Last week, I saw Leo Kottke perform at the Alix Goolden Performance Hall in Victoria. Leo is known for interspersing humorous and interesting monologues between songs. In one of these, he spoke of how he sometimes retire a song and does not play it anymore. But the songs call to him and ask to be played again, many years later. I had the privilege to meet Leo before and after the concert and chat for a few minutes. The next day, I decided that it was time to get this site moving and re-engage my own music. Leo, if you ever read this, thank you. You really inspired me to get my act together!
As I started to think about new content for this site, inspired by what Leo had to say, I decided to go back through some old files and see what I had from the past that I could bring forward. Some have indeed called out to me and there are quite a few to share with you.
So why this one first?
A friend of mine and fabulous photographer sent me his book as a gift. It’s called The Spirit Of Northern Italy. One of the photographs that really caught my eye is called ‘Emerging Christ‘. It was taken at a roadside sanctuary in Bresanone Italy. It reminded me of a time in my life when I was a worship leader in a local church. I wrote quite a few songs in that period of my life. I also sang them solo on a weekly basis.
Jesus Is Enough is a song I wrote in 1988. Much has changed in my life since then. For one thing, I have not sung very much in years but focused more on my instrumental compositions. All of that is about to change.
This song was recorded years ago on an old stereo cassette deck in one take with just a splash of reverb. I converted it to an MP3 for the web. While the quality is not great, I think it captures how I would have sung it on a Sunday morning to a small but appreciative congregation. I hope you enjoy it 🙂
Jesus Is Enough – 3:23
© 1988, Gil Namur (SOCAN)
Full Song (click on the link to listen or right click and ‘save link as’ if you want to download it)
(Thank you Marco!)
Emerging Christ – © Marco Zecchin – www.marcozecchin.com