Author:Malcolm Gordon

Here's a song from my 2008 album, One Voice (which you can get here). My friend Sally needs the lyrics for this song for tomorrow's church service over in Hawke's Bay - so I thought I'd make flick them up for everyone. Enjoy.  03 New Kind of Day A new kind of day – Malcolm Gordon 2007 Gone are the days when summer brought uninterrupted warmth And you could count on that for sure While our land drowns...

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After summer soccer tonight, I'm jumping in the car for a late night trip to Auckland. We're starting the vocal sessions for the new album tomorrow morning. I've found myself getting steadily excited about this over the last few days.For starters, this will be my first opportunity to hear the instrumental tracks in a nearly complete form. When I left Auckland 6 weeks ago, we'd tracked most things, but they were in a pretty rough...

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Today is my son, Sam's second birthday. As you can see, I've taught him how to smile. At the moment, he's at Mainly Music with Ness - no doubt enjoying being the centre of attention and hearing his fair share of 'Hasn't time flown by'-type comments.This year hasn't been a great one, but today is a great day. Sam is an unmitigated blessing  - still full of wonder and delight. Admittedly he seems to be...

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So a week ago I was just emerging from my 13 hour ‘recovery sleep’ after GA12. Ever since I’ve been meaning to post some reflections on what was an incredibly fulfilling and infuriating experience!Let me say that I have been deeply humbled by the wonderful feedback to the worship times we led at Assembly. Here are a few of my favourite comments:‘...

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We're nearing the end of our two weeks in the studio. We are woefully behind schedule. We're going to have to book another week sometime soon to do the lead vocals and backing vocals - so this last week has been spent getting all the instrumentation done.Last Saturday, we had a full day over in the Waitakere Ranges recording drums with Evan Cooper. It looked like this...

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So every couple of years, I record an album. Recording an album is a lot different to playing a live show. When you play live, you're creating a song in that infinitely accessible but infinitely illusive space called, 'the present.' But when you record a song, you're trying to make it for a future date, in fact ALL future dates - so that it can stand up to repeat listenings and scrutiny.For example, having owned...

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As many of you will know, I've been running a funding campaign on Social Backing. Its been going phenomenally well - so well its about to become the quickest-funded project in the site's history! I'm learning something about generosity from the inside ;)This money is going to mean we can get someone awesome to mix and master the album, once Matt and I (and Sophie and Evan and Michael and Kirstin and John and Tony...

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So, Ray Coster, the incoming moderator (he's like a Pope that we can exchange after two years) has chosen for his theme, 'Reviving the flame: Living in the power of His presence, and the presence of His power.'Ray's hope is that Christians can move beyond thinking of themselves as 'sinners' and start to understand that in Christ, we are 'saints' - God's children, God's beloved - whichever way you spin it, it's Good News!So I...

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Benji Carey-Smith, based in the Hawkes Bay, but hailing from the hill suburbs of Dunedin is in the process of recording an album of worship songs. Benji has an incredible enthusiasm in his writing and worship leading, and having teamed up with Tom Mepham (another friend of the One Voice Project) the two have created a sound that is rich, full and carries heaps of momentum.Here's a snippet of a song called, 'Mighty Father'. Keep...

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