March 2005


general30 Mar 2005 09:58 am

For the Moments I Feel Faint

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
praise him, all creatures here below;
praise him above, ye heavenly host;
praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

today i must keep the kleenex close by… keep my back to the world that’s real… it’s a recurring cry… it’s a time to heal… i’m trying to focus trying to clear my head… trying… crying knowing she’s safe… better off… knowing He’s treating her better than we ever could…

we miss you though mom…

peace… love… bdg…

general29 Mar 2005 02:38 pm

so i didn’t totally expect to write that last entry… but the words overtook the ones i had intended to type… those thoughts precluded the rest… and that’s what happened… i suppose that’s why reviews are harder to write these days… anyway, i’m busy cooking up some reviews for CMCentral again… but i wanted you all to see… theTRu has been Re:Mixed!… peep the new look TRu-dAT.music… still some content issues to be worked out, but it’s working pretty well for me right now… ok… later…

listening…

Bleach – Farewell Old Friends
Superchic[k] – Beauty From Pain
4th Avenue Jones – Stereo: The Evolution of HipRockSoul
Out of Eden – Hymns

seeing…

peace… love… bdg…

general28 Mar 2005 03:06 pm

Life and Love and Why

it’s Friday afternoon and i’ve just had a good cry… not a cry like the “i’ve slammed my thumb in the door” or the “i’ve gotten the pots stuck in the drawer under the stove” kind of cry (though that drawer is pretty well jammed)… it was more of a gut wrenching cry… a sense of impending anguish that will exceed even the current levels of emotional distress… as hard as that is to imagine as i sit here, puffy eyes and stained cheeks… it’s been going on for weeks… and still, it manages to escalate daily… as if i were in a kayak ready to split in two as i try to navigate the rapids… and the waves beat furiously from every side… and i can’t see the rocks ahead to avoid them… and the water is going faster… and faster… and… i’m soaked… i’m shivering… i’m frightened… the understanding of my insufficiencies is heightened… and i know up in the distance… there’s more… and we haven’t even gotten to the waterfall yet…

questioning, i find myself wrestling with someone far more powerful… and yet i feel that if i stay close enough… hold fast enough… there will i find strength… there will i be safe… but i also know that i’ll never be the same again… i’ll carry the scars from this struggle the rest of my days… in ways, my eyes may never recognize alone…

it’s monday… and i’ve made it through the weekend… my mother in law has made it through, too… she went on hospice last week… and it seems that she’s resolved to move on… there’s little fight left in her… there’s little life left in her… she’s nearly in a vegetative state at this point… her words come slowly, if at all… she doesn’t respond to much… she doesn’t likely have long… she’s depressed… she’s in pain… she’s tired… and it’s anything but easy… i am comforter, counselor, friend, etc… and i hurt knowing how much it’s hurting others… and i have my own hurts… but they don’t matter as much…

so many questions and observations have arisen in the last few weeks… about life, why we fight so hard to stay here… what lies beyond… what could’ve been… how we should respond… how we should proceed… how things will be different… how things would be different if it were our shoes… so many questions… and the answers don’t come quickly… the answers aren’t easy to swallow… and logic isn’t easy to follow… because we’re hurt… we’re tired… and it’s anything but easy…

God will see us through it… this we know… though, i wonder about the lost… and how they continue…

traveling tunes…

Switchfoot – The Legend of Chin
Superchic[k] – Beauty From Pain
John Coltrane – Blue Train
Jars of Clay – Redemption Songs

the road ahead…

peace… love… bdg…

general24 Mar 2005 01:59 am

so everytime i open this up to think about updating, i realize how much more i have to talk about… how is this working out by the way… one or two big updates a week and maybe nothing else but small interjections every once in a while if the mood strikes?… any complaints? grievances? let me know… i’ll see what i can do… so lets get to work shall we?… last week’s reviews at CMCentral are indeed posted and all the information is correct… thanks to my readers for being patient and thanks to Greg and Chuck for squaring things away on the technical side… anyway… the links are below… i will still be posting a full list of the reviews soon with all the new link numbers somewhere… or you can just go to the main reviews site (CMCentral.com/reviews/) and look for the ones you know i wrote… okay, okay…. so there’s also a new review over at Renown Magazine for the phenomenal upcoming release by 4th Avenue Jones…

