April 2006


general30 Apr 2006 10:42 pm

So somehow i got it all done… yeah… all of it… pretty sweet, huh? I’m pretty much surprised and shocked… but also happy… now i’m relaxing so much that i think i’ll be falling behind for next week… anyway… this week does look a little bit slower and since just about each of these catagories has gotten a vote… (well, except Bono, i guess he is overrated after all)… i’ll probably just tackle them in that order… but first, i have an announcement to make… today marks my 1000th day as a member of xanga… and yet after all this time, i still say “no”… NO to premium… gotta hand it to them though, they are persistent… anyway, to commemorate this momentous occasion, i’m picking through some of my old entries and putting in random quotes from the past one thousand days… if you can tell me the dates on these quotes, i might do something really nice like send out one of my extra CDs or something… anyway, here goes…

  • “Keep an eye on your mailbox!” – Gotee Records
  • grapes can be wrathful…
  • THE MAGIC CACTUS SAID TO ME: NO! YOU’RE AN IDIOT
  • Part One: The Creepy Guy
  • good old Christian big business… always down for a good circumstantial pimping…
  • copying me makes me want to push you through a window…
  • seeded grapes… they are definitely part of the curse from after “The Fall”…
  • hey, it’s hard work being a Christian
  • i gotta get outta here…
  • my boss just brought me nachos and salsa from Chipotle again… i wonder what he’s buttering me up for…
  • well played God, well played….
  • sometimes i wonder how my head can hold it all in.
  • it’s not you… it’s me…
  • perhaps being cut off in traffic by a car bearing a Jesus fish
  • also worth noting is that my hair now looks like wolverine from X-Men
  • happy “doghouse day”…

    i think that will do… have fun with that…

    currently listening to:

    The Elms – The Chess Hotel

    Mars Ill- Pro*Pain

    Judd and Maggie – Subjects

    Dalton – Taste the Sky

    keeping an eye on…

    peace… love… bdg…

  • general30 Apr 2006 10:36 pm

    So somehow i got it all done… yeah… all of it… pretty sweet, huh? I’m pretty much surprised and shocked… but also happy… now i’m relaxing so much that i think i’ll be falling behind for next week… anyway… this week does look a little bit slower and since just about each of these catagories has gotten a vote… (well, except Bono, i guess he is overrated after all)… i’ll probably just tackle them in that order… but first, i have an announcement to make… today marks my 1000th day as a member of xanga… and yet after all this time, i still say “no”… NO to premium… gotta hand it to them though, they are persistent… anyway, to commemorate this momentous occasion, i’m picking through some of my old entries and putting in random quotes from the past one thousand days… if you can tell me the dates on these quotes, i might do something really nice like send out one of my extra CDs or something… anyway, here goes…

  • “Keep an eye on your mailbox!” – Gotee Records
  • grapes can be wrathful…
  • THE MAGIC CACTUS SAID TO ME: NO! YOU’RE AN IDIOT
  • Part One: The Creepy Guy
  • good old Christian big business… always down for a good circumstantial pimping…
  • copying me makes me want to push you through a window…
  • seeded grapes… they are definitely part of the curse from after “The Fall”…
  • hey, it’s hard work being a Christian
  • i gotta get outta here…
  • my boss just brought me nachos and salsa from Chipotle again… i wonder what he’s buttering me up for…
  • well played God, well played….
  • sometimes i wonder how my head can hold it all in.
  • it’s not you… it’s me…
  • perhaps being cut off in traffic by a car bearing a Jesus fish
  • also worth noting is that my hair now looks like wolverine from X-Men
  • happy “doghouse day”…

    i think that will do… have fun with that…

    currently listening to:

