The Scientist Blues

scientist blues - NEW

This song is based on a true story. I hear that makes for great blues.

If you’d like to put this into music, let me know! Preferably bluesy-jazzy. I’d do it myself, but I know as much about music as a rhinoceros knows about beach volley.

My sci-fi thriller, LAZARUS, is out on Smashwords and Amazon

Follow The Upturned Microscope on Twitter and Facebook!

Summer music: Taryn Leia Prescott’s “Young and free”

A couple of months ago I posted a review of Taryn Leia Prescott’s album Songs of the Bride. Well,Young And Free EP Cover Art the talented musician/singer/songwriter has done it again in her new album Young and Freefive songs described as “an unabashedly enjoyable tribute to young love”.

Given the different theme, the music and lyrics are also different in style to Bride, with some humour, a more upbeat flavour and a strange sweetness that’ll make you drop what you’re doing and listen. Along with young love, Taryn also explores some interesting instrumental arrangements and even goes demi-bluesy on track 2, Thought Train. The last track, Meant to be, oozes with childhood sweetness and a heart-aching violin solo.

A small, deep and beautiful sound for the summer.

You can listen to the whole album here.

Music with an impact: Taryn Leia Prescott’s “Songs of the Bride”

I am very picky when it comes to music, and even pickier when it comes to Christian music. The past few decades have delivered some lamentable samples of Christian musicians who either have never read the Bible or are terribly confused about what market they’re targeting.

But every once in a while, we’re blessed with some real gems. One example that I have really enjoyed recently is Taryn Leia Prescott‘s Songs of the Bride. Heartfelt, genuine and biblically deep, her lyrics draw heavily from the Psalms (there’s also a beautifully rendered hymn), with an unembarrassed honesty about the pain and passion of the Christian life. The music is simple and beautiful, and her voice artful and sweet. I have the joy of knowing Taryn and her husband Peter personally, and I know that they both mean and live every word in the album.

You can listen to all 7 songs here and purchase them for any price you want. There’s also an iTunes version here.