CMCentral

  • Jars of Clay – Redemption Songs
  • Natalie Grant – Awaken
  • John David Webster – Made to Shine
  • Peculiar People Band – Not Ashamed
  • Subseven – Free to Conquer
  • ZOEgirl – Room to Breathe
  • Sev Statik – Slow Burn
  • Jeff Anderson – Seamless

    RenownMagazine.com

  • 4th Avenue Jones – Stereo: The Evolution of HipRockSoul
  • also worth noting is that Hip Hop for the Soul will have a small feature up shortly that details my top five hip hop albums from last year… and if nothing else is going on, you can always count on the Moment of TRu being new every week… i’m not so sure anybody reads it anymore so consider this a plug… Moment.TRudATmusic.com… that’s all you need to remember…

    right now i’m sitting here looking at the four CDs that i’m reviewing for tomorrow… and i have no words… i’m quite tired still and my head is starting to get that buzz going like… woah… seriously… no words… not for any of the four… well… i’ll move on and hope that something happens… most likely it will be that i give up and go to bed… but that’s still a good thing i suppose…

    so i have been watching (infrequently of course) some of the late night shows since i’ve been keeping uncommon hours… it’s funny that things haven’t changed all that much since the days when i regularly partook of the likes of Letterman and Leno… i guess one of the driving factors in my landing on these channels lately has been the publicity i’ve seen recently for some Christian Television late night shows… and i suppose this relates to a discussion i mildly participated in (mostly i read) regarding a Christian version of MTV… anyway… i went ahead and checked out two of these Christian Late shows… not sure why… i really didn’t expect much from them… maybe part of me believed the hype for a split second or two… well… to be curt… they both were awful… i mean, i really tried to enjoy them… one featured a host that lacked any ounce of charisma… besides the set being shoddy, the monologue was lame and entirely unengaging… the other one i checked out was not only of low quality production wise… but the monologue included statements that struck me entirely as racist… anyway… i’m pretty glad that i don’t get those channels or that i don’t stay up late regularly or that i don’t feel obligated to watch said programs simply because they’re “Christian”… i mean honestly folks… is the bottom line that being Christian means we have to have no talent or quality?… i don’t think so…

    speaking of television… it’s certainly not love, but it seems i’m falling into a deep like with Raymond… what can i say, i never really watched it before, but it’s one of the few shows where the funniest scenes aren’t necessarily the ones the push on the commercials… i can see where Ray’s voice gets annoying though… i think that’s why i never watched before…

    Note to Self:… “The Nanny” is not the same as “Supernanny”… in fact… i reckon that they are as close to polar opposites as two shows with the word “nanny” in the title can be…

    so, at this point, it’s well over a day later than when i began… i finally got the reviews done… it was a struggle and involved a last minute switcheroo… and much staring at the screen, blinking in time with the cursor… but alas i have sent them in and soon enough, though a day late… they will pop up on CMCentral… now on to everything else i need to do…

    has anyone else tried the new coke with lime?… i have… i’m a complete sucker for new soda flavors… i have no idea why, but i’m often feel compelled to give it a whirl… i will search high and low to track down certain sodas… a classic example was the dnL debacle… i ended up getting my fix up in the state of New York, 7 hours from my home… granted, i didn’t travel up to NY simply for the soda, but i did check every grocery store within a reasonable radius and some beyond that perimeter… and was it worth my efforts? absolutely… dnL was a good soda… so anyway… Coke with Lime… yeah, it’s pretty good, but i think that once blended into a caramel based soda, there’s not too much difference between lime and lemon… next on my hit list is Cherry Vanilla Dr Pepper…

