How to Dive

On the road again as Mr. Willie Nelson says. We've had a good time so far. About to play show number three. We scored a bunch of free donuts from Krispy Kreme the other night through some secret sneaking late at night. We also saw The Dark Knight too. It was really good. I thought there was a lot of depth to the script and the story. It raises questions of morality, good and evil and the nature of societies. But there certainly are some really great action scenes too if you like those.

We also got a nice history lesson from our new friend Tee about Hickory, North Carolina, which as it turns out is the true home of bluegrass music and furniture and socks.

I got a small walkmen too before we left and it is nice. Much cheaper than an ipod too for all you folks wondering. Long live analog media.

stay in peace

last night

Train de Vie

Got to spend some time last night with new friend Timbre and her band.

Also spent some time with older friends Bad Veins.

The Prophets Guild

We have a great editorial cartoonist here at the Cincinnati Enquirer by the name of Jim Borgman

How true.

Allow me to also say that there is something that reading a newspaper offers that websites and blogs will never be able to. Hopefully they stick around.

All is sacred

So I listened to the first part of Berlioz's Requiem today. It is quite intense and I can only imagine what seeing it in a live setting is like. Apparently there were four cymbal players, four timpani and two additional horn sections placed around the room in the original instructions on the score. It is breathtaking. Certainly the Mogwai of classical music. I'm glad I wagered my 50 cents at Goodwill that based on the cover alone it would be a good record. This is the last photo ever taken of him:

Also, The Books consistently amaze me and fill me with wonder. But more than that they provoke me to see the world through the eyes of a child.

Three Colors Together

Happy 4th of July everybody. To celebrate I suggest you check out my good friends Psalters. Quite an interesting bunch and they have lots of information and ideas on their page. Also, Shane Claiborne and Chris Haw have written a book and are doing a multimedia tour for it. The book is called Jesus for President and they have some very interesting things to say, especially pertinent to what today is supposed to mean to Americans.

Also if you are not doing anything tonight my good friendsThe Read and The Seedy Seeds are playing a house show and there is also the Rock and Roll Carnival here in Northside. I'll be at both for a bit I think.

I like this a lot, it's from a book in the Bible called Ephesians:

He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding.

Live free and love.

A sea change

This is one of my favorite albums of all time.