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Klampert 2.0

Posted in Church, Me, Music, Worship on October 30, 2008 by superman1224

So my buddy Joel is running a little contest over on his new blog and I figured I’d take the time to spread a little love his way. Joel is one of the many great friends I have made through this blog. You should really check him out, especially if you are a designer and most definitely if you are a worship leader!

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IGNORANCE Is Bliss…

Posted in Design, Geeks, Me, Motivational Posters, Movies, Star Wars on August 19, 2008 by superman1224

This was too funny not to post.

New Music

Posted in Gentleman At Arms, Life, Me, Music, The Classic Crime on August 19, 2008 by superman1224

As most of you know Music is something that I can’t live without. I simply couldn’t get through the day without it. Because of this addiction I find myself scowering the far corners of the web in search of the latest and greats in music. Sometimes I feel like a man wandering in a desert, crawling on hands and knees searching for just a drop of liquid. Often times all I get is damp sand, but on occasion I find a great oasis. Today I’m swimming laps in this oasis like Michael Phelps. I can’t keep this musical water fall to myself so here you are.

Gentleman At Arms:
My friend Blake just put out his bands new CD under it’s new name and I have been blown away. To put it mildly his band has put together one of the best EPs I have heard all year. I can honestly say this would be one of my favorite records even if didn’t know him. This is simply great stuff. You know a record is good when you hear and are not only humming it all day in your head, but as soon as you wake up the song is stuck in your head. Said song is down below for you to check out. Be sure to visit their myspace and blog and show them some love.

The Classic Crime – The Silver Cord
So I owe my buddy Evan for this find. He kept telling me to check these guys out and he has never failed me so I dove head first into these guys. Epic stuff. It is very rare that I fall in love with an album so quickly, but I did from the first note on. I listen to the CD going on 3 times in a row. So great. You can check out their myspace here. You can also find a sample below.


Photo Blogging

Posted in Blogging, Design, iPhone, Life, Me, People, Photos on August 8, 2008 by superman1224

So I one thing I haven’t really officially shared with all of you is that I am now an iPhone owner. Like most iPhone users will tell you, the device has changed my life. The power you have at your fingertips is amazing! One of those powers I am about to experiment with today. I plan to photo blog my entire day today. Things I find interesting. Things that I do everyday. People I hang out with, work with, and talk with. Things I eat drink and whatever. All of this can be done with the iPhone and also Mobile Me, the iPhones secretary…..oops I mean administrative assistant in a sense. So here is what you need to follow along with me today.

Photo Blogging Gallery

Photo Blogging RSS

If this turns out to be as much fun as I think it’s going to be I may have to do this more often.

Something other than TDK

Posted in Me, Music, The Dark Knight, Thriving Ivory on July 10, 2008 by superman1224

So I was talking with my sister yesterday and she told me my blog was boring latley. That not everyone is as pumped about TDK as I am and that there are people that come to the blog that want to read about other topics. With that, I’ve decided to post something that has nothing to do with that movie…

So the best I can come up with topic wise, is what’s been going on with me. What things I have been doing. New things that I’m into etc. So in a sense this is more of an update post than anything. Probably the biggest thing as of late is that my wife just got a promotion! SHe is so awesome, in that she has worked very hard at her job to the point where I really think it started to effect her health. Well all her hard work has paid off and she has been told there is a “buzz” about her. That her efforts don’t go unnoticed within the company, hese the promotion. I am so proud of her. This promotion is really an answer to a lot of prayers.

In other news I have been giving some thought to teaching Graphic design part time in the fall. I know I have a full plate having a food time job already, but I really think teaching my craft would be a really fulfilling experience, but this is something I’m just kicking around. I haven’t even applied.

Some other things on my radar is of course the new iPhone 3G. The phone launches tomorrow and things are going to be insane at work. I’m really excited though. I really think people are going to have a good experience with the launch. The wife and I hope to get ours on Saturday if I’m not working.

Finally, as you know music is huge part of my life. I’m always on the lookout for the next great band. Thriving Ivory is definitely on heavy rotation this week. I highly recommend them. They are a mix between Silversun Pickups and The Fray. Trust me, great stuff.

So that’s it for now. I’ll try to post more regulerly and diversify things a bit more, if anything for my sister’s sake. I don’t want my readers to lose interest.

