Apr 20, 2009

Things I learned this weekend...

...while leading worship for 175 middle-school students at a retreat aptly named CHAOS...

  • The lyrics to "Smells Like Teen Spirit" DO make sense. And if you think I'm lying, you weren't there.
  • Having sheet music in alternative keys typed up and ready to go is much better than transposing during rehearsal. And besides, my brain doesn't process chicken scratch when there's a guitar on my shoulder.
  • Always double-check that your wah pedal isn't cocked before starting the first song... ALWAYS. *punches self in head*
  • Organizing worship teams is harder than I thought, and whenever I'm on the other end of the team (i.e., playing an instrument but not leading) I need to cut the leader some slack when things aren't going smoothly, or unlike how I imagined.
  • My sister rocks.


Apr 17, 2009

Orchestration... & How to Ruin a Song

For a lack of anything better to write about today, I'm going to direct my billions of faithful readers to another blog entitled Guitar for Worship. The author (his name escapes me) has been a big influence on me regarding guitar playing, guitar gear, guitar tone, and what makes K-Pax such an incredible movie. (We all get side-tracked sometimes.) This particular post involves one of my favorite subjects: Making fun of Christian music. And Christian bookstores.

And Christians.

So without further a due...


Apr 3, 2009


To all my 3.4 readers: I know I havn't written in a long time--I guess I havn't felt very narcissistic. Which begs the question:

Is blogging narcissistic?

I mean, really... Who am I to think that anybody would go out of their way to hear what I have to say to an otherwise non-existant audience?

Hmmm... possibly more on this later.