jcast2: Being Odd Has Been Good To Me


J sings at Jono's wedding reception
Playing at Jono’s wedding reception – Jono hiding behind his nephew

I’ve been playing a song my buddy Jono wrote, called “God Has Been Good To Me,” for a while now. So when he got married just before Christmas, we threw him a roast, and I wrote some alternate lyrics for the occasion. First you’ll hear my version of “God Has Been Good To Me,” then you’ll hear my roast/tribute to Jono called “Being Odd Has Been Good To Me.” I overdubbed a guitar solo with delay on the first; you can hear the dog whining and birds singing in the second.

I’ve started posting stuff from the roast, starting with Chris’s slideshow of Jono’s life in pictures at my personal blog, EverydayJ.com.

jcast1: Songs From The Porches of Port A and A-Town

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Here’s my first podcast, or jCast as I like to call it, fresh from the porch. The first song, “And Townes Said,” comes from the porch of a beach house off the Texas coast at Port Aransas, enhanced by the sounds of the power tools being used to build a house next door. I recorded the second song, Jackson Browne’s “Rock Me On The Water,” back on my porch in Austin. Doug graciously provided the smooth background groove.

Xmas on the Cul-de-sac

Below you will find the Xmas performances of my students and I at the house concert we had on the cul-de-sac where they all live.

To see photos of the evening, go to: http://www.flickr.com/photos/79775161@N00/sets/1636231/

Flea/Bee – Ian plays and Jason sings the song they wrote a few weeks ago.
World War 3 – Katie sings and plays the song she wrote.
Blowin’ in the Wind – Abby sings and plays Bob Dylan’s classic.
Twist N’ Shout – The Guit’rs (Reed, Kyle, Jason) play the Beatles.
But My Soul – The Guit’rs (Reed, Kyle, Jason) play a song written by Kyle and Jason.
Song for Andrew – The Guit’rs (Reed, Kyle, Jason) play a song written by
Kyle and Jason for Andrew for the first time.
The Box – Ellyn Hickey tells the story she wrote about boy who was the prince of Egypt.
Angels We Have Heard On High – Abby sings and Jason plays the xmas classic.
Jingle Bell Rock – Katie sings and plays.
Lord I Lift Your Name On High – Kyle plays and Jason sings a worship song.
Sing-along Medley – Overlookers: all together now!