Saturday, September 27, 2008

i'm really sleepy.

Monday, September 22, 2008


work. school. work. homework avoiding. little breaks for music related stuff and friends, oh and a decent beer or two. really want to take a weekend trip somewhere, somewhere hilly and cold with a warm tavern and some warm hearts. maybe i'll be able to do that in the next couple weeks.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

This week

has been full of awesome. Good times with friends, sharing food, sharing stories, sharing love, singing songs, talking music, appreciating Neutral Milk Hotel, learning about not ignoring the poor and seeing things that make me long to live outright for the Lord. I wish every week was this week.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Love has Seven Names

Love has seven names.
Do you know what they are?
Rope, Light, Fire, Coal
make up its domain.

The others, also good,
more modest but alive:
Dew, Hell, the Living Water.
I name them here (for they
are in the Scriptures),
explaining every sign
for virtue and form.
I tell the truth in signs.
Love appears every day
for one who offers love.
That wisdom is enough.

Love is a ROPE, for it ties
and holds us in its yoke.
It can do all, nothing snaps it.
You who love must know.

The meaning of LIGHT
is known to those who
offer gifts of love,
approved or condemned.

The Scripture tell us
the symbol of COAL:
the one sublime gift
God gives the intimate soul.

Under the name of FIRE, luck,
bad luck, joy or no joy,
consumes. We are seized
by the same heat from both.

When everything is burnt
in its own violence, the DEW,
coming like a breeze, pauses
and brings the good.

LIVING WATER (its sixth name)
flows and ebbs
as my love grows
and disappears from sight.

HELL (I feel its torture)
damns, covering the world.
Nothing escapes. No one has grace
to see a way out.

Take care, you who wish
to deal with names
for love. Behind their sweetness
and wrath, nothing endures.
Nothing but wounds and kisses.

Though love appears far off,
you will move into its depth.

-Hadewijch of Antwerp

Thursday, September 4, 2008

As my friend Evan once said, better late than pregnant.

Which is how I feel about this. Manchester Orchestra is definitely not new to the music scene or some underground, unknown band anymore, but until a few days ago (although I had it) I never listened to their debut album "Like a Virgin Losing A Child". I've got to encourage you to check out this album if you haven't heard it yet, it's really good stuff, kind of reminds me of a Brand New feel. Anyway, it's great and considering the fact that these guys are all like 19 or 20 or something, I'm really excited to hear what their future holds.

PS - I know they had a sophomore release, I haven't checked it out, I'm still trying to digest the first one.