We can create the audio liner notes together
This idea has been kicking around in the back of my mind for awhile because I’ve wanted a way to create more conversation around the Halflight songs. These songs come from a hard fought place of sorting through disorientation, disillusionment, and disappointment with the church. In the darkest moments, it was hard to know who to talk to, and it wasn’t until I started talking frankly about what I was experiencing that I was able to start taking steps forward again. These songs were a major part of that.
I know I’m not the only one feeling this way.
So, I’m very interested in the types of conversations that can happen around these songs, and that is why I’m making a podcast.
I’m not creating the type of podcast that continues on endlessly. There will not be season 1, 2, 3, etc… The idea is specific: podcast as audio liner notes for the album. Part Broken Record, part Song Exploder, and part Poetry Unbound. The goal is to give a deeper look into the songs, centered around the lyrics (as liner notes are), have a conversation about it, and then frame the song differently at the end.
While I am currently working on lining up some very exciting guests, I also want to invite you to be a part of it. There are two ways you can do this:
John Van Deusen & I are starting to book some small shows and/or living room shows within driving distance of the Seattle area. Do you have a living room in Bellingham, Vancouver, Portland, Spokane, tri-cities, Boise or anywhere in between that you want us to play? Shoot me an email.
Also…to those of you who were at the show at the winery in Decmber, THANK YOU! What an amazing night that was! My buddy Jason has been editing the videos, and we’ll start releasing those soon. More to come…
My friend Jeremiah is an English professor and a poet. He recently recommended Rilke’s Book of Hours to me and I can’t get over how beautiful it is. Rilke strikes me as someone who had a deep intimate connection with God. The poetry reads like new Psalms. I can not recommend it enough.
Pro tip: get the English translation from Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy.
That’s it for today. I hope you are well. As always, I’m just a reply away if you have any questions or just want to talk.