Check out the Harpers' brand new Christmas album, out now!




Border leftarrow upMore Newsarrow downBorder right
Space
          
Space
Space Space
Space Space
Space







Space
JFH Staff Blog | January 2010

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Bill The Guinea Pig

ME IN MOTION "EVERYTHING IS NOTHING" RED TOUR BLOG DAY 11:

BILL THE GUINEA PIG

JAN 29 2010

Seth here. Sitting here next to a guinea pig. I took a picture of him. His name is Bill. I just named him that. Look at his picture. Isn't he cute?

 

We just finished playing a killer show in Las Vegas. Night 11 of the Nothing and Everything Tour. Probably the best crowd so far! Nothing like 600 people screaming along with "Losers".  :) Also, I should mention that this town has the world's biggest In & Out Burger, which Me in Motion highly recommends to anybody and everybody.

 

So before we went onstage, we discovered that Bill lives in our dressing room. He has a little cage with a large paper towel tube to go inside and hide in, a bowl of delicious-looking rodent treats,  a water dispenser and some sawdust for his bed. Must be a pretty simple life! Some days, I find myself wishing that my life was low-key, like Bill's. No drama, no worries, no stress. Just eating, walking around, and sleeping. He has about the safest life I could imagine. Until of course, our road manager, Josh went and picked him up and put him inside this little clear plastic ball for him to roll around on the ground in. He was definitely was scared out of his mind, if he has one. I wish for this story's sake, I could say that he overcame his fear of being outside the cage, and rolled all the way out the door, down the hallway, outside, and escaped out into the great outdoors where he could live truly free!!

But no, he sat there, even when we tried to roll him around. He was totally sold on only living his little rodent life in the cage, and that must be good enough for him!

 

This whole thing reminded me of a new song that we wrote called "The God I Know", which is coming out on our new record in March. It talks about how living a Christian life is a life modeled after Jesus, who lived any way but safe and secure. He hung out with the lowest of the low, walked the slums with the losers, turned the tables in the temple, and proved His radical love for us on a cross. 

 

I know sometimes it's easy to be content staying in our little bubbles that we so often retreat to, just like the little guinea pig in his cage, ignoring the world outside. But this isn't how we were created to live. We were made to live radical lives, like Jesus. Not just for the sake of "shock factor", but for the sake of showing true love, Jesus' love to people who don't deserve it, and who does after all?

Read this verse I found, which I think is an amazing example of this life that we are called to live, a life that goes the opposite way of the world. Let these words inspire us to think deeper about the kind of life we're living right now. :)

 

Be sure to welcome strangers into your home. By doing this, some people have welcomed angels as guests, without even knowing it. Hebrews 13:2

Friday, January 29, 2010

The Tire of Terror

ME IN MOTION "NOTHING AND EVERYTHING" TOUR BLOG 10:
The Tire Of Terror

Where do I even begin? Earlier this week we played in Abliene, TX and then had a 2 day drive to Monterrey, CA. Those 2 days were some of the most exhausting, ridiculous, and dangerous 2 days of my life. It all started about 30 min into the drive. We were passsing through the town of Sweetwater when it happened. I was behind the steering wheel as we approached a slight hill. In the distance I began to see what looked like a small piece of shredded tire flopping down the road. “No big deal, “ I thought. “Truckers blow tires all the time.” We might roll over a small chunk but we’ll be fine. The closer we got to the mysterious debris I realized that this “small chunk” was bigger than I first calculated. I soon came to the conclusion that this was indeed a completely entact semi tire,  and at 65 MPH I started to worry about it hitting us.  I clearly remember weighing the various options I had to possibly dodge the tire. I had a good 20 seconds to process what was about to happen. About 2 seconds prior to impact I saw this beast of a tire hit the pavement and bounce nearly twenty feet in the air. It was fully inflated. It was still mounted on the metal rim. Sam, one of the production crew guys was sitting shotgun. He told me later that I looked over at him and said in very matter-of-fact-tone, “We’re gonna hit that tire.” All I could do was brake. I pressed both feet down firmly on the pedal and we fish tailed a bit. I turned my head away as I squeezed the steering wheel but It was inevitable. The tire whizzed past me but continued to scrape along the back side of our beloved van. Then it immediately smashed into the front of our twenty six foot trailer. That familiar crunching sound followed. It was quick and loud and reminded me of an aluminium can folding beneath my foot in slow motion. I thought It was over as we slowed and pulled over. I could feel the rumble strips beneath me as I watched in awe as the out of control tire continued it’s path of destruction. It lunged forward into the ditch to our left. Then, rolling along the curved earth it launched itself one last time, bounced right next to us, and flung itself completely over the roof of the van. We were at a dead stop as we watched it roll into a Wendy’s parking lot.

