Friday, August 28, 2009


I know this has nothing to do with music...but I just wanted to let you all know that I have a photography blog--

Take care!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Piano music

Just a picture of some music that Johnny was playing a while back--I love the lighting on this.

Monday, March 2, 2009

"Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." -Red Auerbach

Friday, January 16, 2009

O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus!!

This wonderful, wonderful hymn has been on my heart for a while, ever since the groomsmen at my sisters weddding sang this during the ceremony. This is one of my most favorite hymns, and I just couldn't resist posting the lyrics on here.

O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus--words by S. Trevor Francis, music by John Zundel

O the deep, deep love of Jesus, vast, unmeasured, boundless, free!Rolling as a mighty ocean in its fullness over me!Underneath me, all around me, is the current of Thy loveLeading onward, leading homeward to Thy glorious rest above!

O the deep, deep love of Jesus, spread His praise from shore to shore!How He loveth, ever loveth, changeth never, nevermore!How He watches o’er His loved ones, died to call them all His own;How for them He intercedeth, watcheth o’er them from the throne!

O the deep, deep love of Jesus, love of every love the best!’Tis an ocean full of blessing, ’tis a haven giving rest!O the deep, deep love of Jesus, ’tis a heaven of heavens to me;And it lifts me up to glory, for it lifts me up to Thee!

One of the most soothing, beautiful arrangements of this song I have heard is done by Jeff Bjorck. If you go out to his you can listen to a sample of it.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Some quotes

So, I was trying to find some good quotes on music, and some of the ones that are out there are just plain stupid. But there were some that I have always liked, and ones that make me laugh. I decided to share some of them...

"Where words fail, music speaks."

"Music and silence combine strongly because music is done with silence, and silence is full of music."

"Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling."

"Love is like a violin. The music may stop now and then, but the strings remain forever. "

"Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent."

"After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music."

" Music has charms to soothe the savage beast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak."

"Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he sings."

This last one is just so funny. There are quite a few funny opera quotes out there, so apparently opera isn't that well loved, wonder why...hmm... ;-)

Anyway, know this isn't the most exciting post...but I love quotes.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

My thoughts

Does this happen to any of you? Say you're listening to some music, but your mind really doesn't concentrate on the lyrics, but on the music. And someone afterwards asks you, "Weren't those lyrics amazing?" And you sheepishly have to answer "I have no clue, I didn't hear the words."

That happens to me allll the time. If I want to catch the lyrics, I have to go back and read them seperately...or listen realllly carefully the next time.

But I always hear the music of the song first....And usually the music does strange things. Sometimes it'll be the perfect music for something that I'll have been going through or I get chills from the music it's self....but the words have nothing to do with my "feelings"...but I still LOVE the song...because of the melody and music. Music is a wonderful thing.

Do you all know what I am trying to say? Even if you don't that's ok. I think music was one of God's greatest creations.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Just starting!!!

Hey everyone!

So, I might post on this every once in a while...but my official blog is still my xanga site:

I am mainly going to use this blog though for music thoughts or things related to music. Not exactly sure, but something related to music. We'll see. :-)
--Beth Nell