Friday, October 26, 2007

Performing in Lake Geneva, WI This Past Week

I can't really express in words the way that this past weekend in Lake Geneva has affected me. Where to start? If I were simply to sum it up, it wouldn't be enough. But here's where I can start:

I learned a little something about my humanity. Life is fickle, and emotions are deceptive. I also learned a bit about serving selflessly - because way too many people - people like ourselves - live on the "margins" - lonely, longing, searching with the last of their strength for something beautiful to live for.

Okay, enough of that. But it's true. We've got to be loved. We've got to live for that love. And it's a love deeper than anyone has fully known. Seek it out. Hold it near. And comprehend what you can of it.

I'd like to give a brief thanks to Russ and Ben for teaching me a few of these things this week.

Thank you all for making this a beautiful, joyful weekend, allowing me to do what I love - to play music!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Homecoming: and Coming Home

I had a ton of fun on Saturday night performing at the Glenbard East Homecoming Dance! I have to tell you, straight-up, I only went to one dance my whole four years in high school: my senior year prom. That was cool, and I knew this then, too, but I'm pretty sure I that I now know what I was really missing by not going. Anyway, how often do you really get to get dressed up - I mean to the nines? Answer: not very often. Especially not without your parents hassling you at the party.

I want to give a shout out to all of my new friends from the dance! Thanks for coming by my merch table to talk! It was also great to see a few familiar faces. I hope you all are as excited about my upcoming album release as I am! Still just a working title – no real set album concept yet.

Chris: great job playing. It's a pleasure, and we'll definitely hang out soon.