Sunday, January 31, 2010

Proof that I am, indeed, a cartoon!

OK, here is a sample of the thing I was talking about a few days ago. Basically, this is going to be a music video/iphone app (we may work some interactive game stuff into it as well) for my song "happy to be me" from the new record. It's just a fun little cartoon thing that hopefully will help kids to connect with the music a little more.

Big props to my friends at Phodder, who are working hard on this for me. Check back in the next 2 weeks for the final product. Come on, everybody loves cartoons, even when a big doofus like me is the star of them! Fun, huh?

Saturday, January 30, 2010


I know there has been a lot of Haiti talk around here and elsewhere, but I just had to share this one. Tim Pearson is a guy that I served with for a few days last summer when Com Church sent us to Port au Prince. We connected pretty well. He's a funny guy and a true servant, so of course everybody loved him.

He was there for several reasons, but one of them -- or rather, two of them -- were Sammy and Gino, the two little boys he and his wife were, at the time, in the process of adopting. It was heart-wrenching and beautiful to watch him interact with those boys. Tim was really impressive and inspiring to me because, among other things, he really modeled the Kingdom to me as a father, as an adoptive parent, and as (at the time) a servant for Jesus in Haiti. There would be times when Tim's boys were 30 feet away from him and he had to focus on other work that he was there to do (he was integral in helping orchestrate the rooftop garden that was one of our primary jobs while there). I knew it must've been really hard for him to keep his sanity in those moments, but he was always joyful, hilarious, and encouraging.

OK, so the point of the post is to share this with you. Go read the story of Sammy and Gino's homecoming. Go ahead and cry. It's good for you.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Gig details, etc

I mentioned some gigs a few days ago. Well, I've got details for those gigs, plus info on one more. Here it be:

Jan 31 (this Sunday night), 6 pm -- Worship/Concert at Calvary Baptist Church in Lufkin, TX

Feb 19, 7 pm -- Concert at First Baptist Church in Missouri City

Feb 20, 21 -- Various worship/concert stuff at First Baptist Church in Salado, TX

April 9 -- House concert in Dallas area (exact time and location TBA)

Let me know if you need more info on any of these shows. I'll get it on the blog asap.

That's all for now.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

She likes it!

Got another positive review of the new kids' CD, this time from a mom with a kid! That there is the target demographic, people (my college roommates went to business classes, so I know these things). Go read it and, if you haven't bought it yet, seriously, how much convincing do you need?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I still play gigs

Hey folks. Wanted to give you the scoop on a couple of upcoming gigs. I haven't been playing out as much over the last 18 months, since I took the interim worship job at Grace Bible in College Station, but that job is coming to an end in May, so I'm ramping up the gigs.

Here are a few over the month or so:
Jan 31 -- Concert in Lufkin, TX
Feb 19th -- Concert in Houston, TX
Feb 20th -- Leading worship in Salado , TX

As you can see, the first one is this Sunday night. Any Lufkin folks out there? Come see me.

I haven't realy booked any kids' concerts yet, but I'll do that soon as well.

If you want any info about these shows, or about booking me for other stuff, just comment here or email me

Friday, January 22, 2010

I'm a cartoon!!!

OK, so in my ongoing efforts to market the kids' record (see some of my ideas and thoughts here and here), I've got something new to show you. I'm not going to tell you exactly what this is, but it won't be that hard to figure out. Basically, I have some friends who do something really cool and hip for a living, and I'm going to partner with them to turn one of my songs into... well, you can try to figure it out, or you can wait a couple of weeks and I'll tell you when it's done.

But anyway, here is the hint:
If you look closely at the pics, you can figure out what song this is. As for what this is going to be, well, it's not that hard to figure out, but I'm going to make you wait anyway.

Check back the week of Feb 1 for more details!

Monday, January 18, 2010


I know people on twitter and facebook are probably tired of me talking about this, so I figured I'd come over here and talk about it. Go read this blog and get some persective. And if you haven' given any money to some sort of Haitian relief effort, please consider doing so.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Pray for Haiti

Some of you will remember that I spent some time with orphans and saints in Haiti this past summer. There was a pretty massive earthquake there today. The people (and kids) that we worked with there are all ok, but I know they would appreciate your prayers. Haiti is the second poorest country in the world, so an earthquake is like adding insult to injury. Go read about how my friends at Heartline are doing.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

He likes it!

Got another review of the CD. I sent one to this guy because I found him on the internet and saw that he was a cool, diserning dude who liked to review kids' music. He agreed to review it. Check it out. And thank him for listening!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Clothe yourself

Happy New Year everyone. Sorry I've been away from the blog for a bit. After the craziness of gettting the CD released, and then the holidays, I was a little worn out.

Well, the CD is selling great. I've sold around 200 actual hard copies, which I know doesn't sound like much, but considering I haven't done any shows to promote, and that I'm the only "store" that's carrying it, it's not bad. And it's doing really well on iTunes and other download stores as well. So big thanks to all of you who have been buying and telling your friends and such.

I'm doing lots of writing these days. Hoping to start working on a new "grown-up" project in a few months. I miss writing and playing music that isn't about boogers or juiceboxes or monkeys.

I'm booking concert for the winter and spring, so if you'd like me to come play for you (grown-ups, kids, or both), let me know. If you don't know how it all works, send me an emai or comment on this blog and I'll fill you in. It's extremely cheap and easy. And it will change your life for ever.

And now, onto something new. Check it:

OK, I've never done anything like this before, so I have no idea how people would react. So look at the pics below and then read on.

These were designed by my pal Josh Taylor, who is not only an amazing artist/designer, but is also the lead singer and guitarist for Clairmont, a fantastic band that you need to hear and see and support.

Here's the thing. Shirts aren't cheap to order and, as I said, I have no idea if any of my "fans" would even be interested in something like this. So here's what I'm looking for. I need to know if any of yo would buy these if I offered them.

How much? Well,I need to charge $14-15 just to make any money on them. But I could give discounts for purchases of multiples, or "buy a CD and get a shirt for half-price" kinds of things.
And I ca definitely get "get lots of friends to buy my CD and get a shirt for free" deals.

Oh, and I can get kid/baby sizes as well as grown-up sizes.

Soooo, thoughts? If enough people respond postively, I'll get these going in the next month, in time for the spring weather. We all know that erbody love juicebox, but I'm trying to find out if erbody love juicebox t-shirts.