            Suprisingly,  The van and trailer were both completely drivable.  I called 911 and police were there in an instant.  A police report was filed and the state trooper informed me that the driver responsible lost another tire,  which hit another vehicle and a building.   No one was hurt at all.  We were back on the road within half an hour.  Over the next 48 hours we were faced with obsticle after obsticle as we pressed on toward California.   A blown trailer tire with no jack left us stranded for a couple hours,  The tow truck man refused to help us due to fine print restrictions from his boss.  I had to pay him cash on the barrell,  and he was convinced. We almost ran out of gas,  and when we finally found a station-the pumps were all closed.  Later down the road the van started sputtering and we all had accepted the fact that we just weren’t going to make it.  Miracolously,  the van felt better after a short break and we arrived in Monterry, California on time for load-in.  I even got to see wild sea lions on the beach.  I have no doubt in my mind that God has been wathcing out for us.  He’s kept us alive more times than I can remember,  and at times I’m speechless.  Please keep us in your prayers as we continue the Nothing and Everything tour.  Don’t forget that God is on your side.  He’s watching out for you too.  Cry to him when you are in need,  and thank him when you are safe.  

 dexter

 

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Peace and the Beach

ME IN MOTION "EVERYTHING IS NOTHING" RED TOUR BLOG DAY 9:
PEACE AND THE BEACH

So it's been a blur of a past couple days! I'm sitting in the dressing room upstairs in the Golden State Theater, here in beautiful Monterrey, CA. This place is probably the sweetest venue we've played in a long time (pic 1), and this city literally looks like it is out of a national geographic magazine, or a story book. I definetely wouldn't mind living out here! Take note of the pictures, as we got next to some live seals and a real live pelican (pic 2), which we were so harshly yelled at by a local "nature police" for disturbing. Not sure how he figured that? hmm...
 
But anyways, to rewind. I had a super early morning flight from Nashville this morning to San Jose, CA. It's been a great past couple days as I was able to fly back and hit the studio some more with my good buddy Michael Tait. (I've had the privelege to work on co-producing/writing the upcoming Newsboys record, check out the new tuneage @ myspace.com/newsboys), and also worked on writing for another record as well. So needless to say, there was not much rest for the weary! This morning came too quickly, and before I knew it, the plane touched down in the Pacific time zone, followed by heading to the venue, setting up, soundchecking, etc...
 
But then I was reminded, when I finally took a walk down to the picturesque beach and watched the waves crash in, that you can only go 1000 mph for so-long. I finally had a moment of tranquility, a moment to breathe, and remember the things I so often forget about in the crazy chaos of life. It was one of those moments where God grabs a hold of you and you know it's time to turn your ear to Him. So I just listened...
 
In one way, I felt a little bit like I was "put in my place", as I looked at the vastness of the ocean, and the immense creativity of His creation. But in another, I felt a wave of peace as I was reminded of this verse, reminded of what's really important:
 

10 "Be still, and know that I am God;
       I will be exalted among the nations,
       I will be exalted in the earth."

