Rambling Anthems

you can listen to the full album here: https://wordpress.com/post/javenbear.com/3276

I write stuff – sometimes even when people aren’t holding guns to my head.

I want to make sure to give a clear description: if you give me $5, I’ll give you a copy of a collection of demos I made called “Rambling Anthems”. I wrote most of these songs while I lived in Oregon last year. It was a time in my life when I was a volunteer with Gospel Echoes and traveled all over the place playing music in prisons and churches. And while I did go out on the road and play music all the time, I think these are the songs that were really in my soul. They’re mine – they’re what I really cared about.

So listening to this collection is like being transported to the upstairs room of a white house on Pine Street. It’s got a hardwood floor, white attic truss ceilings, a few thrift store paintings on the walls, my bed, and a white desk with a white chair. You walk in quietly and sit down across from a nineteen year old kid with a guitar named Jasmine and listen to what they have to say. I wrote all of the songs, and all save one were recorded with a mic plugged into a box which was plugged into my computer and run through audacity. It’s not anything like what you hear on spotify – these are Rich Mullins in the church with the tape recorder type songs. Grainy, raw, real.

I made about 13 copies (I say ‘made’ because I bought CDs and cases, drew the cover page, cut them to fit….) and gave them to some friends. And now if anyone else should care to hear these songs, I’d be happy to send them your way. This is a finished, not perfect type of project – which I believe is a really important concept…for another time.

Buy a $5 CD – provide a meal for a hungry college student. That’s what I call a good cause. This is all part of my nefarious scheme to one day sit on my bed and write stuff and get paid to do it.

I’d like to do this old school. If you want a copy, put a $5 bill in an envelope and mail it to: (unless I see you at church…then that’s way easier.)

Javen Bear 112 Greer Rd. Westminster, SC 29693   –   then I shall mail you a copy.

Thanks to everyone who supported! I no longer have any copies, so ordering is closed. (You can listen to all the songs here: https://wordpress.com/post/javenbear.com/3276)

Rambling Anthems:

  1. blessing song
  2. for your morning
  3. pilgrim
  4. what love is
  5. patiently
  6. don’t give up on me (ft. su stoltzfus)
  7. evergreen
  8. mountain song
  9. i love you more
  10. others too
  11. gethsemane 
  12. a lot like you
  13. lullaby 
  14. gravity



Published by javenbear

Javen Bear is 25 years old and lives with his beautiful wife Aleisha in Phoenix, Arizona. He's a graduate student in a mental health counseling program at Grand Canyon University where he also works as an admissions representative. Javen’s super-power, if he had one, would be the ability to press pause on the world and catch up on reading. He enjoys talking walks with his wife, playing guitar, and always uses Oxford commas.

11 thoughts on “Rambling Anthems

  1. Serious fans of old school here! We’ll bring our $5 to church! Also, this is super cool! Especially the fact that you write sometimes even when people aren’t holding a gun to your head! 🙂


  2. If you would bring me one when you come for Travis’s wedding, you could pocket 100% of the $5.00 I would give you, and use all of it for food instead of using some for postage. 🙂 I am always interested in hearing songs written by people I know!


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