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Tag archive: coldplay [ 5 ]

Original Song Mashup with Coldplay Yellow

I so love Coldplay…so I weaved in a little “Yellow” with a song I wrote with Stephanie White, “More.” The parts I used actually worked well, I think. How about you? (I recorded this a couple of weeks ago. Hence, the Christmas Tree:) More with Yellow Written by Ben Ward, Stephanie White, and Coldplay Look at the stars See how they shine for you And all the things you do I came along I wrote a song for you And […]


One of my favorite shows on TV is CMT Crossroads. It pairs a country artist with an artist from another genre (usually pop/rock). They sing each others’ songs and chat it up about their various musical experiences. There are a few duds, but I love a lot of them. One of my favorite games to play is “Who would be your Crossroads artist?” I love thinking about doing the show and what artist I would get to meet and collaborate […]

Live, Live, Live

A couple months ago I posted a status on Twitter/Facebook stating that I loved live albums and asking people for their favorites.  I got a great response.  Lots of classics.  So I decided to follow that up with a list of my favorites in no particular order… James Taylor – Live – Great musicianship and, of course, songs.  No overdubs! Coldplay – LeftRightLeftRightLeft – The enthusiasm of the crowd is amazing. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band – Live […]

A Few Favorite Tunes

This week, instead of reviewing an album, I thought I would give you a few of my favorite tracks currently “in rotation.” “Where I Belong” Matt Gilman & Cory Asbury, Holy – From the IHOP-KC free album download.  When it first came on, I had to listen to it several times before I could listen to anything else.  Musically, it’s got a great soaring chorus and some nice drum programming.  Lyrically, it’s got such a spirit of joy about “finding […]