The Original Face Time

FacetimeRemember the good old days when we would get to know someone better by spending time with him?

Like in the same physical vicinity as him.  And actually talking to him.

Not via text.  Or Twitter.  Or email.  Or Facebook.

One-on-one.  Face to face.

I’m not going to go on an anti-social media rant or diatribe here.  Obviously, I see its merits and understand the blessings that come with it.

But I also see the challenges.  In an effort to be more efficient with our time and more strategic in our approach – whether in youth ministry or in general life – we sometimes get caught up in the quantity of our relationships and not the quality of them.

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When Musical Bloggers Unite: Someone Like Lu

Harrison, Marie, and Clay
Harrison, Marie, and Clay

A couple of weeks ago, CHB favourite Marie Hui and I put together a tribute song to Roberto Luongo when he was traded to the Florida Panthers. We performed Boyz II Men’s smash hit “End of the Road“.

Well, it seems like I’m not the only blogger who likes to write songs about Bobby Lu. Harrison Mooney of Pass it to Bulis penned a farewell song to Luongo to the tune of Adele’s mega-hit “Someone Like You.” Harrison contacted me to help him with the music and within 5 seconds we had agreed to invite Marie to join us.

The result is a powerful and emotional song, courtesy of Pass it to Canucks Hockey Blog.

Songs from the Arena – Hockey Songs on the Organ

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I’ve always wanted to play the organ at a Vancouver Canucks game. And when I go to watch the Canucks play at Rogers Arena, I like to take in the sights and sounds of the entire arena experience – and not just the game itself.

As a musician, I pay particular attention to the music: both from the DJ and from the organ. And I’ve come up with a medley of songs that I typically hear at Canucks games.

You’ll see it’s a nice mix of hockey standards (chants and cheers) and actual pop songs.

The timing of my O Canada reprise is quite epic. You’ll see what I mean.

 

End of the Road (We Thank You, Lu) – Farewell to Roberto Luongo

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After eight memorable and exciting seasons with the Vancouver Canucks, goaltender Roberto Luongo was traded to the Florida Panthers on March 4, 2014.

Thus, Marie (www.mariehui.com, @mariehui on Twitter) and I wanted to bid Bobby Lu a proper farewell.  Inspired by Boyz II Men, we proudly present our version of their smash hit “End of the Road”.

Make sure you get to bridge of the song at the 3:11 mark…you won’t be disappointed.

My Dance Off with Jacinta

Enough talking...let's get dancing
Enough talking…let’s get dancing

Last month I posted a fun video with adorable Jacinta, the 3 year-old daughter of Colm and Sharon.  I was a guest on her YouTube channel called Deep Thoughts.

Well, Jacinta and I have combined forces once again, but not for interview.  This time, it’s a dance off.

You’ll see very quickly why I don’t dance in public.  The only reason why I got invited out to clubs back in the day was so I could reserve a table and watch everyone’s jackets and purses.