Wednesday, January 14, 2004

The Journal of Charles Wesley

Ah, serendipity! Found this looking for a text of his.

Sorta like reading a blog, but he came along a bit before hyperlinking...

Monday, January 12, 2004

Old News

Forgot to post my grades from Fall:

Chorale A
Church Music A
Organ B+

Organ was a nice surprise - was expecting another lackluster grade.

New News

My left ear has been swollen shut since last Thursday - missing work, church, school - can't listen to nothin'! Had to skip the Bowie concert on Friday, two church gigs over the weekend. Zithromax therapy has been to no avail so far. Grumble.

Still was able to get some music work done - assembled some sheet music to submit to OCP for their new Spirit and Song 2.0 hymnal, a teen / young adult oriented collection. I used to buy S&S 1.0 for the graduating HS seniors from my teen choir. Nice little book, and the only OCP resource using much of any Praise & Worship stuff.

If they don't get published, at least I'll finally get a rejection slip! Some composer friends have been ribbing me about my lack of those (I'm 1 for 1 so far).

Saturday, January 10, 2004 - O'Neill: Bush planned Iraq invasion before 9/11 - Jan. 10, 2004


White House spokesman Scott McClellan brushed off O'Neill's criticism.

"We appreciate his service, but we are not in the business of doing book reviews," he told reporters. "It appears that the world according to Mr. O'Neill is more about trying to justify his own opinion than looking at the reality of the results we are achieving on behalf of the American people. The president will continue to be forward-looking, focusing on building upon the results we are achieving to strengthen the economy and making the world a safer and better place."

Notice the lack of a denial in there. I smell an impeachment campaign. Stay tuned, I guess...

Wednesday, January 07, 2004

Yahoo! Groups : IKEatraz

Someone has started a mail list for Eisenhower HS (Shelby Twp., MI) grads. Still tiny, but a mighty oak grows from a tiny acorn.

Wow, is that corny.

Anyhow, for anyone from Ike who also finds's holding your friends hostage until you pay the "premium membership" ransom to be objectionable, it's a free alternative.

I thought the name "IkeAtraz" was pretty darn clever. It's a large windowless building, all it's missing is the barbed wire...

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

Choral Subscription Service

The new songlist is here! The new songlist is here!

It appears my composition "Joy!" has been included in GIA's 2004 Choral Subscription Series. It was a surprise to me - a friend just dropped me a line today to let me know. I understand there's a recording --- I hope I can find a copy...