Thursday, August 27, 2009

The One With Strings Attached

Okay, so Shelley Johnson is seriously amazing. I sent her a roughly-written cello part last week, and this morning she came to record it. She is so professional that we did it in one take. It was cool cool COOL. And then we had a nice talk about artists and finding balance. If you know me, you probably know that I am not the “artist type.” Neither is Shelley. And we like it that way.

I’ve got to tell you, this music thing has really been bugging me. Every since I went to a workshop early this month, my idea to make a CD has been pretty much on hold. I found out that the market for what I am doing is too small. There is no money in it. The songs that are used are mainly churned out by writers in Nashville who write three or four songs a day.

That leaves me wondering what on earth I am doing. But for now, the answer to that is easy. Finish up the songs I have started, and make them as good as I know how. It has been harder than I would have guessed. But I am happy with this one. The song is “The Moments Between.” Sung by Garry Pfile. (click here to read the words). I added orchestration, and Shelley has added her beautiful cello. So… how do you like it now?



4 comments:

Jennifer Proffit said...

That is so awesome! I'm so glad my mom sent me your blog page. You both are amazing. I still listen to the Christmas Card/CD you gave me about 5 years ago in the Live Oak ward. I hope to move back into that ward someday! You are truly inspiring!

Carolyn said...

I want a card/cd too. Pout. How about a Labor Day Wishes card. (It's the soonest holiday.)

I love the song. BTW. Loved you before. Loved you after.

Debbie said...

That song is amazing. The cello really adds a special depth to it. Thank you for posting it so I could enjoy it and share it with my kids. Beauty!

Good luck with the cd stuff!!

sad but true said...

The cello takes it to a whole new level. It adds depth and I love it.

Of course, i have a high fever so I may be having audio hallucinations.