Saturday, February 24, 2007
Live to Tell
There are many things that I love about my life... but I'd only like to focus on one within this post: her voice. I love my wife's voice. She's been singing since I have known her and her voice and style has broadened... matured... developed into something, IMHO, wonderfully rich and unique.
Her latest side project is a vocal trio with her talented sister, Caroline; and brother-in-law, Daniel; I don't sing - we have more chance of a reunion tour by the freshly resurrected Elvis than we do of the 'Phonaught singing!
They sing in a kind of fresh Southern style old and new gospel songs... in a manner similar to their inspiration: lordsong. I love it when new talent sings old songs with new feeling... resurrecting the soul of the song for new ears to hear. This they did with My Jesus I love thee which was awesome... and greatly appreciated by the folks at the Whitburn Pentecostal Church.
Sharing the programme... was Aunty Cath whose poetry is pretty amazing to experience. I say experience because its like watching Yoda fight Darth Sidious - this frail person finds strength and vigor as she retells her stories. Fascinating.
Olly's thought on the Jesus and his disciples caught in the storm was well thought through and expertly executed... just at the right level for the folk who were there... and not too long either :-)
It was a great night and hope to see them develop their trio... incorporating more funny stories and accordion interludes (you can never get enough accordion... they are the new banjos!)
It was great to see our friends Stevie and Mary... Bobby & Janette... and all our friends in Whitburn.
Lastly... with Dayna playing Loco Roco on the PSP and Miriam watching a film on the iPod... how tech'd up are my we'ans?
Great night. Thanks to all involved in making it what it was.