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"

Thursday, December 30, 2004

It's almost the last day of the year, and I'm very excited. Here's why:

First of all, I sold a few more songs through weedshare. Always exciting to check my account there and see a few more numbers up. If that were the only reason I was doing this, I'd be sadly mistaken, since I'm not rolling in the money yet. But it does give me some goosebumps and a smile to think that someone likes a tune of mine enough to shell out some money for it.

Second of all, I met my goal. It was to have all the songs for "One United Generation" done by the end of the year. And as of a few days ago, that has been completed. It's always nice to check in with yourself and see that you're doing something right.

As I looked forward to next year, I thought I'd like to set my goals in two areas: Ongoing music production, toward having a second CD, and expanding my "fanbase" in the form of the mailing list.

In the first area, I'll be working to release two new songs every quarter. So, at the end of each year, I'll have 8 new songs. In two years, I'll have 16 songs, and I'll be able to choose say, 10-12 of the best of them to go on the second CD. I could carry on like that indefinitely, producing singles and CD forever more. Fun!

I think the first ones I'll work on will be "How Beautiful" and "Play the Cards". "Beautiful" is a gospel tune based on verses in Isaiah and Mosiah. I just have to record the choir (if you're interested in participating, email me). Play the cards is a rocker, kind of in an AC/DC sorta style, but without the sleaze.

I want to extend to all of you who read this blog, and listen to my tunes, my heartfelt thanks for these last few years. I'd make the music anyway, but when I hear back from you about the songs and the shows, it makes me feel soooo much better about all the effort I put in.

So, thanks!

See you next year!


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