Sunday, October 24, 2010

None But Jesus

Many of you know this song from chapel at Westmont and the Westmont 2008 Worship CD--"The Sea Will Resound." It's an awesome song, and I was very excited to get to get to record it for the CD as a member of the chapel worship team. Thought i'd share--it has such a peace and utter joy enveloped in it's sound. :)


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Westmont's Chapel Team puts out a CD every year, and they're available on iTunes if you're interested!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Take the Lead

Today's post is a Brittney Brown Original. The videos leading up to now have all been covers of songs I have learned and loved, but today's is something new. It's called "take the lead" and is based on a poem I wrote a few years ago. The natural outside setting was a must-have for this video so I decided to film it on our back porch...and just missed a torrential downpour! (well, you know, for California anyway.) So I got a little wet as the rain started softly falling during the song, but it made for a fun experience. If you listen carefully, you can hear some thunder in the background. Needless to say, there are a few distractions in the song, and a few "harsh" chords, but with the beautiful rain shower it was a lovely setting. :)

Also, I was playing around with some recording software and created a really fun version of this song with a choir of "mes" using my amateur recording skills. Check it out. :)

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Here's my poem that inspired this song...

Winter Calls

Take this trembling hand

As we leap.

Take this trembling hand

And we’ll keep the seasons turning.

I’m like a leaf

Blown into a whirlwind

Spinning faster until you

Reach out and grab me.

A moment, weightless in time.

Take this trembling hand

As we dance.

Take this trembling hand

A chance to move to music unwritten.

I’m like a leaf

Whisked into a pirouette

Turning faster until you

Reach out and take the lead.

A moment, frozen in time.

It's Autumn and the leaves are falling

Dancing one by one.

It’s Autumn and the trees are saying

See what you’ll become

As winter calls, please hold my trembling hand

And lead me through.

8/30/07


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Friday, October 15, 2010

Shoot the Moon

Norah Jones has been a favorite of mine for so many years! I got her first CD in High School and never get tired of the songs. Her voice is so rich in texture with a jazzy resonance--something I aspire to express in my own performance. She is also really laid-back, down-to-earth, and AMAZING live. Hope you enjoy my take on Shoot the Moon--it's simplistic, yet sweet.


Shoot the Moon...by Norah Jones

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Many the Miles

This is a Sara Bareilles song that has a fun groove and good sound. Enjoy!



Many the Miles--by Sara Bareilles


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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Boy From New York City

One of my most FAVORITE genres to sing is Jazz. It's funky and freeflowing. This audio recording is from a Jazz Concert with New Sounds my freshman year in college. I sang the lead as "Cool Kitty" telling everyone about the "Boy from New York City." Brings back so many fun memories...


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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

You & I

This is such a fun song by Ingrid Michaelson. Her lyrics are always surprising, creative, and somewhat ridiculous. I'll warn you now, there are many more Ingrid songs to come--i feel a certain kinship with her musical style.

I am somewhat of a perfectionist, but as i am not yet an accomplished guitarist, i make mistakes and it is nearly impossible to get a flawless run through of these songs. So in order to keep my sanity and save countless hours on multiple takes, i ask for your grace and patience as to the little slip ups in my videos. They add character right? :)


You & I, by Ingrid Michaelson

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Note: i may be giving out sweaters and dance lessons for Christmas this year...


Saturday, September 18, 2010

Welcome

Come one, come all
come big, come small
to the music video,
vocalist rodeo,
crazy-fun tunes
under the moon,
of the singingest,
blingingest,
flingingest,
throw down
downtown
Brittney Brown

...what have you gotten yourself into?


Intro video & Song #1: Everlasting God

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