Saturday, September 8, 2007

it all started with 'intrinsic'

Ok, so it all started with the word 'intrinsic'... it's found in the song "All I Can Do is Surrender." Questions at church, in e-mails, even on myspace... what's that word 'intrinsic' mean?

Shortly after that came 'manifest'... then 'typify'... I started to get a reputation among some of the band members at Morning Star... if we were doing a new song and there was a 'fancy' word in the lyric, they'd ask me if I wrote it--they were onto me! :)

So a few months ago, I compiled this admittedly ridiculous 'survey' of all of the 'fancy' words from my debut CD Every Reason Why--and I quickly discovered that I'm not near as funny as I like to think I am--and even less so according to my wife! :) Then--and this is where it gets interesting-- I got an e-mail from a worship leader I'd just met down in Dallas at a Conference this July... he told me that after he looked up several of the words found on the CD, he actually started to enjoy it a bit more. I think he was just railing on me a bit, but he validated my bad sense of humor in this video just enough for me to upload it for you all! So here it is...

(push play, video will take a few minutes to buffer)







8 comments:

tina said...

I like the big words.. Keep it up! : ) Take a look at one of our worship leader's blogs.. www.godsogd.typepad.com His latest blog is about you, and how much he is enjoying the cd. I sing on our praise team, and can't wait to do more of your stuff! God bless you and your ministry!

Mark Roach said...

Tina... thanks for the link, that's awesome! Keep in touch!

Many blessings...

Mark



[phil 4.8]

Matt Brent said...

i'm having trouble with the vid, bro...so now you think you're smart with all your fancy words AND funny?

RR said...

Is "buffered" another way of using the word "buffet" like in your song?

hippychick said...

OK, I am on board now with this blogging stuff. I may be old but I'm not dead!! My site is rustic to say the least but I will learn as I go. Conner is amazing on the drums. Someday I might figure out how to load stuff like that too!! ... Kim

Nathan said...

Mark! What up!? Thanks for stopping by...or should I say, happening upon my blog! Oh, and your anapestic modus operandi in your songs, I think is just prodigious. And our church (FBC Naples, FL) hankers your song, "A Thousand Hallelujah's".

Hope all is well, man!
and yes...it did take me 30 minutes to post this comment.

David said...

Hear, hear! for fancy words!

I once was practicing "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" with our worship team, when one member told me I had a typo on "Hail the Sun of righteousness". He insisted that it must be "Son".

I told him it was something called "metaphor," which 19th-century hymn-writers were allowed to use, but has since been outlawed.

Cat eyez said...

I love the words. They are what make your music your music. Ok if that made any sense at all....love me and love every Sunday you play!!!!