 11 The LORD Almighty is with us;
       the God of Jacob is our fortress.
       Selah

(Psalm 46:10-11)

Just take a moment right now to breathe, wherever you are. Forget about whatever happened in your life today, this week, this month, and just focus on God. Be reminded that no matter where you are, we have a God who can be our strength, a place to run, a "fortress" like the Word says. I encourage you, just like I needed to today, take a much-needed break, and just listen. :)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Just Stuff

ME IN MOTION "NOTHING AND EVERYTHING" TOUR BLOG 8:
Just Stuff

 On the road,  it seems like something is always broken.  Today it was a headlight in our van, tomorrow maybe tim’s amp will blow up or my cymbals will crack.  Who knows?  Something will be broken,  that’s for sure.   Practically everyday I’m  frantically searching for the duct tape. Sometimes we fix things the right way,  like the other day we took the van to the shop to have new brake pads put on,  but lots of times our methods are…well primitive,  to say the least.

            Thinking about all these broken things,  I noticed some rust on the hardware on one of my drums.  I remembered that verse in Matthew chapter 6 that tells about how moth and rust destroy,  and that thieves break in and steal things.  I was talking with Matt Jameson,  the drummer for The Wedding.  Last week their van was broken into and all of their backpacks were stolen.  In a matter of minutes all their laptops,  ipods,  etc were gone.  I would have been pretty upset if that would have happened to me.  Matt seemed pretty cool about the whole situation as he was telling me that it really is “just stuff.”  As we talked a bit more he said that nothing is really ours to begin with.  All the things we own actually belong to God and he can freely give or take them away.  

            My computer is pretty rickety.  It’s been dropped way too many times.  I’ve gone through 3 hard drives,  and the battery is held in place by,  you guesed it,  duct tape.   The more I thought about all of this,  I started to realize what a grip things can have on us.  I honestly feel like I NEED my laptop,  and to some extent it’s true.  But If all I’m investing in this life are things.  something is definitely wrong.   Let’s not forget that people are what really matter,  things can always be replaced. 

 

dexter

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Wisdom

ME IN MOTION "EVERYTHING IS NOTHING" RED TOUR BLOG DAY 7:
WISDOM

I'm sitting here in our dressing room in Longview, TX, as we're getting ready to head onstage at the Belcher Center, which is probably the nicest place we've played all tour, but has the strangest name, eh? I wonder if the founder of this place should have taken more mylanta...
 
I wanted to start out this blog with a verse I was reading today:
"“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” (James 1:5)
I have to admit, that when I read this verse, it humbles me to think about how much widsdom I lack. I think back on the past few years of my life, and how much things have changed, mistakes I've made, lessons I've learned. All the doors that have been opened for Me in Motion, the blessing that we're able to do what we love to do every day as a band, to play music that connects people with our creator, is nothing that any of us could have arranged on our own. 
 
I also think about God's perfect wisdom in the times that God hasn't let doors in my life open. 
Last year I got a call from a person I've looked up to in the music industry ever since my youth group days, asking me to come play guitar for a very well-known multi-platinum successful secular artist, who has also done some of my favorite pop songs. After a few weeks of deliberation and constant prayer, there was only one thing that I knew was clear. I felt that God's best for me would be to walk away from this opportunity. I didn't know why, but I knew that this was the right thing for that time in my life. To be honest, it was something I was a little upset about for a couple days, because it was truly a step of faith, to run the opposite way when the world would just say "do it!" without even thinking.
 
Now in hindsight, so many things have happened in my life in the past year that I would not have even been given the opportunity to do, had I just said yes and walked thru that open door on my own - in my own wisdom - things that worked out even better than I could have imagined. God really did have my best interest in mind, just as he has for each and every one of us. My prayer for you today is simple, that you would simply trust God's plan. If you're at a crossroads in your life, where you feel like a decision must be made (big or small), go to God for His wisdom. I'm not saying that it will be plain-as-day, as to what you're supposed to do, just like a writing on the wall, because I believe that God doesn't always speak "audibly" or "just-plain-visibly". All I'm asking is that you take this verse for what it says, and just ask Him for the wisdom that you need. You'll find it one way or another... :)
 
-Seth 
Jan 23 2010
 

LIVE PICTURE FROM OUR SHOW TONITE AT THE BELCHER CENTER (LONGVIEW, TX)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Winnie

ME IN MOTION "NOTHING AND EVERYTHING" TOUR BLOG 6:
Winnie

 I got a call from my dad yesterday as we were driving through Texas.  He told me that earlier that afternoon he finally decided to put our family dog, Winnie, to sleep.  She was getting really old and my parents had been talking about it for a while.  Every time it came up in conversation, I successfully convinced them to put it off a little bit longer.  But as her breathing became increasingly labored, they finally made the decision to put her down. 

