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

No taking cover – ocenaudio

There is no new Take Cover video this week, as I couldn’t find the time to do it. Instead I got a new computer, which needed (and still needs) setting up. I asked too much of the old one with certain recording and mixing tasks, but with the new machine so much more will be possible. Expect my first solo release sometime this year.
I am also considering uploading a new Take Cover video only once every two weeks from now on to concentrate more on recording my own songs and on my work with Eleasar (we are currently recording our first album), but this is not yet decided.

On a somewhat related note, I have to share the following program – maybe it’s useful to you: ocenaudio. While setting up my new computer I searched for an alternative to Audacity, which I have used for years for transcribing and quickly editing audio files when I didn’t want to fire up the whole audio workstation (Ardour in my case). Audacity works well, but to me it looks pretty ugly. ocenaudio on the other hand looks nice and after a quick test I find myself working faster and more effectively (especially because of the scroll-to-zoom feature). It is not as feature-rich as Audacity, but the only thing I’m really missing so far is the ability to play the audio file in another tempo on the fly. Let’s see if I really need that …