There has been many bands that has passed through UMM.
There are some bands that many people never heard of.
Childhood Music Years
Music captures people all around the world-no matter what's the genre! As I (Sal) try to reflect my earliest genre music I was first interested, I can remember it was a Disney-Mickey Mouse and Friend's record album. My Aunt Toni introduced it to my brother, sister, and I at a young age to inspire us to exercise. The record album included a picture book of different Disney characters showing us how to perform different types of exercises. The music was very upbeat with different Disney Characters encouraging us with each type of exercise.
The genre of music changed as I got older-along with who, where, and when I was growing-up. Back in the old days (late 70's-80's), we had 8-tracks, records, and tapes. I remember the collection of record albums and some 8-tracks my dad had in our living room shelf. Mostly it was my dad's, the likes of Eddie Fischer, >Pat Boone-"Cross & The Switchblade" star , Frank Sinatra, Olivia Newton-John, etc...
When I started attending grade school in St. Paul, we were obligated to join a music class. I remember singing Christmas songs and other's depending on the holiday season throughout the year. We performed in front of the school, parents, and other community functions (e.g. senior citizens). My first instrument I got skilled in playing was a recorder, which I loved playing when I was younger. I would practice in and out of the classroom.
I don't exactly remember what year I was in school, but public school field trips to music functions served as an influence. I was introduced to variety of music that I didn't hear with friends, family, or peers. There was one field trip to the Minnesota Orchestra, which I marveled the beautifully designed Orchestral Hall. I remember sitting in these nice cozy chairs listening intently to the different musical instruments being played. This was going on while some of my classmates were just fooling around with one another. Another field trip was to the Ordway Theatre, where I witnessed my first out-of-school concert. It was this latin-band, which played the great songs of Los Lobos-including the famous "La bamba". I think this was a start of soon to be now interest of international music-different language-despite this being one of the famous American pop songs in the past.
Teenage Music Years
Then in Battle Creek Middle School, I continued to play an instrument-a trumpet! I played for 2 years, but I wasn�t as good I now wished I could�ve been. It was because I didn�t take it seriously because I didn�t take the responsibility to motivate myself and I wasn�t challenged-encouraged. During my years here, I started getting into the MTV scene. I was highly influenced by my peers to listen to Heavy-Metal Music; sometimes Death Metal too! Likes of Metallica, Skid-Row, Poision, Iron-Maiden, and Guns-N-Roses. My siblings too had an influence by getting into the pop and pop-rock (e.g. Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Jets, Madonna, etc�) being played in music videos. I wasn�t too enthusiastic until I started buying tapes. Probably my first every music tape (recorded) was Tone-Loc (rap).
I started getting into rap slowly over the years (91�-95�) in high-school as I got away from the metal scene. I think hip-hop started to grow too during this time, where I somewhat got into MC-Hammer and other related genres. Also, Alternative-Music started to become more into the mainstream as Heavy-Metal slowly disappeared from the music-scene. The likes of Nirvana, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and then favorite-Stone Temple Pilots (�Core�).
College Music Years
The exposure of many genres of music growing-up made me open to get into all types of music during the �liberal-college� years at UMM. I somewhat heard a lot about Billy Ray Cyrus and other country favorites back in high school, but I never thought of actually listening to it! In Morris, the only home-based radio station plays country all day long! As I heard it all the time and being opened to learn more of my surroundings, I started to appreciated this genre of music. When I came to a personal relationship with Christ in 96�, I started to be curious of Christian music (pop, pop-rock, heavy metal, rap, hip-hop, and everything related to positive Christ-focussed music)! I never knew there was �positive� Christ-centered music until I was introduced to it by my new Christian friends.
Also (submitted Sunday, April 5th of 2009), I took a piano class. It was just an easy 3 credit class for fun.
