Thursday, July 10, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Wow! Columbia SC home of the Gamecocks. We played at 5 Points Pub Sunday night in Columbia SC and had a great time. Here's how the night went:
ONE- Drove through a bad thunder storm talking about gas.
TWO- Drove around 5 Points Pub at least 6 times to find out we could have came through the front door.
THREE- Realized that Aaron had ate pinto beans and decided to let the sound man know it as he bends down beside Aaron.
FOUR- Ate little 2" Jimmy Johns sandwiches for supper in a green room that, well lets just say it was a rock and roll green room.
FIVE- Played what felt like a real good 50 min set for 12 people including the opening band and bar tenders. (but yes we sold merch and enjoyed every minute of it.)
SIX- Got to hang out with some really cool fans, THE SKIPPERS CREW. (Hope to see you guys soon)
SEVEN & THE BEST ONE YET- Met Darrell, or who I like to call "Mr. Jingles". He is responsible for the Jingles called "She's A Fine Motorcycle", & "Pie In The Sky".
Darrell if you ever read this thanks for a great ending to the night in Columbia SC and I hope you make millions off your Jingles.
We are on our way to Savannah GA. Then to Boca Raton FL. So until then, GOOD BYE.
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Last night was so good. Greenville really showed us how well they could sing. It started raining earlier in th day and what was funny is the weather man said there were on a 30% chance of rain for that day, and I guess that the 30% decided to fall on us. But everyone didn't mind they danced in the rain and was happy as could be. When we came on there was a bout 10,000 people and NO RAIN. We were stoked. I have to say that was one of the most memorable shows. Because of it being at home and our fans where so loud when they would sing. I Think my most memorable moment of last night was when we did our song Drown and the new song Follow Me Home (Summer Time). Especially when everyone in the place wrapped their arms around each other and united as one and was singing on Follow Me Home (Summer Time). The Fireworks were so Big it was nice. My son sleep through the whole thing. (WHAT!) I hope everyone had as much fun as we did last night. I Really appreciate Redemption World Outreach Center and HIS Radio 89.3 for helping promote and putting on this show. To our Fans I hope to see all you guys real soon and thanks for a wonderful night, Have a great July 4th weekend.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
This coming Sunday I'm at home for the day and Marathon Church has asked me sing Cold Plays new radio single Viva La Vida. I hope you have had a chance to get the newest Cold Play record cause it is very good. It's more of a story than people think it is. I bought it the day it came out but I've been taking it in, letting everyone else blog and write about what they thought of it. I figured I really needed to do some research before I would sing it for 3500 people. I thought this was a great way to look at the song.
Coldplay gone catholic!?
If we analyze the lyrics, the song has obvious biblical references and I think it's a song about Jesus Christ.
I used to rule the world
Seas would rise when I gave the word
Now in the morning I sweep alone
Sweep the streets I used to own
All catholics should know that Jesus Christ gave the word and he controlled the seas - I think that the line now in the morning I sweep alone clearly means that Jesus Christ was betrayed and had to endure many things alone! The first verse is talking about a decline from wealth and fame to a nobody, just like Jesus Christ experienced on his life! He used to be a king, but he had to die for all human beings..So on a certain way he turned over his kingship (I used to rule the world). Clear reference of someone giving God kingship over his life.
I used to roll the dice
Feel the fear in my enemy's eyes
Listen as the crowd would sing,
"Now the old king is dead, long live the king!"
One minute I held the key
Next the walls were closed on me
And I discovered that my castles stand
Upon pillars of salt, pillars of sand
The line upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand, possibly is a reference to the sermon on the mount where Jesus speaks of a wise man building is house on a rock while the foolish man builds his house on the sand, only to be washed away.
Those days, there were different kings! Ones thought the king was Jesus Christ himself, others thought the king was the Roman authority and other thought the king was the Jewish priests.
I hear Jerusalem bells a ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field
For some reason I can't explain
Once you know there was never, never an honest word
That was when I ruled the world
Jerusalem bells and Roman Cavalry, it's obvious it's a biblical allusion. I think the line Be my mirror my sword and shield, it's a praying to God for strength. Also, the line my missionaries in a foreign field, has to do with the idea of taking the message of God and Jesus Christ all around the world. Finally, never an honest word, meaning the betrayal to Jesus Christ and his subsequent death.
I know St. Peter will call my name, referring to the fact of being admitted to heaven!
It was the wicked and wild wind
Blew down the doors to let me in
Shattered windows and the sound of drums
People couldn't believe what I'd become
For my head on a silver plate
Just a puppet on a lonely string
Oh who would ever wanna be king?
This could be a reference to John the Baptist of the New Testament.
In The Book of Mark, John is noted as the one that comes before Jesus to announce His coming to Earth. A lot of people thought he (John) was going to be their Messiah, however he corrected them and told them that it was the One after him that would fill that role. I, also, argue that point because it is said somewhere that John's head was brought to king Herod on a Silver Platter.
Blew down the doors to let me in, meaning when Jesus Christ got furious because they turned the temple into a market!
No one can know the true meaning of this song unless we hear it from Chris Martin him self but I would say that that is good idea of what he might say.
If your in the Greenville SC area this Sunday come to Marathon Church 315 Roe RD. Greenville SC 29611 I hope to see you there if not go get the record Viva La Vida
from Cold Play.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
I've been thinking a lot this weekend about my life, my family, and where i am in life. I've been doing a lot of writing and most of the time the meanings of the songs come after the song is done, I know weird huh. I wrote a song called "The Question" and It was a song intended to come from the point of I believe Christ and no matter what scientist or what people say I will believe! Every time I would get to the second verse I would have to stop because of it not coming to me. Today I finally realize what was going on. I realized that we sometimes think that God is after revenge and He isn't. He is everything but that. We think that he is after us or out to get us. He came to earth and died so no one would "get us". He is a loving God and a God of multiple chances. I heard my pastor say our lives are like ropes, we mess up and we put knots on our rope and we get discouraged. But the beauty of God is that he takes those knots and turns them into stepping stones. It's easier to climb a rope with knots wouldn't you agree. Jesus has taken a lot of messed up people and made them into Godly men and women for Him. My song "The Question" hit's this point I believe in a God that makes all things good. I believe in a God of multipul Chances. I believe in a God who brings hope and forgiveness to us. We find ourselves asking for this forgiveness and He forgives but we never forgive ourselves. Remember God used a lot of people with knots, he can use you. Run with God run with His wind behind you guiding you the way. His plans are better than ours.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Hello Everybody we had a great time this past weekend in OK & MO. We had a few radio interviews we did while we were out there. So we thought we would give you a taste of one of the radio adventures. This is with our good friend Rod from 99 hit FM in Springfield MO.
(99 Hit FM)
We got a lot of big tour news coming soon so stay posted.
(99 Hit FM)
We got a lot of big tour news coming soon so stay posted.