Another brilliant idea

Posted on January 24th, 2008 by Cam.
Categories: Let's talk.

Elizabeth has always said that if I ever got locked away in solitary confinement, I would be fine. I am not sure if this was to prepare me for anything, or to compliment me on the ability I seem to have to entertain myself for hours on end with very little material.

Tonight, and from this moment forward, I am finding it necessary to sing most of my sentences in Gregorian Chant. I am sure Elizabeth loves this idea as much as I do, although she did seem to get very tired quite quickly and has just headed off to bed. I am thinking it is only logical, given the soothing melodic qualities of my nasal soundwave projections.

I therefore nominate this coming week as ‘Sing-everything-in-Gregorian-Chant-week’. We could raise money for charity by collecting sponsorship when people want to have a serious conversation with participants, minus the chanting.

Please let me know if you are able to give testimonies about the lives you touch over the coming week through this ministry.

Here is an example if you need guidance. Extreme freestyle Gregorian Chanting is perfectly acceptable. Once you watch the first 30 seconds, you may get the idea. Don’t watch the whole 3 minutes waiting for something amazing to happen. That is just it. The beauty lies in the nature of it just going on and on and on, relentlessly. You will thank me if any of you find yourselves in solitary confinement.



Comment on January 24th, 2008.

Hey, what a great idea!! We should have thought of it before.
Gee Cam, you’ve really nailed it this time. Well done!

I’ve only got one question…

… ‘WHY?’


Comment on January 24th, 2008.

Ask not ‘why?’. Ask ‘why not?’.

guy in the monk outfit

Comment on January 24th, 2008.

The white suit is off, and my monk robe is on. I wasn’t a very good pentecostal healer anyway. I have just completed my first chant. Will keep you posted how my things progress.

Ahhhhh – mennnnnn


Comment on January 25th, 2008.

I watched 3 minutes of that…waiting for the punchline. I need more than funny-less home video in my life. I’m not chanting.


Comment on January 25th, 2008.

oh ye of little faith

Guy in the monk outfit

Comment on January 25th, 2008.

After starting this morning off with a loud Gregorian chant from my kitchen window, a spiritual awakening began. As I chanted on, the spirit of the Lord moved over my street and a revival began. At first the neighbor’s dog was empowered to join with me. Then more dogs down the street broke into voice. This quickly lead to the neighbors themselves visiting me and asking why I was chanting so loudly. Wow! That gave me a reason to share my faith! Even when they talked with me a few of them used the Lord’s name (with some feeling)

I will keep you posted as the chanting continues. Thankyou Cameron for your word from the lord.

Rory Shiner

Comment on January 25th, 2008.

Hey Cam. Here’s another cool catholic tradition if you are looking for something for next week:

A warning to the Rachie’s of this world: This too goes for 3 minutes, and in that whole time no one falls over, no one is set on fire, no one cops it between the legs. Still, kinda cool.

Robyn, Phil & Duncan

Comment on January 25th, 2008.

Seriously, Ol’ Gregory has a lot to answer for, if he thinks this chant deal is the go. Although I think this may work as a reasonable pass-time only if you can find one of those fetching pale blue dresses, and a large, quiet audience to soak it all up. Good luck with this new project Cam, but don’t be dissapointed if in the long terms it’s not as exciting as it’s newness and novelty might have you believe.

Personally I would much prefer underwater basket weaving for my solitary pursuits.

Robyn Hovell

Comment on January 25th, 2008.

Hello Cameron, I am a fellow York person who has had the greatest pleasure of meeting your parents and calling them our friends. About the Gregorian chanting! I was bought up RC before changing sides, however over the later few years I have been a fan (again) also of the music from TAIZE, it is repetitious but it is the repetition that gets into the soul. I have also recently purchased a DVD Into Great Silence, filmed at the Carthusian Monastery, (great web site) it is 3 hours of bliss and food for the soul. If your interested and you can keep your eyes open you are welcome to borrow! I have been so blessed reading your blog . Very best wishes, Robyn


Comment on January 25th, 2008.

Well, I think the chanting is far less dangerous than Rory’s idea, but even so I think it would lose something if not sung in Latin, and I am not about to learn a dead language! Go ahead, Cam – I hope you have more success than “The Cousin Formerly Known As The Guy In The White Suit”. The blue dress does have a lot of appeal, but I’m with Rachel – noooooo…. chanting!


Comment on January 25th, 2008.

I’m playing an Australia Day gig tomorrow night.
Might try ‘Khe Sanh’ in a GC style…

… should go down well with the locals!!

the Hoppies

Comment on January 25th, 2008.

Hi there, dear Cam and Libs,
Greetings from Dubai. Must say the Gregorian Chanting still sounds much better and is more calming than the chanting we constantly get to hear from the mosques….. All a bit monotonous…. yet, it still often reminds me to pray for you, amazing people.
Thinking of you every day and hoping to catch up when we get back from Dubai.
Much love, huge hugs, the Hoppies
Love your backdrops! Which agency are you modelling for?

Guy in the straight jacket

Comment on January 26th, 2008.

“Chanting has completely changed your life”

Just something a psychologist affirmed with me yesterday.

Cuz Adam

Comment on January 26th, 2008.

Well, I tried it with less than successful results.My boss wasn’t to happy with me answering the phone. Usually its “BJ Building Design. Adam speaking” but I tried “BeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeJaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayBuuuuuuuuuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiilllllllllllldinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnggggggggggggggggDeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiign.Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaadaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaammmmmmmmmmmmmmspeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeakinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng.”
At least my days are now free. Thanks Gregorian Chants!

Leave a comment

Comments can contain some xhtml. Names and emails are required (emails aren't displayed), url's are optional.