On-Line Piano Lessons, from gopiano.com
How to Play Basic Piano Chords, from expertvillage.com
Basic Piano / Keyboard Chord Shapes , shanemcdonald.org
How to learn basic piano in 8 minutes
"An 8 minute piano lesson teaching the basics. "
Make: Wellington cable company chicago
* Model 4' 7" Upright
* SERIAL NUMBER: 184033
* Age: -
* Size: 5´0"
* Last Tuned: -
* Asking Price: B/O
* Location: Morris, MN
Good condition: 2nd to lowest "E" key gets stuck when pressed, but works!
A History of the Piano, 1157-2007, from uk-piano.org
"1880 The Cable Co., Chicago, USA, was established. (They also made Conover from 1883, Kingsbury and Wellington.)..
"The Wellington pianos belong to the extensive line of instruments manufactured by The Cable Company Chicago They possess an attractiveness of and finish, elasticity of action and durability, not surpassed by many pianos of much higher price In tone quality, in durability and in appearance the Wellington pianos reveal evidences of masterly piano building skill and, price considered, are hard to equal. These instruments have been found so satisfactory that they are in great demand throughout the country and have also won an export trade of large proportions. While not an expensive piano the Wellington presents all the elegance of finish and melody of tone character that charm the lover of good pianos. It is a reliable piano in which the buyer receives a large return for a comparatively small investment. Its manufacturers possess peculiarly great facilities for the economical production of good pianos and they have succeeded in creating instruments of rare attractiveness at prices within the reach of the people. The Wellington is a safe piano and a splendid value. The Cable Company, .."
We have just gotten a Kingsbury Piano made - Antiques and the Arts ..., from antiquesandthearts.com/forumresponse.asp?var=3523...22
Piano Serial Numbers Part 16, from www.ukpianos.co.uk
"Piano Manufacturer: Wellington By The Cable Company Chicago
1950 sn-318000 1958 sn-342400 1966 sn-386000 1975 sn-425700
1951 sn-321000 1959 sn-345800 1967 sn-393000 1976 sn-429300
1952 sn-323000 1960 sn-350600 1969 sn-398000 1977 sn-434000
1954 sn-333000 1962 sn-360000 1971 sn-407300 1979 sn-443000
1955 sn-336500 1963 sn-365000 1972 sn-411400 1980 sn-448000
1957 sn-339200 1965 sn-379000 1974 sn-420700 1982 sn-455200 "
Wellington upright - $1200 (Phinney Ridge), from seattle.craigslist.org
Piano, Organ, and Keyboard - Cable Co. Wellington piano Expert: Thomas Britanyak - 7/26/2006
We just acquired a vertical Wellington piano made by the Cable Co. of Chicago. The serial number is 152166. The friend who gave it to us claims it was made in 1911. We have not been able to confirm that thus far. What do you think? Also, what is the best source for this type of information?
Hello Julie! Thank you for the question. Two very helpful websites are as follows:
In 1911, Cable's number series started at 155000. Therefore your piano would likely have been made one year earlier in 1910.
Piano, Organ, and Keyboard - Leslie Bros. Tall upright piano, from allexperts.com
You can usually find the serial no. inside the piano around the top/ around the tuning pins. If you are able to locate it, you can call a local piano store and they can look it up and tell you the age.
The Leslie Co was not a major manufacturer, and I'm not sure it wasn't a stencil brand. The best way to tell if it's worth taking is to hire a piano tuner and have then inspect it for you. Many times tuners like myself will offer this service at a reduced rate from other service calls
How to play Acoustic Guitar Lesson basic finger picking
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Guitar Lesson: Basic Color Chords, from youtube.com
"Chord charts @ http://www.freeguitarvideos.com/LJ5/b...
