I hope that this update finds you well. The advent season is upon us again and with it, as always, is much busyness. In addition to the normal Yuletide events this year, This year I add recording a new album to the schedule. This Thursday I will begin my drive to Nashville Tennessee and on Friday morning we will begin tracking the new album. I am so excited about this as I’m sure you are well aware. I have dreamed of an opportunity like this for so many years and God is finally open the door. I am so blessed to work with Lifeway Worship, Producer Craig Adams, A list musicians, and the top engineers in Nashville on this project.
I believe we have come up with a title that encapsulates this project. We think the title will be Hymns, Prayers, and Invitations. I am so blessed by so many of you given how did your resources to make this album the reality. Make God bless you in this holiday season and renew your faith in Christ. I covet your prayers as we begin this recording process and I ask you to pray for others will be renewed in their faith as a result of this endeavor. While we want to make great music, the goal is to reveal Jesus and the present reality of the kingdom of God.
I’ll do my best to update you on line through Facebook and Twitter (@RickLeeJames) while I am in Nashville with pictures and more as I am able. I feel very blessed today and I can’t wait to share the songs with you as a complete collection.
As promised last January first, here is a complete year of video from my life.
There were 366 days in 2012 because it was a leap year. Time moves so quickly and yet the past is not as far away as it might seem. I took a video a day for all 366 days of 2012 as a way to look at a year of my life, all the changes it brings, and maybe even to learn something about myself. A person can change in many subtle ways over a year. This is a year of my life in short daily video clips. You will hear songs I have written accompanying this mini-movie of my life in a year.
Ready to start recording the Rick Lee James ‘Voices In My Head’ podcast. I’m calling it Voices In My Head because it will cover things that speak to me. Looking for a co-host to dialogue about stuff we like. Music, movies, comics, books, etc through a theological lens. Applicants can contact me directly. Must know how to talk. Being a bit of a nerd with a good sense of humor won’t hurt either. Reply below and tell my why you should be my co-host. Points for creativity!
I’ve decided confront my own humanity with a video project documenting myself over an entire year. I was going to call the project 365 Days of Rick but since it’s a leap year I had to throw in an extra day so now it’s called 366 days of Rick. I know what you’re thinking, that’s way too many days of Rick and I don’t disagree with you but let me explain the premise.
I plan on using this project to make a music video for one of my songs. I am taking a short video clip of my face every single day this year and stringing them all together into one video. The thought is that at the end I can see how a person (namely me) physically changes over the span of a year.
In our society we want instant gratification and I guess this is kind of my quiet protest against that. Significant things can happen over time, but we need to be willing to wait on them. I don’t know if this project will hold significance for anyone but me but I’m doing it anyway. I’m not a very patient person so it’s kind of stretching me to do something like this.
I just wanted to try something unique this year. I’m not sure exactly what the final outcome will be, but that’s what faith is, following when we don’t know where we are going. Maybe the release of this video will go along with the release of my next album. Who knows, maybe it will turn into something completely different by the end of the year.
With that said I wish you all a wonderful start to what I hope is a Happy New Year! Keep checking back for updates on my progress. I plan on giving previews. Right now there’s only two days of footage so it would be boring to show you anything yet. Blessings!!!