Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Bringing in New Years with a bang...or a whimper

I'm fat. or rather should i state I am not at my ideal weight. Now, don't get me wrong I'm not eating ice cream by the barrel and i don't have kankles but more and more I'm becoming displeased with my physically image. I worked my butt off all through college to keep my weight in the 160-170 range and I've been toying with the 180-190 range a lot recently. You may say who cares? well for one I do. I really dislike being out of shape and the 20 pounds is definitely noticeable especially in my face. The extra weight gives me more of a "baby face". As some one you struggles with people thinking he's not 22, I'm hoping to do something about it this new year.

My goal: 165 lbs.
My TimeFrame: By my birthday(March 14).
How: Hard work and eating out less

Let the game begin

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Music that defined my 2010

Definitely Got this idea from Michael Dominice so major props to him. This post is all about the CD's that where being listened to the most and not neccesarily all about new releases.

2010 CDs:
AB III by Alter Bridge

Mark Tremonti is a beast on guitar. I wish i had half the guitar skills he does. His guitar work on "Slip to the Void" is worth the price of this CD.

Horseshoes and Handgrenades - Disciple

I really enjoy the music the guys from Disciple are making. Its honest, hard hitting, and intense spiritual rock. They are clear in their Christian message. Also some really nice vocals here.

How to Destroy Angels - How to Destroy Angels

I'm not a huge indie music fan. So any CD that catches my attention is a good CD. The band is comprised of Nine Inch Nails front man Trent Reznor and his wife. I was struck by how well the band produced an accessible indie CD.

Other Cds in my rotation:

No artwork here, this more a conglormeration artist that piqued my interest in 2010 and who i enjoyed.

welcome to the fall-32 Leaves: I always love some hard rock. Incorporating some grunge work as well and it produces a good Cd...some language which marks it down in my book

warrior poets-This fires embrace: Sort of a Rock/Metal/Alternative conglomeration into one sound of awesomeness

Vision Tour- Submission Red: This band is produced by Ben Kasica of Skillet and it somewhats shows. I'm always a fan of some good chic-fronted rock and Yvonne Winfrey definitely rocks out like no other

The Genesis Prologue - Sons of God: A nice indie rock band...nuff said

Future of Forestry-A feel like a special note should be made that I've only listened to their Christmas stuff..but its amazing. And the fact that i like it should say enough cuz i'm usually not a huge christmas music fan.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

thoughts(or something like it)

1)RED recently sent out a link to download the free mp3 of Feed The Machine from their upcoming CD. Definitely a much harder sound than the previous cd's. This isn't neccesarily a bad thing but i hope that in creating the CD that they maintained their trademark sounds(strings/Michael's clear vocals/slow ballads/etc) on some of the other tracks

2)Its almost christmas...and i have done zero christmas shopping. I also have NO clue at all what i want for christmas this year. I do however have two things on my wish list for next year.

3)Those two things were announced at the Spike VGA's this past weekend: Uncharted 3 and Resistence 3 for PS3...woot woot. So excited. My roomates are equally excited for
The Elder Scrolls V:Skyrim

4)Whats your favorite christmas song? Mine is definitely Oh Holy Night

Friday, December 3, 2010

Holy Snap Batman, its a BlogPost

It would make sense that the blog after i brag about my successful attempts of maintaining a fluid blogging style that i don't blog for a while. I wish i could complain about the hecticness of life or something similar to that...but i really can't. Its been more for a lack of ideas. However, do not fear! I have a blog post today!

Recently I've been listening to the song Dear X, You don't own me by Disciple scene bellow:

I really like the message behind this song, especially after listening to KevinYoung explain it. Basically the song talks about how at points in our life we become a slave to something, whether that be anger, gossip, self destructing thoughts. We are OWNED by these thoughts/feelings. The define us and pull us away from the love of the Father.

However, the Bible teaches us that we can overcome through the power of Christ. As we grow closer to our God it is great to cry out to these past owners that we have been freed by the greatest liberator: "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new" (2 Corinthians 5:17).

this song becomes a rallying cry for that newfound(or sometime refound) freedom stating simply
"I have found a new love and you can't have me"