he lesson will cover how to play some chord substitutes or color chords. Using color chords can break up the monotony of playing the same chord progression over and over. Chord substituions can also be used when you are accompanying another guitar. "
When I lived in Clayton A. Gay Hall, a sister-in-Christ (Saundra-picture in this web page under Soneshine) borrowed me a tape �Mighty Years: Volume 2 80�-82� by Keith Green. His inspirational meaningful lyrics got me more into wanting to listen to more of this type of genre of music. As I was getting into the Bible, I was into music with biblical foundations. I was hungry for �soul-food� during a time of desperate need in desperate times of desperate growth! Another flashback memory was during my Junior year when someone (I think I know who it is, who never approached me in person to this day) put a Jars of Clay�s self titled album (95� Album with popular songs� �Liquid� and �Flood� in the mainstream) CD with a palm leaf (passover) underneath my windshield wipers of my then-Plymouth Voyageur Mini-Van. I still have it to this day and is still one of my favorites-thanks!
Jazz, Ska, etc...
"Day by Day"
*Note: My first CD I ever won from a radio show was a rap CD by �Ministers of the Gospel� from KCGN-Praise FM 101.5/103.9 FM when I was on-call as an RA (97�-98�) at Clayton A. Gay Hall on a Friday evening.
In Good Hands (Baby Dedication Song)
Healing Rain, from Brazil
Friends are Forever
Here I Am to Worship
This Is Your Time
*dedicated to Cassie Bernall (victim and martyr of school shooting in Columbine High School in Colorado)
My curiosity to this new Christian music scene got me interested in checking out into Christian Music Festivals (has been going on for many years, which I never knew about!-an example of how the Gospel may not be familiar to many other people in the world out there!-Romans 12:14-16), such as:
Sonshine Music Festival-Wilmar, Minnesota
Saundra, UMM 98' Alumn, was one of several faces I knew in this big venue in the summer of 1999.
Jars of Clay performs under the beautiful stars at night. They shared about their mission trip to China.
Heart of the City-Summer Picnic in the Twin Cities
Spirit Fest Midwest-Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
*attended this event once so far, which was in 2002 with a couple of friends. We camped (slept only 2 hours) in my Chevy Blazer with mosquitoes, which I'll never every do again! (CANCELLED in 2004)
In fact, I was gung-ho going to several booths between stages and concerts meeting these bands. The rise of Christian Music got really noticed by the media around 2002-last year-when it was in the front covers of Newsweek (have this copy).
Personal Cool Stories Here are some cool-funny personal stories:
There was one-time I was asking booking information from this racial-unified praise-gospel-worship band from the Twin Cities at one SoF in Wilmar, MN. One of the lady members asked me if I was a booking agent-laughing and responding �no�. Another one was being in front by the stage of a Salvador concert in a small stage of Soneshine one year. They were a rising latino-american band from Austin, Texas. A youth pastor that I�ve become friends with from Morris pointed me out to the lead-singer that I was the �real� Salvador, so the lead singer announced to fairly sizeable crowd for this size of stage that �Here is the real Salvador!� They were very popular because of their high-craze praise and worship latin upbeat style of music, like �Dance, like David Dance�.
Praise & Worship
After accepting Jesus� into my-life, the passion to grow in the knowledge of knowing Him got me into loving praise and worship music. I contribute this to the awesome praise and worship times at IVCF and my local church in St. Paul and Morris.
I started to purchase many CD�s of this Christian genre along with my other contemporary-gospel-hip-hop-rap music from being a member of Columbia House�s �Praise & Glory�. Below are other Christian membership groups:
Now, after doing international student ministry at the local college I used to attend, I�m now searching for international christian music. Please send me an e-mail of any good websites to be added down below=>
World Wide Message Tribe
Below are some other Christian concerts I�ve had the opportunity to attend:
As I write this on a early Saturday morning on November 8th of 2003, I�m currently listening to KUMM-a local campus radio station. I just missed winning 2-$1 gift certificates to DQ-too bad! Anyways, I was at the station visiting a Filipino-American friend of mine the other night. He�s know as �The Orchestra�, who plays many West-Coast Hip-Hop music as he grew-up and still lives in California�s Bay Area. It was my first time at the radio station since I used to do a show during the summertime in 2002 called �GoodNews UMM-Morris Radio Show�. I was there last night to check-out his show, which his siblings happens to be visiting this weekend. They started freestyling, which has been known to be familiar through M&M�s 8 Mile. I haven�t heard this too for awhile since going-up to Atlanta, GA for a African-American focussed Christian Conference called Impact Movement. I went with two Minnesota guys to catch a Greyhound Bus to meet other Twin City folks (many from the Twin Cities �Alpha & Omega�), which they would go back-n-forth freestyling. I witnessed more Gospel oriented rap, hip-hop music, and dances at the conference�s talent show (in video!).
