A Little Bird Told Me..,

Monday, January 17, 2011

Who's in charge?

Hey there! Welcome back! I am never quite sure if anyone but Lori Haire actually reads this, so thanks Lori, in advance! lol *wink*

It was a great weekend - lots of bass playing and a super funky jam that still has my heart a flutter... you know... Hammond B 3/Leslie pumping from a keyboard and phat drums.... Happy Happy Joy Joy : ) yeah and some really tasty guitar too... stomping, funky, gospel lovliness... siiiiiigh...

Anyway, it was awesome... and with playing at church, it's just such a different dynamic than I ever had hittin' it in the clubs...

For one thing, the competition was grueling. Had to be THE best... and let me tell you, you might think that things have changed for women in music, but people STILL are surprised if you play aggressively... it can be a challenge to play well and keep your girlie "fluff factor" <3>

It does seem you have to be twice as good in many eyes to count.. sigh.. almost like the value of one muslim man = two muslim women... just agitating...

So, when I had a radical run in with the same God I had been running from all my life, it's been a whole new world playing for Him... and with His peeps...

For one thing, praying before I/we play does wonders... sure beats the lucky rabbit's feet and shirts :) they never DID work... lol

Then there is the difference between me playing in my own strength and letting Jesus play through me.. Ludicrous concept to anyone that hasn't been there... I know.. sounds really hocus pocus.. BUT.. now that he has made my heart His home, it's a benefit of being His kid.... ; )

And let me tell you.. having way more joy than I ever had makes for better playing too... and YES, you can be a Christian and still kick some killer blues... : D ... ask Lloyd.. He's the real deal... (If you are skeptical, read the Psalms -yeah, it's in the Bible: they aren't all written in Kings James English anymore, thankfully) ... the book of Psalms were written by a King that had to keep one step ahead of the sword at all times!!!

My struggle, truthfullly? Keeping humble... you see some awesome things, it can be a real challenge to keep the thanks at the source.. so if you are a praying kind, send one up? MUCH APPRECIATED!

Have an awesome week- and remember, if you want to heat up the place, TURN UP THE BASS!!!! <3>


  1. Heyyyy!! I'm famous. My name's in a Lori blog. :D

  2. Another great blog! I love how they make me smile, think, chuckle, think some more, maybe tear up, crack up and then think some more. Thanks!!! :)

  3. G-d is so pleased with you girl... He sees your heart, and your willingness to serve Him, glorify Him,.... He is smiling beams of love all over you~His daughter. You are humble, and He sees it. That is why He has chosen you for so much and shows you all the amazing works of His hands.

  4. You and your Hammond B stories. :) It was wonderful to catch up with you my darling. Can't wait until we can chat again, about music, giant purses, and the like.


  5. awesome blog......saw you in Church last Sunday at 9 AM, you rock! HUGS to you!!! Is there like 4 Lori's in yout blog and comments? wahooo!

  6. SO you said it was almost impossible to post a comment.. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!

    BTW I posted this right after working on a blues song called the tree of hope. Christian blues. Only way to fully cry out to God.

  7. Wow Lloyd.. talk about timing huh? and Beth.. it was sooo wonderful to spend time with you too.. SOON! Thanks Loris! Much appreciated and hugs!

  8. I am L-O-V-I-N-G the new Pollyanna Lori!!! YEAH!!!!!! You go girl, and Go God!!!