Chair and Microphone, Vol. 1 : CD

Chair and Microphone, Vol. 1 : CD

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Chair and Microphone, Vol. 1 : CD

This is the singer/songwriter genre in its most vulnerable form: one instrument and one voice. Here Ben Pasley, as a solo artist, bleeds out his heart in compliment and complaint, anthem and argument. It is both polite and brutal in its honesty. 

He moves from the emotional content of the heart of the Psalmist to convey songs that work as personal devotionals, personal prayers. Some special attention is given to prayers for the lonely and broken-hearted:

I am so tired like a dead man      
Left to wonder where his friends have gone
I am so tired like a dead man
Left to wonder where his friends have gone

Where have my friends gone
I wish God could take this thing away

The thing He surely brought my way
But I know this blanket covers me dark
And I know it's better this way
Song: Dead Man, Writer: Ben Pasley

This lament flows right out of David’s Psalm of the lonely heart:

I am as good as dead, like a strong man with no strength left. 
They have left me among the dead, and I lie like a corpse in a grave. 
I am forgotten, cut off from your care …
You have driven my friends away by making me repulsive to them. 
I am in a trap with no way of escape …
Can those in the grave declare your unfailing love? 
Can they proclaim your faithfulness in the place of destruction?
… You have taken away my companions and loved ones. 
Darkness is my closest friend. 
Psalm: Excerpted from 88:4-18, Writer: Heman the Ezrahite
(Tyndale House Publishers. (2013). Holy Bible: New Living Translation.)

There are both bright and dark moments on this album, and that is what makes Enter The Worship Circle who they are for you in your prayer and worshiping life. Buy this album in order to let your emotional range get wider, let your prayer range get deeper, and learn how to be yourself as you learn to talk with God. 

Additional Notes:
Release: 2002
Produced by Ben Pasley.
This is a professionally printed CD in a full color package with a nice booklet in a jewel-case.
Also available as an MP3 download here at our own shop where you can directly support the artist!
The chord charts that make these songs easy to play have always been free, and you can download them, all of them, right here in one Zip file, and also find tutorial videos on our YouTube channel.