Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Saturday, July 4, 2009

BlogBreak. so long.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Tell me I'm an orphan in the presence of my father

Wash me in an ocean full of blood and dirty water

So scare me into heaven

You take away my breath

At least eternal prayer wont hurt

Like never ending death

So scare me into heaven

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

electric guitar project

this is a guitar im building. i dunno if im happy with the shape of the body yet, looks sorta weird to me.

the horn
the body
this is as far as i have gotten. i bought some pickups and im bidding on a wiring harness so yeah. really fun.
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my studio

keyboard, the server, and my mics
my acoustic, electric, and the cello which doubles as a bass ;)
control panel

and yeah, i know this place is a wreck.
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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I'm buying this guitar off of craigslist. hopefully i should have it by tomorrow evening. CHEEERS!! oh btw, what should i name it?

Saturday, April 4, 2009

blue skies changing into grey...
sunlight slowly fades away
Dont wanna be here all alone
demons come as darkness falls
scream for help, but all your calls
are falling on a corpes's ear.

cryin in the darkness
taken shelter in the lair of a dragon

Serpents coiled around your feet
Sweetly whisper you to sleep
tears are bleeding from your eyes
Sipping poison from their cup
Drain it once and fill it up
Numb the pain that sears your mind

Hypnotized tho you may be
you know the Prince can set you free
Through the darkness call his name.

The path's still dark but in the trees
Moonlight filters through the leaves
There's a friend beside you now
THe demons still possess the stones
the devil still rattles his bones
but Do not fear your God has come

And soon the sun will light your way
the darkness cannot always stay
The Prince of Peace has won before.
Open your mind you'll be surprised
Its staring straight into your eyes
you are not in this all alone.
you are not in this all alone

Friday, March 27, 2009

What do you do...

...when you pass a cripple on the street begging for money.
...when you hear a small voice sobbing in a dark alley
....when you see a homeless man on a wheelchair digging through the cigarette pit looking for a fresh smoke
...when you hear a desperate scream in an empty lot
...when you find a drunk woman shivering on the street
...when you meet god in the city

what do you do?
Another good day at market.
Last Friday I tipped a street guitarist and we started talking a little about music and I told him that I play too. So today, I was walking past again, and he's like "hey brother you wanna keep the music rollin while i go for some lunch?" wow. that was awsome. So i was there all by myself with a three grand guitar for like fifteen minutes, jamming out on the street. That was special for me. Oh. His name is Chris. He's like a fifty year old colored guy. He's awsome.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

wow i havent posted for a while. Life is busy, life is good. I started a new job rolling pretzels for lisa at impressions. lol. cool job.

Into the Sky, by Jason Upton.

Hey Jesus, are you still on the cross
or are you feeling better?
Hey Jesus, will you come play with me?
Im ready and willing.

Won't you come down, down, down, down to the ground.
To the next to me place
with a smile on my face
and a song in my ear
and around
and around
and around
and around we go

Hey Jesus, when I wave at you
do you wave back too?
Hey Jesus, when I'm feeling sad
do you feel sad too?

Hey Jesus, if we throw these books
do you think they will fly?
Hey Jesus, can I touch the moon
throw me into the sky
And then I'll come down, down, down, down to the ground.
To the next to me place
with a smile on my face
and a song in my ear
Into the sea
Into the sea
Around and around
Around and around
Around we go...Around
and around
and around
and around
and around we go

Monday, March 16, 2009

"May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half truths, and superficial relationships, so that you may live deep within your heart.

May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that you may work for justice, freedom and peace.

May God bless you with tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation, and war, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and to turn their pain in to joy.

And may God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in this world, so that you can do what others claim cannot be done."

Saturday, February 28, 2009

random facts

So i was sick for about a week now I'm all better again... sorta.

My quiz team made the A division. That was a surprise. We kicked butt at Calvary. so that was cool.

I was at the youth gym night tonight.

I like Macdonald's apple pies, the coffee or the coke wasnt so good tho.

I'm tired.


Sunday, February 22, 2009

Today i was studying my quiz passage when lo and behold i see this awsome pheasant gawkslin (ok i know thats not really an english word) around on the road. pretty cool.


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

"I cant believe the news today.

Oh, I cant close my eyes and make it go away

How long..."


Monday, February 16, 2009

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Some poems rhyme
And some don't!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Quote of the day.

"God uses violence to bring peace."

he is ex amish. he is a pastor.


i dont think we worship the same god.

this is scaring me.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

back from quizzing... it was fun. we missed the playoffs by like one point
The trophies are weird this year. #1, there plasitic. Noone likes to work for plastic trophies. #2, there are like american flags and stars and stripes all over the two pillars. Ok folks really now. How can we get any more ironic. That was very funny for me.
So tomorrow and saturday I work in Philly at the Reading Terminal Market. I meet all kinds of cool ppl there. Tis a goodly job.

