Sunday, September 26, 2010

I Was Really Nervous, Even Though "It's Just the Tambourine"


Thanks to Brian Hardy (the Piano Man), Mindy Gledhill, Scott Wiley (The Mayor), Ryan Tanner and Chupastar. Oh and Ever.

Lowerlights.com








ever's p to the js:



Fall Festival notes from the trenches:





I am c jane and Mindy and I aren't always goofy. Just on Sundays.
contact me: cjanemail@gmail.com
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68 comments:

Tempest Ahoy said...

I really enjoyed this, it's so lovely. A nice intimate atmosphere and everyone pitching in. What a beautiful voice she has!

Butternutsage said...

WOW what a great way to begin Monday. Love your hair and I would love to know where you got your shirt!

Anonymous said...

really great!

:) Jess

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

beautiful. this is beautiful. everything--the dynamic in the room, the singing, the music. the atmosphere is lovely.

Bridget said...

her voice is like an angel, seriously!
and ever is delightful. and your hair looks fabulous.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that gave me chills. Beautiful lights, beautiful voices, beautiful shirt on your cJane and gosh, that Ever!!

Those bells are fantastic.

Rebekah said...

i want to go to there.

Sarah Jane said...

agreed. lovely song and lovely room. and you play a mean tambourine.

Anonymous said...

LOVE your hair...it's making me want to cut my hair again :)

AND the tambourine-playing was exceptional.

Kelly

KroonFamily said...

just have to tell you... my little guy (4) saw the guitar player, fuzzy hair, glasses wearing guy and said, "Hey Mama, that guy is on Yo Gabba Gabba. I didn't know he could sing like that!" Thought that would make you laugh.

tharker said...

Oh, that was such a good way to greet my Monday morning. I love Mindy Gledhill's voice, and would love it if she came to our little neck of the woods for a concert!

I am loving your hair too!

The Time of Our Lives said...

That was beautiful and touching. So much more than just a song. Thank you for sharing. :)

mamagale said...

I don't know why that made me cry (happy tears) that hymn is so simple and so full of truth it really touched my heart. The feeling came from all the people in the room making music and it was so tender to see Mindy sing while she was holding that adorable little Ever.

Becky said...

beautiful! and never doubt the power of the tambourine. :)

Tana said...

Beautiful! Way to rock the tambourine! My sign in word was "shaker". I thought that was very appropriate!!!

Dana at StrawberryTart! said...

You did great!! That is a beautiful song! You look thinner and I love your hair. I swear I am not trying to suck up.

amber said...

JUST the tambourine? you kept 'em all in line and rocked that tambourine ;) that was really beautiful.

Amy said...

I want to hang out with you. You guys are cool.

arajane said...

holy guacamole, that was so lovely! i am now completely obsessed with those bells.

Tina said...

you rock on the tambourine, keep on blogging.

madsta said...

This was such a lovely video! so relaxed and intimate, I felt like I
I was spying on you!
oh, and how slim do you look? you look like you have just dropped a whole bunch of weight!
you go cjaney!

b. said...

I KNEW those St. CJane candles would come in handy!

Tess said...

What an adorable video! Thanks CJane, Mindy, Ever and the gang.
And CJane, is that a saint candle I spy on the piano, nestled among the bells?

Lauren said...

This is one of my favorite hymns and I love this rendition of it! I sing my baby to sleep with this song sometimes and he loves it too. :)

Jeanna GT said...

LOVE.

Beth said...

that was just lovely. thank you for sharing.

Chris and Tanielle said...

Silly to say, but it really did get me misty eyed listening. It was wonderful to be surrounded by such beautiful music this morning. I really felt the spirit of the music. Like a hug, Lovely.

ExpressMom said...

I thought your blog was to spread joy & good cheer.... all this does is make me jealous! ;-)

You and all your cool friends being all cool and popular-like.... I feel like the kid sitting alone at the lunch table, spying on you all out of the corner of my eye!
Have fun!

sarah sample said...

I love these people. And the tambourine is harder to play than most know, you killed it. It will be a great show!

Nicole said...

Lovely music from a group of obviously lovely people whose camaraderie is sincere and joyful.

DM said...

That was really sweet. I loved it! This is an amazing cd. I love, love, love it! I downloaded it last week from itunes and can't stop listening to it! It's my go-to music this month. The singing in the shower music, driving in the car music, Sunday morning music, every time music.

I teach seminary to an all girl class and we rocked out to "Ye Elders of Israel" last week after studying D&C 4. They loved it! I wish we could be on the roof top hearing it live.

Thanks for sharing that video morning.

Christy V said...

Love this. Made me cry with it's sweetness.

Kimberly said...

Seriously beautiful. I love it. (I'l admit it. I kinda cried a little) :)

EmmyMo said...

What CD is @DM talking about? I'd love to know! I totally enjoyed that song! Such talent!

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{april kennedy} said...

What a fun, appropriate and beautiful Sunday Jam Session!! Loved it.

Evelyn @ Hanging by a Silver Lining said...

I want to hear what CD it is too! Is this the same gal that sings on that Child Lullaby CD? Mykids listen to that EVERY night. Gorgeous in all its simplicity!

Anonymous said...

I am in the clear minority. It was nearly impossible to hear the singing and I thought the video was mediocre at best.

The Lower Lights said...

The Lower Lights CD can be found here

Mindy does sing on all 3 Deseret Book lullabies albums

Anonymous said...

Just look at your weight loss! You look great, and Miss Ever's cheeks do look good enough to eat.

MBGITWWR said...

I absolutely lost myself in this rendition. THANK YOU! Such beauty and joy in music. (also one of my favorite songs)

Anonymous said...

The Lower Lights CD is fabulous!

Leanne said...

So so lovely. I went right over and bought the Lower Lights album to play in the car with my sweet boys (even though the boys and my husband are Jewish and don't often hear songs about Jesus, I think them listening to a few songs about Jesus in an album full of beautiful hymns that I love and everyone can appreciate, is amazing compared to having my 7 year old ask me what "get up on your disco stick" means in a Lady Gaga song ... I told him it was a light saber for dancing - and that was the end of top 40 radio for my children).

Between this and Mindy's new album, I think we have our singing in the car music covered (until you release your solo tambourine album - we'll be all over that too!)

Now, how to get to Provo for October 1st ...

dianneavery said...

Love your hair like that!! So cute!! I hate to say this...but....Ever stole the show from all of you. :P

Rachel said...

It was so lovely! You have such a special group of friends. Yes, I can admit I have friend envy:)

kjtroxel said...

its a lovefest here...
love. love. loved it!
(and Ever made it all the more sweet!)

Carrot Jello said...

*Cut to me singing*

Hey ! Mrs. Tambourine wo-Man, play a song for me
I'm not sleepy and there is no place I'm going to
Hey ! Mrs. Tambourine wo-Man, play a song for me
In the jingle jangle morning I'll come followin' you.
Though I know that evenin's empire has returned into sand
Vanished from my hand
Left me blindly here to stand but still not sleeping
My weariness amazes me, I'm branded on my feet
I have no one to meet
And the ancient empty street's too dead for dreaming.

Be jealous Mindy and Lower Lights.
Be jealous.

Carrot Jello said...

I want to sit on a porch on my imaginary farm, and eat meatloaf and drink lemonade with those Lower Lights guys.
They make me want to pick up a banjo and braid my hair.
LOVE THEM.


Hey.
My word verification is "hyper".
As if.

Anonymous said...

feels like i'm watching something as wonderful as the beatles colaborate with buble or something? intimate and like it's the birth of a soon to be ledgendary group.

Kath said...

At least you didn't have to bop the right bell at just the right moment..that could've been intense!

Bridget said...

this is so fabulous.

Doty Family said...

Perfection! I love that Mindy was holding Ever, I wish I had an ounce of Mindy's talent. Wish I lived closer, I would so totally come!

Lel said...

Beautiful - Sure wish I could go.
& I'd love to know where you can find those bells on the piano.

Geo said...

But you were there. You added your spice. You showed up and you shook it, and if you think about it, isn't that the way we're supposed to live?

Show up and shake it.

Heather said...

I am so smitten with lower lights...can I just say I'm already ready for albums 2, 3 & 4!!!!! Thank you for such inspiring work!

Oh yeah...you're hair is totally hot!

Jilly said...

Love it! I can't stop listening to it! Seriously want it for my ipod!!!

MonsterBug Blankets said...

i loved it! thanks! :) loved her singing with ever in her arms, too. awww!

Bev said...

Geo seems like the coolest person.

Becca said...

that was really nice.

Junebugmom68 said...

Just beautiful!!! I have listened to this many times since first hearing it last night. Then I ran over and bought the cd, happy we don't have to wait tho cause it also came with a download too!! Wooohooo, adding it to my daughter's Ipod now!!

Thank you so much for letting us into your truly blessed life! Also, thank you for introducing my daughter and I to Mindy's beautiful voice, I bought 3 of her cd's last night and can't wait to get them!! So wished we lived closer so we could come to the roof top concerts!!

crystal said...

MY FAVORITE HYMN OF ALL TIME!!!! Thank you for the Zen Moment.

(a mother really needs a zen moment at 11:30pm.)

crystal said...

And your hair, girlie. Serious sass.

GloamingDesigns said...

oh i so needed this right at this moment. beautiful! thank you!!

Cindy said...

I danced with my one year old while the song played. She closed her eyes and threw her head back squeeling with glee, while I spun her around. It was one of those moments you want to freeze in your memory forever. Thanks, I loved it!

Mikayla Skouson said...

Oh my goodness Cjane. Can I just tell you how cool I think you are. I am currently at BYU-I following my dreams and it is such a wonderful thing to check into your life everyday. Gives me a glimpse of goodness during the hard times up here!! YOu are wonderful and brave and just who I want to be when I grow up!! Or even if I never grow up...I still want to be like you!

With all the love in my heart!
Mikayla

Stefanie said...

That was just perfect. Loved it.

Tiffany Fackrell said...

ok so I am really super late with this comment...but i just watched that video and it made me cry! the part that got me was when Mindy picked up your sweet ever and kissed her and held her so sweet and tender! I thought how lucky for that little girl to be around so much great music and people who love her as their own!

Also Cjane you look AWESOME! seriously you are turning into a skinny mini! I so wished i lived in provo to go to this concert!

Amy said...

Oh my goodness! How beautiful! Now I will be singing this tune all day and what a better tune to sing? I think I remember Scott from when he was in Honeytree so very long ago? I think?