Twitter, Selling Out, Canadian Public Media, Muppet Revivalist, Etc…
Well. I don’t know where this post is gonna go. But here I go with it anyway!
Guys, I was just thinking. And I love Twitter! It’s so simple. They’ve only changed their layout, like, three times, ever. There’s no pressure. And I personally love it because I have a really cool- what are called- Tweeps, or Tweeple, or Twends. OK, I just mad that last one up. But there’s a cool follwing/follower circle I have, and I love it. I can talk about gear or theology, basically little 140 character snippits of what ends up here, and get some cool, fun feedback. Anyway. I was just thinking that.
I have been learning to solder this week. From Youtube. Youtube teaches you anything you need to know. I got some DIY patch cables from GLS Audio, which are awesome, and some soldering equipment that cost about $10. Now I’m soldering my patch cables like a pro! I’m getting a DIY fever. I’m going to finish my guitars next! It’s just so fun!
I’ve been reading some Francis Chan books that I got around Easter, because he was giving them away for free. I’ve never read any of his books in their entirety. I’ve read other things he’s written, heard him speak, and read chapter excerpts, and decided I didn’t like his writing style at all. He and Rob Bell have the same problem/tactic: they write exactly how they speak. For Bell, that works really well. Where Bell sounds very pretentious and ends every sentence with a raised inflection, as if to ask a question, even if it’s something like, “This room is dusty…?” when he speaks, that translates to the page very well. Chan is a very well spoken, honest, bottom line kind of guy. While I love listening to him talk in this way, when it translates to his writing, it has never impressed me. However, I’m a little more than half way through Crazy Love, and have been reading it with the thought that I am listening to him speak, and not reading a book. My opinion has improved greatly. Plus, it was free. I’m sure that improves any read. Which is why I don’t charge for subscriptions to my blog… Among other… Reasons…
Let’s talk about how good this song is. Let’s talk about how the chord progression puts A and Am RIGHT NEXT TO EACH OTHER. Amazing. Genius. I love the Black Keys. I am digging El Camino more and more. I liked it when it came out. I even put it on my “Top Albums of 2011” list, even though it came out, like, three days before I wrote the post. But a few months later, while some whine about the Black Keys “selling out” or whatever, I think this album is awesome. This song is awesome. Can’t. Get. Enough.
Speaking of selling out, you should watch this video:
Speaking of QTV, you should watch this video:
Oh man. I love Canada. There’s some more interviews I’ll post at another time. But, seriously, Canada’s public media is SO good. If you’ve never listened to Wire Tap, go do that. Jonathan Goldstein is a story weaving master.
I realized again this week how terrible I am at writing lyrics. I just have to keep reminding myself that I told myself I was sticking with instrumental music. I just keep forgetting I told myself that.
They’re remaking Total Recall… And I kind of want to go see it.
I can’t end on that sentence.
I hope Dead Man’s Bones makes another record. Get on that, Ryan Gosling.
OK, I’m done for now. If you watched all of those videos and read all of this junk, I’m sorry for taking up an hour and 10 minutes of your time. But you will never get that back.
P.S. Some of you may have noticed I changed the title to this blog.