15 Hymns: Do You Hear What I Hear

My friends, I can’t tell you how wonderful this little experiment has been. I love the music, and I love that you all buy into these kinds of ideas. Thank you all for being a little bit of sanity in the midst of the Christmas madness.

The Dailies sent this in last night, to cap off the 15 Hymns run. Have a merry Christmas everyone, and I’ll see you all on the other side.


photo by orange beard

12 thoughts on “15 Hymns: Do You Hear What I Hear

  1. aly hawkins

    O holy night, guys. This is one of the best arrangements I’ve ever heard you two pull together of any song, and hands down the best version of this song I’ve heard since Whitney Houston. I’m dumbfounded, and worshiping. It doesn’t get any better than that.

  2. michael lee Post author

    very, very well done, guys. I posted it in the dark, with Sophia sleeping next to me, so I didn’t even listen to it when I put it up. I just trusted it would be amazing.

    Makes me excited for The Dailies Christmas-stravaganze CD!

  3. Chad

    G -

    You know what’s funny? The O Come All Ye Faithful arr was supposed to be a Postal Service homage, and this was my take on Sigur Ros (simple changes that don’t change and simply build in arrangement and intensity).

    We performed both of these arrangements live (well… with tracks) at the ABF christmas show and they really played to a house, which was gratifying. We tried to not get all “Studio” on these versions, rather just putting down the vocals that we did live without a bunch of stacks and such. I find it actually harder to do it this way, as everyone knows how I feel about doubles. And triples. And three parts stacked four ways each. I miss boy bands.

    I’ve always wanted to do a super-edgy Christmas album. It seems like everyone’s take on Christmas is sugar and sweet. For me, it’s like… good grief… we’re talking incarnation here. Revolution. The end of the “natural” order, and the beginning of… the Kingdom.

    Sugar and sweet my ass.

    My ass and ox kept time, BTW.

  4. Sheila

    Wow. I don’t know who you people are but count me as a fan of your music. Amazing arrangement,vocals and effects that draw me into the mysterious experience. If you were trying to reach your “fundie brethren” you hit the mark. How do I buy your stuff?

  5. michael lee Post author

    [quote comment="33595"]If you were trying to reach your “fundie brethren” you hit the mark.[/quote]

    I’m pretty sure this is how the whole emerging church thing will shake out in the end – people will show up just because we have better music. And better snacks.

    Once they get their groove on, they’ll forget all about the fact that our theology is a devilish plot to seduce the youths of America into heresy.


    To the po-mo-bile!

  6. Stick

    Cool stuff guys… we were out of the loop til today… can you imagine a place without an internet connection? Mixer-boy wants a crack at it… heh heh!

    Chad, I’m with you on the wimpy Christmas music. My “What Child Is This?” from this year is pretty much a rock tune. The diaper Jesus is good and fine and needed, but let’s not ONLY worship Him with lullabys and sweetness. Those angels singing at the shepherd’s weren’t all quiet and mellow, I bet.

  7. Morphea

    Wait – Sheila’s a boy? The ‘brethren’ thing is tewtelly throwing me off.

    Chad, Erica, MWAH. Sheer beauty. And wholesome edginess. [grin]


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