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children of the Lord
I have been admiring Gospel and related music for 25 years. It has
some incredibly power that drives tears into my eyes immediately:
"The color purple", Aretha, Mrs Jackson, S. Wonder, Sweet Honey on
Today I finally went to Church to see where it comes from. And I was
deeeply moved by the sounds I heard, even hours after I left. I
admire those people and their way to praise!
Not only was I the only white skinned, not dressed up, but for some
sad reason, they painted Jesus oversized on the front wall looking
just like me, even simpler dressed ;-)
They also got a problem because I put a CD of mine into the basket
instead of $.
The most holy was the real Hammond Organ with two Leslies (you may
find that trivial, but in Europe they only have pipe organs and in
Brasil only Asian plastic, so for me the Hammond was a rock and jazz
instrument). I always loved (and modified) Hammonds and today, at the
first chords of the lady, I understood how all that power was
attached to the sound! Sure it was an inspired work of Mr Hammond who
almost broke his fathers enterprise to give something better than
clockworks to the world, but it may be the use of the instrument that
really forms its spirit...
While sitting there, just one thought looped in my mind:
I only believe in sound!
Words are twisted, especially after being brought through generations
and translations. Some professional musicians may learn to lie at
work just like lawyers must, but the churches little black drummer
was only about 8 years old and he certainly lies to his mother as we
all did, but he played relaxed and naturally - how could he lie?
When they started to yell at me that the only truth was in the bible, I
But I had loved to praise Jesus for teaching us to be sincere up to
whatever hard end and to find faith and valorize our inner voice and
The result of it lives on after we are gone, thats probably as close
as we can get to resurrection...
So trash these words and thank for your talent to put out your sound
and listen to it over and over and over !
or to mine if you want :-)
There is actually a collection of all my work at:
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