Rap Stereotype: �I love Rap Music� (by D.C. Talk)
I�ve heard that Rap music is always sex, violence, money (mentioned by �The Orchestra�) and many other immoral ethics. I say to them that goes with Heavy-Metal (some plant �seeds of hate� that are deceiving to one�s ears)�.
Only A Couple Examples:
Singer/Song with Backward Message
ACDC�s (80�s heavy metal) �Night Prowler�-�Listen to me! I�m from Hell! They killed me. I�m the law. I said so/Islide in evil. I�m the Lord Lucifer. White owl.�
Queen (80�s rock) �Another One Bites the Dust�-�It�s fun to smoke marijuana�-I first found this out attending UMM�s General Psychology class, where the professor played it backwards in front of t he 300+/- students at the Science Auditorium when I was a Sophomore (96�-97�)
Chapter 8 �Exposing the Deeds of Darkness� by Radziwill �Reggie� F. Santiago in �Signs of Wonders� by JHMT�s Dante Veluz, pastor I met from "Hear & Obey� Conference
and all types of music in different extremes. This gives me an opportunity to share about positive-Christian music!
Many Christian Rap or Hip-Hop in fact are �preaching� against many social-injustice (e.g. racism in our society and the world overall. For example, I was looking at my Christian CD�s that I haven�t touched for awhile, and I found this cool saying in the back of one of the covers�
this is not, nor was it intended to be a singularly focussed attack on any one race of people in fact it is meant to serve as an indictment for all of us, we constantly look to blame a system for our ills, when in fact the system cannot act without its human operators, and that is the essence of why this album was made. To point out the fact that we collectively and individually are the root and derivative of all human suffering no one is exempt from their sinful human nature not the white people or black people or rich people, or poor people, nor are Catholics, or Protestants, muslims, or hindus. It�s people that hate not colors or an ideology. And once we recognize this fact, we can shift our efforts on changing one thing-ourselves, we are simply called to be the progenitors of love, yet we spawn of the color war and give our children the legs to walk away from the finger pointingthe only panacea is love and we nailed that to the cross. We have a long way to go but each step we make toward change is an important one. This is our first step. erace
�For us to focus on color in trying to solve racial injustice, would be like a doctor focusingon the symptoms of a disease rather than the disease itself, which we all know is a backwards approach to healing.�- The Gotee Brothers�
�Color of Love� by D.C. Talk
Good News UMM-Morris-World!
As I mentioned in the beginning of this website, all types of genres of music reach all types of people. My experienced with this gave me an idea to play my boombox when I used to do the GoodNews UMM Table both at the Student Center and Food Service (a.k.a. PFM) in 99�-01�. It�s a tool to share the Gospel in a less direct way, like preaching publicly, to the world. Several days ago, I attended ASA�s 12th annual talent show at UMM�s Student Center. As many previous Talent Show�s (example: �Eye of the Sparrow� won first place one year!) , a seed of faith was planted through the various talents�-improve drama, acousitc guitar w/vocal music (to Soldier�s �Love can wait�), and dance.
