Books and music.
The band has been getting into the habit of going to used bookstores and music stores while on the road. I think Clint bought close to 20 books on this tour (no joke). I picked up Faith Of My Fathers by Chris Seay (not really recommended unless you personally know a member of the Seay family) and Sex God by Rob Bell (haven’t had a chance to start that one). I also have been reading my...
End of tour.
What a great tour. Thanks to all of you who came out to the concerts. Florida even had the common decency to not be suffocatingly humid. We can’t wait to come back and join you again!
la la la mi mi mi
Recorded some background vocals on “Long Have I Heard” for The Road Sessions Vol. 2 in Gainesville yesterday afternoon. Very exciting. It’s Clint’s tune, and is the rocker of this batch. Vol. 1 here.
The Keller quote in the previous post perfectly describes my inner life, my disordered heart. The Gospel is the only thing that makes sense to me, the only thing that keeps me sane. And even then, it’s like looking at land while being pulled under by a riptide. I gasp for air and look directly at it, but the salt water burns my eyes.
The real culture war is taking place inside our own disordered hearts, wracked...– Timothy Keller, The Reason For God (pg 169)
The Very Exciting Life Of A Rock And Roll Band On The Road
Jesus, thank you for Tom Petty. I mean it.
And Mike Campbell too, Lord. Incredible new song from the new Tom Petty record, made with his old band Mudcrutch. “Scare Easy”
On to Georgia.
Got up at 5 AM Central and took the van to Firestone to get a coil and spark plug replaced (a problem we noticed, with grave concern, on our drive to Chattanooga). Georgia, here we come.
…cynicism is a self-imposed blindness, a rejection of the world because we...– Stephen Colbert, 2006 Knox College Commencement Speech
Florida/Georgia tour starts this week.
Click here for tour dates Band: Matthew Smith - vox and acoustic guitar Tripp Ethridge - drums, drums, drums Clint Wells - electric guitar, bass, piano, background vox Kenny Hutson - bass, electric guitar, pedal steel, mandoguitar, background vox I love hymns. Come to the concerts and enjoy them with me.
You've got to learn how to die if you wanna be...
Madonna: "I want to be like Gandhi, Martin Luther King, John Lennon, and Jesus...but I want to stay alive."
Six-year-old boy: I'm excited! Pizza, pizza, pizza!
Father: How do you spell "pizza"?
Six-year-old boy: P...I... Z... Z... O?
Father: Close, son. Try again.
Six-year-old boy: F?
Six-year-old boy: Q? G? L? [starting to cry.] I just don't know!
Hell is just a freely chosen identity based on something else besides God—...– Timothy Keller, “Hell: Isn’t The God Of Christianity An Angry Judge?”
I willingly believe that the damned are, in one sense successful rebels to the...– C.S. Lewis, The Problem Of Pain (chapter 8)
There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, ‘Thy...– C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce p72
I am so sure of myself.
“Many of the beliefs of our grandparents and great-grandparents now seem silly and even embarrassing to us. That process is not going to stop now. Our grandchildren will find many of our views outmoded as well.” — Timothy Keller, The Reason For God (pg 112)
I wanna know how it all works out I had a feeling we were fading out I...– Ryan Adams, “The Sun Also Sets”
Me: I'll start a new blog.
Myself: But you don't like the pressure of writing long, wordy blog posts. You're not particularly insightful.
I left my conscience like a crying child. Locked the door behind me, put the...– Sam Phillips, “I Need Love”
There is so much I don't know.