Less Than Perfect

This is sure to get hate mail…but here goes… Do you pray for celebrities? It’s no secret that I am a fan of P!nk (the singer not the color). Before you think it’s some weird obsession thing, I’m not that kind of fan of hers. As an artist, as a lyricist, I appreciate her. She is raw, obscene, dark and often off-color. One thing is for sure…she’s honest. In a time and an age when we all talk about being afraid to be “who we are”, we often criticize those that are. To quote P!nk herself: Done looking for the … Continue reading Less Than Perfect

Behind The Music – "Lucy"

Have you ever heard a song and thought “I wonder what they were trying to say when they wrote this song”? Sometimes it’s good to NOT understand because it leaves it open for interpretation. “Lucy” by the band Skillet is that kind of song. I drew some early conclusions but wasn’t 100% sure what they were after. Here’s what I found out… Vocalist and chief songwriter John Cooper told StereoTruth.net: “Typically I don’t write in a way where a song can have an open ended interpretation, but this is a song about loss and can be applied to a whole range … Continue reading Behind The Music – "Lucy"

Behind The Music – “Lucy”

Have you ever heard a song and thought “I wonder what they were trying to say when they wrote this song”? Sometimes it’s good to NOT understand because it leaves it open for interpretation. “Lucy” by the band Skillet is that kind of song. I drew some early conclusions but wasn’t 100% sure what they were after. Here’s what I found out… Vocalist and chief songwriter John Cooper told StereoTruth.net: “Typically I don’t write in a way where a song can have an open ended interpretation, but this is a song about loss and can be applied to a whole range … Continue reading Behind The Music – “Lucy”

One Last Christmas

I was listening to Air1 today and they told this incredible behind the music story of the latest offering by Matthew West called “One Last Christmas”. As you may or may not know, when preparing for his latest CD, Matthew West spent time in a cabin writing music based on stories that people had emailed to him. The story of Dax Locke was one of the many he received. WARNING: This video has been known to cause a tear or two. For more information about how you can help the Locke family you can visit Matthew West’s web site (HERE) Continue reading One Last Christmas

Columbus Half Marathon Playlist

It’s been awhile since I created a new playlist from the ground up. It’s LONG overdue. While I love the playlists I have used in the past, they are the same playlists that I listen to every single time I hit the streets for a run. You will note that this list is heavy on the Thousand Foot Krutch. They are my current band of choice and certainly when it comes to running. I tend to like the rhythm of an electric guitar or a strong rap to keep the beat. It also allows my mind to focus on the … Continue reading Columbus Half Marathon Playlist

Tomorrow Night

A few months ago my friend Lori sent me a few CD’s to review. While I had heard of Thousand Foot Krutch before, I had never listened to any of their music. “The boy” had a baseball game out of town so I grabbed the CD and we popped it in the car as we made the trip. Together, the two of us discovered the greatness that is the “Welcome To The Masquerade” CD. A love affair with Thousand Foot Krutch was born and we quickly looked for a date on the calendar when they would be in good old … Continue reading Tomorrow Night

Tagged! 15 Albums

I got one of those meme or tags or whatever you call them recently on facebook from a friend. Since I don’t cruise facebook too often, I answered his meme in the comment but thought it was worth posting again here. Mainly because I’d love to hear yours as well. Here was the deal: The rules: Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen albums you’ve heard that will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes. Quickly, and in no particular order… It should be no surprise that my … Continue reading Tagged! 15 Albums

The Hard Way

Some people gotta learn the hardway I guess I’m the kinda guy That has to find out for myself I had to learn the hardway, Father I’m on my knees and I’m crying for help Now I’ve been high and I’ve been low I’ve been some places that you will not go I never thought there would come the day When I wished I never would’ve lived this way But I’ve been searching for a long, long time I thought the devil was a friend of mine I turned my back on everything that was true And wasted years that … Continue reading The Hard Way

Dancing in the Minefields

Double post Thursday!! I usually don’t have this many youtube videos back-to-back but this one needed to make it to the web. One of my favorite songs is a song by Andrew Peterson called “The Chasing Song“. One of the many reasons I like that song is because it tells a great story. Great songs tell great stories. Andrew Peterson is a great story teller. His latest project “Counting Stars” features a song called “Dancing in the Minefields”. I post this today because there is so much truth in this song. If you’re married, this song will resonate with you as … Continue reading Dancing in the Minefields

Hawk Nelson

I used to think I was pretty hip on the music scene. Now I’m starting to think I’m hip to be square. For the second time in the last few months, I am about as late as an 8 track on a great band. Even my wife said “I heard them at the Revolve Tour a few years ago…they’re good”.  For those that just woke up from the same music hibernation I have been in, I have two words for you….Hawk Nelson! Because “The Boy” and I are planning on rocking out with our favorite band “Thousand Foot Krutch” at … Continue reading Hawk Nelson

Dear Friend

I just read on twitter that Dana Key of the legendary Christian Rock band “Degarmo and Key” passed away yesterday. I find that sad on many levels. They once had a song called “Dear Friend” and it only seemed appropriate to post this morning. Thank you Dana Key for creating lasting memories and music in the 80’s. You paved the way for so many bands and inspired many. Dear Friend by Degarmo and Key Season change, days go by People come and people go Though our paths lead us apart They will meet one day I know For I owe … Continue reading Dear Friend

My Beloved

There was a remarkable story that played out yesterday as my Mom passed. I won’t take the time to tell the entire story here (today at least), but I just had to share this for those that are looking for an anchor or something to cling to. In the final moments, my sister was playing music for my Mom to hear. We don’t know if she could hear or comprehend what was being played, but I have been told many times the last few days that people in that physical state can often hear. The song below by Kari Jobe … Continue reading My Beloved

The Generous Mr. Lovewell

You all know that I’m a pretty big fan of the guys from MercyMe. It is with great excitement that I give you the “heads up” on their upcoming project. Coming in May 2010 is the release of the latest offering called “The Generous Mr. Lovewell“. For a behind the scenes look at the concept behind the new album, check out this video from Bart Millard. The first single from the CD, “All of Creation” dropped on iTunes today. I love the concept, the thought and the movement that we should all “Love Well”. Imagine what could happen if that … Continue reading The Generous Mr. Lovewell

Lyrically Speaking

You can blame it on the way I’m wired. I love music. Those that know me (or follow me on twitter) have probably seen that my music tastes are all over the map. I have said it before and I will say it again, my iPod is a scary place. You’ll find everything from Wayne Newton to Marlyn Manson. Like I said, it’s a scary place. In my defense, I will say that I find lyrics to be one of the greatest things in this life. I like to pick songs apart and lyrically dissect them for meaning and application. Many of … Continue reading Lyrically Speaking