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Songs of the Day

March 30, 2008 2 comments

Today’s songs have some meaning to them. They are encouraging, and to me, moving. The first is a song called “You’re Not Alone” by Saosin. The second is a song by Jars of Clay called “Oh My God”. I am linking to the lyrics so that you can understand they are not taking the Lord’s name in vain. This is what the lead singer of the band has to say about the song.

Good Monsters“Matt [Odmark, Jars guitarist] came to the band with this idea to use the phrase “Oh my God” in a song. It means so many different things and it’s used in so many different contexts, but in the end, it means that at some point in every person’s life, they have to confront whether or not God is real.”

It’s not your typical verse, chorus, verse, chorus song…but it’s cool nonetheless. Enjoy your work week!

NOTE: To keep browsing the site while songs are playing, right click on the song link, and select “Open in New Window”, or “Open in New Tab”. I can’t have the music automatically open in a new window like links to articles and webpages. Just FYI!

You’re Not Alone

Oh My God

Oh My God Lyrics

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Sunday Update

March 30, 2008 1 comment

Church went really well this morning. One of the most powerful new worship songs out there (if done right) is “Mighty To Save”. I love playing drums to that one probably as much as “How Great is Our God”, if not more. The congregation really entered in, and it was awesome. Very moving… Then three married couples shared their testimony, mine included. It was a powerful testament to God’s love and mercy, and how He brought these couples through some tough stuff, to come out of it stronger, and closer to each other and Him as well. It was a reminder that no matter what we go through in our marriage, that if we seek God, and work at it, it will all work out to His glory.

Poor Lael decided to make some egg salad for lunch yesterday out of some hard boiled eggs the kids decorated last week for Easter. She had a rough evening and night, but feels better now. No details, but you can figure it out.Chill Cafe

I’ve been listening the last few days to a new(ish) album called Chill Cafe: Hiding Place. I like electronic music, and chillout lounge music, which is just basically background, easy listening relaxing stuff. This album is remixes of famous worship songs, in a nice, cafe type sound. I’d post a sample, but I got it on Itunes and can’t put those files on the site here. Check it out if you like stuff like this. There are previews on the linked site (amazon). They also have a 2nd cd as well.

And finally, the SURVEY OF THE DAY!!!!!

The color and exclamation marks are supposed to add the illusion of importance to the above statement. I hope that was clear. Anyway, there is an article online that I read today, about something I heard about a year or so ago. The birth control pill…for men. Read here. Now, here is the question, of the guys out there, what do you think about this? Leave a comment pro or con… Here’s my take. If there aren’t any hormonal side effects, and it can get my wife off the pill, and back to “normal”, then write me out a prescription. It’s totally reversible, and according to the article, it’s as effective as a vasectomy. I’m interested in feedback on this.

Song(s) of the Day

March 29, 2008 Leave a comment

Well, I upgraded this account to allow for video and music uploading. Hopefully that will enhance the experience of the site, and keep visitors coming back.

Today’s picks start with a song from the French movie Amelie. It’s a piano solo. Those of you that know me realize that I don’t usually listen to this kind of music, however, it’s a really moving and beautiful piece.

Piano

For those of you that like things a little harder, here’s a pick from the Christian Rock band Project 86. Called “Evil” it’s the first cut from their newest album “Rival Factions”. Check it out! The video for it is a big food fight in a diner, filmed slo-mo like a war film, awesome…

Project 86

And finally, the winner of Britain’s version of America’s Got Talent (the British show came first) has an album out. This guy got on stage as a cell phone saleman, looked like an overweight guy with poor teeth, and absolutely knocked the judges and the audience on their feet. Here is his song, “Time to Say Goodbye”. You’ll probably recognize it. Below is also the video of that performance on the show, he sings Nessun Dorma. Simon Cowell is one of the judges, as is Piers from American Inventor. It is absolutely one of the best live performances I’ve ever seen, mostly because of the audience’s reaction.

Time to Say Goodbye

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Unbelievable Hi-Hat Show

March 27, 2008 Leave a comment

Makes me want to give up my sticks…The guy is amazing.

Vodpod videos no longer available. from youtube.com posted with vodpod

Categories: Music, Video