I remember the day we got her.  It was probably over 15 years ago.  I think I was in the 5th grade.  We picked her up after church one Sunday from  a family who was giving away puppies.  She was a good dog.  Not too big, not too small.  She was jet black with pointy little wolf-like ears that always perked up when somebody walked through the front door.  She was half chow and reminded me of white fang,  or maybe ‘black fang’ diligently pulling her sled across the snowy tundra. To be honest with you. I always thought people who got emotional over the death of a pet were a little cookoo, but as I started thinking about the next visit home to a house without Winnie, I could feel the sadness start to rise in my throat. 

 I know most of you reading this never met my dog.  She doesn’t really mean anything to you.  To those of you who did know her, you know that she meant a lot to my family,  but especially my dad.  She was his dog.  She always followed him around,  she would choose his feet to curl up next to by the couch.  He took her on walks,  gave her “treats” and sometimes he would let her hop in the back seat of the little green mazda for a drive around town.  She was smart,  obedient,  and always there when we needed a companion.   I think it’s going to be especially hard for my parents since my sister and I each got married this past summer and their house will be left even more empty.

 I was reminded of a passage in the new testament as I thought about Winnie.  Matthew 10:29 says “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father.”   God knows about every little detail in our lives.  The Bible also tells us that the very hairs of our head are all numbered. For me that’s easy- zero.  ;)  Jesus also compares God’s love to a shepard who left 99 to find the 1 that was lost.  Don’t forget that no matter how small or minute you may think your problems are, he is aware, and he cares.  Just as he cares for my dog,  and my family as we all will miss her,  he cares for you and knows your pain.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Taste and See

ME IN MOTION "EVERYTHING IS NOTHING" RED TOUR BLOG DAY 5:
TASTE AND SEE
Seth Mosley
 

So we're here in San Angelo, TX, and enjoyed our first off-day of the tour yesterday in San Antonio. It was a much much much-needed day of rest, as we actually got to sleep in! We enjoyed going to lunch with our new friends in THE WEDDING, only to walk outside, and find that their van had been broken into, and all their laptops were stolen, right in broad daylight! So please keep them in your prayers, and I'm sure they would appreciate any of your support. It has happened to MIM in the past, so we know what it's like when you work so hard and have that kind of thing happen to you, it can be very disheartening, so please, please, please, send them your love.
 
On another note, I titled this blog, "Taste and See". 
 
Last night, we walked into the place that is like an Oasis in a desert to each of us in MIM: CHIPOTLE. (and no, they didn't pay us to say that) Every time I enter that house of goodness, I'm reminded of the amazing smell of the freshly cooked meats, rice, fresh vegetables, and all of the other quality items that you can pack into one small, foil-wrapped, football-sized tortilla. And my taste buds instantly sing "Glory, Hallelujiah!" accompanied by the harmony of my bandmates. It was after I walked up to the counter and ordered my usual chicken burrito, no beans, rice, lettuce, pico, sour cream, cheese, and extra cheese, that I noticed chipotle had a sign promoting a new movie with a cow on the front of it (see picture) titled "Food, INC." This was followed by an explanation of how Chipotle wanted people to be aware of the high-quality, organic ingredients that they use to make their heavenly goodness, free from preservatives, hormonally-dosed cows for the meat and cheese, and everything natural that can be imagined. And I thought to myself...hmmm...I remember the days when I used to go to McDonalds every other day in high school and order a Big N Tasty with Fries, and how awesome I thought it was, but after experiencing a place like Chipotle over the past couple years, and having not eaten McDonalds in several months, I bet if I went back to the more "processed" fast foods (nothing against McD's), I'm sure my body would want to spit it all out! This made me realize something very quickly, and I drew a parallel to what having a relationship with Christ is like. Check out these verses:
 
