So this has taken me forever to finish…but I finally have some new demos of recent worship songs for you to hear! I’d like to thank everyone who was so patient…
Players: Jim Willis, Drums…Randy Emert, Bass…Harold Greene, Hammond & Electric Guitars…Olivia Ward, Harmonies…Yours Truly, Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitars, and Engineering.
Co-writers: Harold Greene, To Worship You & Give You Joy…Joanne Chantelau, Mover of Mountains.
Here’s the Link: benwardmusic.com/christian-songs
Let me know what you think!!
Olivia and I are moving to New York City on October 15! We have an apartment in Inwood (the top tip of Manhattan) and are very excited. I’ll keep you posted on what all is happening once we get there.
“We allow no geniuses around our Studio.” — Walt Disney
This has been one of my favorites for a long time. I think of collaboration and particularly making music with others and this is so important. Everyone has got to come to the creative process with a sense of teachability. What can I learn from my collaborators…what can I learn from the music we’re making?
Don’t give me geniuses — give me students.
“There is no demand for great people,” he said. “I can’t say why, but this fact is simply obvious to me. Famous, notable, popular — yes. But not great, in the fullest sense of the word.”
Full New York Times article.
Olivia and I were in New York City this past week to see if it’s where God wants us. We stayed with our good friend Millinee in Inwood (North Manhattan). She was so gracious to let us stay 10 days!! I talked with two Churches about possible Worship Leader positions. One would be towards the first of the year and one is open now. The one that is open now is different from where I’ve been recently, but the spirit of the people was so sweet. I went to two of their services on Sunday and was able to taste a little bit of what they are about. The Lord will show us what is right.
After getting back to Nashville, Olivia and I are confident that New York City is the place He has for us next. We don’t know what that may look like, but we know He wants us to go there. Olivia is beyond excited and so am I. We are looking for an apartment now. We thought we had secured one before we left, but it didn’t work out. We are scouring the Web and will probably go back next week to find a place. It is crazy! If you find one you like, you’ve got to get your application in immediately or someone will be right behind you to snatch it up. They want more info than a mortgage company. Just pray that the right thing will open up and that we’ll just wait before the Lord for the right one.