I have been pained with acute Lumbar sprain & strain from Monday morning. When I listen to my father and look through internet, here is no clear answer. I have a severe pain when I sit on the chair even for a short time like for 5 or 10 minutes. So mostly I am spending a time on the bed, or walking around my house with turning the TV. For this posting, I used my smartphone but I deleted it in mistake so I am writing with standing, my laptop are on the drawers. I am moving my back like spinning.
For this terrible situation, music can heal me. I played Vivaldi’s opera which was performed in South Korea one week ago, but it was painful to listen over for 3 hours. Familiar music is likely to comfort me. Bajazet is only thing that I can take care of among Vivaldi’s opera, with this thought, I looked through my bookshelf and found this one. I think that this album was released about a decade ago.
The reason that I chose is 1. I want to be healed from this music 2. Leaving the classical music and seeking for a new style. I insert the CD into my laptop and exciting music comes out with abundant electric guitar sound. Actually as a classical music learner, I have a hostile mind for contemporary music. The most of music that I listen to is, basically piano is main, and string part is background. But sometimes there is exception. If the lyrics are clearly transported, if the melody is easy to sing or remember, electric guitar’s sound is OK to me. So many people judge me that my musical style might be conservative, but I also accept various genre as you see this J-Pop list. (My favorite J-Pop lists) So based on this mind, Lincoln Brester’s All To You Live passed my standard.
While listening to this album, many thoughts comes out. As a church pianist, sometimes I have to overcome some parts that I don’t really know. Like I said I studied classical music, so I just learned contemporary music only hearing by the accident or picking up from the band. The reason that I can cover is, I had a special relationship with worship band at Hanbit Church of Changwon City in South Korea 2004 to 2007. Somebody said to me like this, “DO you shaffle rhythm?” and I said in polite, ” I didn’t studied contemporary music so I don’t know about that.” Other people tend not to know much about me so their thought is different with me, and also my thought is different with them.
Even though I have a conservative though in music, I also think about that worship music has to be flown by the period and trend. I had been the most conservative church in the USA, and also attended some big churches. But the result was this one. Every churches cannot satisfied me entirely. And God doesn’t accept every church’s worship service. Most of Christians pick their best dress or suit for Sunday, and prepare the new stand-up money for offering If God only judge for the quality, this can be contradiction because there are many poor people in this world. God only look through our heart and mind. You may raise your hands and shade tears but is these are wholeheartedly or just inspired from human being’s creation? Pastors, worship leaders don’t have a right to ask audience to raise or clap their hands.
I used to listen to Hillsong’s praise and worship songs. But one day, I realize that they are related to Satan’s community so I stopped to buy their albums. Time goes by, and it is hard to find pure ministers or Christians. But I don’t only say negative point. I cannot say in details, but I also met anointed and spiritual pastors and I am experiencing them these days, too The point that I want to say is, Korean churches in everywhere have two separate group for music – choir and praise and worship team. Church choir members are mostly consisted with older generation. If they retire from their position, this group might be dispersed. Of course the conductor and accompanist also can lose their job. If this fact is really happened, praise and worship team’s position can be stronger than before. Based on this future, I cannot settle for my current position. I have to learn and develop something new.
If I have a open mind, this world can be seen in different. So this album is stimulant to me. This was released a decade ago, and it can be said this is such a revolution, keeping to the basics and also epoch-marking. In fact, Chris Tomlin is more famous than Lincoln Brewster, but I like Lincoln than Chris. Why? Because Lincoln Brewster served for Integrity’s Hosanna! Music? No~, I don’t think so.