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Song of the Day- I Am by Markus Schulz

July 28, 2008 1 comment

Markus Schulz is one of my favorite DJs.  His music is high energy, and ebbs and flows quite well.  People that typically hate progressive dance music because of its repetitive nature may enjoy this.  Or you may just think, “wow, that’s music?”  Yes, yes it is.  It makes for good background music for driving, mowing, and definitely working out.

I Am- Markus Schulz

Song of the Day- Black Cat by Ladytron

June 10, 2008 1 comment

This is a brand new song by a group called Ladytron. They are a modern throwback to early 80’s synth rock. What I like about this song is that it’s sung in Bulgarian. The translation is pretty boring, but it’s such a different sound that I think it’s pretty original. Plus the Bulgarian has such a guttural and harsh sound to it, it really matches the heavy drum sounds.

Black Cat- Ladytron

Song of the Day- All My Tears by Jars Of Clay

May 19, 2008 1 comment

This is basically a modern day hymn. I really like it, it’s a little country, a little gospel with cool rhymes, harmonies, and piano work. This is from their album Good Monsters. Enjoy!

All My Tears- Jars of Clay

Song of the Day- Runaway by Manafest

April 9, 2008 3 comments

Runaway- Manafest

This song is by a Christian hip-hop artist I’ve seen in concert and talked to. Really nice guy, married, has had a tough life, not gang life, just real life. This is a great song about a modern day prodigal son. I don’t listen to a lot of rap anymore, but I like his stuff. Click on the link above to listen.  Here are the lyrics;

It’s funny I never thought that I’d be homeless
I used to walk by them, now I’m living on the corners
Stretching for a touch of a hand, a dollar bill or a chance
Give me your sandwich bag, man I’ll do anything
With thoughts of desperation my hearts racing
I’m not star gazing I could die of starvation
Hallucinated from the day’s wasted
Lost track of time while my mind aging
People looking at me like a lost patient
Like I’m already dead why they all hating
Did I choose this life, or life choose me
I ran away at sweet 16 mommy do you miss me, this is Chrissy

So I run, and I run, and I ran and I ran praying maybe some day we meet again
Cause It hurts when you hurt, and I hurt and I feel, like I’m healed can we all just make amends
I run and I run and I run, and I run

Good bye to the world, good bye to my girl
Say hello to my home the street corner
Its absurd every word that was spoken
It must come alive cause my life is still broken
Wondering did I miss it, what mistake did I make? Can I fix it?
These streets have gone ballistic
This isn’t what I thought it would be, where’s daddy
Is he still mad at me, I wonder would he have me
Back in the home, back in the zone, back where I can’t eat
Where’s there’s heat and use a phone
Cause it hurts and I know I never said good bye
I ran away I thought like anything I could fly

Mom and dad are you there, are you listening
I want to come home, but scared of the mess I’m in
Please forgive me of the things I committed
Against you against me, our family tree
And I know we haven’t spoke in so long, I was so wrong
To think I could live on, on my own accord
I’m a take the train home, but I need to know
If you’ll welcome me back through your life’s door?
Show me a sign with a red ribbon, hang one on the side of the train building
And if I see it than I’ll know that your still willing,
And if not I won’t ever call or visit
I’ll pretend that I’m re-living the beginning,
Like when we used talk in the kitchen, without all the fights & friction
This is me wishing, one of your ex children
Picturing praying that you got the same feelings,
I’m running

Song of the Day…Plus Nice YouTube Trick

This is a cool song that goes well with my post late last night. Called You are Mine, it’s by a mainstream band made up of Christians. Their songs have a lot of double meaning. I like to think that this is about God. Here is the song.

You Are Mine- Mute Math

Here are the lyrics…

Everyone has their obsession
consuming thoughts
consuming time
they hold high their prized possession
it defines the meaning of their life

You are mine

They’re our objects of affection
that can mesmerize the soul
there is always one addiction
that just can not be controlled

You are mine

I love this band! They have some really groovy rhythms, and incorporate some electronic sounds into the album. Their live show is awesome! Here’s a vid…

Sick of the crummy quality of YouTube videos? Just add this text (minus the quotes) to the end of a YouTube URL (link), and if a higher res video is available, it will play. There is a NOTICEABLE difference. The text is “&fmt=18”

Monday Songs of the Day

Today is a day of celebration.  As such, I have some happy songs today.

The first song is a dance song by the artist Kaskade.  Very melodic chorus.  Called “Be Still”, it’s all about love baby.

The second song is a Good Charlotte song called “Beautiful Place”.  Even though our hearts aren’t as dark as the rain today…it’s still a cool song.

And just cuz it’s such an awesome day, the third song is called “Everything is Beautiful” byStarfield the modern rock worship band Starfield.

Be Still

Beautiful Place

Everything is Beautiful

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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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