I should go now and sweep the livingroom floor like mom told me to three hours ago. :D


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

so tommorrow i quiz again.
thats really awsome... except for one thing. half of the team aint gonna be there cuz their grandpa was killed in an accident along route thirty.... I go to the viewing today. dead people scare me.
so its only me and andrea quizzing. I'm studying like mad and getting alot of ground covered

i am living an uninspired life right now... "someone" lost the battery charger for the camera, which accounts for the dearth of pics on my blog. :(

ok i should do something more profitable... like playing age of empires... or surfing around on facebook.


Sunday, February 8, 2009

Do not tell me that you cannot help...

tell them.

Friday, February 6, 2009

"Civilized society, so it seems, is so numbed by violence that it has lost its gift to be disgusted by evil."

-Judea Pearl, father of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, in an editorial seven years after his son's murder by Islamic radicals

Saturday, January 31, 2009

I. Like. Coffee. har har.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

"For one human being to love another human being: That is perhaps the most difficult task that has been entrusted to us. The ultimate task, the final test and proof, the work for which all other work is merely preparation."

"Thanks for the fare." -Matt

He gave me a piece of paper with these words written on them in exchange for a piece of paper I had given to him, worth far less to me, green in color, imprinted with the number 5, and inscribed with the words "In God We Trust."

I keep his words in my wallet.
Tell me I'm an orphan in the presence of my father
Wash me in an ocean full of blood and dirty water
So scare me into heaven
You take away my breath
At least eternal prayer wont hurt
Like never ending death

So scare me into heaven
"I am significant!" screamed the tiny speck of dust.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The moon looks down.
I watch
The demons playing cards with me, my heart
Deciding who should claim my soul.
From thought and pain
I know the force is guiding me and then
I throw the queen of spades
To the one with bloodshot eyes and hear his moan
He’s raging now
He knows that he’s been beat and lost
My soul again
To the man with scars that mark his hands
And tearing up his side.
He's won
Through me
The power of the light it throbs again
I throw the bottle back into his twisted face.
It breaks and tears
The flesh of pride and hate.
And then he turns
And flees
Away into the night on broken glass.
On broken glass.

Monday, January 26, 2009

While enjoying that tasty fast food meal during your sixty minute lunch break here's what took place around God's globe:

2,738: people died from starvation

342: people died from malaria

76: mothers died from childbirth issues

9,582: babies died from abortion

8,898: children were abandoned

4,650: rural poor people migrated to the city

$2,088,751,996: personal income was earned by church members

$2,737,851: was given to global foreign missionaries (about .01% of church member's income)

$2,966,005: was embezzled by trusted church leaders

20: Christians were martyred

The truth is uncomfortable, isn't it?

Saturday, January 24, 2009

what do you do... when a black cusses a mexican in your presence

I was at the dumpster taking trash out. a black dude was there smokin pot with his white buddy when this little hispanic dude walks in.

"hey! theres mah liddle baby mezzican. cmon over you -:censored:- mezzcan let me put you to sleep fo evah.!"

The black started yellin at the "mezzcan" giving him orders and stuff like that. and then i blew up.

"hey look dude... i know this guy and he's awsome. jus cuz he's mexican you cant shove him around like that. I mean get a grip man thats pathetic."

Then him and his white friend started cussing and saying "man you gotta watch these guys there harmful to the environment!"

I was so mad. so mad.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

"Maybe you think I came to bring you peace? No, rather division. I will cause families to be divided, Fathers and sons will fued because of my name, and mothers and daughters will turn against each other because of me."

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

post #200

dis iz my eye... um a little processed but its kinda cool. I wanna photoshop it and put a globe in the middle instead of the eye.
oh... and this is my 200th post. wish me luck. ttyl.
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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

So I had a workers supper on monday night. get this.
There were fried chicked wings for appetizers, then we sat down, and had a large salad, and a big bowl of fruit. By then I was almost full. Then came the main course of steak, mashed potatoes, peas, carrots, and a good-sized platter of boiled shrimp. Oh yeah and then there was pie afterwards. No thanx. And i had like four goblets, three forks, two spoons, a knife, and four plates and saucers. People couldnt even eat everything. It was so sick. Like the food was good but I kept thinking of orphans in Somalia and lepers in Calcutta, starving to death when here we are throwing food away and praying for the poor people. and it almost took my appetite away. whats worse i was eating at a restaurant owned by a wealthy conservative mennonite. so yeah. that was weird.

but Im thankful for a job, two jobs in fact, when some have none.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

In the latest news...
Daddy built this huge server for me to record music on... so now i'm installing software on it and transforming this room into a studio. very very cool. Thanx pop!!!

Friday, January 2, 2009

I still havent found what I'm looking for by U2.

I have climbed highest mountain
I have run through the fields
Only to be with you
Only to be with youI have run

I have crawledI have scaled these city walls, these city walls
Only to be with you
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for

I have spoke with the tongue of angels
I have held the hand of a devil
It was warm in the night
I was cold as a stone,

But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for

I believe in the kingdom come
Then all the colors will bleed into one, bleed into one
Well yes, I'm still running
You broke the bonds and you loosed the chains
Carried the cross of my shame, of my shame
You know I believed it

But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for