Fan Friday #2 - Alabaster

 So I talk a little longer in this one but hang in there, I'm pretty sure that you'll enjoy the song. Thanks for joining me.




14 comments

  • Sue McGinnes

    Sue McGinnes

    Absolutely LOVED this one!! Thanks for telling the story of how it came to you - listening to it the scene became very vivid to me. Somehow the sights and sounds of Israel, the alabaster jar, the dusty streets, the clothes they wore, the love with which the woman applied the ointment to Jesus - all became crystal clear. Thank you! I look forward to hearing this when you have it totally finished (but it was great today!).

    Absolutely LOVED this one!! Thanks for telling the story of how it came to you - listening to it the scene became very vivid to me. Somehow the sights and sounds of Israel, the alabaster jar, the dusty streets, the clothes they wore, the love with which the woman applied the ointment to Jesus - all became crystal clear. Thank you! I look forward to hearing this when you have it totally finished (but it was great today!).

  • Heidid

    Heidid

    "Alabaster Jar"already is a stunning piece! I imagine the woman walking carefully, slowly, and purposefully toward Jesus carrying her gift. The music alternates between muted and forceful, slow and quick tempo. Was this written in a minor key? Or did it shift between major and minor?

    "Alabaster Jar"already is a stunning piece! I imagine the woman walking carefully, slowly, and purposefully toward Jesus carrying her gift. The music alternates between muted and forceful, slow and quick tempo. Was this written in a minor key? Or did it shift between major and minor?

  • Judy

    Judy

    Lovely, beautiful! I could picture the trasin of events as you played. Congratulations!

    Lovely, beautiful! I could picture the trasin of events as you played. Congratulations!

  • Archie

    Archie

    AMAZING!!! What is left to say? :-)

    AMAZING!!! What is left to say? :-)

  • MatthewCasteel

    MatthewCasteel

    Beautiful! Wow. It is so cool to hear the story behind the song. I love it!

    Beautiful! Wow. It is so cool to hear the story behind the song. I love it!

  • MatthewCasteel

    MatthewCasteel

    I vote for Police!!!

    I vote for Police!!!

  • Jamie

    Jamie

    Keep these coming my friend. Let the Spirit lead you as you write, practice, rewrite, and practice some more. This music will truly be a gift to the body of Christ giving us a auditory walk through the scriptures. Thanks for sharing and please continue to let the word inform your music. I look forward to the next album, I play the Christmas one whenever I need some quiet in a public place to do message prep. Very helpful.

    Keep these coming my friend. Let the Spirit lead you as you write, practice, rewrite, and practice some more. This music will truly be a gift to the body of Christ giving us a auditory walk through the scriptures. Thanks for sharing and please continue to let the word inform your music. I look forward to the next album, I play the Christmas one whenever I need some quiet in a public place to do message prep. Very helpful.

  • Judy Cork

    Judy Cork

    Yes! The Biblical passage came alive! Looking forward to the final result...

    Yes! The Biblical passage came alive! Looking forward to the final result...

  • Bob Blythe

    Bob Blythe

    Okay, Ted, if that was "rough," I don't want you to hear me play anything that is "polished!" 8-) Really neat song - I agree with the comments that it brought the story alive. Well done!

    Okay, Ted, if that was "rough," I don't want you to hear me play anything that is "polished!" 8-) Really neat song - I agree with the comments that it brought the story alive. Well done!

  • Dave Bova

    Dave Bova

    I second every word of the comment Sue McGinnes wrote. She precisely summed up what I was seeing in my minds eye and feeling in my heart, as I listened to this tune after you introduced it. I am already looking forward to your next CD release - just to hear this song in its completion. Bravissimo!

    I second every word of the comment Sue McGinnes wrote. She precisely summed up what I was seeing in my minds eye and feeling in my heart, as I listened to this tune after you introduced it. I am already looking forward to your next CD release - just to hear this song in its completion. Bravissimo!

  • Cake

    Cake

    Hey Ted! Thanks for sharing these videos! It makes me feel like I can be a part of the creative process even from far far away. I like the "living room" set-up, very professional. Keep up the good work.

    Hey Ted! Thanks for sharing these videos! It makes me feel like I can be a part of the creative process even from far far away. I like the "living room" set-up, very professional. Keep up the good work.

  • Ed & Marlene Fenstermacher

    Ed & Marlene Fenstermacher

    Truly awesome! What a wonderful song (2/18). You are amazing! Thanks for sharing your music with us.

    Truly awesome! What a wonderful song (2/18). You are amazing! Thanks for sharing your music with us.

  • Cindy Martin

    Cindy Martin

    This was beautiful! Thank you so much! I appreciate your music immensely! Keep up the good work and God Bless!

    This was beautiful! Thank you so much! I appreciate your music immensely! Keep up the good work and God Bless!

  • Jamie Snarr Fairfield

    Jamie Snarr Fairfield

    Hey, Ted - Great work... Love hearing how the song came to be. Enjoyed seeing your face on this video. Last week we just got to see you from the chin down. Nice mug! Thank you for letting us get a glimpse inside the creative process. I was imagining, as I was listening to you talk about how nervous you are and how rough this early draft is, how, years from now, we will see the polished, confident performer you will be, and how cool it is that we get to see you from the beginning, finding your way (though you obviously have already been playing for a while already!) You know, if you hadn't told us that this was rough, nobody would have known. It sounded fabulous. Very rich, complex and moving. As talented as you are, your humility is so refreshing! Someone told me to not make a face or to say anything when I mess up when I play. It was hard not to at first, but I've gotten better at it. I know where you're coming from when you admit that you will probably make mistakes, but, believe me, people just want to hear you play. They don't expect perfection, and don't like to see you uncomfortable. You don't come off as cocky if you don't point out your mistakes. It's okay to just share your God-given gift, even (or especially) with the occasional oops. Thank you for your ministry.

    Hey, Ted - Great work... Love hearing how the song came to be. Enjoyed seeing your face on this video. Last week we just got to see you from the chin down. Nice mug! Thank you for letting us get a glimpse inside the creative process. I was imagining, as I was listening to you talk about how nervous you are and how rough this early draft is, how, years from now, we will see the polished, confident performer you will be, and how cool it is that we get to see you from the beginning, finding your way (though you obviously have already been playing for a while already!) You know, if you hadn't told us that this was rough, nobody would have known. It sounded fabulous. Very rich, complex and moving. As talented as you are, your humility is so refreshing! Someone told me to not make a face or to say anything when I mess up when I play. It was hard not to at first, but I've gotten better at it. I know where you're coming from when you admit that you will probably make mistakes, but, believe me, people just want to hear you play. They don't expect perfection, and don't like to see you uncomfortable. You don't come off as cocky if you don't point out your mistakes. It's okay to just share your God-given gift, even (or especially) with the occasional oops. Thank you for your ministry.

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