A few months back, iLike discontinued the service that provided our app for the iPhone. If you still have it, it works, but we can’t do any updating of it, and if you don’t already have it, you can’t get it anymore either. Bah.
So, we’ve found a free, cross-platform way to bring all of the best content of our full site to you in mobile form! Just visit our site with a mobile browser, or scan that QR code over there with your device’s camera. Whee! And enjoy.
Is there one certain song at Christmastime, that if you never heard it again it would be too soon? Well for us and some of our friends and acquaintances, it’s a song about a young boy trying to buy his dying mom some shoes on Christmas Eve. You know the one.
Well, our gift to you this holiday season is a skewering of that song, Oddwalk style. Not only that, but you can get the mp3 and the iPod/iPhone video free below! Or, just enjoy it on YouTube (below) or on our pOddcast, your call.
Hope you enjoy, and remember it’s all in (mostly) good fun! As our friend Donna mentioned, it really gets at the true meaning of the season: manipulation. Merry Christmas, everyone!
The Christmas Shoes Parody
Uploaded December 2, 2009
If you don’t know the original song, click here first!
You might have caught a sneak peak in the sidebar of the blog yesterday: our new Oddwalk iPhone (and iPod Touch) app is live! It’s a FREE app to help you stay in touch with Orin and Shannon, and our music and ministries. You can view videos, listen to complete songs, check out our calendar, follow our tweets, and play some puzzle games. New content will be automatically added all the time too! Check out the screen shots below.
To get the app, just click here, and you’ll be redirected to the iTunes store either on your mac/pc or iPhone/iPod Touch. We’ll leave the link up in the sidebar as well, and on our merchandise page too, in case you don’t have one of these gadgets now but will someday. Hope you enjoy this nifty new way to stay connected with Oddwalk!
New on the pOddcast today, a special hymn written by Orin for the upcoming baptism of the newest Cerneka, Aiden Joseph. You can view the melody and words by clicking on the left there, or even download the whole score here (at least for now).
To listen, find the gcast window in the sidebar on the blog, just down a little ways on the left, or find the pOddcast on iTunes here. It’s a quick GarageBand demo (I know, surprise, surprise) made at Orin’s “home office” or, sometimes, “Oddwalk Headquarters – East Campus.”
The song is based on the familiar Prayer of St. Francis as well as part of the epistle reading for the Sunday of the baptism, 2 Corinthians 12:7-10. The melody reflects the Irish of Aiden’s name – it is a melody known as “The Maids of the Mourne Shore” and perhaps better known as “The Salley Gardens.”
All together now, 1, 2, 3: Awwwwwwwwwww...!
And, we couldn’t help but add to this post this darling photo of Madeleine and Aiden, napping together.