"Open your mouth and taste, open your eyes and see— how good God is. Blessed are you who run to him." (Psalm 34:8 MSG)
 
 "I have a lot more to say about this, but it is hard to get it across to you since you've picked up this bad habit of not listening. By this time you ought to be teachers yourselves, yet here I find you need someone to sit down with you and go over the basics on God again, starting from square one—baby's milk, when you should have been on solid food long ago! Milk is for beginners, inexperienced in God's ways; solid food is for the mature, who have some practice in telling right from wrong..." (Hebrews 5:12-14 MSG)
 
These verses speak volumes of wisdom to me about knowing Christ. I can think back on some of the dark times in my life and remember not walking with Him. It's just like going from fast food to good food. You never know what you're missing until you try the "good stuff", to really have a personal relationship with our creator. And then I think about the times that I've fallen backwards in my faith. It's just like going back to eating unhealthy fast food: my body just wants to spit it out, because it knows that this isn't the right way to live.
 
So let me wrap it up and encourage you in two things:
1. If you are wondering about what having a relationship with Christ is all about, let me encourage you, just like Psalms, says to us, Taste and See that the Lord is good! Take it from our own personal experiences, He really is the only real thing worth living for.
2. If you feel like you have fallen back in your faith, just like we have many times before, try to surround yourselves with friends who are going to help disciple you in your faith. Part of learning to "eat meat instead of milk", is learning spiritual maturity, and we get this from digging into the Word, and from surrounding ourselves with good mentors, and friends. So get plugged in to a great community of believers. :)
 
Happy Tuesday! 
 
+Seth/MIM

Monday, January 18, 2010

Good News

ME IN MOTION "NOTHING AND EVERYTHING" TOUR BLOG 4:
Good News

 Good news can be big.  Good news can be small. 

      Big: A few months ago a friend of mine thought she found a lump and was scared it was cancer.  She immediately went to the doctor to have the proper tests done.  They told her they needed a few days to process the tests and they would call her and let her know. You know how the saying goes “no news is good news,” but after a few days and no call we all started to worry.   She couldn’t take her mind off the possibility of haaving cancer.  She couldn’t sleep,  couldn’t eat and just couldn’t take her mind off it.  When the phone finally rang the news was big and the news was good!  The doctors said it was just a calcium deposit and that she had nothing to worry about.  She had a party that night and everyone celebrated.

Small:  late last night as we went to bed at our hotel we all set our alarms for 6:30 am. In the middle of the night it dawned on me that the load-in time might be later for todays show.  I quickly booted up my computer to double check.  Sure enough my little inkling was right.  I decided not to wake the guys and tell them right away.  When the first alarm went off at 6 I could hear their groans.  I spoke up and said, “Today is a late load in guys-we don’t have to leave until 8:30!”  The reactions were of sweet relief.  2 more precious hours of sleep.  Perfect.  The news was small,  but the news was good. 

In Luke 15 we read of some good news:  “suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Does she not light a lamp,  sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it,  she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.' In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents"

            Some people call the Bible the ‘good book.’  The message of that gospel is the biggest good news we could ever hear.  Maybe you got some good news today.  Maybe you got some bad news.  Let’s not forget that in the midst of  all the news we hear that the message of Jesus is the best news we could ever hear.  

dexter

Sunday, January 17, 2010

What Day Is It Again?

ME IN MOTION "EVERYTHING IS NOTHING" RED TOUR BLOG DAY 3:
What Day Is It Again?
Seth Mosley
 

Hey Guys. 
It's Seth again here in Victoria, TX...writing you from sidestage at the Riverside Multiplex as Pillar is finishing up their set. We're super thrilled to be back on the road with those guys again, as we got to do the Confessions Tour with them last year, and count them as great friends and an awesome band.
 
