Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Today's Musings

First of all, Creed is getting back together. I can't imagine the flak I'll get from people for saying this, but Creed was my favorite band in Mid-High, and if they come anywhere near me, I'm freakin' going.

Secondly... Creed is getting back together.

Thirdly... Scott Stapp shaved his head. What if Creed came back as a hardcore band and he did two-steps on stage?

On a serious note, I have been super, incredibly, undeniably lethargic in my relationship with the Lord, and I'm frickin sick of it and ashamed of it. It pisses me off, if you want to know the truth. I miss my first love, and I was talking to him about it a couple of minutes ago, and felt the strongest essence of the words:


My friend Oscar today told me "Seek first the kingdom of heaven..." and I just can't help but think that that piece of advice, which should be first in my mind, has been buried , or I've been ignoring it.

And so I am going to spend to time with Jesus again, because I'm at a loss for any other options. I was reading a blog today by a dude named Chad Johnson. He owns a label called Come and Live (which you should check out) and here's the link to the blog he wrote:


The blog entitled "Anxiety is not my friend" is what did it for me - the kicker; the clincher, maybe.

I love you guys - if any of you would like to help keep me accountable as to what I've been doing or will be trying to do in my relationship with God, that would be fantastic - Lord knows I need it. I'll try my best to send out updates of what has been going on. Maybe getting all of this out in the open will help me.

Not to be frickin' vulnerable or anything.

Love you,

Monday, April 27, 2009

Mean Everything to Nothing

I've been listening to the new Manchester Orchestra album over and over and over and over and it's really good.

You should listen to it, too.

I went to see Korn last night, which is pretty random but it was a really good show. I think they all must hate each other though - there was absolutely no band-member interaction whatsoever. Like, none. They all just minded their own business and ignored one another. Maybe that's just how they are, but you'd think they'd at least - uh - mingle.

Put in an application to Starbucks ... again. I don't know how well I did on the interview, honestly, cause I couldn't care less whether I get it or not. I need it, I suppose, because I need the money - which should probably mean that I should care, but I just can't muster the energy. I think that if I don't get it I will just push ahead with full force on touring.

Actually maybe I'll do that regardless. I don't want to be THAT employee that gets the job and then quits, but I don't really want to be an employee their again regardless.

Unfortunately, money is a necessity, so I think that I hope that I get it anyway.

I'm an incredible decisive person, obviously.

Played a show this weekend in Flagstaff... That was really fun. Came out breaking even and got to hang out with friends there - what could be better? The Heavy Tour is almost done and then after that I'm freakin' done with booking except for a couple small things here and there, and I'm so happy about that. It's bittersweet, because I want to be able to bless the bands that I wanted to do touring for, but I just can't. Veil Arms just can't.

I started reading SEARCHING FOR GOD KNOWS WHAT by Donald Miller for the second or third time, and I'm really excited about that. That is probably the most influential book that I've ever read in relation to what I think about human spirituality and the way that I want to conduct my "walk" with the Lord (there's that Christian-ese there). I strongly suggest it - to everyone.

I just finished reading Pet Sematary. That was good, but creepy, but good.

Wow, this journal entry sucks. I'll write later when I have something worthwhile to say.


Thursday, April 9, 2009

Time Management

Sucks. Or, at least, I suck at it. I used to be pretty decent at it, but my world has become a clutterbomb as of late and you know those times when you have so much to do that you don't do any of it? 


I'm eating a salad from McDonalds. Surprisingly, they have good salads. Southwest Crispy Chicken baby. 


Veil Arms just confirmed August Burns Red for ... April 30th, I believe? Last time they were here, over 600 kids came out. I swear, that band exploded since I first heard them... and I don't really foresee them getting any smaller so we'll see how this one goes. 

I'm going to play a worship night at Joshua's Vineyard this Saturday - day after tomorrow, I guess. Doing an Easter poem that I wrote for another church that didn't end up using it. I still have to memorize it. Guess I'll do that tonight. Hopefully it goes over well. 

The Heavy Tour is running relatively smoothly, which is something I'm happy about. (Knock on wood.)

I'm not really incredibly interesting today, but I felt like writing something down - to remember it, anyway. If I don't write I don't remember anything. 

What is there to remember about today, again?