June 30, 2019

Nice and Easy

This is a video of my performance of the classic jazz and swing standard song,
"Nice and Easy."
Thank you for watching and listening.
- Tom


June 29, 2019

The Lady Is A Tramp

I recorded this live at 5 a.m. as i drove through the parking garage at where I work.
This is my singing of the classic standard song,
"The Lady Is A Tramp."
Thank you for listening.
- Tom


June 28, 2019

And I Love Her

I sing here a classic Beatles song.
This is a new arrangement for,
"And I Love Her."
I hope you enjoy it.
Thank you for listening.
- Tom


June 27, 2019

Moonlight In Vermont

This is a newer arrangement of an old jazz standard.
This is my singing of the song,
"Moonlight In Vermont."
An interesting fact about this song is,
none of the lines actually rhyme.
But it works as musical poetry.
Thank you for listening.
- tom


June 26, 2019

Work In Progress

I wrote and and sing this song as well as play all the guitars.
It is called,
"Work In Progress."

Thank you for watching and listening.


June 25, 2019

Just One Of Those Things

I sing here an old jazz standard called,
"Just One Of Those Things."

Thank you for listening.
- tom


June 24, 2019

On The Street Where You Live

I present here for you, 
"Car-E-Okie."
For this song I go Broadway, as I sing from the musical "My Fair Lady," the song,
"On The Street Where You live."

Thanks for listening.
- Tom



June 23, 2019

Crying In The Rain

The camera doesn't capture the rain falling.
But I was soaked while filming.
This is my singing of the Everly Brothers song,
"Crying In The Rain."
Thank you for watching and listening.
- tom


June 22, 2019

June 19, 2019

Too Avid- (By Thomas Balistreri)

The world is often avid,
for things frivolous and odd.

But one can never be too avid,
for the things of God.

June 18, 2019

Ruminate Less - (By Thomas Balistreri)

One should not pause or hesitate,
or endlessly ruminate.

Time passes fast
in this life.

Don’t hesitate
to turn to Christ.

June 17, 2019

The Better Way - (By Thomas Balistreri)

Far from the path,
I wandered,
into the briars and the thorns.
Drifting from the direction,
For which I was born.

But then the Lord saved me,
from continuing astray.
He's renewed my life,
and shown me,
His is the better way.

June 15, 2019

Seems Abstract - (By Thomas Balistreri)

The concept may seem abstract,
in this world beset with sin.
But there is a God who loves,
and has always been.

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June 13, 2019

The Seeker - (By Thomas Balistreri)

I seek your glory.
I seek your face.
Remove me from
this worldly place.

Into your presence,
where troubles cease,
and love abides
with perfect peace.

June 12, 2019

He Paid The Price - (By Thomas Balistreri)

We were paupers,
unable to pay,
for what we'd done,
there was no way.

When our offerings,
would not suffice,
Christ volunteered,
to pay the price.

June 11, 2019

Not A Copycat - (By Thomas Balistreri)

Jesus was not a copycat,
of philosophers before.
Others promised enlightenment,
as He,
but so much more.

Some say His salvation,
in neither unique,
or odd.
But He alone laid claim,
to be the Son of God.

June 10, 2019

Not Whitewash Paint - (By Thomas Balistreri)

Not a disguised tomb,
with whitewash paint,
but a renewed soul 
of a saint.

Life in Christ,
makes the spirit new,
and the grace of God,
in a man shines through.

June 9, 2019

Make It Vanish - (By Thomas Balistreri)

Cleanse me Lord.
Make iniquity vanish.
Renew a right spirit in me.

My soul does brandish,
sins stain,
dark and weighty.

Your Word,
gives me cleansing.
Your love sets me free.

I praise and adore You.
Loving Father,
God and King.

June 8, 2019

Breakthrough - (By Thomas Balistreri)

The Lord's love broke through.
Now old things are new.
My life has been renewed.
Death has been subdued
The same can be for you,
if you let Christ breakthrough.

June 7, 2019

Not Eerie - (By Thomas Balistreri)

There is no fear,
of the eerie,
for the Holy Ghost,
loves all dearly.

He does not haunt,
the dark of night,
but invites all,
in God's light.

June 6, 2019

To Fish - (By Thomas Balistreri)

One may have
a simple wish,
to just relax.
perhaps to fish.

But the Lord instructs,
the work to begin,
and believers become,
fishers of men.

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June 5, 2019

The Living Tree - (By Thomas Balistreri)

Jesus is the living tree.
The branches are those who believe.
Grafted in by faith in Christ.
And growing in the Spirit's light.

June 4, 2019

Sweet Never Tart - (By Thomas Balistreri)

The taste is sweet
never tart.
The essence of joy
within one's heart.

Bought with a price,
one can't afford,
yet paid and given
by the Lord.

June 3, 2019

Not Surprising - (By Thomas Balistreri)

All things began,
by Your hand,
and proceed according,
to Your plan,

men fail,
yet need to realize,
nothing takes,
You by surprise.

June 2, 2019

Every Fault And Mistake - (By Thomas Balistreri)

Every fault and mistake,
every sin You will take.
You toss them
in forgetfulness,
and cleanse my wounds,
with gentleness.

June 1, 2019

Flee - (By Thomas Balistreri)

Flee from passion
that leads astray.
Flee from sin
that calls to play.

Flee from deception
and all its charms.
Flee to be
in God's arms.

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