Monday, April 5, 2010

Monday Mix Tape


I remember back in Middle School/High School I used to make mix tapes (mix discs) of my favorite songs ... (the occasional "date-mix" was made as well) ... So I thought, why not introduce some of my favorite NEW and USED tracks to you! ... Mix Tape style! HERE WE GO!

Mix Tape #1

The Light Meets the Dark   -              By: Tenth Avenue North
Tenth Avenue North - All The Pretty Things
"we run, we run to find will we be set free ... but we're fighting for what we've already received"
T.A.N.'s new album "The Light Meets The Dark", set to drop May 11th 2010, features a 5th cut called "All The Pretty Things" ... an AMAZING well done song and a redemptive story that sometimes we as Christians forget and try to "run" past - Click here to HEAR (sorry YouTube quality)

Poema - Safe To Say
A pair of singing sisters, who instead of writing songs against each other, rather encapsulate real
"Pride and Prejudice" moments for the helpless romantics. With sweet plucking of the piano strings and a lovely accordion addition, this song is .... adorable
"you don't have to pick the pedals of the daisy to know that I'm crazy about you baby there is no maybe ..." - Click here to HEAR

Gungor - Beautiful Things
Micheal Gungor has been one of the most "under the radar" leaders in the worship world. This new album is stinkin' RADiculous (yes ... I used rad and ridiculous ... "rad-iculous") This song embraces a very progressive sound and engages the listener in a wonderful crowd of chord choices .. it's gorgeously epic, and embracing the beautiful creation God created ...
"You make beautiful things, You make beautiful things out of dust" - Click here to HEAR

Johnny Cash - There Ain't No Grave
First of all ... It's Johnny Cash. My personal opinion is, like a fine wine, he got better with age. His biblically laced songs embrace such a remorse for choices but adheres to God's promised Grace. But his rendition of this Claude Ely penned song ... is crazy good
"I see a band of angels and they're coming after me ... ain't no grave can hold my body down"
Click here to HEAR

David Bazan - Hard To Be
Bazan has always been one of my favorite singer/songwriters .. his ability to write a story while bombarding you with questions of faith/love/friendship is amazingly poetic. You get a taste of a little "church burn" in this cut, but the hope of being a better person is the overall point, no matter the road
"It's hard to be a decent human being" - Click here to HEAR

The Civil Wars - Poison & Wine
A Christian songstress (Joy Williams) collaborating with an artist and song writer (John Paul White) is bound to make some good music. If you're at all a "Grey's Anatomy" fan you might have heard it and fell in love with the song, or just a fan of good, sultry, slightly depressing folk ... than you will LOVE this cut off of The Civil Wars first EP
"Your hands can heal, your hands can bruise ... I don't have a choice but I still choose you"
Click here to HEAR

Well that about does it for the first "Monday Mix-Tape" ... tell me what you think?! If you like it, I'll keep introducing you to NEW and USED music :)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

If I Were A T.V. Character

I'm not much of a T.V. guy ... but one thing my wife and I both LOVE doing is (when we have the time) to play "catch up" on some of our favorite shows while eating ice cream/pizza/smoothies/insert portable food item here ...

During one of our "Catch up" times ... I went through my top 4 characters on T.V. and WHY "If I Were A T.V. Character" I would most likely be one of these 4 ...

They are as follows ...

Micheal Weston -
First off ... he's a spy! That's stinkin awesome right there. But behind the tough exterior he has a warm heart, and knows his way around a bomb/gun/knife/tough guy stuff ....

Shaun Spencer -
HAHA! I love Psyche ... this is one of those shows that no matter what my wife and I are doing we seriously belly laugh at some of the episodes. My wife says that I act like Shaun every now and then ... usually the random "on-liners"

Manny (Modern Family) -
This kid is a healthy equation of: old school romantic X's analytical thinker / latin roots!! Seriously .. for being a prepubescent character ... he's aces! "Can we stop calling me little guy? I'm in the fortieth percentile."

Richard Castle -
This show is a surprising favorite of mine ... anytime there's a new episode on Hulu or, my wife and I are slightly giddy and anxious to finish what we're doing, throw on the PJ's and rustle up some pseudo healthy grub for this show! My wife (as well as some close friends *cough*) are convinced my mannerisms and short attention span are perfectly reflected in Castles character ...

I guess the question is ... If I WERE a T.V. character ... which one would I be?

Until Next Time