BOOKMARKS: SET 21

Tig-Notaro-NYT-300x300-Tig Notaro is a great story teller. But my favorite part has to be where she blanks on national television.

-I’m usually the guy going, “Man, TV is so good these days.” And then I saw this….

-Debating on doing another one-worship-song-a-month thing in 2014. I’ve done a good bit of co-writing the past 2 years, but it may be time to get back into writing solo.

There’s something massive under Seattle.

What makes an atheist love religious music? Interesting post. (Some language.)

-“While, indeed, we attempt to prove our identity by vainly clinging to other people, things, ideas, organizations, etc, we also self-justify through the things that we turn away from.”

“I am so credible and so influential and so relevant that I will change things.” – Kanye West (June 16, New York Times)

BOOKMARKS: SET 20

godzilla1954c-I’m excited to see what Gareth Edwards does with Godzilla. The trailer is awesome – great color composition and tone and manages not to tell us what happens in the movie!

-I’m sorry, but those iPad stands worship leaders use REALLY get on my nerves.

-My friend, Spence, is one of the most talented musicians I’ve ever met. The past few years, he’s performed “Carol Of The Bells” at his church. Here’s this year’s version.

-I’m so torn about this video. I love how closely they nailed the style and attitude of these musical pieces, but it sure seems like they’re mocking a lot of great, God-honoring music. (Watching this made me realize that worship songs used to be better….)

-If Buzz (from Home Alone) had an Instagram.

-Somebody is pretty clever. ‘Cause every parent does this at some point.

“I think that’s a responsibility that I have, to push possibilities, to show people, this is the level that things could be at. So when you get something that has the name Kanye West on it, it’s supposed to be pushing the furthest possibilities. I will be the leader of a company that ends up being worth billions of dollars, because I got the answers. I understand culture. I am the nucleus.”
 Kanye West (June 16, New York Times)

BOOKMARKS: SET 19

341024039_3bbcb1b9ef-Proof that you don’t always have to have good gear to be a good musician.

Base jumper has a bad fall. And records it all on his Go-Pro.

-Just finished the Mick Foley documentary, For All Mankind. It was great – Foley seems like a great guy.

-I was transfixed by this footage of guitar SWIRLING.

-Hey, kids. Maybe all that video gaming will pay off someday and help you land a job!

-I never knew I could like a 19 second video so much.

-Here’s an old sound check video of Stevie Ray Vaughn. The story is that SRV had just woken up and walked onto stage. Pretty good for a guy still half-asleep.

BOOKMARKS: SET 16

Screen shot 2013-11-27 at 9.28.46 PM-This post from Musicademy about what a congregation needs to hear in worship. Good reminders!

-I’m all about the BINGEWATCH. Here’s a list of shows that can be binged in 9 hours. Pretty manageable, I’d say!

-Oh, man. Please let this be real. PLEASE LET THIS BE REAL.

-Just added a funny, interesting podcast called James Bonding. In their first episode, they referenced this video revealing the man responsible for Bond using the Walther PPK.

-I’m almost finished with Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies. It’s a massive story and starts a little slow, but it’s a great book.

-Not only is this a sweet article, but it reinforces how important color can be in any artistic endeavor.

True – but gross – ways to wish someone a happy birthday.

*Since I love Batman, I’ve decided to have at least one Batman-themed link in each post. I think I can do it. Here.

BOOKMARKS: SET 14

th-The history of Disney’s Discovery Island is pretty nuts. Hit the wiki page first, then head over to the pictures taken by Shane Perez in the mid-2000’s.

-Hey, Hollywood. You don’t mess with perfection.

-Decided to give tapiture a try. I know almost nothing about Pinterest, but it seems like the same concept.

-I’m fascinated by conspiracy theories. So, naturally I’m freaking out on this one.

-Look at that. After twenty years, Steve Taylor is still more witty and sarcastic than ever. May have to kick a few bucks into this one.

-Listening to music through coat hangers. The audio “shootout” taken to it’s logical (and illogical) end.

BOOKMARKS: SET 12

Bono_rep_-Had no idea there was a conspiracy theory about the death of actress, Brittany Murphy. Weird.

-Well, that’s one way to quit a band. LANGUAGE WARNING.

-I remain a loyal Batman fan but watching Thor 2 reminded me that Marvel is so much better at making movies than DC. (With the exception of The Dark Knight. That movie has no equal.)

-Not all of them apply to church bands. But a lot of them do.

U2 released a new song. I like it. Dig that it’s piano based. And the video is great.

-Never been a huge Schwarzenegger fan, but this movie looks pretty great. Most things written/directed by David Ayer are.