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.



  1. One more thing.... Someone should invent rain/ puke/liquid covers for pedal boards.

  2. Ha! ...and ice-cream-thats-actually-mayonaise covers. (Did you get anything spilled on your gear?)