    The Elms – The Chess Hotel
    Mars Ill- Pro*Pain
    Judd and Maggie – Subjects
    Dalton – Taste the Sky

    keeping an eye on…

    peace… love… bdg…

  • general25 Apr 2006 11:54 am

    on a busy scale of 1-10 with 1 being busy and 10 being in a coma from overstimulation, this week is about a six… reviews, two interviews, article for HM, news and lots of regular work as well… and this weekend before i could get ahead and prepare myself to lighten the load… they started showing up… my close-knit network of college friends started appearing on my doorstep Friday to kick off a weekend of celebrating/mocking the one one who crossed the barrier of 30… a good time was had by all that i can guarantee… however, nary a thing got done as far as writing or work was concerned… and i might feel bad that i won’t have a chance to update this blog this week… but it seems like no one is interested in anything that i might have to write about anyway… i got NO VOTES on my list people…

    since i’m listening to Phil Wickham today, though, i’m reminded of our need for grace and i’ll give you a second chance… POP QUIZ HOT STUFF: which topic is most interesting to you…

    1. My Enemies are Men Like Me
    2. Indie vs. Signed (3-4 part series)
    3. Life worth the calling…
    4. The Impotence of Being Relevant
    5. Bono, The Accidental Christian
    6. Other (list below and i’ll see what i can do).

    okay, off to try to do something…

    currently listening to:
    – The Elms – The Chess Hotel!!!
    – MercyMe – Coming Up to Breathe
    – Phil Wickham – Phil Wickham
    – GB5 – Unbreakable Bond
    – Rob Hodge – Born King

    keeping an eye on…

    peace… love… bdg…

    general24 Apr 2006 04:39 pm

    on a busy scale of 1-10 with 1 being busy and 10 being in a coma from overstimulation, this week is about a six… reviews, two interviews, article for HM, news and lots of regular work as well… and this weekend before i could get ahead and prepare myself to lighten the load… they started showing up… my close-knit network of college friends started appearing on my doorstep Friday to kick off a weekend of celebrating/mocking the one one who crossed the barrier of 30… a good time was had by all that i can guarantee… however, nary a thing got done as far as writing or work was concerned… and i might feel bad that i won’t have a chance to update this blog this week… but it seems like no one is interested in anything that i might have to write about anyway… i got NO VOTES on my list people…

    since i’m listening to Phil Wickham today, though, i’m reminded of our need for grace and i’ll give you a second chance… POP QUIZ HOT STUFF: which topic is most interesting to you…

    1. My Enemies are Men Like Me
    2. Indie vs. Signed (3-4 part series)
    3. Life worth the calling…
    4. The Impotence of Being Relevant
    5. Bono, The Accidental Christian
    6. Other (list below and i’ll see what i can do).

    okay, off to try to do something…

    currently listening to:

    The Elms – The Chess Hotel!!!
    MercyMe – Coming Up to Breathe
    Phil Wickham – Phil Wickham
    GB5 – Unbreakable Bond
    Rob Hodge – Born King

    keeping an eye on…

    peace… love… bdg…

    general20 Apr 2006 03:58 pm

    Currently Watching:

    Friends: The Complete Seventh Season
    Episode 14: The One Where They All Turn Thirty

    “Why God? Why are you doing this? We had a deal… Let the others grow old… NOT ME!” – Joey

    Well, today i turned thirty… but don’t worry about me changing or anything… i’m still the same guy who manages to spill food and beverages on his clothes as if it were a ritual… today, in fact, i have the grease of taco meat adorning my bright white “theTRu. Polo Shirt”… some things won’t ever change…

    anyway, i’m claiming a little bit of “me” time today to actually update this here blog… i have so many things that i’d like to write… if my mind were a bladder, i would seriously need some Depends… but i don’t think that any of them will reasonably make it to the screen today… i’d like to say that it will be soon, but i don’t like to not keep my word… (how’s that for a double negative?)… i must be tired… and old… yes… probably both… feel free to make fun of my age today or any day beyond today… i’m good… i’ve come to grips with age and it doesn’t bother me… while you’re down there commenting, why don’t i go ahead and mention a few topics that i’m tossing around and you can weigh in on which i should make an effort to discuss first… (assuming of course that they make sense… i do love to be slightly cryptic)…

