Elvis Perkins on Ash Wednesday

Today is Ash Wednesday, it is the first day of Lent and one day we reflection on repentance, cleansing and the frailty of life all in preparation for Good Friday and the resurrection. I have some reflections that tie into Lent that I will post as time presents itself, but I felt that Elvis Perkins’ “Ash Wednesday” is worthyContinue reading “Elvis Perkins on Ash Wednesday”

Elvis Perkins @ the Echo: Already Looks Like A Classic

This past Friday night I went to see Elvis Perkins with Emily, Cate and Bob. Recently, I found out about Perkins through Paste Magazine. Their review concluded with a statement that grabbed my attention. They said though this guy hasn’t been around long, and it may be too early to tell, the album feels likeContinue reading “Elvis Perkins @ the Echo: Already Looks Like A Classic”

Mary’s Flowering Tree (John 12)

I preached a while back on John 12:1-8 which reads: Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 2There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. 3Mary took a pound ofContinue reading “Mary’s Flowering Tree (John 12)”

Favorite Music of 2009

Here’s a list of my favorite, or at least most listened to, albums from this past year. Elvis Perkins In Dearland Elvis Perkins in Dearland’s self-titled, second album arrived this year and it has been in constant rotation on the record player since it’s arrived. It is seriously one of our daughter’s favorite albums, sheContinue reading “Favorite Music of 2009”

Great New Tunes for 2009

Last year, I felt, was kind of void for me when it came to new music. That is one reason why I asked my good friend Matt Hoopes to guest write his list (and also I was interested in learning about new artists). But already for 2009 I’ve been really excited by a bunch ofContinue reading “Great New Tunes for 2009”

My Favorite Albums and Artists Of 2007

Since it’s almost the end of 2007 it’s time to post some of my favorite albums of the year. I will post my five most favorite in order then the rest is kind of a free-for-all. I will also offer a few new finds, musicians who don’t (necessarily) have albums in 2007, but nonetheless I’veContinue reading “My Favorite Albums and Artists Of 2007”

Dress Down Friday | Black, Buy Nothing, Turkey Carcass Edition

Happy Dress Down (Black) Friday, and since it’s Black Friday that also means it’s Buy Nothing Friday, which I am celebrating! And if today is Buy Nothing Friday, then that would also have to mean that it is the day after Thanksgiving, and if that’s the case then today must also be Turkey Carcass SoupContinue reading “Dress Down Friday | Black, Buy Nothing, Turkey Carcass Edition”

Dress Down Fridays | Relient K, Arcade Fire, Lovedrug and Other New Albums

There’s not left for me to say this week, I’ve said a lot already and have a really busy next week and a half. This coming Thursday I am flying out to FWCC to help lead a workshop on “convergent Friends,” which I am really excited about but before I can leave for that I’veContinue reading “Dress Down Fridays | Relient K, Arcade Fire, Lovedrug and Other New Albums”

Dress Down Friday | Anne Lamott, Grindhouse, Ok Computer and Twitter

Well despite my ibook going down on me yesterday it’s been a good week. Emily, Cate and I all went to see Anne Lamott at All Saints Church on Wednesday. Her new book “Grace (Eventually)” came out. If you ever get a chance to see her in person it’s really worth it. She read aContinue reading “Dress Down Friday | Anne Lamott, Grindhouse, Ok Computer and Twitter”