Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures

Welcome back.

I can’t remember who said it but I once heard someone say that Christians believe that the world is going to hell in a handbasket but it’s still alright to go bowling on Friday night. His point was that experiencing simple pleasures, even leisure, is [even or maybe especially in a dark world] a gift. Enjoy.

In that spirit, I wanted to offer you something different tonight. Pour your self a cold/ or hot tea, take off your shoes, put on some headphones, and check out my first podcast.

I’m playing for you one of the selections from our new CD that Niza and I have been working on. Consider it a multicultural experience at chilling out brazilian style. Hope you enjoy it and your weekend.

PODCAST: Brasileira performed by Niza of doSul
Into the Mystic…
Alex McManus

Graffiti61 And doSul

hollywood based ambient-electronica artist, graffiti61, chilled at our place tonight. he’s the one contemplating the oblong object. we chatted about our upcoming tour to europe this summer and how to fund it. we stopped for a moment together and asked jesus to help us sell lots of cds. doSul will have our cd ready in about 6 weeks. graffiti61 has music available now.

i met dominic (i.e. graffiti61) over two years ago. i sat enthralled as he created a piece by playing and looping synths, guitar, bass and drums on stage. the piece was called “cry of the soul.” my wife, niza, and i are also musicians [we have a world music band called doSul] and we just hit it off.

the greatest good for so many artists is self expression. dominic has evolved into an artist whose work is not simply about self expression. indeed, dom’s self expression has been harnessed by the mystery at the center of the universe. check out dom’s music and if you dig it buy a couple cds to help the cause. find his web site by clicking here.

because of dom’s commitment to Jesus and his kingdom, niza and i feel priviledged to take an immense risk together with graffiti61 this summer. spread good thoughts about us as you go your way. thanks.

into the mystic…

© alex mcmanus, 2005

doSul Scouting Trip

2.57 PM
Dusseldorf, Germany

i scoped out places for my band, doSul (pronounced doo-sue with the accent on the second syllable), to play this coming summer. we have a local doSul rep that’s going to help us get the proper permits to perform on the streets in “old town” dusseldorf. it looks like we’ll get to play everyday and some nights.

we’ll need a good team of promoters, roadies, techies, videographers, artists, etc to come with us.

our cd was supposed to be finished last november. now, we’ve got to have it done before may. gotta love deadlines when they help you get something done that you really want to do.

into the mystic