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On this blog, I’ll be sharing my thoughts from my 25 yeasr in recording, producing and songwriting.  I’d also like to share with you some of the new things I’m doing…books I’m working on, new forms of media I’m using to challenge men in our generation, and some of the discussions I’ve had while walking and talking with folks I fellowship with.  If you find it helpful, or if you know someone who would, please add me and/or pass along this link.  Feel free to follow me on Twitter @thedavidmullen.

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  1. Jeff Finley says:

    Great blog; I especially like the devotionals.

    I have fond memories of your solo career in the ’90s; the song “Faded Blues” is going through my head right now.

  2. Amy Morris says:

    Well you could always put out another album…or at least sing a song with Nicole on one of her CDs. That’s still my wish…

  3. Roy McNiel says:

    I was writing a devotion for our choir newsletter based on John 6:25 about why “they” really wanted to be with Jesus and you immediately came to mind and the song “To Be With You”. I hadn’t thought about that song in years! I decided to look you up and I’m loving learning what I’m reading about you and the ministry! May God bless you, and thank you for the day you were listening to that “still small voice” and wrote “To Be With You”…still brings tears to my eyes!! Is that Nicole singing those ad-libs toward the end? It sounds like the lady that either sang on “Diamonds & Pearls” or the Pink Floyd song on Dark Side Of The Moon…LOL…Blessings to you & your family!! Roy McNiel (www.gfbc.com)

    • davidmullenmusic says:

      Thanks Roy, I think it was actually Ashley Cleveland …either her or Kim Flemming who was a Nashville session singer back in the day, well probably still is :-) I didn’t meet Nicole until just after this record was released…or she most def would’ve been my choice!

      • Roy McNiel says:

        Love Kim Flemming and Ashley Cleveland. Ashley actually sang at my 1st cousins funeral back in Knoxville many years ago. Definitely sounds like Kim Flemming…wasn’t she engaged to that incredible singer that committed suicide? So sad. I think I first heard him on a Charlie Peacock song…his name left me. Anyway, have a blessed day, week, month…however long it takes you to see this…LO

  4. Moses says:

    I just found this. You said it was nice to be remembered back in 2009 as if only 1 person was ever affected by your ART. I was a kid at 16 when the album Faded Blues saved my life. I love the beginning of Alone when you just breathe… later you blow out the sky vocally… The lyrics of Alone are so deep and true, making the song that you created so timeless… I was listening to Achtung Baby by U2 and Faded Blues during my darkest time… “You don’t have to be alone!”
    I’ve always seen you as one of the unique voices among the abundance of copycats. I couldn’t find any christian albums at the time that described what I was going through until God gracefully dropped Faded Blues into my lap. Thanks again for creating. I was able to cry and ball my eyes out when I was otherwise left to my own thoughts and experience, leaving me a stone. Thank you! I’m 37 now and I’m still alone but for some of us, it is our destiny.

    • davidmullenmusic says:

      This got me…thanks

    • davidmullenmusic says:

      Wow! That actually just made my year. You always hope someone will listen, really hear what you were doing & then understand the depth of what you were trying to say. And you did! What a gift. Thank you!

      • Moses Molina says:

        Trust me, the thanks is all for you brother. Although you are still involved with music in production, I really would love for you to release another album. You really do have a beautiful and emotional voice that the world could use more of.
        Along the path of life I changed my trajectory as well. I spent most of my life thinking that I was going to be involved in music but somewhere along the path I lost the passion. I asked God to give me a new direction when music began to fade as my one and only love. He has now given me the passion for writing and given me dreams of being an author. I hope all those years of loving only music won’t be wasted and will come through in my writing.
        If you released an album now I bet it would be mostly happy stuff which is great but I admit I have a soft spot for the more sullen, forlorn stuff. Even your more upbeat, happy songs on Faded Blues carried with it an undertone, in your voice, of deep sorrow. That’s why I loved it. The album as a whole was still undoubtedly filled with hope which is the most important thing to convey to the hopeless person.
        How can a man write from a broken heart when he is now happier than he has ever been? It’s nice to hear songs that are truthfully from the heart about how life is so good but each man has a well of broken memories and how he overcame buried inside him that a new generation still needs to hear.

      • Moses Molina says:

        I just realized that you did have another album after Faded Blues. I’ve never heard it. I’ll listen to it soon.

  5. Moses says:

    ‘Get up and walk to the well child!!!”

    I’m gonna take that lyric to heart! I expect to be blessed soon, as I have decided to get up and walk to His well.

    • davidmullenmusic says:

      Mo, that was taken from the part of the Gospel of John, where the man has been sitting there for like 40 years. He believed he only had to get into the pool and he’d be healed but he’d made excuses etc for 40 some odd years! One day you just get sick and tired of being sick and tired and you gotta just drag yourself down there and get in the healing water. Blessings on ya

  6. Roy McNiel says:

    Love Kim Flemming and Ashley Cleveland. Ashley actually sang at my 1st cousins funeral back in Knoxville many years ago. Definitely sounds like Kim Flemming…wasn’t she engaged to that incredible singer that committed suicide? So sad. I think I first heard him on a Charlie Peacock song…his name left me. Anyway, have a blessed day, week, month…however long it takes you to see this…LOL

  7. Karen says:

    I found them! I found them tonight cleaning the garage. I thought they had been lost forever. All three albums. What a find! I had to get out “Faded Blues.” What a fantastic album! As another posted, your album was a much, much needed friend during a certain time in my life. I also saw you perform at Cornerstone in ’91, I think it was. You sang “To Be With You.” That song has been my favorite ever since. Perfectly scaled back musically, and so poetically profound at the same time. Your voice is so distinct from others. There’s an honest rawness to it, and I always found that refreshing. Thanks for putting your heart and soul into these albums and for putting your experiences behind each one. Even though it was a while ago, there are those of us who have been greatly impacted by your music and are ever so grateful for hearing the voice of the author behind the pen.

  8. David, I have been doing all I can to get a hold of the Revival Album and finally got a hold of one. (Who knows where my original CD went). Thank you for the album. Back in 1989 it really made an impact on my life and I am enjoying reliving the moments as I listen to it today.
    Dwaine

  9. Brady says:

    We’d love to perform Second Chances from Veggie Tales as part of our church play. Do you know where we can get the rights and vocal sheet music?

    • Word Music (which is part of the WEA music conglomeration) holds the rights. I do not believe there is any sheet music…but I could be wrong. Just Google the Word Music Publishing Co in Nashville & call the copyright administration department. They can probanly put you through from the switchboard. Hope that helps!

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