    well, due to the miracle of procrastination… the new reviews are also up, even though they were a day late… here is an unprecidented second grey table of reviews in the same entry… well on second thought, i’ll just add them to the first one… and for those of you who had been confused now you know where those links came from…

    so i figured out by watching some reruns of Saturday Night Live, why SNL is so not worth staying up to watch anymore… well… it’s a big key i think anyway… Deep Thoughts With Jack Handy… man that was the staple of the hey day of SNL… i’m watching an episode now with Adam Sandler, Phil Hartman, Chris Farley, Tim Meadows… ah man… that was a funny time to watch…

    anyway, this is getting long and not really going anywhere… my head is spacing out again, so i think it’s time to shut ‘er down and start fresh tomorrow… i still have plenty to say… but i think it will all make a lot more sense another day… before i go though, not that i’m whining… but this has been such a tough week… and i know it’s been exponentially worse for my wife who’s faced with the very real possibility of saying goodbye to her mother at any moment… so if you do pray on my behalf… that’s what’s hitting home right now…

    sound…

    Deepspace5 – Unique Like Everyone Else
    4th Avenue Jones – Stereo
    John David Webster – Made to Shine
    Jars of Clay – Redemption Songs

    sight…

     [broken images]

    peace… love… bdg…

    general21 Mar 2005 12:24 am

    i got too much on my mind… i shouldn’t be thinking ’bout you… you take too much of my time… i shouldn’t be thinking ’bout you” – 4th Avenue Jones (Fabulous Dramatics)

    a.k.a. my new ode to xanga… i’m back home by the way… still very tired… not much sleep to be had on the trip… more later…

    peace… love… bdg…

    general19 Mar 2005 12:35 am

    sometimes i just want to pack it all in and give up… you know what i mean… what a week… and it wasn’t anything in particular… just a little bit of everything that is common to life… anyway, i’m beat… and i’m leaving tomorrow morning to spend the weekend reuiniting our little family for a couple days… leaving early though… and far too many things to talk about… so before i even get started… i’m off to pack… and sleep…

    peace… love… bdg…

    general16 Mar 2005 01:49 am

    Is it possible to get sunburn in the dead of winter?… inside?… yeah… so my neck feels like it’s been cooked up and i’m supposed to be eating lunch… but my tummy’s not feeling quite right… could be i’m just thinking of the week ahead… could be that someone’s got the heat cranked up in the office and my normally friendly vent is belching angry heat down upon me… and little pieces of paper or something fall out once in a while too… it’s kind of scary… anyway… looking at all the things i want to cover in this update… i think by the end i might also have a case of whiplash… i doubt i’ll get to it all but let’s see what happens…

    first off… an update on the phantom phone software… it works now… ties up all my computer’s resources while it’s connected, but it does work… now to figure out the best way to convert mars ill into ringtones… so consumer complaint maniac has not been summoned to wreak havoc on the offices of Susteen Inc… however, since i’m sure you’re all very saddened at missing out on an opportunity to laugh along with my communications… i have decided to release a transcript of a recent conversation with a telemarketing agent… mmm… i warn you… do not call me…

