We all want peace, joy, and life. When we encounter suffering, pain, or death, we fight against it, or avoid it, passing over it as quickly as possible. We want to keep our distance from what makes us uncomfortable. With the world currently shut-down for a global pandemic it has become more difficult to avoid … Continue reading O Sacred Head (It Is Finished)
Some notes on New Music that I have uploaded to my ‘James Mella’ soundcloud account. Continue reading Music Notes
Perspective is a good thing. It’s provides space to expand our view. It’s staring at a piece of bark and hearing someone yell, “Hey, there’s a whole forest out here!” Gaining perspective almost always requires an outside catalyst: something or someone. We need this catalyst to help us take a step back and remember that … Continue reading Hearing Loss
Last year (2017) I ran 400 km. For me, that was a huge accomplishment. There are things in life that I pick up quickly. I pick up new musical instruments with ease. I once acquired an accordion and was writing ditties on it within a couple of days. Another time I was at a birthday party … Continue reading It took me 7 years to run 5km, and 7 years to write this blog post.
À La Mer! is my band with Jon Greig. Our Deput EP was released in 2015. You can find this album on iTunes. Continue reading Erosion EP
I wanted to try and write more classic singer-songwriter love songs. I ended up with a few collections of quirky songs written on different instruments. This free EP was released in 2014 Continue reading Songs Vol. 1
Based on Søren Kierkegaard’s work by the same title, this thirty minute recording of piano and voices presents Kiekegaard’s observations of Abraham and Isaac in eight, minimalistic poems. Continue reading Fear and Trembling
This is my debut album from 2009. Continue reading Oh God