Monday, March 26, 2018

LIVING THE LIFE - Mark Laurent

Sometimes music is just about having fun.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

GREENHENGE - by Mark Laurent

""It's not easy being green ..."

Thursday, March 15, 2018

CONTACT - Brenda Liddiard & Mark Laurent

For nearly 9 years we lived in the hand-made house on the Coromandel, east coast of North Island, New Zealand. It was a very creative time there - several albums & 3 books were completed. Perhaps you can see why.

Monday, March 12, 2018

STAGE DOOR - Mark Laurent

When I was much younger than now I used to get asked to perform at a lot of Christian youth outreach events. I'd play songs like this. Stage Door was originally written for a YFC convention in Auckland Town Hall, commissioned by Ian Grant, who was director at the time. The song was meant for the end of the evening, just before everybody left the building. It ended up on my 1986 album Kindness In A Strong City, which is still available on Bandcamp. Version:1.0

Sunday, March 11, 2018

RUSHLAKE GREEN - by Mark Laurent

A tiny village in East Sussex had a big emotional & creative impact on my life in the late 1990s. My wife's brother & his wife lived there & we spent quite a few weeks there on & off. This was the first place I connected with in England - for a brief idyll I believed all England was still like this - a gentler world where childhood stories became real.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

JOB'S BLUES - Mark Laurent

It seems likely that Job wasn't actually a historical figure - possibly the book about him in the bible was written in the form of a morality play - but the lessons we can learn from his story & the debate with his companions is still profound.

Thursday, March 01, 2018

NOT THE ONLY ONE - Mark Laurent & Brenda Liddiard

It's not so bad getting older.