Just wanted to take a moment to stop and ask somebody out there, "What day is it again?" There comes a point on tour, some tours earlier on than others, where everyone on the road starts to ask this question, along with others like, "what city is this?" or even, "What state is this?" For me, that time came today on tour date 3 on the Nothing and Everything Tour, when I woke up at the Hampton Inn today at 4 pm, hearing our road manager Josh say, "Gotta go, soundcheck's in a half hour." I bet my head-confusion is a culmination of driving thru the night, sleeping at the hotel during the daytime, and eating spicy gas station burritos at 6 am, which have the power to erase one's memory as easily as a memory is made. :)
 
But what a great time we are having out here. Three solid shows in a row, makes a great start to this tour, and I'm reminded, even as we face the craziness and confusion of the road, that our God is a God of consistency in our crazy, confused world.
 
Let Hebrews 13:8 remind us today that "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever." So wherever you are at in life, whether your days are just a blur, and you find yourself waking up some days not even knowing where your head is, or your peace lies, let Jesus be that peace, in knowing that we have a faithful friend, father and refuge in Him, no matter what day it is!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Copy Of A Copy

ME IN MOTION "NOTHING AND EVERYTHING" TOUR BLOG 2:
COPY OF A COPY

Just finished playing at a place called “The Door” in Dallas, TX.  It’s Friday night and today was definitely a better day.  Everything seemed to go a little bit smoother and I think I can credit that to a good night’s sleep.  We made it here safely,  in one piece,  and with all of our tires.  Speaking of tires,  in the midst of changing our flat last night I somehow managed to lose my van key in the darkness alongside I-40.  Not that big of a deal except that we all have this bad habit of losing our keys.  Mine was the only original left,  tim and seth both have copies.  I got annoyed pretty quickly asking to borrow someone's key,  so this afternoon I decided to venture off to get my own copy made. 

I used our GPS to locate the nearest hardware store and called ahead to ask if they had one of those key duplicating machines.  The woman on the other end of the line cheerfully replied,  “yes we do!” 

I said,  “great,  I just wanted to check before I drove there.”  Upon entering the hardware store I immediately knew something was wrong.  This didn’t look like most hardware stores I had been in before.  This store  looked like a cabinet store.  It was very nice but it appeared as if the only thing they sold were cabinets.  I met the cheerful lady from the phone at the counter and sheepishly told her I was the ‘key’ guy.  She asked me what kind of key it was and I pulled Seth’s copy from my pocket to show her.

 “Oh,” she said in a less than cheerful tone.  “We don’t copy car keys.” Bummer.  Well a bit more driving around Dallas and I finally found a real hardware store and got my own copy-of-a copy key to our van.  

The problem  with copies of copies is that they usually don’t work as good as the original.  They also don’t work as good as the copy.  So everytime my new key doesn’t work I’m reminded through my frustration that I do the same thing in my spiritual walk.  When I’m following Jesus and using his life as a reference point I have a better grasp on what a Christian should be.  When I follow people that I admire or look up to they sometimes fail me because they are more-or-less copies.  It’s great to have people in our lives to look up to,  whether that is a friend,  favorite band,  parent,  or even a pastor. But people are always going to let us down.  Let’s instead try our best to copy Jesus first and foremost.  He is the one we should model our lives after.  He showed us a perfect and selfless life.  Let’s keep our eyes on Him because you and I both know that a copy-of-a copy isn’t as good as the original.

;) dexter

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Tour Is Definitely Here

ME IN MOTION "NOTHING AND EVERYTHING" TOUR BLOG 1:
TOUR IS DEFINETELY HERE
 
Well hello friends. It's Seth here from Me in Motion. Just writing you from cold and cloudy Fort Smith, AR, chillin in the Fort Smith Event Center where the first tour date of the Nothing and Everything Tour with Red and Pillar kicks off tonite! We're super excited to be a part of this awesome team of great bands, and geniune people.
 
