A Good Friday

I’ve had some fantastic days in the studio the past few weeks. My goal is always to spend some part of Friday recording and working on music, but for all sorts of reasons if often doesn’t work out. One reason, of course, was not having my guitar for about a year. And ever since it’s been back, it seems like the songs are pouring out. Three new new, mostly-baked demos in three weeks.

Today, I had the longest studio day I’ve had in months. Today, I went back and re-recorded “Walk With Me.”

The reason I had to re-record is that, last year, my computer got stolen straight off my desk at home. The master files of several songs I’d been working were forever lost. I had some in-process demos burned, burned but they weren’t fully baked and were never intended to be “final.”

So, today helped redeem last year’s stolen computer. And it sounds great. Even better than the stolen versions. thich is great and exciting, given that I was worried about whether it’d be worth it to redo it. I’ll put it up soon for yall to give a listen to. What’s most exciting is that it’s gonna be a much better recording for my CD.

So, a good Friday.

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Eric Folkerth is a minister, musician, author and blogger. He is Senior Pastor of Kessler Park UMC United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. Previously, he was pastor at Northaven UMC in Dallas for seventeen years. Eric loves to write on topics of spirituality, social justice, music/art and politics. The entries on this blog reflect that diversity of interests. His passion for social justice goes beyond mere words. He’s been arrested at the White House, defending immigrants and “The Dreamers,” and he’s officiated at same sex weddings in his churches, in defiance of what some believe is Methodist teaching. Eric is an avid blogger and published author, and 2017 recipient of the prestigeous Kuchling Humanitarian Award from Dallas’ Black Tie Dinner. (Human Rights Campaign) Eric has led or co-led hundreds of persons on mission trips around the globe, to places such as Mexico, Haiti, Russia, and Nepal. He has worked with lay persons to build ten homes, and one Community Center, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Dallas. He’s a popular preacher, and often tackles challenging issues of social justice in his writings and sermons. His wife, Judge Dennise Garcia, is a State District Judge for Dallas, County. As judge of the 303rd Family District Court, she consistently gets high ratings from area lawyers, and was named “best judge” by The Dallas Observer. First elected in 2004, she was the first Latina ever elected to a county-wide bench in Dallas County, and is currently the longest service district judge in that district. She was re-elected for a fourth term in 2018. They have the world’s best daughter, Maria, and an incredible dog, Daisy. Find links to Eric’s music-related websites, at the top of this site’s navigation menu.

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