Confessions

Posted in Barry Bonds, Church, Confessions, God, Harry Potter, Me, Movies on July 18, 2007 by superman1224

1. Hate Barry Bonds, Love Jason Giambi.

2. I think Snape is a good guy.

3. I  have a passive aggressive side that tries to “teach” people lessons when I think they are being stupid.

4. I procrastinate

5. I get anxiety whenever I am given a big task to do, which leads to my procrastination.

6. I’m a loner that needs to be around people.

7. I downloaded a million songs on Napster when it first came out. I didn’t buy a cd for like 3 years.

8. I voted for George W…….twice.

9. I am VERY impatient.

10. I have a sixth sense that I am going to die at a young age.

What do you have to confess?

Lifehouse: Who We Are, Reviewed

Posted in Blyss, Church, Guitar, Lifehouse, Me, Music, Reviews, Top 5, Top 5 Songs Of The Week, Who We Are on June 19, 2007 by superman1224

bigger_lifehouse.pngThere are few things that I have waited for with such great anticipation. Lifehouse has always been one of those bands that I find myself coming back to again and again. Just when I have forgotten all about them they come back with a song that just sticks out and comes through with a lot of emotion. They also kill when it comes to soundtracks and songs for teenage mellow drama. Hey what can I say I dig sissy rock.

The new CD “Who We Are” is the band’s fourth offering and like the three before it blends a nice mix of rockin songs as well as emotional check lists. I went to Meijer at 2:00 am to get this badboy and I am so glad I did. Let me break it down for you right quick.

1. Disarray: Kicks off the album nicely. This is the sound that you expect from Lifehouse. It has a familiar feel. Slow and steady verse with a high tempo chorus.

2. First Time: This is the bands first single and I never got to hear it all the way through because they only had it on their myspace for a minute or so. Now that I have head it all the way I love it even more. Another great hit.

3. Whatever It Takes: This song is probably one of my favorites on the record. It’s the perfect “I messed up and I’m sorry” song. Again an emotional song.

4. Who We Are: This song is a little different from the rest of their songs. However it still takes off and and rocks. You just have to give it a second. Good song.

5. Broken: This song is a previously unreleased song from their Blyss days. This is another emotional/inspirational song. This is where they get back to their worship roots. It’s really about just hanging on for dear life to God because you know He is the only one who can save you. Really GREAT STUFF!

6. The Joke: This song really took me by surprise. I was like wow where did that come from? It has kinda a swing feeling to it. Really different but still really cool. I admire bands who try new things even if it is a risk.

7. Easier To Be: This song has an old feel to it. Like the stuff on their first and second record. The songs that were good but no one knew about. Musically there is some great guitar work on there.

8. Make Me Over: Back to business on this song. Jason really shows his vocal talent in this song. The dude can slide up and down like a yodeler. Good song but not my favorite on the CD.

9. Mesmerized: The CD takes a little slide here. I have only listen to the CD twice all the way through so this song still has to grow on me. Now a big fan of it. This is another song where they tried something different but with not as much success.

10. Bridges: Cd picks up a little here. They lay down some fat beats and march it out. Good stuff. Sounds a lot like the first record.

11. Learn You Inside Out: This song sounds like something John Lennon whould have wrote. It’s a lot of piano. Good stuff though. I really like the mood of it.

12. Storm: This is another song from the Blyss days. This song is so great. Another nod to worship. In this studio mix Jason starts the song by himself. It sounds like he is down in a pit. Slowly the piano comes in as he gets into the meat of the song. Great mix. Really happy they finally put this on a record. Lifehouse always finishes their CDs strong.

Over all I give the Vocals 5 out of 5 stars. Music 4 out of 5 (Only because they slipped a little with Mesmerized). Lyrics I give it 6 out of 5 stars. The dude can just write what’s on his heart. Nuff said. Now go buy it.

*****Update*****  Two things. 1 iTunes being the punks they are, are selling a song that is not on the CD! What the crap is that all about? Anyway, I bought it for 99¢. It’s called “If This Is Goodbye”. They’re lucky it is a great song otherwise I would be angry.  So make sure you pick that one up as well. Secondly, being the nice guy I am I am posting one of my favorite songs from the CD. It’s called “Watever It Takes”. Lyrically powerful song. Check it out!

http://www.rthawkins.com/music/whateverittakes.mp3″