    he:mr gambiT?
    me:yessir
    he:how are you today?
    me:oh, i’m just fabulous, how about you?
    he:the reason i… oh, i’m doing alright, thanks
    me:hey, no problem… how can i be of help tonight?
    he:well, my name is Craig and i’m calling on behalf of the policeman’s brotherhood association…
    me:that’s great Carl, hey listen, you don’t mind if i eat while we talk do you? i don’t want to be rude or anything…
    he:it’s Craig, but am i interrupting your dinner? is this a bad time?
    me:is it ever a good time Kyle?
    he:uh
    me:so what’s shaking at the brotherhood?
    he:uh, well… the reason why i’m calling is because we’d like for you to support… [blah blah blah]…
    me:sounds interesting
    he:… and for your donation, we’ll give you a sticker that you can display on your car to show that you supported the brotherhood
    me:so how many miles over the speed limit does that buy me, Curtis?
    he:i’m sorry?
    me:how much faster do i get to go as a supporter of the brotherhood?
    he:oh, no that’s not how it works…
    me:oh no? why else would i want the sticker?
    he:um, to show your support of this…
    me:rolling stops? can you give me that at least?
    he:that’s really not what this is about…
    me:it’s ok, Clint, this can be off the record…
    he:i don’t think you understand…
    me:so if i don’t donate, what’s that do for my chances of getting pulled over?
    he:excuse me?
    me:well, do you have my license plate listed there or something?
    he:no sir, that’s..
    me:well, this all sounds kind of like organized crime doesn’t it?
    he:how’s that?
    me:extortion maybe? i donate, i get to speed… i don’t donate i get pulled over the next time i go to work…
    he:um no no… i never said that…
    me:well look, i don’t want to have any part of this little scheme, it sounds a little to dirty to me…
    he:but it’s for the kids…
    me:well, i’m gonna take my chances with the angry patrol officers…
    he:but sir…
    me:hey, listen, you have yourself a splendid evening Carlos… i’m gonna get back to my dinner…
    he:um…
    me:that’s a no thanks… goodbye…
    he:goodbye

    it’s interesting to note that the very next day i saw three cars pulled over in my neighborhood… i’m not saying there’s a connection, but these are the first three cars i’ve seen pulled over in our development…

    also this entry… The Ghost in the Machine returns… yes, yes… i know this takes things waaaaaaay back… i had to dig through my archives to make sure i knew which part i was on… and as it seems… the last edition of GIt’M was in fact the ninth, back on 03 August… to refresh your memories and update… that episode was “the phantom folder” and dealt with an indestructable folder that kept returning to my desktop despite being deleted several times… as it turns out, i resolved this issue when i discovered that the phantom folder was named as a default “save as” folder for some software i was using… hence… whenever the software was running in the background, it recreated the folder so that it would have a place to call home… ok… so here we go… this one’s for my old-school, die-hard, dedicated, long-term, back-in-the-day readers… as well as anyone else who stumbles upon this entry… so basically it’s for anyone really… ok…

    The Ghost in the Machine (Part Ten): MS-BS(oD)…

    so… it was about two weeks ago that my trusty laptop turned on me… i’m sitting at home, reclined on the couch, typing up some stuff… and littler boy needs some attention, so i sit up, put my laptop down on the coffee table get him, come back and…. BLUE SCREEN… man… first time i’ve ever blue screened on this laptop which i’ve had for about two years… anyway… i shook it off and rebooted… trying to maintain composure and get back to work… and later on i blue screened again and decided that i was done for the night… and so began the process of troubleshooting and discovering the root of the problem…

    my first thought was that it might be the CD drive as it’s removable and could easily be the culprit… so i made sure that was secure… then i explored some other options and went through most of the week without a hitch… however, towards the end of the week… the blue screen returned and i was pretty fiesty about it… it got me three times in one evening… and then the next day was riddled with BSoD’s and frustration… so i went through the process of checking all of my drivers and made sure everything was compatible… ran a bunch of diagnostics… and decided that maybe it was my lid (display) that was loose… well… i messed around with things again and then Thursday night it all came to a head when i got mad enough that i wanted to throw things… thrice blue screening and delaying my work, keeping me up ’til after midnight… and finally it dawned on me… it only blue screens at home…

    so i isolated the potential problems and it came down to MSN dialup access complete with MSN Messenger… i grabbed little boy and went on a journey to procure the latest and greatest free MSN install CD at “daddy’s toy stores” (Best Buy and Circuit City)… neither store carries MSN internet CDs anymore… so we left with a copy of the latest earthlink CD… got home, cancelled MSN, uninstalled every last trace of MSN internet and installed earthlink… problem resolved…

