Saturday, December 20, 2008

The Music List of 2008

It's been an excellent year for music as many new artist have made truly amazing albums. House of Heroes and Copeland remain above the pack though as the refuse to put out anything but epic music. Check out all the artist even if i felt they sucked it up.

Top five albums:

1. House of Heroes-The End is Not the End

2. Copeland-You Are My Sunshine

3. Lydia-Illuminate

4. The New Frontiers-Mending

5. Farewell Flight-Sound.Color.Motion.

Really Good Records:

Augustana-Can't Love, Can't Hurt

The Gallery-If You Know What I Mean

Brighten-Early Love EP

The Classic Crime-The Silver Chord

Jonezetta-Cruel To Be Young

The Myriad-With Arrows, With Poise

Capitol Lights-This Is An Outrage!

Disappointing Records:

Anberlin-New Surrender

Underoath-Lost In The Sound of Separation

Emery-While Broken Hearts Prevail EP

Rookie Of The Year-Sweet Attention

Best Live Record:

John Mayer-Where the Light Is

So-So Records:

Lovedrug-The Sucker Punch Show


Dear And The Headlights-Drunk Like Bible Times

Most anticipated for 2009:

As Cities Burn


Weaver In The Loom

This Providence


John Mayer?

Friday, December 19, 2008


I ask myself often if I am truly happy and more often than not the answer is a subtle no. Then upon further reflection I find that this is only because of my consistent uncommitment to the one who loves me more than anyone else. It's hard for many people to understand God to try to flesh out what he wants from us. I think he wants what everyone wants to feel his love returned to Him by us. I think he wants honesty even when were pissed off. I think he wants us to believe not because someone else told us to but because he has clearly moved in each of our lives. He doesn't want us to love him because He is our ticket to heaven but because He gives us fulfillment and a joy that is unmatched. Over these past few days God has showed me that happiness is not running as fast as you can in one direction. Happiness is not sex, a lover, or some single strand of fleeting joy. Happiness is not the rain that washes us clean from the worries we cling too.

Happiness is simply this. Us loving God and Him doing the same.

Why it has taken me so long to realize this I don't know but for the first time in my life I am thinking maybe the most clearly I ever have. Thanks be to God.

I love you all but not for what you do but for what i may be able to do for you.

Much Peace and Love

P.S. Have a very Merry Christmas and may you find happiness as well this holiday.