Mark Hansen Music - LDS Rock Music - Free Downloads

Mark Hansen Music - LDS Rock Music - Free Downloads
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WARNING: Listening to this music doesn't require parental approval. It's a bit of clean rebellion. It keeps your outlook up and your hope alive. It's got strong drums and screaming guitars. It pumps you up and drives your life. It's a hunger for exploration. It chooses the right and returns with honor. It's music you don't have to confess to your bishop.

It's not your parents' "Saturday’s Warrior".

It's "A Joyful Noise"

Monday, August 30, 2004

This weekend has been way, way busy! It was the weekend of the V'th annual LDS Music Fest.

It was especially busy for me, since I'm in charge of it each year! And this year, doubly so, because it was really not very well organized.

But in any case, it happened, and it pulled of very well. This year, I didn't run the sound, and what a wonderful load off my shoulders. We hired it out instead. I was then free to be around to make decisions, answer questions, manage the artist flow and keep things running smoothly.

I got to do some fun perfomances, first of all, the combo played for John, and that went over REALLY well. "Booka Mo", John's swing jazz version of "Book of Mormon Stories" was one of the hits of the fest.

I did a half-hour set at the start of the evening showcase, and I felt OK about it. It was fun. Jodi said it was one of the best performances she'd seen me do. It wasn't the best I felt, but it was good. It was tough for me because I wasn't in the monitors at all. I was relying on the main sound bouncing back at me to hear myself.

But it's still a rush to hear the crowd shout when I swing my mic for the first time!

Sunday, we did an experiment that worked very well. We did a separate fireside program for the inspirational music writers in the group. Very spiritual. I had a tear or two many times.

And after the strike on Saturday, we all got together at Dave's house for an after party. We played songs to each other for hours and hours.

I think the best part of the whole thing is just renewing and strengthening old friendships. It's a great time and a wonderful experience!

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