Self Talk

We are our own worst critic. We tend to judge ourselves more harshly than even the haters and Youtube comment trolls. Especially as artists and musicians, we are tough on ourselves. This morning, I was walking into our parish picnic¬†(It’s the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity) to setup a sound system for announcements and […]

The habit of doing things right…

Church Production
12/26/2014

I ran across this great article on a few reflections from Christmas 2014. I agree with the author that we are in the habit of doing things right. I think it’s because we love the Lord, and want to put our best foot forward in order provide an opportunity for our congregations to worship without distraction. I am giving thanks for all of you, and your excellence in ministry today…

“Grace Falls Down”
by Greg Ferrara

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SoundCloud
January 2nd, 2015

So, about that whole reflective thing…(no resolutions, just reflections). I realized that I have not put any music out in a long time. Many reasons behind that, but I reflected and said that I will write more, share more, and experiment more. Over the last couple of days, I have seen a youth minister friend of mine posting on twitter. She’s been dealing with a lot of mom issues all surfacing at once. I replied to one of her tweets to let her know I’d pray for her. When I got in my office to pray, this idea came to me. I recorded it. One mic, a rough voice after being sick all week. A few weeks ago, I never would have released a raw recording or demo like this. The paradox is that any music I hear, write, or record isn’t for me. (Keep my friend in your prayers). Peace and grace to you all…

 

Happy New Year

As I write this, Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy are counting down the remaining hours of 2014. Was it a great year for you? I’m not a resolution person, but I am a reflective type. Unfortunately, the flu or some other wicked bug found its way into my system. I’ll take advantage of the down […]

Nobody’s Got Time For That

Time Do you have a minute? Got a quick second? Time is money! Time, Talent, and Treasure… Time and music ministry. Let’s talk about it… For the last couple of months, my kids have been in full swing with marching band and club soccer. The impact of time on our family schedule has been substantial. […]

Be Snarky…

Single most important rule in musicianship… Play in tune, and in time. Simple, right? Here’s a product line that will help you do BOTH. Meet the Snark. Many models under $15. C’mon dude, that’s less than a 1/4 tank of gas for the car, or 3 mocha chocolate, low fat, soy, shaken and stirred latte’s. […]

Digital Mixers Are (almost) Foolproof

Have I told you the story of how we got into digital mixing? It’s a crazy story… It’s Christmas Eve 2011. On Christmas Eve, we have so many people attending mass at 4:00PM that we have masses in (4) locations. Every seat is taken, every bit of floorspace is occupied. At 4:00PM on Christmas Eve, […]