You can find this too in the national-global scene! I�ve been observing the music industry out there and if you pay attention, they are many �seeds of faith�-like �Sowing the Seeds of Love� from Tears for Fears; music out their in the popular music scene. Maybe the artists isn�t Christ-like, but who are we to judge that they are not or will be someday. Below are some examples of some of my past-current favorites:
Many of the Billboard�s Top 10 has been songs of love, which I realized after hearing that from a sermon-message at come Christian service I attended awhile back. Love can�t be found in materialism or any worldly thing-humans: mate, spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, etc� because they are only temporarily and they will always dissapoint you. The real and best source of love is through a personal relationship with the Eternal Heavenly Father through His Son Jesus Christ-personal testimony.
Annual Morris Talent Show at East Side Park, every Thursdays for 4 weeks prior to the annual "Prairie Pioneer Days" in July
PRINCE -purple rain -long version-
Marching Band Festivals
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline ( From "The Thank You Australia Concert" DVD)
"Neil Diamond's 1976 tour of Australia & New Zealand sparked a nationwide frenzy. See what the fuss was about in this awesome video - a consummate showman delivering an enthralling performance."
Neil Diamond reveals secret of Sweet Caroline, Dan Glaister in Los Angeles # The Guardian, Wednesday 21 November 2007 guardian.co.uk
"....40 years after its release, the singer and songwriter Neil Diamond has revealed the inspiration behind the song: the Caroline in question was Caroline Kennedy, now the only surviving child of president John F Kennedy....
...The inspiration for the song came from a photograph of the then nine-year-old Kennedy the singer saw in a magazine while staying at a hotel in Memphis. The inspiration for the song came from a photograph of the then nine-year-old Kennedy the singer saw in a magazine while staying at a hotel in Memphis.
"It was a picture of a little girl dressed to the nines in her riding gear, next to her pony," Diamond said. "It was such an innocent, wonderful picture, I immediately felt there was a song in there."..
TobyMac - Me Without You (Official Lyric Video)
"Published on May 31, 2012 by TobyMacVEVO tobyMac's single, Me Without You, is available for download on iTunes! http://bit.ly/K68US8 Music video by TobyMac performing Me Without You (Official Lyric Video). (P) (C) 2012 ForeFront Records. All rights reserved. Unauthorized reproduction is a violation of applicable laws. Manufactured by EMI Christian Music Group, "
Kenwood KX-620 Demo
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Kenwood Tape Deck Sale | Tape-Deck.BuyCheapr.com
User Guide for Kenwood KX-620 ftp://inform.kenwoodusa.com/.../kx620.pdf , from retrevo.com
ALL STARS -Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Shakira, Mariah Carey, Usher, Boys II Men, Mýa, N Sync, Celine Dion "What more can I give?"
"I Love This Song! Listen to it and enjoy =) Here is the lyrics Michael Jackson All Stars - What more can I give?
Billy Gillman: How many children will have to cry, before we do all we can?...
Soundtrack Lyrics Source #1
-EVERYTIME WE SAY GOODBYE
1986: Romance/War. Hanks' presence adds to this otherwise average soaper-romance, about an American flyer who falls for a Sephardic Jew (Marsillach) in WW2 Jerusalem.
Director: Moshe Mizrahi. Cast Includes: Tom Hanks and Cristina Marsillach.-from moscow
Margaret Fenell's, from amazon.com
Old Satanic Illuminati Songs
"illuminati / freemasons brainwashing.some illuminati satanic songs from prodigy,wu tang clan and madonna.
