A Sonnet and a Song for The Feast of Christ the King

Today is the last Sunday of the Western Church calendar year before she starts fresh next Sunday, rehearsing  (re-harrowing) the great gospel story that begins with the season of Advent.   To commemorate, Malcolm Guite posted a beautiful, unsettling sonnet riffing off...

Bruised Ego and Bad Manners

Last night I sang a couple of songs at a fundraising banquet in Winnipeg.  My buddy Paul  asked me to sing.  I happened to have the night free, and I have great history and respect  for the organization, so I was more than happy that I could oblige. I must admit to...

This Message Paid for by Signpost Music

Hi!  My name is Steve Bell and I approve this message. Just in case anyone thinks this photo comes unsolicited from casual observer who happened to capture me walking thoughtfully through a wood…  sorry, but have to disappoint. Before this shoot, I got my hair cut,...

Story of Keening For The Dawn

(scroll down to listen to title track…) This project started in the spring of 2010, when I was travelling along an LA freeway with my friend, Greg Leith.  He was trying to sell me me on the idea of attending the C.S. Lewis Summer Institute the following summer...

Keening For the Dawn – review

 Purchase HERE… review Steve Bell   KEENING FOR THE DAWN  Christmastide                  roots/traditional -by Kevin Belmonte Some gifts mark the seasons, and are, in themselves, things we return to gladly—gratefully. Such a gift comes this year in Keening for...

Elias, Schritt and Bell – briefly together again!

For those of you who who remember “back in the day” when I used to sing in a folk trio Elias, Schritt and Bell, you may be pleased to know we are getting together for a set of music on June 14th at  the Pyramid Cabaret in Winnipeg.     The event is...

A Sonnet and a Song – Holy Week

My friend Malcolm Guite wrote a sonnet that reminded me of a song I wrote years ago that is appropriate for Holy Week. Both the sonnet and the song reflect on the story of Jesus weeping over his beloved Jerusalem, likely having had a premonition of...

Music Making, Music Meaning – Music Selling, Music Stealing

Recently I received a message from an old friend who is now teaching at the Canadian International School in Singapore.  Some of her grade six students were doing research on the reality of music making with a specific interest in the issue of Internet piracy.  They...
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