I titled this first blog, "Tour is definetely here", as we were reminded last night as we left Nashville at midnite, only to make it a half an hour down the road and have our brakes go out in our 26 foot trailer! (see picture below) If you know anything about touring and vans, this is a really bad thing! So we found ourselves standing in a gas station parking lot at 1 am, 18 degrees outside, pulling every fuse out of the van to see if it could be a blown fuse. No luck. We then proceeded to check the wiring on the back of the van. One sign of a problem, the wiring assembly had completely ripped off the back of the van, but was all still intact! So we then look at another wire, which we realized had been previously dragged on the ground, and covered with a mass of gaff tape! "There is our problem!" we all say. So begins, cutting the wire, stripping it all apart, and rewiring it all back together, to find ourselves back in a warm van at 2:30 am. This reminded me, tour is definetely here!
 
But that's not all! 6 am comes, and we find ourselves with a shredded trailer tire (see picture below), and no jack capable of lifting the beast of a trailer that we have (still accepting ideas for names, Bessy, Free Willy, etc?).
So we use our band ingenuity and decide to drive our trailer up onto some wood blocks, to find ourselves successfully changing the tire out, and getting back on the dusty trail by 7 am. Tour is definetely here!
 
And finally, 2 and a half hours late, we pull into the venue, and celebrate actually making it to the first show, and thanking God for getting us all there in one piece, and then setup went smoothly! (see picture below)
 
In moments like we faced last night, I was reminded of one of my favorite verses, which I'm sure a lot of you have heard, Philippians 4:13:
"I can do everything through Him who gives me strength."
 
We found ourselves last night arriving on the realization of "Tour is definetely here", and that when we encounter all the difficulties the road has to offer, that we are only going to reach our fullest through living a life for Christ, and knowing that we will only be let down if we try any other way. I'll take it a step further for all of you and say that once we realize that life isn't always easy, in fact, a lot of the time, it's not, we need to be reminded of that verse, and find that once we're living as we're created to, that we will find, "Life is definitely here", we just need to reach out and take it. :)
 
Our 26 foot trailer
 

 

Blown tire

 

At the venue

Monday, January 11, 2010

We Recommend - Bride, 'Snakes In The Playground'

I'm going old school once again this week. Some of the younger Christian music fans probably have never even heard of Bride, but in the early 90's, the band was one of your best sources for metal music. With a beautiful wail from lead vocalist Dale Thompson that could shatter the windows of a Dunkin Donuts two towns over (OK, maybe that's an exaggeration), Bride delivered some incredible live performances (stay to the very end of that video) as well as some fantastic songs. While it's a little tough to choose an album to recommend first, the band's most popular record was undoubtedly their 1992 release Snakes in the Playground, and for good reason. Metallica fans may take to their 1994 release Scarecrow Messiah, but Snakes... kind of had a little bit of everything - without a bad track in the bunch. From a couple power ballads that ought to make John Cooper smile, to some serious rockers like "Would You Die For Me" and "Dust Through A Fan," Snakes... is a solid and memorable 90's metal album. - John DiBiase (JFH President/Editor)

Bride
Snakes In The Playground (1992)

Click here for a JFH Staff Review.

Our synopsis: "One of the best metal albums of the 90's that should still appease fans of the genre today, Bride's Snakes in the Playground is a modern classic." (Recommended by JFH's John DiBiase)
Perfect For: Bold faith, Spiritual Encouragement
Song Highlights: "Rattlesnake," "Would You Die For Me," "Dust Through A Fan," "I Miss The Rain," "Love Money," "Goodbye"

So, what are your thoughts on and experiences with the album Snakes In the Playground? Do you recommend it? If so, why?

 


Music News RSS
About Us | Contact JFH | Site Map | RSS | JFH Staff | Advertise With JFH
JFH Store | Donate to JFH | Prayer | Link To Us | Privacy | Home
Alertbot

All materials copyright of Jesusfreakhideout.com   1996-2011 Jesus freak Hideout. All Rights Reserved.