from this recording but he also talked my ambition down to a real goal. His suggestion, very well noted I might say, was to keep everything down to 24 tracks. I originally thought, “heck, as many as I can get my hands on…” but the reality is I don’t have 3 months to mix and perfect this project. Being that it’ll be a live album, I won’t need to make it tip top perfection etc, etc. But I’m very much looking forward to what’s ahead. I, Micah, will be producing and engineering a whole album and I’m still just a student. Who could ask for more?!! lol

And you know what? This is really something that might change me in one way or another. For a little while now, I’ve thought about what would happen when I met an old friend from high school or run into someone I hadn’t seen in a while. What would I have to mention to these people normally? Nothing too special. But by the end of the semester, I’ll hopefully be able to say “I’m proud to say I have produced and engineered my own CD”. Who at the age of 23 can say something like that? I’d imagine a very small majority.

So for a guy that’s so busy, what do I do on MWFSat and Sun during my free time? Absolutely nothing usually. I’ll occasionally work on my church’s website, my personal website, i’ll look for deals online. But I love being able to relax. Soon these days will be over so I need to take advantage of my time.

I saw Donnie Darko tonight. What a strange, deep movie.

Gary Jules

All around me are familiar faces,
worn out places, worn out faces,
Bright and early for their daily races,
going nowhere, going nowhere,
And their tears are filling up their glasses,
no expression, no expression,
Hide my head, I want to drown my sorrow,
no tomorrow, no tomorrow.

And I find it kind of funny,
I find it kind of sad,
The dreams in which I’m dying
are the best I’ve every had.
I find it hard to tell you,
cause I find it hard to take,
when people run in circles,
it’s a very, very
Mad World

Children waiting for the day they feel good,
Happy birthday, happy birthday,
Made to feel the way that every child should
sit and listen, sit and listen.
Went to school and I was very nervous,
No one knew me, no one knew me,
Hello teacher, tell me what’s my lesson,
look right through me, look right through me

I don’t know what it is about this song but it really speaks to me. The way he plays the extremely simple piano with the flowing lyrics is extremely effective with this piece. If you recognize it, you either have seen Donnie Darko or Smallville this past Tuesday.