    1. My Enemies are Men Like Me

    2. Indie vs. Signed (3-4 part series)

    3. Life worth the calling…

    4. The Impotence of Being Relevant

    5. The Accidental Christian

    That’s enough… i’m approaching another milestone as well, but more on that later on this month… for now… here’s something…

    The Blockhead Theory

    You can learn a lot about kids if you watch them playing with blocks… i’ve unscientifically narrowed people down into four catagories based on their block behavior… first, there are the people who totally ignore the blocks… these people lack initiative and are afraid to take risks… destined to never accomplish anything in life… second, there are those who aimlessly play with the blocks, sometimes stacking, sometimes just banging them together… these people lack direction and have no idea what to do with their lives… again, they’re not likely to accomplish anything with their lives, but moreso than group one… the third group is the builders… yeah, these folks are self-starters and they are one of the groups who shape the world we live in… there are of course varying degrees of builders in the world, but i’ll get back to that in a second… the fourth group… they’re generally called jerks or worse, but they’re the group that doesn’t build and doesn’t ignore… they sit around and wait for others to build so that they can run through and knock the tower down… these people also shape the world, but they don’t really accomplish anything except empty feelings of significance…

    anyway, back to group three… i’d like to think that i fall into this group… but as i said, there are varying degrees of builders… there are the builders that can go from start to finish quickly, hastily, recklessly, whatever… those who are more concerned with getting something accomplished, getting credit and getting out of Dodge before it all crashes down… and then there are builders who start building but never quite finish anything… all this potential and nothing to really show for it… another subgroup of group three is the group that build things up only simply for the joy of building… they don’t necessarily care about getting credit or sticking around and keeping things going… they just enjoy building… these are the shapers of the world whose names you’ll never know… the glue that holds society together, keeps things progressing simply because they can… and then the final group (simply because i can’t think of any more)… is made up of builders who build because they want to have something to knock down… that’s right… it’s kind of a hybrid between groups three and four… they have the destructive tendancies but they lack the mean-spiritedness that it takes to destroy others… therefore they are self-destructive… for kicks…

    personally i think i’m somewhat of a hybrid of the hybrid and the glue… i’d like to lose my self-destructive tendancies, but i don’t think i’m there yet… it’s too much of a thrill to watch it all tumble down… as Bradley Hathaway says… i like to “burn it down and walk away”… i see this in many aspects of my life… and i’m not quite sure what the ideal is… what goals should i have as a builder of blocks?… if you’re interested, just know that i have some very lofty goals that i’ve set in the last few days and weeks and i think many of them are not goals you would expect me to have… really though, as i look at my life… if i never accomplish another thing, i will be happy knowing that i’ve helped to add two of the most beautiful boys ever to this world and i can help shape them into men that will shape the world around them for good… (i say that at the risk of making them sound like comic book superheroes)…

    i’m not sure why i shared all of this, but i did… so now it’s your job to figure out what to do with it…

    currently listening to:

    The Elms – The Chess Hotel!!!

    Relient K – mmhmm

    Edison Glass – A Burn or a Shiver

    Mars ILL – Pro*Pain

    keeping an eye on…

    peace… love… bdg…

    general20 Apr 2006 03:53 pm

    Currently Watching:

    Friends: The Complete Seventh Season
    Episode 14: The One Where They All Turn Thirty

    “Why God? Why are you doing this? We had a deal… Let the others grow old… NOT ME!” – Joey

