Sunday, August 3, 2008

After the Beginning of the End

So this end is really happening. It's sad and it's good. I just finished laying down the last of the tracks for the last JRL record. (Well, I may have to tweak a couple vocals in mixdown). This leaves mixing the record, designing the cover, and (possibly) a farewell concert. If we do the concert it will most likely be in Goshen and incorporate as many of the amazing musicians as possible who have been part of JRL over the years. That will be incredible if it happens. The record is coming along nicely -- it feels like in many ways it brings together things that emerged from each album before it and mixes it into a diverse but consistent whole (gang vocals-- S2S, a lyrical focus -- JRL10, unique instrumentation and good production -- CITP, and maturing songwriting -- Now).

Thanks again for your comments and encouragement. And thanks to you who continue the journey with me on the CSM.

Jonathan

2 comments:

brittanymccullough said...

In a way I am kind of sad for you. But I also understand where you are coming from. Hope all is well and I will be praying for you all.

Erin said...

It will be sad to say goodbye to JRL but I think what comes next will be worth it.
For some reason it brought to my mind the grief of the disciples at Jesus' death and the amazing joy when the tomb was empty and their lives changed forever.