I am going to gush here. I'm sorry. No, I'm not... but... There was a piano in the Hamm home way before there was me, and more importantly, there was always my brother John to play it. A favorite pastime for me is lying on the couch in the living room reading (I was ALWAYS … Continue reading My Favorite Musician… Ever…
Forgiving yourself is sometimes harder than forgiving someone else, isn't it. And yet, since we've been forgiven, I figure that it's probably a good idea to do that. When I wrote this song, I was thinking about the amazing turns we go through. Very good and pious and right one minute and then deceitful and … Continue reading I Give Leave
Here's a song I wrote a number of years ago. I think this song (and the other 3 parts of this long extended suite... you can have it on this album right here, buy it or just listen for free...) make pretty decent meditations for lent. I hope you enjoy.
This is the first of several "song blogs" I'll be doing to tell the stories behind the songs on "Protest Songs". (You can listen or download for free or whatever you want to pay here.) I'm going out of order because track 7 is the most important song on here, and it's very timely, as my … Continue reading My Favorite Memory
Not too long ago I wrote a contemporary wording with music of John Wesley's covenant prayer. Here it is... for free or whatever you want to pay. Here's the recording at this link. Here's a link to a lead sheet and chord chart if you want to use this in your church. And here are … Continue reading Wesley Covenant Prayer
UPDATE! I'm not removing this article, because I think that it was still a bad idea, but only because when seen out of context it's misunderstood. The creators of this piece have explained the context for this. We are SUPPOSED to be offended by the number, as it is, in the context of the Christmas … Continue reading How to Ruin Christmas
You can buy "Lands and Peoples" here... and you should... I want to get the musical part of this out of the way first so that I can review this album in a way that seems more "organic" to me. So... first off, Bill Mallonee has been crafting songs and recording albums for decades, but … Continue reading Bill Mallonee • “Lands and Peoples” Album Review