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The Joint: what is it?

March 4, 2009 — 3 Comments

So you have seen this crazy thing on 3 blogs now… Just thought I should tell you what it is before it starts showing up.

I have about 750 or so CD’s on my ipod and I am getting more very often. People ask me all the time. “what should I be listening to…What should I be doing in church…whats good these days?”

So i realized I love doing reviews, but they are so infrequent. I also love multiperson reveiws. So I hooked up with to rockin guys:
Worshipcity
Live to Worship

And “The Joint” was born. We will have this feature VERY OFTEN.

3 guys…3 worship leaders….3 wicked cool people…and tons and tons of music to review with our thoughts that you can use.

…and it all starts tomorrow.

My Reviews

March 3, 2009 — Leave a comment

I wanted to post a list of my reviews I have done so you can get a chance to look at them.

I have a new review feature that will be showing up here, called “the joint”, that you don’t want to miss, but until then you need to catch up.

Books

Worship Matters: Bob Kauflin
The Shack: William P. Young
They Like Jesus Not the Church: Dan Kimball
Blue Like Jazz: Donald Miller
90 Minutes in Heaven: Don Piper

Planning Blended Worship: Robert Weber
Dangerous Act of Worship: Mark Labberton
Save Me From Myself: Brian “Head” Welch
The Barbarian Way: Erwin Mcmanus
God Songs: Paul Baloche
Unchristian
Jim and Casper Go to Church
The Gospel According to Starbucks
In a Pit with a Lion on a snowy Day

The Wild Goose Chase

CD’s

Klaus: Glory-an evening of worship
Joel Augé: On the Blue
Leeland: Opposite Way
Worth Dying For
Deluge: Live
Lincoln Brewster: Today is the Day
Sojourn Music: Before the Throne of God Above
David Crowder Band: Remedy
Matt Redman: Best of
Sara Groves: Add to the Beauty
Brian Doerksen: Holy God
Vicky Beeching: Painting the Invisible
Hillsong United: All of the Above


Multi-Angle Reviews from The Worship Community

Hillsong London: Hail to the King
Kari Jobe: Kari Jobe
Freddy Rodriguez: Champions Live

I have been listening to Lincoln Brewster since his first CD and have always enjoyed his music. I have however noticed something. His music and showcase of talent is much better when heard live. This was evident when his Live CD “All to You” came out. If you listen to that CD compared to his other stuff it is much more raw. What I mean by that is the studio CD’s always felt overproduced to me. The production made the sound from song to song stay the same.

I use a few of Lincoln’s song in my church services and love his writing, but when Integrity sent me this new CD “Today is the Day” I was a little worried it was going to showcase overproduction instead of Brewster’s amazing ability.

I put the CD in with intrepidation and as it started to play I thanked God. Finally!, They got it right. The production on this CD is good. It still has that feel like His other CD’s but this time it is not distracting.

The First song is the title cut “Today is the Day”. I was sucked in imediately. What a great song and an obvious choice for worship leaders to jump on right off the bat.

I moved on to the next track “Everywhere I Go”. Of course loved this one as well. Actually I liked it even more than the title track.

I went from track to track getting really into the new CD, enjoying the consistancy, but wanting something more. I wanted to hear Lincoln do something different. Show me his guitar technique. Then the back half of the CD started playing.

WOW! That was not expected. Folks this is what I have been waiting for. Lincoln goes into a handful of songs with a bluesy flare, a jazz sound, and some amazing awe inspiring guitar work.

The back half can be compared to the most current sound that John Mayer is putting out and Some of the great work from Phil Keaggy.

Let me tell you while I was hesitant I was greatly pleased.

If you are a fan of Lincoln then you will hear more of what he does best.

If you are not a fan of Lincoln this could very well be the CD that changes that for you.

Today Is The Day releases on 9.23.08 and is currently available for pre-order.

I would suggest you order it. It is more than worth it.

4 out of 5 stars for this CD

New CD’s: Reviews coming!

August 19, 2008 — 1 Comment

I cant wait to get into these and review themI got a bunch of new CD’s this week. A few will be reviewed on this blog and the rest over at my other home The Worship Community. Check out the reviews I currently have up of: Joel Auge and Klaus

What did I get this week?

  • New plumb CD
  • Prerelease of Lincoln Brewsters new on
  • new Charlie Hall
  • New Crowder CD/DVD

I can’t wait to get into this.

New tomlin is coming soon. I hope it’s good

The Dark Knight opened this past weekend with almost every show here selling out. My wife and I got a much needed date night and actually caught it. What says romance more than watching a physcho on the big screen.

I have been a huge Comic Book fan since the beginning of time. And even more so a huge Batman fan. Batman Begins as far as I’m concerned was the “only” batman that existed in movies. Then Nolan comes out with the dark knight.

Originally I heard Mark Hammell (skywalker) was going to be the joker. He was the voice of the joker in the cartoon. Then heath ledger came in. At first I was thinking “are you kidding? Huh?” then I started seeing pics of him and I was blown away.

He was absolutly insane, amazing, mind blowing and perfect for this role. He was and forever will be the joker. I sure hope they don’t try to bring him in another film and replace him with another actor because anything else will fall flat. I think the joker should die with the actor.

Christian bale has been a favorite of mine since “swing kids”. The man is brilliant and he is the best batman ever. He gets a little bit of the Detective Comics version in him this time and I loved it. I would have liked to have seen a little more from Batman though.

Gary Oldman (from Immortal Beloved) really shines in this film. That man can act awesome. Everything was perfect in this film except Maggie Gyllenhaal, who replaced katie Holmes. I actually liked homes and I think Maggie Gyllenhaal was not pretty enough. There is no way batman would fall for a normal looking girl. I also just didn’t think she was very believable.

Was it long? YES. Did it feel like it? NO WAY.  I loved every minute of this movie.

6 out of 5 stars from me.