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NKOTB : OKOTB

February 6, 2008 — 13 Comments

I have many times thought of all kinds of bands I wished would get back together.

Mad at the World, Swirling Eddies, Yes, Monkees, tribe called quest, Cyprus Hill, Rage against the machine, Bush etc etc

I have to admit this is not one I had hoped for, but they are back.

New Kids on the Block

ht: people

Act Your Age?

September 17, 2007 — 25 Comments

I’ve been thinking a lot lately and finding that I have more to say on life for this blog then just showing the millions of readers cool resources. So here goes.

A funny thing has been coming into my brain lately..It has been spurred on by the many times I am around other adults and people my age. Usually it is when I am standing waiting for my son to come out of school, when we are at Navy, when I am waiting for my boy to finish his karate class, and most of all at guitar center(MECCA). This phenomenon is trying to find where I fit in. I am 30 years old prematurely bald and greying. I am married to a beautiful wickedly smart woman who does occupational therapy, a field where I could not survive on account of my lack of smartieness. I have 2 boys and one on the way. Why did I tell you that…well it’s because I don’t feel my age.

So there I am at my kids school with the other parents. They are in their BMW’s and wicked pricey cars, wearing pretty nice clothes and living the life and look of a normal adult. Me…well I’m in carpenter jeans from old navy, sneakers, a hat that says Sugar Daddy and a Tshirt with Spiderman on the front.  For Christmas this past year every present I got on the box said for 5 and under. I have my Optimus Prime sitting on my desk right next to my batman and gandolf. I have guitars and one is decked out in tribal stickers. I still love skulls and all things rock n roll. and my kids sit with me and watch steve vai and guitar festival videos.

There is more I can go into, but the reality is this. I am a gen x’r and love every minute of it, but I am also moving quite fine into the ipod generation…the funny thing is this doesnt help me act my “Age”

How old are you…acting?

It seems I have been a little lacking in my posting so everybody who is reading you had better keep up today…expect a little catch up.

First on my list is the soulfest music festival. I went on Saturday with the wife and kids and we had a blast. first off it was wicked hot…and not only that but there were at least 1 billion people there. UGH. there were tons of cool bands there newboys, red, unspoken, tomlin, natalie grant, john rueben…etc….But I had my person goals….

The first show I went to was worshiptogethers NEWSONG Cafe. it featured Matt Maher, Chris Tomlin, and Charlie “freakin” Hall. Matt was the host and he talked to Tomlin about his song how can I keep from singing…and then they played it. It was in a room with maybe 250  people and it was like CD quality. Then Hall came out and tomlin gave him his guitar…hall complained that the strap was to low and Tomlin made fun of him for only knowing 4 chords. When he was done pokin’ fun hall pulled out a birthday card he found that sang when opened “how great is our go” to show to Tomlin…too funny…

So Hall sang Marvelous light and all we need…and WOW…amazing just killer…

Next up Matt Maher sang Your grace is enough, which he wrote, and that was brilliant as well.

After that we did some kid stuff playing, eating etc…

then we go to the main stage to see Hall with his band. HOLY CRAP he is good…I still think he should be as popular as tomlin and crowder…if not more…wow.

We saw a couple of little other bands and got ourselves the infamous fried twinkies…MMMM

and ended the night with Bill Malonee. Bill formerly of VOL is the christian Dylan. It was him, an acoustic and harmonica, and his wife on keys and bgv. Let me tell you I have seen him twice already and this guy keeps getting better. Why is Christian music best artists struggling to eat…arg… We had to leave because it was a 3 hour drive home and the kids were a little uh beat…but mmy dad stayed around to talk to him…he said he writes 50 songs a year and has been for 15 years. You do the math…

Killer festival…maybe some of my blog peeps can meet me there next year!

Soulfest 2007

August 4, 2007 — 1 Comment

OH YEAH BABY…Im heading out to day 4 of soulfest at 8 AM…I can’t wait. Maybe next year  I will be able to go to all 4 days. My wife and kids are going also. Gonna see Charlie Freaking HALL!!! woot, Natalie Grant, Derek Webb, Red, skipping tomlin and newsboys. lol but going to see Bill Malonee (lead guy of the old christian band Vigilantes of Love..I consider him one of the greatest christian songwriters ever…he is our Dylan.)

Expect a review when I get back…oh and a review of the worship conference I went to.

Passion announced a tour. Oh man…I hope I can get to this one. They are coming to Boston. Only two hours away. Check it out folks.