The all seeing eye is the mark of Anti Christ and represents the anti christ symbolically . Illuminati - The Organisation of Satan and Anti Christ Dajjal...Allmost All Secret Societies Use The Allseeingeye Mark So What it does Mean ? I will Try to Explain You According to Islam Illuminati Prepares The Foundation For The Coming of the False Messiah Anti Christ Dajjal. The All Seeing Eye is the Mark of the Anti Christ That is why the illuminati and other occult secret satanic organisations use this mark in everywhere in all films music cartoons movies events adverts ect..They make one eye seems usual and believable to the world.Dajjal is a person with magical power who will try to deceive people with telling that he is the god of the worlds.he will try to play the role of god and a lot of people will belive in him.It is the tactic ,promotion and advert for Anti Christ. they work for dajjal and try to give him and his feautures a good image Saheeh Al-Bukhari narrated that Sayedina Abdullah Ibn Omar (RAA) said that the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad peace be upon him) mentioned the Dajjaal to the people and said: ".....the false messiah (Anti christ al-Dajjaal) is one-eyed, blind or defective in his right eye, with his eye looking like a floating grape...but your god ALLAH cc is not one eyed". Masonic Organisations, called sometimes illuminati or scientology are secret underground organisations which worship the satan ,devil. their goal is to create a new world order without religion.they want to destroy the god and praying from your life and instead of creating an atheist world. There are alot of tactics which they are use. for exampe 1- thy doctrine ma that there is no god and the man hisself is the god like atheists (Allah cc tenzih ederiz) 2-they try to let man to worship everything except of god worshipping sculptures (buddhism ect.),worshipping polytheist(hinduism ect.) religions. 3-they control over media and entertainment they use it and make propaganda against religion islam and the god especially against islam! did you ever ask yourself why they attack islam ? because islam is the unique right religion of god which didnt manipulated by man satan wants mankind in the hell so be aware of him and be enemy of him , satan wants mankind in the hell so be aware of him and be enemy of him , THE HOLY QURAN ABOUT THIS CASE; Allah (God) (SWT) says, "He [Satan] said: Give me respite until the day they are raised up. [Allah] said: You are among those allowed respite. He [Satan]said: Because You have thrown me out (Of the Way), lo !, I will sit waiting for them, on Your straight path, then I will come in from before them and behind them, from their right and from their left and you will not find most of them Gratitude (for Your Mercies) ." [Quran 7:14-171] Allah cc ( God Said) : i will fill the hell with you and all of men who follow your path. be aware of them dont belive on jewish satanic media,watch " The Arrivals " and wake up !"
King without a crown - Matisyahu
Song Writing Presentation
"Recorded in Christ Church, Thorne Road, Doncaster England"
Mark Haugen has played a big role in helping me come to a growing relationship with Christ since I first met him at UMM. I really and still look up to him after his Christ-like leadership role in IVCF when I was a student-member back in the �old days� 1996-1999. Mark, God has really used you to use mass-media to reach the �lost� and encourage believers in their faith-especially �Matrix� dude!
Today (Wednesday, September 20th 2006), I would like to add more to this site tribute to Mark and also Anna. This couple and their 2 kids (Ellie and Tabitha) will be leaving Morris in a couple of weeks (Sunday, October 1st). Tomorrow, there will be a pot-lock blessing farewell get-together for this family at East Side Park. Unfortunately, I'll not be able to attend. Instead, I would like to share some memorable moments...
-UMM IVCF: I got to know Mark and Anna pretty good as college students through various events-Smithton Outpouring in Missouri Trip (w/Anna and others); Morris Community Church Spring Break Mission Trip to Clearbrook and Marshall; Gospel Explosion and Picnic in the Park (1st); Jericho Prayer Walk; IVCF Exec Candidates Search Prayer Committee; etc..
-UMM Alpha & Omega
-Summer Institute of Ministry Training School: I was classmates with Mark and Anna before they got married
-Many Concerts-Newsboys (Fargo, ND), Sonshine Festival-Salvador! (Wilmar, MN), One Voice (Fargo, ND), Firestarters (Perham and other cities across MN), Children 18:3 (local punk rock band), Jeremy Erickson, Heart of the City (racial and church denominations in unity for Christ in the Twin Cities)etc...
*I wasn't able to be there when Mark got on stage w/ Kirk Franklin-awesome man!
-Weddings: Mark & Anna, Dan& Crystal (2001), Prince & Patience (2006)
-Homegroup Bible Studies
-some challenges or seasons in life too!
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