    to summarize… Microsoft’s internet service (MSN) and Microsoft’s instant messenger (MSN Messenger) cause my laptop which is running on Microsoft’s operating system (XP) to crash relentlessly… makes perfect sense… (note: yes i know dialup is wretched, but it’s my decision not yours)…

    ok… so let’s see here… if i had any remaining doubts about the quality of this year’s season of Alias… they were all forgotten after last week’s episode… what an amazing bit of writing that was… the plot twists and such… man… here i was gearing up for the predictable Sydney/Jack rivalry with Nadia/Sloan, forcing Vaughn and Weiss into a difficult decision… and now… oh man now it’s all wide open again… three cheers…

    I’ve also been watching the new Law and Order series “Trial by Jury”… eh… i mean it’s good and all… but it’s just another subseries so far, waiting for that one memorable episode which clearly defines it as it’s own…

    i watched the Star Wars trailer… and that looks good… i’m actually going to be watching episodes 1,2 and 4-6 sometime in the coming weeks… because i can… anyway… it’s interesting that Lucas is calling this episode the darkest ever and saying that it’s unsuitable for younger viewers… more interesting that the wacky theology seems to still be in place… very deconstructionalist Lucas is…

    with that… i’ll leave you well… maybe not yet… my reviews have been turned in… by the way… but posting them has been delayed due to a technical mishap… minor mishap… also involved in this little glitch… all the reviews that i’ve written previously… have been renumbered… meaning if you click on the links in previous entries… you’re likely to get some silly news article from a couple years ago… i went back and edited a couple of the recent ones… but once things sort out entirely, i’ll just list them all in one entry so that can become the reference point for all your bdg/CMC desires… and now i’ll get to bed… or something… i am working from home again this week and next, as well as being “daddymommy” while my wife and littler boy take care of my mother in law… i do have lots more to say… but now’s not gonna work for me… my apologies that there’s not anything terribly thoughtful about this entry… it’s just how the lot was cast…

    ringing in…

    The Reverend Al Green – Everything’s OK
    Deepspace5 – Unique Like Everyone Else
    The Blind Boys of Alabama – Atom Bomb

    bags under…

    peace… love… bdg…

    general10 Mar 2005 12:19 pm

    i’ve decided that i have too many commitments… but since i’m already committed, i’ll commit to finishing until i’m committed…

    this week’s Review Rundown…

    CMCentral

  • Forever Changed – The Need to Feel Alive
  • Sonicflood – This Generation
  • Yellow Second – Altitude
  • John Davis – John Davis

    Renown Magazine

  • Benjiman – Activate

    the TRu

  • Mars Ill – Pro*Pain Morning Walk TRu
  • let’s get some randomness out of the way…

    from a random conversation…

    me: we talk about traffic a lot
    he: yeah, that’s part of lving in the DC area
    me: i guess. it’s like the common denominator that we all deal with
    he: besides, if we didn’t have bad traffic, what would we talk about?
    me:… gas prices? did you see it went up sixteen cents this weekend?
    he: (laughs) you kill me man…

    there’s not much that’s more annoying than eating soup with a fork… yeah crazy huh… but, looking around… there’s no spoons and i need to eat… oh, and more annoying than using a fork… soup that tastes horrible…

    why on earth would someone mount toilet paper so that it feeds from the bottom?… everyone in their right mind knows that the proper way for toilet paper to feed is from over the top… why do i have to deal with tp mounted upside down?

    so i’m a bit angry for reasons other than spoons and upside down paper goods as well… i finally ended up getting this software/cable package so that my cell phone and computer would talk to each other… and it doesn’t work… well… the program loads up just fine and i can mess with some of the stuff but none of the drivers work… NONSENSE!… i was messing around with it for far too long earlier today… i’m gonna try a few more things and then… it’s ON!…that company will meet mr. consumer complaint man….

