The Actual Color

District 97 are probably my favourite young prog band, ever since I did lights for them at Das Rind last year. They are currently recording their third album, which is eagerly anticipated by me, and managed to finance it in spectacular six days on Kickstarter. Every backer receives amongst other great things my transcription of their song The Actual Color – available nowhere else so far – , so don’t miss your chance to be part of this great Kickstarter campaign. You still have twelve days left!

See a live rendition of The Actual Color:

Take Cover #8

With this new song I am indeed switching to fortnightly intervals for my Take Cover series. So expect a new video only every second Saturday from now on.

Bound To Come Some Trouble
Music and Lyrics by Rich Mullins
originally recorded by Rich Mullins

As noted before, Rich Mullins is a huge inspiration for my life. This song is one of my favourites, and it always moves me deeply.
Rich was also probably my favourite lyricist – there’s so much truth in the things he wrote and said, and that’s especially true for this song.

I know there’s bound to come some trouble to your life
But that ain’t nothing to be afraid of
I know there’s bound to come some tears up in your eyes
That ain’t no reason to fear
I know there’s bound to come some trouble to your life
Reach out to Jesus, hold on tight
He’s been there before and He knows what it’s like
You’ll find He’s there

Take Cover #7

The following song is by one of my favourite bands (and among them they are one of the few non-Prog bands). I play it when I go busking, and I have also played it sometimes with my band Eleasar before we wrote our own songs.

The Road Goes On
Music and Lyrics by Glen Ballard, Steve Lukather & David Paich
originally recorded by Toto

Toto has long been a favourite band of mine, but there are not that many songs you can play with just guitar and vocal. Here’s a list of my favourite songs, and I hope to play many of them in the future with another band:

  1. Cruel
  2. Pamela
  3. Girl Goodbye
  4. Gift Of Faith
  5. Better World
  6. Jake To The Bone
  7. Dave’s Gone Skiing
  8. Stop Loving You
  9. Hydra
  10. Tale Of A Man