I’ve had a fairly busy week with meetings and interviews and all friends popping over. Anyway, despite my pounding sinus headaches that make me want to rip out my cheeks and that nagging anxiety, I’ve managed to press on but only because of God’s power being made perfect in my weakness.
Yesterday I talked to a very energetic singer/songwriter named Amy Courts, who shares not only a fantastic first name with me but a love for Derek Webb and his music (and Harry Potter!) Refreshingly honest and lively, the interview was lively. We are definitely outgoing, kindred spirits. It was like talking to an old girlfriend about her life and her music and her dreams. By the way, she would beat me up (not really) if I didn’t mention that for a mere $7 a month, you can be a part of THE MOCHA CLUB, and if you sign up now you can get Amy’s latest album and a t-shirt FOR FREE! Free stuff and making a difference = good deal.
Alli Rogers, a thoughtful, artistic singer/songwriter, was today’s interviewee. I got the idea that Alli wasn’t absolutely in her element being interviewed, that she would rather sit in her living room and write a song…and I liked that about her. As Alli told me the stories about how her songs came about, I was amazed…like a little girl sitting at the feet of a great storyteller. One song in particular, “Don’t Wash Your Hands of Me” hit me straight in the heart and brought tears to my eyes. I will definitely post more about this song in the next few days. She also has an amazing blog; check it out here.
Tomorrow I talk to Justin McRoberts, who is mad talented. I blogged about his song “Done Livin'” a few months ago (read post). I’m pretty psyched about the opportunity to chat with Mr. McRoberts as well. His blog is really, really good, too.
So, that’s a bit of what I’ve been up to this week and why I haven’t been my usual blogging self. Look for all these interviews and more on Backseat Writer.