Unholy War

I got out a few video cameras today and shot a simple video for Unholy War. Lord willing, this song will be released on Catholic Metal‘s Praising Him Loudly: Volume IV. Here’s the video and the lyrics follow:

VERSE 1

See them proclaiming “wisdom” that has no end

Blindly justifying hatred of their fellow man

Over endless fighting and divisive lying

This means war!

CHORUS

History repeats itself, we must be insane

Treating each other as if it were all a game

Wrought by generations of unholy war

We hold the keys, but their pride seals the door

VERSE 2

Coldly, indoctrination settles in

Children sacrificed on the altar of sin

From the womb, they’re torn no chance to be born

This means war!

CHORUS

VERSE 3

Leaders spreading cancers through the government

Pursuing “social justice” with ill intent

With no hesitation, one world domination

This means war!

CHORUS

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Crushed (Song Based on a Psalm)

The Old Testament has some good inspiration for metal music. This song is an idea based on Psalm 117 (or 118, depending on your Bible) verses 10-14. Here’s the translation I was reading, which is very familiar to those who pray the Liturgy of the Hours:

All the nations encompassed me; 

in the name of the Lord I crushed them.

They encompassed me on every side; 
in the name of the Lord I crushed them.

They encompassed me like bees, they flared up like fire among thorns; 
in the name of the Lord I crushed them.

I was hard pressed and was falling, 
but the Lord helped me.

My strength and my courage is the Lord, 
and he has been my savior.

Chesty Puller (famous Marine), meet the Old Testament! Go ahead and give it a listen.

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Having Some Jerusalem Crickett Fun

I spent seven years in Albuquerque and had the wonderful privilege of playing music with two lovely ladies. Marj played the upright bass and MK played guitar. All of us combined to make beautiful harmonies. We called our little trio Jerusalem Crickett. One day, we got together in the small back room of my house, which was a makeshift recording studio, and recorded 21 songs. It was all done live with no overdubs with the exception of two songs where I added mandolin after the fact. Now, many years later, I am remixing and remastering these recordings using much better computer tools than I had at the time. Hop on over to my Facebook page if you’d like to hear any of it. I may set up a Jerusalem Crickett webpage in the future just to be able to showcase the music in one convenient place.

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Playing Around

Just playing around in the kitchen with an alternate tuning. This is what songwriting is like… family is usually around and you pick up snippets of conversation. The alternate tuning is from Tobias Rauscher’s “Still Awake.”

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Craigly.com Overhaul

I decided it’s time to give the site a refresh as it had too many cobwebs. It was also cobbled together and didn’t look uniform. So, it has come to this… I’m trying something new. Hope it’s a little more pleasing to the eye and interactive.

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