Nov 1, 2012

we still kickin' and still alive! keeping up on family life, m3studios projects and gigs...

we will continue the Catholic Soul Revolution in 2013 and beyond on the official manuel3 Facebook page...please 'like': The Official manuel3 Facebook Page 

if you are interested in booking manuel3 for a Catholic Soul Revolution performance please see: manuel3 Live!

new Catholic music is coming...please stay tuned!

Blessings this new year and love one another! - manuel3

May 30, 2012

May 16, 2012

Fr. Stan's new CD "Renewal" which was mixed here at m3studios in Galesburg, IL. has officially dropped...u can check out a couple interviews about the new CD with Father below:

Fr. Stan Fortuna’s Renewal tour hits Toronto

Salt + Light Radio Podcast

I also played drums and percussion on a couple of always, a week spent with Fr. Stan is unforgettable...if u scroll below u might be able to find some old posts on the week of mixing...super fun!

and of course order your copy here

Apr 30, 2012

working now on a blues album...featuring the fellas u've seen throughout this blog...Ian J on gtr, Curtis B on bass, and Jamie Hopkins on drums...we will be casting a live recording session this coming sunday...u can watch here

until then, keep workin' the blues...


Apr 9, 2012

"Dear brothers and sisters! If Jesus is risen, then – and only then – has something truly new happened, something that changes the state of humanity and the world. Then he, Jesus, is someone in whom we can put absolute trust; we can put our trust not only in his message but in Jesus himself, for the Risen One does not belong to the past, but is present today, alive." 
-Pope B16 Easter 2012

Apr 4, 2012

"If a man wants to be always in God's company, he must pray regularly and read regularly. When we pray, we talk to God; when we read, God talks to us." 
- St. Isidore of Seville

Mar 28, 2012

Happy 4th Birthday to our daughter Mia!

Mar 16, 2012

currently working on new material after getting the studio back up and running 4 Fr. Stan "Renewal" album...another great record from Father...will keep u posted on it's release...thank u 2 Father 4 having me on the album and coming over 2 mix...we had a blast!

Lent is in full swing...keep praying every1...prayers 4 all of u!

Mar 8, 2012

Thursday "2 do's"...

Mar 7, 2012

Wednesday "2 do's"...

Mar 6, 2012

Tuesday "2 do's" w Father...

Mar 5, 2012

Fr. Stan is here once again...working on the 25th Anniversary CD...a collection of his fav tracks from the past albums...but REMIXED! here was Mondays "2 do" list...

Feb 22, 2012

"Dear Brothers and Sisters, 

Today the Church celebrates Ash Wednesday, the beginning of her Lenten journey towards Easter. The entire Christian community is invited to live this period of forty days as a pilgrimage of repentance, conversion and renewal. In the Bible, the number forty is rich in symbolism. It recalls Israel’s journey in the desert, a time of expectation, purification and closeness to the Lord, but also a time of temptation and testing. It also evokes Jesus’ own sojourn in the desert at the beginning of his public ministry, a time of profound closeness to the Father in prayer, but also of confrontation with the mystery of evil. The Church’s Lenten discipline is meant to help deepen our life of faith and our imitation of Christ in his paschal mystery. In these forty days may we draw nearer to the Lord by meditating on his word and example, and conquer the desert of our spiritual aridity, selfishness and materialism. For the whole Church may this Lent be a time of grace in which God leads us, in union with the crucified and risen Lord, through the experience of the desert to the joy and hope brought by Easter." 

- Pope Benedict XVI. Ash Wednesday 2012

 Full Text Here

Feb 4, 2012

This past Fall/Winter i had the wonderful experience of working with First Presbyterian Church here in Galesburg. Rev. David Parker had asked me to record and produce an album that would be part of his Doctorate of Ministry package. We recorded here at m3studios and also on location at First Presbyterian Church. The CD release will b held later this month. Below is a sample of the album. Thank u again to the fine musicians whom i had the pleasure of recording...peace b 2 u all!

This Is Our Song - Album Sampler
Worship Band of the First Presbyterian Church
Galesburg, IL

Jan 20, 2012

me and my wife loved listening 2 Etta James...she will b missed in this household...

Etta James : January 25, 1938 – January 20, 2012

Jan 9, 2012

Happy New Year!

"Be particularly respectful to whoever is in charge, whenever he consults you and you have to contradict his opinions. And never contradict him in the presence of those who are subject to him, even if he is in the wrong."

– St. Josemaria Escriva, The Way, #954

Really St. Escriva?