Thursday, September 23, 2010

September's Song of the Month

I write songs. They do not make the whole world sing but a few people may enjoy them. I rarely have the opportunity to sing my original songs. And here you are...probably a friend, at the comfort of your own computer....why not sing some songs for you? I also thought having a goal would help me get my songs in some sort of rough recorded form.

This song I wrote in 2009, after our family's visit (with Global Youth Network) to the Tsartlip First Nations community outside Victoria, BC in Canada. "First Nations" is how Canadians refer to native or aboriginal people. You can read about that trip HERE.

Stelly's Crossroads is the name of the street that runs the length of the village on one side. One side of the street is the First Nations community and the other side is predominately white middle class style homes. We fell in love with the community and culture in our time there and plan to go back for a visit maybe in the Summer of 2011.

If you're reading this on facebook, you can listen at our podcast site HERE. You and all these other nice folks can go there, listen to the player, download the MP3 for pod-ableness and subscribe to future posts using itunes.

So, here it is, my first song of the month, "Stelly's Crossroads". Enjoy!


Beth said...

More more! Love hearing you singing again.

Sustar said...

Difficult to see life through the lens that 'First Nations' folks' look through... Thanks for your help.
Great song.

Bringer of Smiles said...

how did you do that with your voice? 'eeeeee--oooooooo--eeeeeeeee--oooooooo--eee--oooo--we were tired, we were slow....' crazy!

Anonymous said...

Hey Chris, Beth's brother here.

I enjoyed listening to that. I played it twice.