    Well, today i turned thirty… but don’t worry about me changing or anything… i’m still the same guy who manages to spill food and beverages on his clothes as if it were a ritual… today, in fact, i have the grease of taco meat adorning my bright white “theTRu. Polo Shirt”… some things won’t ever change…

    anyway, i’m claiming a little bit of “me” time today to actually update this here blog… i have so many things that i’d like to write… if my mind were a bladder, i would seriously need some Depends… but i don’t think that any of them will reasonably make it to the screen today… i’d like to say that it will be soon, but i don’t like to not keep my word… (how’s that for a double negative?)… i must be tired… and old… yes… probably both… feel free to make fun of my age today or any day beyond today… i’m good… i’ve come to grips with age and it doesn’t bother me… while you’re down there commenting, why don’t i go ahead and mention a few topics that i’m tossing around and you can weigh in on which i should make an effort to discuss first… (assuming of course that they make sense… i do love to be slightly cryptic)…

    1. My Enemies are Men Like Me
    2. Indie vs. Signed (3-4 part series)
    3. Life worth the calling…
    4. The Impotence of Being Relevant
    5. The Accidental Christian

    That’s enough… i’m approaching another milestone as well, but more on that later on this month… for now… here’s something…

    The Blockhead Theory

    You can learn a lot about kids if you watch them playing with blocks… i’ve unscientifically narrowed people down into four catagories based on their block behavior… first, there are the people who totally ignore the blocks… these people lack initiative and are afraid to take risks… destined to never accomplish anything in life… second, there are those who aimlessly play with the blocks, sometimes stacking, sometimes just banging them together… these people lack direction and have no idea what to do with their lives… again, they’re not likely to accomplish anything with their lives, but moreso than group one… the third group is the builders… yeah, these folks are self-starters and they are one of the groups who shape the world we live in… there are of course varying degrees of builders in the world, but i’ll get back to that in a second… the fourth group… they’re generally called jerks or worse, but they’re the group that doesn’t build and doesn’t ignore… they sit around and wait for others to build so that they can run through and knock the tower down… these people also shape the world, but they don’t really accomplish anything except empty feelings of significance…

    anyway, back to group three… i’d like to think that i fall into this group… but as i said, there are varying degrees of builders… there are the builders that can go from start to finish quickly, hastily, recklessly, whatever… those who are more concerned with getting something accomplished, getting credit and getting out of Dodge before it all crashes down… and then there are builders who start building but never quite finish anything… all this potential and nothing to really show for it… another subgroup of group three is the group that build things up only simply for the joy of building… they don’t necessarily care about getting credit or sticking around and keeping things going… they just enjoy building… these are the shapers of the world whose names you’ll never know… the glue that holds society together, keeps things progressing simply because they can… and then the final group (simply because i can’t think of any more)… is made up of builders who build because they want to have something to knock down… that’s right… it’s kind of a hybrid between groups three and four… they have the destructive tendancies but they lack the mean-spiritedness that it takes to destroy others… therefore they are self-destructive… for kicks…

    personally i think i’m somewhat of a hybrid of the hybrid and the glue… i’d like to lose my self-destructive tendancies, but i don’t think i’m there yet… it’s too much of a thrill to watch it all tumble down… as Bradley Hathaway says… i like to “burn it down and walk away”… i see this in many aspects of my life… and i’m not quite sure what the ideal is… what goals should i have as a builder of blocks?… if you’re interested, just know that i have some very lofty goals that i’ve set in the last few days and weeks and i think many of them are not goals you would expect me to have… really though, as i look at my life… if i never accomplish another thing, i will be happy knowing that i’ve helped to add two of the most beautiful boys ever to this world and i can help shape them into men that will shape the world around them for good… (i say that at the risk of making them sound like comic book superheroes)…

    i’m not sure why i shared all of this, but i did… so now it’s your job to figure out what to do with it…

    currently listening to:

    The Elms – The Chess Hotel!!!
    Relient K – mmhmm
    Edison Glass – A Burn or a Shiver
    Mars ILL – Pro*Pain

    keeping an eye on…

    peace… love… bdg…

    general08 Apr 2006 03:13 pm

    i’m back… where DID the week go?

    peace… love… bdg…

    general01 Apr 2006 08:29 pm

    i’m going to Nashville tomorrow!… i’m exited, nervous, tired and unable to sleep all at once…

    peace… love… bdg…