Christian Rap

Over at the lampmode forums I saw these links.  Holy Hip Hop… check these links out:

This is over an hour long interviews and concert footage at the Flavor Alliance.  Timothy and Shai Linne are live at the 8 minute mark:

Timothy Brindle got noticed The Way of the Master radio.  Listen at the 43 minute mark for a few minutes…

Two new CDs

I picked up two new CDs this past week, and I am so glad I did.

A couple months back I went to see Building 429 in concert. I have to say I was a little disappointed. It turned out to be a youth event, so compared to the rest of the crowd I was like an old geezer. Then, the acoustics were pretty bad, and the bands were really loud so it was hard to make out the lyrics. It wasn’t a bad concert, but after seeing Casting Crowns I think I am spoiled for life. Anyways, the opening act that night was a group called Hyper Static Union, and I had never heard of them before. I could kick myself for not going up and talking with these guys because they were meeting and greeting everyone. But like I said, the poor venue made me a little wary…

So, after the concert I checked into them a little more, and heard a couple of their songs online. The CD was on sale at the Family Christian book store, so I bought. It is amazing. The lead singer has a huge vocal range, and a distinctive voice. It is very funk-laden Christian rock. You can check them out at their website. I really like the song Praying for Sunny Days.

I bought the David Crowder Band‘s “B Collision.” It is a short CD with “acoustic” versions of songs off of thier last album “A Collision.” I put acoustic in quotes, because they still throw in their unique electronic music additives. More than anything though, they went into some bluegrass on these two albums, and this album has the live version of their bluegrass tunes. I love it. Thebest is when he explains to the crowd that bluegrass has a very complex rythym structure called the “boom-chuck” and that you should only clap on the “chuck.” Good stuff.

Keep up the good fight, both of you groups!

A Collision Lifegiver

Another fun-filled weekend….

This weekend was very eventful.

Friday I went to Baker’s Square to iron out some plans for the future….

Saturday was Dave’s birthday.  Happy Birthday Dave.  Jen and I went with Dave and Rita and saw the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie.  It was good, but had a dumb ending.

Later that evening I went to Jason’s bachelor party.  We played Xbox until into the wee hours of the morning.  I was starting to fall asleep at the controller playing Halo, and decided I better get home because I had to get up in the morning for church.  Also, there was rain in the forecast and I had no doors on the Jeep.

Congrats Jason!  Jason’s wedding is the same day as my brother’s wedding, so I am hoping to catch the end of Jason’s reception and I feel bad missing the wedding, but I wish both him and Sam the best of everything.

In tribute to both Dave and Jason (who both have a great sense of humor), here is a bunny with a pancake on its head…

Bunny and Pancake

Christian 4×4

I am very excited because I found a new Christian 4×4 web site and club based in Michigan:

The forums are awesome. Some of the other 4×4 forums I’ve been on can get pretty nasty at times. They talk about some great stuff on here other than 4 wheeling too. I am hoping I can get my Jeep fixed up a bit so it is ready to go off-roading…

Right now it needs several things urgently:

  • Quadratrac Transfer Case rebuild
  • Seal Leaky oil pan (possibly leaky trans too)
  • On-Road Tires (instead of the current 33″ mudders)
  • Engine Tune Up – it idles bad
  • Soft Top Installation
  • Fix the Fuel guage so I know much gas I have.

There are a bunch of little things too, but these are the important ones….

Wetting the Fly at Paint Creek

I took a vacation day today because tomorrow is the 4th of July, and I am able to have a four-day weekend this way. I went with Jen down to the Rochester Municipal Park to try and catch something. I got the fly wet and practiced casting, but I didn’t catch anything. I did notice a fish swimming around a deeper pool on one bend, but I guess he wasn’t hungry. I think I need to explore this area a little bit more, and maybe try to find a more secluded area down the stream outside the park. There are definitely a lot of ducks in this park.
Paint Creek