To be clear, I like every single song by The Saturn Project on their new album, Anthems for a Broken World. But this top 5 list will give you the songs that receive the most play in my mp3 player and in my truck’s stereo.
Beautiful Stranger – This is a seriously smooth song. It’s a very chilled and groovy tune with soul.
And now, the list…
#5 Dynamite – It’s the first song on the album and like the rest of the album, it balances it’s jam, chord progression, and cuts.
#4 Sail Away – I love this groovy beat. It’s a very reflective song, too. What could have been? What could be? It has a modulation toward the end that pumps it up.
#3 Silas – I think TSP wrote and arranged this song for me. I love rock, and this song rocks! It has some cool dynamics with it’s intro as well.
#2 Tonight – If you want to know the truth, none of the songs on this album have as much soul and feeling as Tonight. It’s a very moving song.
#1 Time – I could listen to this one on repeat constantly, if it wasn’t for all the other great songs on this album. The prelude builds and then releases all it’s energy when Time opens. Great job on this arrangement.
Now, go and buy the album. It’s going to help save lives, and you will love the music. You cannot beat that combination!
Go to The Saturn Project website, check out the mission, and buy Anthems for a Broken World as soon as you can. This is some seriously good music and an even better cause.
- Thick as Thieves is a horrible movie. Don’t waste your money, and even more so don’t waste your time. I thought with Antonio Banderas and Morgan Freeman, I thought for sure it would be a winner. Stinker.
- I reapplied for my concealed weapons permit in mid November. The wait time is supposed to be at most 90 days. It’s still not here.
- The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services runs the Division of Licensing here in Florida. Apparently there is a backlog in licensing for security, firearms, concealed weapons, and others.
- When I called a couple weeks ago, they explained that my license application has not even made it through data entry and is currently sitting in a pile of other applications on someone’s desk.
- That’s funny, they cashed my check (over $100) before they even entered my application in the computer.
- My pal OB just received his license in the mail and he applied in November as well. Maybe mine will be here soon.
- I am rapidly becoming a big fan of the Kel Tec product line. They produce very unique and affordable firearms. The two I have my eye set on are the PLR16 and the PF-9.
- The PF-9 is a super compact ultra thin single stacked 9 mm, 7+1 capacity. The retail price is $333 for the blue or as much as $390 for the parkerized. I haven’t shot one, but I have a co worker who owns one and I saw him fire it. I held one yesterday which I found for $250 used. I think I may be able to find one just a little more than that new.
- The PLR16 is a 223 handgun. It’s the same caliber as the AR-15 that I carry at work, however it has no stock and a very short barrel. This one starts just under $500, but if you own one you can easily get $1000 for it. They are next to impossible to find new right now and there is at minimum a 2 month waiting list for them.
- My Glock 19 is going to be a little uncomfortable to conceal because it’s so thick. The advantage is the 15 rounds plus one in the chamber that it carries. And it’s extremely durable, good for the range, and fun to shoot.
- Dinner last night was pretty good. I enjoyed a beef and potato stew with flour tortillas and cilantro. It cost about $2.50 a plate, and that included peach iced tea.
- It’s amazing how easy making beef and potato stew is. Brown 3 pounds of cubed beef and a couple of small onions. Add water and cubed potatoes and two packs of taco seasoning packs. Turn down to medium low, cover, and stew for an hour stirring occasionally, add more water if you need. When it thickens, the stew is so good. Serve with warm tortillas and peach iced tea! 🙂 Sort of a mix between store bought and homemade.
- I have twice as much left over as Marcela and I had to eat, and we shared some with mom and dad.
- I’m still waiting for information on the operations job for FPL. I have some information, but I don’t know if I will or will not get the offer. As far as I know, I have done what I can do (other than follow up which I am on top of) and now I have to wait.
- Tomorrow, I will get my paws on The Saturn Project album, Anthems for a Broken World. The music is great and I want to play it straight through.
At The Saturn Project’s Website I was able to get my free song, “So Alive” from the upcoming album entitled Anthems for a Broken World. Click the above link to get your free song. 100% of the proceeds from the sales of the full album will go to move families in Cambodia who are literally living in the dumps into their own homes, provide clean water, and a church for their community. The target is $500,000 raised through album sales. The album will cost $10 each for purchase, which is a bargain for this high quality music.
“So Alive” was previously recorded as a demo by Jesse Santoyo and his band The Saturn Project years ago. This studio version has a very mature sound. The best way to describe the style is energetic, groovy, and adult. The rich piano/string tones lay a foundation which enhance the smooth guitar rhythms. The vocals by Jesse are pleasant and energetic, with really spot on harmonies in the chorus and a bridge with a deep almost gritty vocal accompaniment. The rhythmic groove of this song is very creative. I was not expecting the arrangement to be so rhythmically complex with the snappy beat of the drums countering the groove of the keys, bass, and guitar. It works! This is a complex groove, but it’s not hard on the ears. It’s not annoyingly catchy, but I find myself humming the tune “I feel so alive” as I go about my daily business.
Great job TSP on a cool tune. I can’t wait to get my hands on the rest of the album.
This one will be short since I am a little lazy today.
- At 7:02 AM when I made it to the theater, there was already plenty of action in Pier 2. Zech, Josiah, Ritz, Jesse, and Alex were there tooling around and setting up.
- I am off caffeine for a while, so I had to fuel myself on decaf. I didn’t really notice the difference today.
- With the new holiday schedule, we have two services. One is at 9:00 AM, and the second at 10:30 AM.
- The music in the first service was a little off from a technical and aesthetic standpoint. It’s cool how God can move in spite of our lack.
- Mike was on the drums in the 9:00 and sang back up in the 10:30, Alex drummed in the 10:30, Jesse played the guitar in the second service only. Josiah did an excellent job on the electric in both services, I played keys, Reina was on lead vocals, and Julie and I covered the back up vocals.
- We sang “Every Day”, “We Are Hungry”, “I Could Sing of Your Love Forever”, and Julie led “Shout to the Lord” for communion.
- In the service, Travis went into details of LPC’s plan to raise $500,000 for global missions including a project in Cambodia through “Anthems for a Broken World”, an album by The Saturn Project. There is a possibility of $20,000 in matching funds to be donated for the project.
- The albums will be sold in bundles at churches, schools, and organizations and 100% of the proceeds will go to global missions.
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