Friday, November 7, 2008

Some Inspiring Words

I have this song that I cannot stop listening to because the lyrics haunt me and inspire me at the same time. Many of you know my friend Spencer was a musician (he passed away over a year ago) and how much his music means to me. Well, I got a hold of some music I hadn't heard in a while and I thought I'd share a certain part.

It comes from the song, "So Long Goodbyes".

And you're screaming down a hole that cannot hold your well informed diatribes
Your search for hope is buried low beneath the load of your burning critic eyes
You're happy with comfortable life, but I would cry some tears to see you come alive
And behind it all not scared to fall, but wondering what would happen if you could fly......

And don't you know that could fly?

So say so long to those goodbyes, that you have said so many times before.......
And you're saying them once again
Now turn around and break the trend, face the sun, and lean into the wind......
And the wind of change can be your friend
My friend now say hello to life and hope and second chances that you could never win......
That's why they're not worth it all
So fill the whole and walk away, show them mistakes and grace go hand in hand.

To me, it's such a powerful song that always reminds me of God and how he wants me to live my life. I hope you find something in the songs that you listen to as well.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Attention Everybody, I'm officially trendy

Well folks, I've gone and done it.....I've succumbed to the coolness of the world and brought myself up to speed so no one can doubt my ability to keep up with the rest of the mid/upper 20's in America.

I bought an iPod Touch.  And not the small one (8GB), no, I bought the Big Bertha that screams out "My life cannot fit into 16GB!".  So now I have 32GB of space to fill with music, movies, videos, podcasts, photos, applications, etc.
It was a tough day on the wallet though, but hey, I'm a big boy now and I'm out of debt, so I can throw down some dough on a pretty cool gadget.  I must say, I'm quite impressed that I finally did it.  I'm usually about as tight as a pair of jeans on a emo/skater kid when it comes to spending money.  I'm a sale rack kind of man and I don't like waste, so there is some considerable thought put into everything I buy, even socks and undies.
I think my biggest fear is that I will get bored of it, like any other toy.  Honestly, I don't plan on carrying this thing on my hip everywhere I go.  But I do hope to use it to it's fullest capabilities.  I'm trying to figure out the whole Apps thing and find some cool ones that I can play with.
Which brings up the question, Does anyone have any suggestions for music, Applications, videos, etc that I can fill my iPod brain with?  Fill me in on the cool things of the earth that I have been missing out on.  Please, I don't want to be a loser 26 year old.

*****Notice - If you are a 20 something and do not yet have an iPod Touch or iPhone, do not take this Blog seriously.  You are not a loser and never will be.