From Music

Weekly Playlist: March 30th, 2009

Here is my weekly playlist for the week of March 30th, 2009. ¬†Sorry, I neglected to post one last week! ūüôā

  1. We Shine¬†by¬†¬†Fee —¬†Amazon.com :¬†Wikipedia.org
  2. The Sleeping House¬†by¬†Cool Hand Luke —¬†Amazon.com :¬†Wikipedia.org
  3. You Are My Sunshine¬†by¬†Copeland —¬†Amazon.com :¬†Wikipedia.org
  4. Maybe I’m Dreaming¬†by¬†Owl City¬†— Amazon.com :¬†Myspace.com : Also available for purchase in the iTunes store

Weekly Playlist: March 16th, 2009

I had the idea to start posting a weekly playlist of the music (albums) I’ll be listening to at work, in the car, etc. I’ll also be posting links to Amazon.com’s page for the album if you’d like to listen to a sample of the music, and Wikipedia.org links for more information. ¬†For bands that don’t exist on Amazon or Wikipedia, links to whatever web-presence they have will be included. ¬†This post will be the first of many, so I hope you enjoy it!

  1. Burning Empires EP by VNV Nation¬†—¬†Amazon.com¬†: Wikipedia.org
  2. Common Existence by ThursdayAmazon.com : Wikipedia.org
  3. In Rainbows by RadioheadAmazon.com : Wikipedia.org
  4. The Walls Have Ears by VearaMyspace.com

Christmas Must Be Something More

As some of you may know, I’ve been listening to Taylor Swift lately. Make fun of me if you want but the woman is a genius and has talent beyond belief. I was listening to her Christmas CD and the song “Christmas Must Be Something More” really hit home with me. I think we all tend to get caught up in the holiday and forget what it is really about; she helps to wake us up from this. Here are the lyrics:

What if ribbons and bows didn’t mean a thing
Would the song still survive without five golden rings
Would you still wanna kiss without mistletoe
What would happen if God never let it snow
What would happen if Christmas Carols told a lie
Tell me what you would find

You’d say that today holds something special
Something holy and not superficial
So here’s to the birthday boy who saved our lives
It’s something we all try to ignore
And put a wreath up on your door
So here’s something you should know that is for sure
Christmas must be something more

What if angels did not pay attention to
All the things that we wish they would always do
What if happiness came in a cardboard box
Then I’d think there was something we all forgot
What would happen if presents all went away
Tell me what would you find

You’d say that today holds something special
Something holy and not superficial
So here’s to the birthday boy who saved our lives
It’s something we all try to ignore
And put a wreath up on your door
So here’s something you should know that is for sure
Christmas must be something more

We get so caught up in all of it
Business and relationships
Hundred mile an hour lives
And it’s this time of year
And everybody’s here
It seems the last thing on your mind

You’d say that today holds something special
Something holy and not superficial
So here’s to Jesus Christ who saved our lives
It’s something we all try to ignore
And put a wreath up on your door
So here’s something you should know that is for sure
Christmas must be something
Christmas must be something
Christmas must be something more
There’s gotta be more
There’s gotta be more

From Where I’m Standing

So, I watched a movie on Netflix a few days ago called “I’m Reed Fish.” It is nothing short of an amazing film. While watching it though, I discovered a little gem tucked inside. A character in the movie named Jill Cavanaugh (played by Schuyler Fisk) performs a song called “From Where I’m Standing” and it is simply amazing. Well, after looking up the lyrics, I came to realize that Schuyler Fisk has actually recorded this song and you can listen to it on her web site (www.schuylerfisk.com). I am currently in the process of learning to play/sing this song. It’s gonna be fun. Here are the lyrics:

“From where I’m standing, you’re the quiet side of the room.
You’re looking so lonely, and I can’t stop looking at you.
Your head is hanging, trying to beat those goodbye blues, and I bet you’ll be fine. And I bet you’ll be fine.

I guess it’s not the way you always planned it.
Looks like you’re heading for a crash landing.
That’s just the way it looks from where I’m standing.. from where I’m standing.

From where I’m standing, I think I caught your eye..
Were you looking at me? Cuz I swear I saw you smile.
And I’m coming over.. gonna take things off your mind.
And I bet you’ll be fine. And I bet you’ll be fine.

I guess it’s not the way you always planned it.
Looks like you’re heading for a crash landing.
That’s just the way it looks from where I’m standing.. from where I’m standing.

Let it fall.. let it come down.. let it crash around you… around you.

I guess it’s not the way you always planned it.
Looks like you’re heading for a crash landing.
That’s just the way it looks from where I’m standing.. from where I’m standing.

And I might make you mine… I might make you mine.. from where I’m standing..”

C-Stone

So as some of you may or may not already know, I will be going to Cornerstone Festival this year with my girlfriend and her cousin. I’ve been blabbing quite a bit about it, because thats just how friggin’ excited I am.

Cornerstone Festival brings together over 600 bands in a week-long fairground-wide party. If you like rock, metal, trance, contemporary Christian, etc., you would love Cornerstone. You get to camp for 4/5/6 nights (depending on what ticket you buy) and wake up every morning to more awesomeness.

I’d have to say my favorite part is actually meeting all of the people there. There are people from all walks of life sharing all kinds of stories with each other, and they’re all there because of two things: God and music. Its amazing to see just how many people are drawn together by these things, and how they manage to become the best of friends even though they appear to be complete polar opposites.

There are a few bands in particular that I’m super excited to see this year. The Almost, who I stumbled upon a few months ago on accident when looking up info about Underoath. They’ll be playing on Tooth & Nail day (July 1st) and I can’t wait to see them. I’m also looking extremely forward to seeing Destroy The Runner. They are an amazing metalcore band from California, and they will melt your face off. I wonder if Inhale/Exhale will be playing anything from their new album too, as it is very, very good.

So yeah, within the next week or so I need to start getting together all of the camping supplies that we’ll need. Tent, cooler, air mattresses, blankets, six gallons of Arizona Iced Tea. That’s right, six gallons. A couple years ago when we went to C-Stone I brought some of the stuff, but nobody other than me drank it. So I ended up carrying the jug around and it turned out to be quite awesome. So I’m taking six jugs, one for each day and one for backup.

Wish me luck as I try to remember everything!