Things kicked off with a morning jam at 10am of, well, something. What, we don’t know. But that’s just how we roll. It serves to pump the coffee through the blood stream and inspire the mind. Additions to the team were Jenny and Becca, as well as 5 kids and 2 babysitters. And a partridge in a pear tree. After a few adjustments on the mix, including the girls’ mics, we were ready to rock.
While DAY 1 hit the hardest songs–only four to show for it–DAY 2 went into some of the material the band was already familiar with, including songs like “Words Cannot Describe,” “Let It Fall Away,” and “My Heart Is Yours.” I’m simply amazed at how fluidly this team works together. Everyone feeds off each other, strengths shining. From composition to chord structure to lyrical content to overall dynamics, it seems someone always has an idea to make the song shine. If something is good, it can always be made better.
Having the kids around also made for an adventurous day. There’s nothing like being immersed in an intense worship song when all of a sudden you feel a little pat on the leg or a scream from the lobby. (Yes, you could hear them over the PA). Even Baby Judah decided to get in on the session. Something about hearing your own voice amplified 50 times is pretty exciting. (Guess we know where he gets it from).
Jennifer made a fantastic lunch of grilled-panini cheese sandwiches and tomato soup, and even Pastor Kirk Gilchrist came and joined us! His wife, Carolyn, provided dinner once we got home around 8:30pm. When all was said and done, we covered 7 new songs in 10 hours, plus the 4 from DAY 1, making a grand total of 11 tunes. A few more songs to go, a surprise Wednesday night, and this album is well on its way to awesomeness. ch: