Dec 23, 2008

Dec 15, 2008



Here is a jam entitled "Little Drummer Boy goes 2 New Orleans" on the m3 SoundClick page
This track is from Christmas 2006 with the fellas...

Dec 12, 2008


Our Lady Of Guadalupe...pray 4 us

some people r saying i blog 2 much about Popple...
absolutely false...i happen 2 love these 2 men and they've been very good 2 me...we've worked on singles, albums, compilations, and videos 2gether...so naturally r ministries r intertwined alot...4 example, this past weekend

Dec 11, 2008

this was almost a month ago...can ya'll believe it?

Redstone Room
Davenport, Ia
11.16.08

Lois Deloatch - v
Willie Pickens - p
Ron Wilson - b
Manuel Lopez III - d

Dec 9, 2008


manuel3 attended the NCCYM 2008 in Cleveland, Ohio on Dec. 6th...

It was fantastic...met alot of my Catholic Music Contemporaries...my set was good...spent quality time with Popple...had marriage conversation with Kate...shook hands with Sarah, Noelle, Aaron, and DJ Bill...saw incredible musicianship and talent...Thank U Jesus and my wife

Nov 20, 2008


Kyle of Popple fame hooked me up with Fr. Dave Dwyer on The Busted Halo Show 2nite via The Catholic Channel via Sirius Radio...

peep the podcast on the home page
or download the interview here

much love 2 AfterMass Records and the fine people @ Halo 4 this blessing

Nov 19, 2008


Pope Benedict XVI on St Paul and Justification

"It is precisely because of this personal experience of the relationship with Jesus that Paul places at the center of his Gospel an irreducible opposition between two alternative paths to justice: one based on the works of the law, the other founded on the grace of faith in Christ."

Nov 13, 2008


We must pray without tiring, for the salvation of mankind does not depend on material success; nor on sciences that cloud the intellect. Neither does it depend on arms and human industries, but on Jesus alone.
– St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

Nov 5, 2008




Vatican Hopes Obama Will Promote Human Dignity



Sam Cooke was right, a change IS gonna come...

Oct 29, 2008


Belief in the Eucharist is a treasure we must seek by submissiveness, preserve by piety, and defend at any cost. Not to believe in the Blessed Sacrament is the greatest of misfortunes.

– St. Narcissus

Oct 27, 2008


Final Message of Word of God Synod

Here is the concluding message of the 12th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, which was approved this past weekend at the 21st general congregation.
"Let Us Approach the Table of the Word of God"

Read it, it's awesome!

Oct 19, 2008

Louie Bellson the Legend
Photo by Patrick Taylor

Louie Louie...
84 years old and still swinging!!! Another Louie Bellson meeting went down @ the Redstone Room in Davenport, Ia. on October 15th. U can download 'Flying Home' on the manuel3 SoundClick page.

Also here is a vid shot by Laura Hozak and audio by Neal Smith of "The Davenport All Out Blues" written by Louie.

Oct 9, 2008

Fr. Stan Fortuna in m3 studios

Ain't no party like a Catholic Party!


From Fr. Stan Fortuna's 4marks page


more info on the session can b found here

Thank u 2 Father 4 trusting in God and giving me this blessing...

Oct 7, 2008


Update on "The Francesco Sessions"

Father brought a jam with him he got while on the plane ride over. It's got a hook based off Psalm 36.

"We feast on the rich food of your house; from your delightful stream you give us drink.
For with you is the fountain of life, and in your light we see light.
"

It's like Am / G / F / E7...with a cool interlude section as well as a funky breakdown.
It ends with a double time samba...Dm / Am.

The vocals r hot. Father sings so well in unison and harmony with himself it's scary!
If u click on the picture above u can c all the vocal tracks...that's alot of air.

But as many of u know, 4 Father that's nothing!!! Pray 4 us 2day...

More news @ 11

Oct 2, 2008


After his EWTN visit 2 Life On The Rock 2nite, Fr Stan Fortuna will b departing LGA Monday @ 6:05AM on flight AA#301 heading 2 m3 studios here in Galesburg 2 record some new tracks 4 his upcoming album...
I'm gonna b honest with ya'll, i've had a very trying week...the devil is trying 2 get me down with frustrating situations here in the "upper room"...he knows the Lord is gonna do His work thru some music and he's scared...

man, the devil is a PUNK!!!

i'll keep u posted with some pics and vid...pray 4 us

Oct 1, 2008


Pope Benedict XVI's general prayer intention for October is: "That the Synod of Bishops may help the pastors and theologians, the catechists and promoters who are engaged in the service of the Word of God to courageously transmit the truth of faith in communion with the entire Church."
His mission intention is: "That in this month dedicated to the missions, through the promotional activities of the Pontifical Missionary Works and other organisms, every Christian community may feel the need to participate in the Church's universal mission with prayer, sacrifice and concrete help."

Sep 21, 2008


"The altar of sacrifice becomes in a certain way the point of encounter between heaven and earth; the center, we could say, of the one Church that is at the same time heavenly and in pilgrimage on earth, where, in the midst of the persecutions of the world and God's consolations, the Lord's disciples proclaim his passion and death until he returns in glory." - Papal Homily at Albano Cathedral in Spain 9.21.08

Sep 19, 2008


Remember that the Christian life is one of action; not of speech and daydreams. Let there be few words and many deeds, and let them be done well.
– St. Vincent Pallotti

Sep 9, 2008


Manny Lopez Quintet

new vid up on m3 TV

Sep 6, 2008


here is what i c on the weekends...

Sep 5, 2008

Sep 3, 2008

i just checked out a couple of new jams that inspire me...

the 1st is my brother Macario...he sent me a letter entitled "If You're Ready"...film @ 11

the 2nd is the genius of my man D-Major...
now the story goes that Pontifex aka Fr. Burns gave the 1965 Bob Dylan hit "Mr. Tambourine Man" 2 Dj 86 2 mess around with 4 Father's up-coming album entitled "Ordained"...well, 86 got scared and tossed it 2 David like a hot chicken wing...so he sliced and diced it and made a so-so fresh creation...i'm listening 2 it right now...

but U will have 2 wait 4 the single 2 drop...ha ha

Peace 2 Trig

Aug 15, 2008


THE ASSUMPTION
At the Council of Chalcedon in 451, when bishops from throughout the Mediterranean world gathered in Constantinople, Emperor Marcian asked the Patriarch of Jerusalem to bring the relics of Mary to Constantinople to be enshrined in the capitol. The patriarch explained to the emperor that there were no relics of Mary in Jerusalem, that "Mary had died in the presence of the apostles; but her tomb, when opened later . . . was found empty and so the apostles concluded that the body was taken up into heaven."

Aug 11, 2008


Did a Radio Interview with a Bill Koshelnyk from Ave Maria Radio this weekend concerning upcoming artists involved in the independent Catholic music movement...Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell entered the conversation at one point...it was deep

thank u 2 Bill and Ave 4 this opp...

Jul 30, 2008

Guess who's coming 2 dinner?

Jul 23, 2008



The new Popple album has finally arrived!
Back in March the kids from Popple came over 2 m3 studios and cut some praise and worship tracks in the "upper room". 4 more info on this wonderful album click here

Jul 20, 2008

Pope B16 - World Youth Day 2008 - (Excerpt Of The Day)

Holy Mass for the 23rd World Youth Day - Sydney, Australia

"The Church also needs this renewal! She needs your faith, your idealism and your generosity, so that she can always be young in the Spirit (cf. Lumen Gentium, 4)! In today’s second reading, the Apostle Paul reminds us that each and every Christian has received a gift meant for building up the Body of Christ. The Church especially needs the gifts of young people, all young people. She needs to grow in the power of the Spirit who even now gives joy to your youth and inspires you to serve the Lord with gladness. Open your hearts to that power! I address this plea in a special way to those of you whom the Lord is calling to the priesthood and the consecrated life. Do not be afraid to say “yes” to Jesus, to find your joy in doing his will, giving yourself completely to the pursuit of holiness, and using all your talents in the service of others!"

Jul 19, 2008

Pope B16 - World Youth Day 2008 - (Excerpt Of The Day)

Vigil with the young people at Randwick Racecourse - Sydney, Australia

"The Holy Spirit is God eternally giving himself; like
a never-ending spring he pours four nothing less than himself. In view of this ceaseless gift, we come to see the limitations of all that perishes, the folly of the consumerist mindset. We begin to understand why the quest for novelty leaves us unsatisfied and wanting. Are we not looking for an eternal gift? The spring that will never run dry?"

Jul 18, 2008

Pope B16 - World Youth Day 2008 - (Excerpt Of The Day)

Ecumenical Meeting - Sydney, Australia

"We must guard against any temptation to view doctrine as divisive and hence an impediment to the seemingly more pressing and immediate task of improving the world in which we live. In fact, the history of the Church demonstrates that praxis is not only inseparable from, but actually flows out of didache or teaching. The more closely we strive for a deeper understanding of the divine mysteries, the more eloquently our works of charity will speak of God’s bountiful goodness and love towards all."

Jul 17, 2008

Pope B16 - World Youth Day 2008 - (Excerpt Of The Day)

Opening Ceremony - Sydney , Australia

"There is also something sinister which stems from the fact that freedom and tolerance are so often separated from truth. This is fueled by the notion, widely held today, that there are no absolute truths to guide our lives. Relativism, by indiscriminately giving value to practically everything, has made “experience” all-important. Yet, experiences, detached from any consideration of what is good or true, can lead, not to genuine freedom, but to moral or intellectual confusion, to a lowering of standards, to a loss of self-respect, and even to despair."

Jul 13, 2008

Ah yes...that Golden Age of Songwriting

a new old tune is up 4 download on the m3 SoundClick page featuring the vocal stylings of yours truly...

"They Can't Take That Away From Me" is a 1937 song written by the incredible team of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin...
(me and my bro also write songs 2gether...but they sound nothing like this)

...enjoy!

Jul 1, 2008

SONG OF SONGS CHRISTIAN MUSIC FESTIVAL
2008 - Toruń, Poland
SATURDAY JUNE 28

+> PHOTOS FROM SOS PERFORMANCE <+


Show broadcasted on Web - PT.1


Show broadcasted on Web - PT.2


MUSICIANS:
Professor #1 - Drums
Paweł Głowacki - Bass
Grzegorz Kopala - Guitar
Professor #2 - Keys
Julia Kopala - Vox
Maciej Fortuna - Trumpet
Jarek Wachowiak - Sax
Piotr Banys - Trombone

SOS Video Interview & Performance


SOS Performance Snippet


SOS Radio Interview b4 Show (pics included)


FRIDAY JUNE 27
Interview on Catholic Radio 'Radio Emaus' in Poznan


THURSDAY JUNE 26


Rehearsal Update
video
The total of hours rehearsing the band in Poznan was about 9 hours...on 6.26 we had 7 hours of going thru the arrangements and grooves / horn parts...we spent some time on background vocals Thursday nite (especially learning how 2 annunciate the words)...and on 6.27 we had 2 hours in the afternoon...all very great musicians...i had 3 Professors of Music in the band!!!

R&B, Jazz, and Groove music r not very big in Poland...so 2 get a chance 2 play this music was very exciting 4 the players...we had long impromptu jam sessions bcuz they were such good soloists i had 2 hear them play!

The language thing was not bad when u have great players...i was able 2 show them over the keys what i wanted, and also on the drums...so once they picked up on what i was sayin' musically, it was cool...the rehearsals were actually in some places better then the performance...so much fun!

TUESDAY JUNE 24 / WEDNESDAY JUNE 25

So-So much 2 say in a few moments...late starts, canceled flights, blessed craziness!!! Trusted in Jesus and Mary the whole time...and here i sit @ 22:08 Poland time...i am staying outside of Poznan in this beautiful country home surrounded by God's Earth...
video


here is Chi-Town...i left out of gate B16

video

SONG OF SONGS FESTIVAL PROMO

Jun 20, 2008

Anxiety proceeds from an ill-regulated desire to be delivered from the evil we experience, or to acquire the good to which we aspire; nevertheless, nothing aggravates evil and hinders good so much as anxiety and worry.

– St. Francis de Sales

Jun 15, 2008


SOS Update

In it's 11th year, here is the promo pic...

The promo radio spot can be heard HERE

my name sounds the same in Polish...who knew?

I spent this weekend with my father writing out some horn charts 4 the show. Happy Father's Day 2 all the real men.

Thanks 2 my band-mates @ Blueskillet.com 4 supporting this trip and finding drummers 2 cover 4 me...ur the best!

God Love U

Jun 11, 2008


Mary Musical to Premiere in Vatican

Highlights Virgin's Ongoing Role in History

VATICAN CITY, JUNE 10, 2008 (Zenit.org).- A musical about the Virgin Mary and her ongoing role in history has gained the sponsorship of various Vatican officials and organizations.

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Pope's secretary of state, and the Pontifical Councils of Culture and Social Communications are sponsoring "Mary of Nazareth: A Story That Continues."

The work will premiere June 17 in Paul VI Hall.

Jun 4, 2008


Brothers and Sisters in Christ...
Rejoice with me...
I'm going 2 per4rm at the Song of Songs Music Festival in Poland!

I'm scared...

Jun 3, 2008


Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.

Pope John Paul II

May 29, 2008



Dharma Cake

May 27, 2008

Brothers and Sisters in Christ...
Speaking with a bass player friend of mine on Corpus Christi Sunday after a cool set, he asked how things were since i had not seen him in a while...i started speaking and blessing after blessing was coming out my mouth! The Lord has blessed me and my family with health, love, faith, gigs, family...so much 2 list. And almost immediately i know all the sins of my past and how i am thankful 2 God 4 His mercy. All i have is His from here on out. Of course my family, my 3 children pictured below, my marriage, all consecrated 2 God. The music in my life as u know, is also His. I do it 4 Him and with Him and in Him...everytime i sit at the piano or the drums i say a prayer and offer it up 2 Jesus. I know now that this gift of music is 4 His glory...so here is some glory from Holy Trinity Sunday on a gig with a native of my hometown Mr. Bill Bell...

May 26, 2008

THE CHILDREN

true story Kyle...
out of nowhere yesterday Lito started singing Peanut Butter Sandwiches!!!

May 22, 2008



"Soul is knowing where you've been and what it means." - Ray Charles

May 20, 2008

May 19, 2008

Tons of gigs coming up...Jazz Blues Funk...all with God in my heart do i play them...
still keeping jams and future endeavors on my mind...so if u r here, please stay tuned

Happy Birthday 2 my Lovies

May 12, 2008

“Catechesis is intrinsically linked with the whole of liturgical and sacramental activity, for it is in the sacraments, especially in the Eucharist, that Christ Jesus works in fullness for the transformation of human beings.”

— Pope John Paul II, Catechesi Tradendae, no. 23.

May 10, 2008


B16 has had a couple of opps 2 speak about the art of music...here is a snippet from 5.7.08 taken from here

"Music, and art in general, can serve as a privileged instrument for encounter and reciprocal knowledge and esteem between different populations and cultures; a means attainable by all for valuing the universal language of art," - Pope Benedict XVI

Happy Birthday 2 my sister Bird!!!

Apr 24, 2008

Some pics from my Mother and Brothers Neo-Cat Pilgrimage 2 c B16



Apr 23, 2008

A man who fails to love the Mass fails to love Christ. We must make an effort to "live" the Mass with calm and serenity, with devotion and affection. And this is why I have always suspected that those who want the Mass to be over with quickly show, with this insensitive attitude, that they have not yet realized what the sacrifice of the altar means.
– St. Josemaria Escriva

Apr 20, 2008


U can b the President...
I'd rather b the Pope!

B16 is on his way back 2 Vatican City as i write...
I had gigs both friday and saturday nite but
watched alot of the events including 2days Mass @ Yankee Stadium...

Awesome! Thanks b 2 God 4 this historic event...the Catholic Church is strong!!!

The Popple Worship tracks that were recorded here @ Godfunk Studios r mixed and sound great...they have been sent 2 Kyle and Dan so i will keep u posted on their release...below the Pope's funky red kicks is a pic of 'The Divine Praises' track...

Next up...the D-Major/manuel3 colab...
ohhhhhhhhhhhhh

Apr 18, 2008


The devil will try to upset you by accusing you of being unworthy of the blessings that you have received. Simply remain cheerful and do your best to ignore the devil's nagging. If need be even laugh at the absurdity of the situation. Satan, the epitome of sin itself, accuses you of unworthiness! When the devil reminds you of your past, remind him of his future!
– St. Teresa of Avila

Apr 8, 2008


Baptism 4 Mia this Sunday...

BJ and Beth = Nino & Nina

What's F.J. Sheen got 2 say about Baptism?
"Whoever has ears ought to hear."

Mar 28, 2008

Mia Pearl
1:30am
3-28-08

Mar 26, 2008


While i'm finishing up mixing the Popple Sessions and waiting 4 my wife 2 give birth...

marinate on this...
Beginning with Moses

Mar 23, 2008

The New Life in Christ (COLOSSIANS 3:1-4)

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

Mar 22, 2008

The Guard at the Tomb (MATTHEW 27:62-66)

Next day, that is, after the day of Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate and said, "Sir, we remember how that impostor said, while he was still alive, `After three days I will rise again.' Therefore order the sepulchre to be made secure until the third day, lest his disciples go and steal him away, and tell the people, `He has risen from the dead,' and the last fraud will be worse than the first." Pilate said to them, "You have a guard of soldiers; go, make it as secure as you can." So they went and made the sepulchre secure by sealing the stone and setting a guard.

Mar 20, 2008

the 1st Mass
the washing bliss
a new commandment
a Judas kiss

Mar 16, 2008

The liturgy of Palm Sunday is like a formal entrance into Holy Week. It combines two contrasting moments: the welcome of Jesus in Jerusalem and the drama of the Passion; the festive "Hosanna" and the repeated cry: "Crucify him!"; the triumphal entry and the apparent defeat through death on the Cross. The liturgy thus anticipates the "hour" in which the Messiah was to suffer greatly, to be put to death, and on the third day to rise again (cf. Mt 16: 21), and prepares us to live fully the paschal mystery… In a certain way, Jerusalem can be considered the city-symbol of humanity, especially at this dramatic beginning of the third millennium that we are living. The Palm Sunday rites thus acquire a special eloquence of their own. The words of the Prophet Zechariah ring out as a consolation: "Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! / Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! / Behold, your king comes to you; /triumphant and victorious is he, / humble and riding on an ass, / ...the battle bow shall be cut off, / and he shall command peace to the nations" (Zec 9: 9-10). Today we are celebrating, for today Jesus, the King of peace, enters Jerusalem.
JPII
Palm Sunday
April 13, 2003

Mar 5, 2008

You must be constant and demanding with yourself in your regular practices of piety, also when you feel tired or they seem to be arid. Persevere! Those moments are like the tall red—painted poles which serve as markers along the mountain roads when there are heavy snowfalls. They are always there to show where it is safe to go. - St. Josemaría Escrivá

Feb 28, 2008


Last Call 4 Popple...

1 more jam from the Popple sessions...
Sly and the Family Stone's 'Thank You Fa' Lettin'Me Be Myself Again'...
Download on the m3 SoundClick page

Pray 4 these brothers in Christ, doing some wonderful work 4 the Lord...
May God Bless them on their journeys...

Feb 25, 2008


So much 2 post...so little time

As u may know, Kyle and Dan of the famed duo group Popple visited m3 studios last week.
Along with rehearsing 4 a show, i wanted 2 write a song especially written with them in mind and try 2 record it while they were here. Thus, the Lenten song entitled ' I will walk with U ' was born. Joining Popple on guitar is their good friend (and now mine) Kyle Murphy. Download this track here -> I Will Walk With U - mp3

Also, here is some footage from the 2/24/08 concert with m3 on the drums...

Feb 19, 2008


the Popple r coming!!!
the Popple r coming!!!

kyle and dan r coming over 4 a rehearsal and possible recording session...i'll b playing drums with them on Sunday Feb. 23rd in Bloomington, Il.

It's a Popple Power Trio!!!

Drive safe homeboys

Feb 15, 2008


Grupo Francesco Live @ Java Joe's CoffeeHouse
2/10/08

mp3s now available 4 download on the manuel3 SoundClick page.

Feb 13, 2008



Grupo Francesco LIVE!

4 those of u who may not know, Fr. Stan Fortuna (via an angel named Keith) helped start the manuel3 ministry. I met Father in Iowa City in the fall of 2003. We jammed until the wee small hours of the morning and 2 weeks later we have the beginnings of the Catholic Soul Revolution. Ever since, whenever Father is nearby i try 2 meet with him and set up a jam session so we can play 2gether. Thanks b 2 God 4 Jamie Hopkins (drums), wife MARY, their children and Java Joe's CoffeeHouse in Des Moines, Ia. We were able 2 jam 4 almost 2 hours. The bootleg audio will b released on my SoundClick page by next week. Until then, here's a sample...

