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September 15, 2008 — 3 Comments

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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

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September 12, 2008 — 3 Comments

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Domain Dilemma: Psuedo poll

September 11, 2008 — 24 Comments

I’ve been skirting around this issue for a while and It’s official. I am moving this to another site. I am going self hosted with wordpress so I can do more with it.

It will still be my personal rant a community site, but I want to add to it design resources for the church and some other things.

I have narrowed it down to 2 domain names. Both have teir strengths and weaknesses. – Louie giglio said something that hit me. We worship a star breathing God. I love that. It just shows how small we are. I havent used this for anything so some it may not associate with me. – its my last name, but most seem to be confused how to spell it.

So this is serious this time…not just blowing smoke. I’m moving with a way cooler blog. where should I go and why?

The VMA’s: how sad

September 8, 2008 — 14 Comments

So last night I did something I love to do. I watched an award show. I just love award shows. I love looking at people and clothes and seeing people win and lose. The show this night was the VMA’s on Mtv.

Britney spears opened the show and was sorta funny and then out came the host. Russel Brand. I watching him and I turn to my wife and say “who the heck is he”. Well turns out that was a reaction many had.

Russel proceded to go into a rant on politics and tear up Bush in a very inappropriate way. He preached that promiscuity and un married sex are not only ok but if your are not doing it you are a moron. He took jabs at the jonas brothers for wearing promise rings and made horrible comments about it. He went into disgraceful talk about madonna and taylor swift as well.

I am not a person who is by any means not aware people are like this and Mtv is known for this crap, but what the heck. This guy was way overboard. I pushed his own disgusting agenda and I was offended. There are songs today like “I kissed a girl” by katy perry which are huge. Some churches are preaching against it and her and even saying that she will be going to hell. I don’t look at it that way. Katy was signed on a Christian label by jennifer knapp and her CD was a flop. Then she went secular and capitolized on this new persona. It makes me sad that she was not embraced by the christian community, that she has changed her image and now is spreading the word that it is perfectly ok to be Bi. It isn’t, but it is also not ok to bash people like that. Sin is sin, but we are to still love those people. That was my rabbit trail rant…back to the VMA’s

So watching this I was really sad because of how important it is for people to be “cool” and “sexy”. People have really lost thier integrity and our culture is teaching the youth of today that it is “ok” to be like that.

We all know that this is out there. Is the church given a better alternative with our hypicrites and addicts as well? It is time the church started accepting people and praying for healing instead of condeming. With that said I will also go after Mtv. What happened to the creativity, to the music. It is now just a channel filled with reality shows designed to entice the horney youth population. It is working. That makes me sad.

Nobody is perfect. but I think Mtv could have made a better choice for thier host. Look at the bio for the guy they chose.:

He is a former heroin addict, sex addict, alcoholic and has had numerous run-ins with the police, having been arrested 11 times for public indecency.[34] During the time of his addiction, he was known for his debauchery, a notable example being his ejection from The Gilded Balloon, in Edinburgh.[35] He has abstained from drug use since 2003 and is now a patron of the addiction charity Focus 12.[36] His abandonment of drugs and alcohol was instigated by his agent John Noel.[37] He did so with the help of the Hare Krishnas, to whom he feels “indebted”. He has been fired many times for indecency and for reading porn over the radio.

I am ok with free speach but it seems to me MTv isnt. They are sure pushing thier agenda with thier choices last night. the church..stop attacking people like Katy perry. My guess is it’s people like that who convinced her to leave the church originally.

Time to be real church…time to hit things on the head…time to walk in truth justice and mercy…

Time to realize what a sad state our culture is in and get on our knees and pray hard.