Friday, September 28, 2012

Week 39...

Put these on and listen to Week 39.
My three year old, Ames Emmanuel
calls these a "phone necklace."
My buddy Brett Banks has had 80's fever lately. If you don't know him, you will 'cause he just became a winner of my amazing Twitter contest!! (Fireworks and thunderous applause!) Brett plays bass, or should I say, orchestrates bass... better yet, he makes his bass guitar glow and sing in the band at Ridge Church. I told him that we'd work a Tears For Fears song into a set as soon as I could find a place for it. Last Sunday was the day. I think he had a good time with it. 

If you are bored next week, we will be performing "Everybody Wants To Rule the World" at a FREE CONCERT at Sycamore Commons Shopping Center next Friday, October 5, from 6-8:30 pm. You can come out and eat dinner at one of the many restaurants, have frozen yogurt for dessert, then listen to me and Brett and some other friends play some songs. It should be a good time! We'll have a DJ and a pumpkin patch as well. All proceeds from the pumpkin patch will go to Piney Grove Elementary, a title one school that we at Ridge Church love on as much as we can. Let me know if you have any questions! 


     Recorded September 27-28, 2012. If you want to come to the concert, the address is 10530 Northeast Pkwy, Matthews, NC 28105. We'll be near the Qdoba. Just to be clear, I like Chipotle way more! Barbacoa for life!! (Chipotle, please send your delicious food to this address... 2 My Mouth! Thanks.) Come out! We'll have a good time. I promise. 
     "Everybody Wants To Rule the World" written by Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley and Chris Hughes. From the album Songs from the Big Chair

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Week 37 (finally back on track...)

This one is pretty simple. I've always loved this song. It's a sweet hymn with a wonderful melody. I left out the third verse. In doing so, my mind wandered back to my old baptist church where the Minister of Music would have said something like this... "Please stand with me as we sing hymn number 337, "Tis So Sweet to Trust In Jesus." We will sing the first, second and fourth verse."

Let me know what you think.


     Recorded September 13, 2012. Speaking of the Minister of Music at my old church... His daughter, Joy was my first big crush. I remember meeting her and her twin sister at Vacation Bible School when I was 5. I started attending the church regularly in 8th grade. From that point up until college, I chased that girl everywhere. Such good memories! I'm lucky that my first effort of the heart was for a good one! 
     "Tis So Sweet" written by Louisa M. R. Stead in 1882. 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Week 36 (kinda sorta maybe...)

Justin and I at a One Amazin' Kid show in 2005.
Remember that Twitter contest I did a couple of weeks ago? Well, it's time to unveil winner number two! 

His name is Justin Petty. I've known this guy for a long, long time. He used to live for the his friends and his music. His old band recorded at my studio several times. They used to do some super aggressive rock'n'roll stuff. His song request, "Over the Rainbow," was not aggressive at all. Weird, huh? What happened to that dude? Why'd he go soft? I don't get it. Oh, wait, yeah I do. He fell in love, got a real job, got married, and had a baby. That's the kind of stuff that can make even the hardest man all melty inside. 

So Justin, here is your song. I hope that your sweet little Lorelei likes it. I know you chose it for her, you big teddybear of a man, you. Also go Panthers!


     Recorded September 13, 2012. Back in high school, my sweet wife, Rachael was Dorothy in her school's production of The Wizard of Oz. I'll be honest... I love it when her hair is up in braids.
     "Over the Rainbow" written by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg. From the movie The Wizard of Oz, as if you didn't already know.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Week 35 (sorta kinda...)

So, I started a little Twitter contest last week. The stipulations were that the first five Twitter followers to post about my blog then request a tune, would have their song wish granted! And the first winner is... (drums drums drums crack!) Mrs. Jessica Masanotti! This girl has been following along and supporting this project from the get go. I am so thankful for her encouraging words and playful jabs throughout the process. Thanks for being awesome, Jess.

The song Jessica requested is "Somebody That I Used To Know," by Gotye. It features Kimbra on vocals, as well. I covered one of her songs a while back! Check it out over here. Jessica had a second part to her request. It was that my sweetheart, Rachael had to sing Kimbra's vocal part. Sounds good to me! We had fun tracking this. My favorite thing about it was, after the recording session, I got to make out with the talent! Bango! Let us know what you think!


     Recorded Sept 4-5, 2012. Rachael Rebecca Brown Kincaid sang and played the rhythmic cups. If you don't know what they are, you're missing out. Go for a tutorial over at
     Yesterday, Rachael and I took all the kids out for lunch. We ate at one of our favorite Thai places. I, as usual, got the #74 Spicy Green Curry with tofu (hotness level 3 out of 5.) My oldest, Lucas had never eaten Thai food before so he was trying all of the different dishes. When he tried mine, he said "Why would you get that? It's too hot to even enjoy!" I laughed. A few minutes later, I accidentally inhaled some rice that was covered in the spicy sauce. When I coughed to dislodge the rice, it went straight up into my nasal passage. It was the hottest burning sensation I have ever felt. My eyes started to water like a mountain stream. It took a minute, but I finally got it out. Rachael made sure I was ok, then chuckled at me. I told you this story because I recorded the vocals soon afterward. My nose was all kinds of stuffy from the incident. Sorry about that. 
     Also, I payed homage to my amazing Klean Kanteen in this one. It has been through thick and thin with me. I took a sip from it while I was tracking vocals. I love that thing so much that I left it in the song. Haha. It has a sports cap on it, so when you drink from the pop top, it sounds kinda like a turkey gobbling. That's all for now, (Klean Kanteen, send me free stuff, please! I'll record a theme song for you, if you do)
     "Somebody That I Used To Know" written by Gotye. From the album Making Mirrors