    So i’ve been reading CS Lewis’s Abolition of Man and i just finished the first chapter finally… i read about a page and a half a day… this is some heavy stuff… but i love Lewis’s wit and bite… and i’m glad i recently brushed back up on deconstructionism and literary criticism… coming in pretty handy…

    and here’s something to think about…

    where i work, we employ temps and contractors… mind you, i’m not at all knocking either of these positions… i was a temp myself way back when i decided to up and change career paths entirely… it’s a good gig really… you get to go and work with different people… and you’re less affected by the fight for salary or whatever because you get paid by a different company… certainly you have to do a good job because there are two companies who can fire you, but even if the company you are working in terminates your contract, you still have a job with the temp agancy and they’ll simply send you out to a new job…

    anyway, i was caught slightly off guard the other day when one of our temps, in discussing the process of settling into our new office space, said… “we’re getting there”… normally that might not have even caught my attention… but for some reason, i started thinking to myself… “WE?”… and then i started wondering why on earth she would attach herself to our company as if she were a bonafide employee… she does receive some benefits from us such as community, lunches at times, and a feeling of accomplishment… her true benefits (health care, salary, etc.) don’t come from us at all, but rather the company that send her… and yet, she has an allegiance to us somehow, and perhaps somewhere in the back of her mind is the hope that she’ll join us officially and leave her employer behind…

    when i was a temp, i had the same thing running in the back of my head… i wanted to be wanted by the office i served in… i wanted to be hired on as a full-time employee… i didn’t want to be a temp any longer than necessary… it’s as if there’s a greater stability to being a full-time worker… and it didn’t really matter that technically i was a full-time employee for the temp agency… somehow i trusted more in the physical office that i commuted to more than the “virtual” office that actually maintained my record of employment and sent me a check every other week… as if somehow, i was less likely to lose my job if i was working for a company and not a temp agency (which is also a company)… all these thoughts and memories returned to me the other day, spurred on by one word… “we”… and then it hit me…

    i’m still a temp… not in my employment status, my work with the temp agency was short-lived, and i actually did get hired on by the office i was working in… but my point is… as a Christian, i’m a temp… i’m employed by God to accomplish His tasks here on earth… despite any rewards i receive here (money, notoriety, etc)… my true benefits, the important ones, the ones that will last, those come from God… and yet… i strive to impress my “co-workers” and earthly bosses more than i try to please God… as if i was hoping to be hired full time by this world… i’ve fallen too much in love with the rewards of my work here and distanced myself from the eternal rewards that await me… my allegiance to God has become clouded with my desire to be accepted by this assignment… and i’ve got to refocus and remember who i’m really working for…

    pierced…

    Jeff Anderson – Open My Eyes? Seamless?
    subseven – Free to Conquer
    Sev Statik – Slow Burn
    Third Day – Offerings II: All I Can Give
    Smokie Norful – I Need You Now

    piercing…

    [broken images] 

    peace… love… bdg…

    general09 Mar 2005 04:41 pm

    save my spot… i’ll be back in a little bit…

    peace… love… bdg…

    general03 Mar 2005 04:14 pm

    so i guess i’ve milked that long entry for all it’s worth… and i suppose ten is all that’s going to come of it… which is fine… i’m not griping or anything… just thought i’d leave it up for a while to let everyone simmer on it… see if anything came of it… anyway… thanks for reading it… if you happened to miss it it’s still down there… so feel free… anyway… moving on as life often does…

    this week has flown by somewhat… my tonsils are fine by the way… thanks for all your concern… let’s see… Sunday night we were promised a huge NorEaster that was supposed to dump at least ten inches of snow on us… so when i woke up Monday… well, there wasn’t a flake in the sky or on the ground… it did actually start snowing a little later in the day, but it only amounted to about six inches… seven at best… but it was enough for the office to close early, so after i had my lunch meeting with the pastor of outreach at my church… i headed home in the “blizzard”… six inches is enough to build a real snowman when it packs as well as it did, so little boy got his first snowman that stood taller than him… all the other snowmen this season required the heat of my gloveless hands to make the snow hold together and they stood about a foot tall… so anyway… that was fun… little boy loves shoveling and sledding and falling down backwards into the snow… (hasn’t quite gotten the idea of waving his arms and legs to make an angel yet, but we’re getting there)…

