My friend Jeff Holland wrote a great review of what the 2005 Andrew Peterson Christmas Concert in Nashville, Tenn., was all about. The only nod I’d give that Jeff didn’t was Derek Webb’s performance on “Deliver Us”, which always just slays me. [Yes, I am biased towards Derek.]
I have some fun things coming up…
- Sat 17 Sep: Off to Chattanooga with Rick [and hopefully Jessica ;)] to go see Derek, Sandra, and Cason play at Covenant College. Hanging with my people is awesome. It’s Sarah H.‘s, concert, and it’ll be good to see her again.
- Fri 23 Sep: Off to the DC area to go see Caedmon’s play in Maryland. I’m hoping to get to hang out with Chrissy during the day before the show; haven’t seen her since before she went to Ireland, and I want to hear all her stories. Bryan and Erica and Joe and Rhonda will be at the show for sure, and I’m really hopeful that Christiana, Mark, and Karyn will be there. My heart may not be able to take the awesomeness.
- Sat 24 Sep: Shake off the awesomeness hangover, drive back to IAD, hope a plane to GSO, and hopefully drive down to Charlotte real fast, kidnap Brandon and Sarah, then bring them to the Greensboro area for Mike’s birthday party. I’m ready to see him and Kari, Brian and Sarah, and hopefully Charles, Jason, and Susan. I don’t know that I’ll be able to take two days in a row like this!
It’s fitting that the last song in the Derek Webb music hour—which ran more like 90 minutes—was his cover of Wilco‘s cover of an old Woody Guthrie tune, “The Blood of the Lamb“. On a day when I’m blogging about the need for clean blood in Africa, a song about the redemption of Jesus’s blood … 🙂
This hour’s music will be provided by Derek Webb. Specifically, I’m listening to the great board feed audio I have of the concert that’s captured Derek’s How to Kill and Be Killed, five of which are available to any sponsors who pledge at least $5 towards Blood:Water Mission. Thanks again, Derek.
Three years ago, I joked about doing the Blogathon. This year, I’m not joking. I’ll be supporting Blood:Water Mission, which is seeking to bring HIV-free blood and clean drinking water to Africa.
I jokingly suggested this the other day on the Rumor Forum, and then … I just felt like I shouldn’t be joking about it. I fired an email off to Derek, and he told me that he’d support me. Derek’s been working with Blood:Water and raising money for them out on tour for some time now.
I would appreciate your support for Blood:Water, whether you donate through the Blogathon campaign that I’ve set up or directly on your own. If you do feel like you want to support me in this, do so with a link, some fun IMs while I spend next Saturday on a posting spree, and whatever other ways you can think of.
At least 48 posts in 24 hours? I can probably pull off 60. I’ll start my research this weekend so that I have some links at the ready for my perusal and postage when next Saturday rolls around.
Now that iTunes supports podcasting, musicians are getting on board. My boy Derek is one of them, and a couple weeks ago, his management asked if I’d help him by being the second man in a Derek Webb podcast. I did that last Tuesday, and today, I got the audio of the first item. It sounds really, really good. [Well, except for my lisp really showing up in my S’s. I know that I notice it more than other folks do, though.]
That was a heckuva lot of fun, and a good day all around. 🙂
I’ve finally found something that would make me buy an iPod … I’ll be podcasting with Derek Webb.
I’ve been asked to publicize it, so I guess I can talk about it in public now. I am so unbelievably geeked! We do the first day-long sitdown in two weeks. Woohoo!
My sleep schedule is many things, but consistent over long periods of time is not one of them.
Rick and I went to go see Derek play last night over in Decatur; I reckon I got home around 2245 or so. Considering that my sleep schedule has been all out of whack ever since I got back from Doug‘s wedding, well, I expected to be sluggish this morning. Nope … for some reason, I returned to the sleep routine I’d had for the month previous to the wedding, so I sit here at my home computer fully dressed for work. Heck, the only reason I’m not on my way in is that my building has a goofy after hours policy, and I really don’t want to have to sign in for work because I got in so early.
[And yes, I’m posting this in part to taunt Rick, who said, “I don’t know what you’re talking about with this 5:15 stuff, you crazy man.”]
I’ll see Derek down here on Sunday.
For now, I’m helping provide some static for some radio silence, among other things … 🙂
“I’m livin’ in a car graveyard / my heart is up on blocks”
I swear … I can get Derek Webb‘s “Lover Pt. 2” from i see things upside down stuck in my head for days at a time, and I don’t mind. That song just kicks my ass, even as I’m digging it.
“You teach me how to kill and be killed / and how You set me free”