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Vacationing From Rock Music...

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Vacationing From Rock Music...

Hello friends.  We have been spending a lot of time on the road these days.  We just got done w/ a couple Colorado shows after being on tour for the last 6 months and Remedy Drive is going four separate ways for a week.  I'm spending some down time in Chicago with my extended family, Dan is backpacking in Colorado, Philip is going climbing and Paul is heading to India.

I never thought a vacation from rock music would be something I'd ever look forward to.  Since the first time I heard a guitar solo, the idea of playing music for a living really moved me.  In my book, it’s the best job in the world (other than demolition – they say people in the demolition business have an even a higher job satisfaction rating then doctors – prior to being in the band, my brother Philip and I demolished a garage – it was rewarding).   

So, it surprises me after playing 65 or so concerts in three months and making an album with a record label - that I'm not more satisfied and content.  In doing all this work I love that I am reminded that it is not rock music that validates my existence.  It's not vacation either.  It reminds me that there is something more substantial in the universe that can sustain the needs of my human heart.  It is not the songs we write or the plans we have. It is something else.  There is something more.

           
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This Friday, July 19
Jordan Feliz "Faith" Radio Version - Single [Centricity Music]
Foldinglights Subterranean Hum [7Core Music]
Caitie Hurst "How Could I Be Silent" Rogue Sailes Remix [Centricity Music]
Local Sound Sunday School EP [Integrity Music]
John Van Deusen (I Am) Origami Pt. 3 - A Catacomb Hymn [Tooth & Nail]


Next Friday, July 26
For All Seasons Questions - Single [Centricity]
Mac Powell & The Family Reunion Back Again [Thirty Tigers]
NF The Search [Capitol]
PEABOD Backpack - Single [Centricity Music]
Wolves at the Gate Eclipse [Solid State]


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