9.18.2013

“The way of a superior man is three-fold: virtuous, he is free from anxieties; wise, he is free from perplexities; bold, he is free from fear.” –Confucius

2.19.2013

Robbie Seay Band

I stumbled onto these guys around 5 years ago through Noisetrade. They had their first major label single available as a free download and the 2 songs contained there in (Song of Hope / New Day) showed a depth of lyricism and production that I just don't find in every worship band.

They are offering an entire album on Noisetrade now and I highly recommend it.

2.14.2013

Jenny & Tyler

These guys are a couple and a band. Very creative acoustic guitar with some very well developed melodies and solid lyrics.

2.08.2013

Turning on a Dime.

This week I was scheduled to play acoustic guitar in worship, specifically because of a special music piece originally by Mumford and Sons that required a very strong acoustic guitar presence. Normally when I play acoustic and I'm not leading I learn harmonies. I didn't this week because there are already 3 other vocalists singing and it just wasn't necessary.

One of the other vocalists canceled.

The lead guitarist canceled.

So, in the first 5 minutes of rehearsal I had to take off 1 hat and put on 2 others.

Without my electric guitar gear.

So, the worship leader and I swapped guitars (he was planning to play clean rhythm the whole set, which he does often) and made the best of what we had.

My tone wasn't great, given that I was using his gear, which isn't set up to get lead guitar tones. He wasn't used to my guitar or how high the strap was set. (he even referred to me as Johnny Cash a few times)

All that said, we pushed through and ended with a plan for Sunday that included some action steps for improving before Sunday.

Honestly it was one of my favorite rehearsals ever, because we all had to lighten up, listen and just play.

1.04.2013

Movies 2013

Starting from this list I have my must see movies of 2013

Will See


Oblivion (April 19/April 12 in IMAX)
Iron Man 3 (May 3)
Star Trek Into Darkness (May 17)
Man of Steel (June 14)
Despicable Me 2 (July 3)
The Wolverine (July 26)
Thor: The Dark World (Nov. 8)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Nov. 22)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Dec. 13)


Might See


Oz the Great and Powerful (March 8)
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (March 29)
After Earth (June 7)

Monsters University (June 21)
Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall (June 28)

The Lone Ranger (July 3)
Pacific Rim (July 12)

RED 2* (August 2)
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (Aug. 16)

Comic Nerd? Yes



8.02.2012

"Music is some kind of electricity that makes a radio out of a man, and the dial is in his head and he sings according to how he is feeling. The best stuff you can sing about is what you saw and if you look hard enough you can find plenty to sing about."  - Woodie Guthrie