Feb 6, 2008

Feb 4, 2008



LENT 2008


here we r Catholic Brothers and Sisters...Lent begins Wednesday...r beloved B16 says Almsgiving is the key...
this is an excerpt taken from his 2008 Message For Lent

3. The Gospel highlights a typical feature of Christian almsgiving: it must be hidden: “Do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,” Jesus asserts, “so that your alms may be done in secret” (Mt 6,3-4). Just a short while before, He said not to boast of one’s own good works so as not to risk being deprived of the heavenly reward (cf. Mt 6,1-2). The disciple is to be concerned with God’s greater glory. Jesus warns: “In this way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven” (Mt 5,16). Everything, then, must be done for God’s glory and not our own. This understanding, dear brothers and sisters, must accompany every gesture of help to our neighbor, avoiding that it becomes a means to make ourselves the center of attention. If, in accomplishing a good deed, we do not have as our goal God’s glory and the real well being of our brothers and sisters, looking rather for a return of personal interest or simply of applause, we place ourselves outside of the Gospel vision. In today’s world of images, attentive vigilance is required, since this temptation is great. Almsgiving, according to the Gospel, is not mere philanthropy: rather it is a concrete expression of charity, a theological virtue that demands interior conversion to love of God and neighbor, in imitation of Jesus Christ, who, dying on the cross, gave His entire self for us. How could we not thank God for the many people who silently, far from the gaze of the media world, fulfill, with this spirit, generous actions in support of one’s neighbor in difficulty? There is little use in giving one’s personal goods to others if it leads to a heart puffed up in vainglory: for this reason, the one, who knows that God “sees in secret” and in secret will reward, does not seek human recognition for works of mercy.

Jan 28, 2008



the latest...
finishing mixing and last minute tracking on the manuel3/D-Major EP 2 b released at an unknown time...mayb Easter?
i just don't feel right releasing new music over Lent, unless it's Lent oriented...

it was very exciting 2 present 'the Genesis album' on Easter Sunday back in 2006...mayb i'll talk D in2 doing this again...

please stay with me as i continue 2 write and release new music...i actually plan on recording live video of some Lenten hymns in the next couple of weeks...i'll post when i got them

God Love U

Jan 13, 2008

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Jan 10, 2008

"You received without paying, give without pay." matthew 10:8

+www.manuel3.com website updates+

we now have 18 'Godfunk o' the month' jams up on the matthew 10:8 page...
these r b-sides, outtakes, and unreleased jams both live and studio 4 u 2 download absolutely free...
we now also have a hi-quality stream of the Indiana show back in June 07...watch

we gonna start work on getting out 2 some Catholic Festivals this summer...so please pray 4 us that we can share this gift of God 2 the lay faithful...any1 interested in having manuel3 per4rm need only contact us @ mystagogy@hotmail.com

one final note...
i'd like 2 take this time 2 acknowledge and thank my webmaster Thomas Sulentic 4 all his work on keeping manuel3.com fresh...

God Bless him and God Bless U 4 ur support

Jan 8, 2008


more m3 live...
more m3 live...
mo' m3 live...

i've had some requests 2 liberate more live music...
so 4 those of u who have a SoundClick account i've posted a riveting set from Iowa City, IA...

in October 07 we did a set of Catholic music @ the Yacht Club in IC...
now this club is right on the campus of the University of Iowa...a Big 10 school...
as u can hear, the kids dig funky music no matter what the message is...the 5 years i lived there i alway played my music, and spoke of Christ and all the mysteries, but i dig jazz and soul...so when heard this way, the people would listen...

the 6 songs here can b downloaded 4 free, but u must have an account...here is some information on this website...Soundclick.com

u don't have 2 b a musician 2 join, u can b a listener which gives u access 2 the music ...i'm going 2 b using SoundClick 2 release bootleg material and future jams...so if u dig what we r doing here, sign up, it's free

cool? here is the link 2 the Yacht Club Show...just click on the arrow pointing down

recording notes...
-source is audio from a camcoder
-some audience chatter can b heard at times
-EQ and compression added in Logix Express
-6 tracks
audio is B+...if u r a bootleg collector, this is decent recording and captures the energy in the room...the players r as follows

Jamie Hopkins - drums
Ben Soltau - bass
BJ Jaggers - guitar
m3 - keys n vox
AD - rapper

here is some video footage from this gig...

Jan 4, 2008


manuel3 & D-Major

oh man!!!

it went down on the 26th of December...manuel3 and D-Major aka The Apologist got down 4 a couple days and came up with some jams that will soon b released...

want some vid 2 prove it?


check back 4 updates on this project...until then, the 1st single "Christmas Season aka Jesus Is Coming" can b downloaded 4 free right here

if u would like 2 donate 2 the ministry of D-Major/The Apologist stop by here

Happy New Year & Merry Christmas Ya'll!!!