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I fogot the best part!

In music, recommendations on November 24, 2008 at 3:51 pm

Bruce Springsteen’s new single, “Working On A Dream,” is available for free on iTunes or his website.  I know that on iTunes, it’s only free today, so hop on it.

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Coldplay – Prospekt’s March EP for $.99 at AmazonMp3

In music, recommendations on November 24, 2008 at 3:04 pm

I don’t know how long it will last, but here is the link.

Also, for today only, the new album by The Killers is $3.99.

Words cannot describe this video.

In remarkable discoveries, videos on November 22, 2008 at 11:18 pm

These cats is supa-fly.

Something to think about…

In remarkable discoveries on November 11, 2008 at 10:24 pm

If you drink a shot of espresso and then immediately drink a glass of orange juice, it kind of tastes like grapefruit juice.

Just to let you know.

Monday Music Musings (& unrelated links)

In music, theology on November 10, 2008 at 11:09 pm

I saw Bob Dylan on Saturday night and it was incredible.  A lot of people say he’s kind of hit or miss live, but he was definitely on this time.  He is a living legend and even after over 40 years of making music, consistently puts out incredible work.  The setlist was great – a mix of new and old.  Here it is:

  1. Maggie’s Farm
  2. Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35
  3. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
  4. Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
  5. Make You Feel My Love
  6. The Levee’s Gonna Break
  7. Ballad Of Hollis Brown
  8. Things Have Changed
  9. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
  10. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
  11. Workingman’s Blues #2
  12. Highway 61 Revisited
  13. Ain’t Talkin’
  14. Thunder On The Mountain
  15. Ballad Of A Thin Man
  16. Like A Rolling Stone
  17. All Along The Watchtower

Bruce Springsteen has a new album coming in January!!!!!!!!

In the realm of theology…

Ed Stetzer gave a great sermon on election last Sunday.

Parchment & Pen has some great thoughts on the tensions of Calvinism.  It’s an older post, but I would encourage you to read it.

2008 Election Day

In quotes on November 4, 2008 at 4:19 pm

Well today is election day.  I hope you voted.  As frustrating as this election has been for many of us, it is good to know that “the Most High rules the kingdom of men and gives it to whom he will” (Dan. 4:32).

Mark Driscoll had some excellent thoughts about the election here.  He pretty much sums up the way I’ve been feeling about it.

“… sadly, no matter who wins there will be no call to personal repentance of our own personal sins which contributes to cultural suffering and decline such as our pride, gluttony, covetousness, greed, indebtedness, self-righteousness, perversion, and laziness. And, in four years we’ll do it all again and pretend that this time things will be different. Four years after that, we’ll do it yet again. And, we’ll continue driving around this cul de sac until Jesus returns, sets up his throne, and puts an end to folly once and for all.”

I just want to say that I in no way encourage or promote political apathy.  However, I do not believe that the election should ever take primacy over the gospel.

Carson, Keller, & Piper on Mercy + The Gospel

In theology, videos on November 1, 2008 at 10:53 pm

Good, gospel-centered stuff.

HT: Chris McElwee

Cardinology – Noun; The study of The Cardinals, Ryan Adams’ backing band.

In music, recommendations, reviews, videos on November 1, 2008 at 10:43 am

After recording Cold Roses and Jacksonville City Nights with a shape-shifting group of musicians called The Cardinals, Ryan Adams finally found steady group of musicians for his band.  Although Easy Tiger was technically a Ryan Adams & The Cardinals project, it ended up getting billed as another solo album.  This past tuesday, Ryan Adams & The Cardinals released Cardinology, their most undeniably band-focused album to date.  While still wearing some of their Grateful Dead & Gram Parsons influences on their sleeves, U2 and Allman Brothers influences are also present.  Most importantly though, Cardinology shows the band really coming into their own.  Pick it up.  It’s a great album.

Watch Ryan Adams & The Cardinals perform the single “Fix It” on Letterman.