    i worked from home Tuesday and stole off to Daddy’s Toy Store (a.k.a. Best Buy)… to get Bambi on DVD (with a free thumper stuffed animal), a present for my nephew and to browse the gadgets… i’ve been looking for a cable and software to connect my cell phone to my computer so i can mess with the pictures and ringtones and stuff, but all they have is a universal one that has 7 different cables to accommodate almost any cell phone and costs eighty bucks… no thanks… anyway… i also checked out the DualDisc version of Switchfoot and came pretty close to buying it since it’s only $13.99 which is the same price as the original version… but then again… paying again for the same album… i’m just not sold on the idea… even with the bonus stuff…

    speaking of music… my CMCentral reviews for this week are below…

  • Joel Engle – Made For Worship
  • David Crowder Band – Sunsets and Sushi…
  • Paul Colman – Let It Go
  • Kutless – Strong Tower
  • … which brings me to my next topic of discussion… apparently my reviews have struck a chord with the readership at CMCentral… not in a good way either… well, i suppose it’s give and take… but just yesterday i stumbled across this thread calling my reviews “annoying”, “predictable”, “pointless”, “detestable”, “long-winded”, “short”, “frustrating”, and… well, you get the idea… Ms. Mod actually found the thread before i did and cleaned up some of the comments which will leave me forever curious… anyway, there were of course arguments in support of my reviews which would’ve made for an interesting debate except that the sides were generally unrelated… meaning that they didn’t directly address one another… but it was fun to read through and watch develop… see, i expected this type of response early on… when i first started dabbling with the writing style and the content of the review… instead, all i got was encouragement… and even though each week i sweat each review, unsure if it’s good enough, there really haven’t been any hiccoughs along the road… so this was an interesting wake-up call or at least a reminder that indeed you cannot please everyone…

    the most valid point brought up in all of this discussion… (in that thread and elsewhere)… was that of the scoring system… yes… it is indeed flawed… i’ve done my best to make it sensible… but it’s still kind of tough to swallow… the good news is that i have an article/feature/something or other in the works that will describe in greater detail the process i go through in writing the reviews, my philisophy of music and reviewing, what i hope to accomplish with my reviews, and of course… the scoring system… hopefully it will be an interesting read and i see now that i should step up production on that…

    right now, it’s just about time to check out for the night… i’m gonna rent a movie on the way home since Joey is a rerun and there’s nothing worth watching on Thursday nights… and my wife refuses to watch the Twilight Zone DVDs with me… anyway… here’s a sneak peak at what you all can expect from me in the near future… another review for Renown Magazine… three more reviews and a feature for Hip Hop for the Soul… two new Morning Walk TRus and a few features for the TRu… and the aforementioned feature for CMCentral (as well as my four reviews for next week)…

    here’s a couple questions before i leave… first off… “Is your church more a microcosm of the world around it or of the Kingdom of Heaven?” (that’s one of my next topics for an upcoming entry so that’s just something to be thinking about)… and second, which you can answer now… which topic would you rather read about?… 1. How to be an effective witness… 2. A deconstruction of a church service… or 3. How to live a life “worthy of Christ”…

    okay… thanks for reading… thanks for you answers…

    aid…

    I.D.O.L. King – Not By Might
    Benjiman – Activate
    K-Drama – 14 2 Life: Illustrations of Self
    Lojique – Process of Illumination
    KJ-52 – Behind the Musik
    John Davis – John Davis
    Yellow Second – Altitude

    speck…

     

    peace… love… bdg…