Thursday, February 02, 2006

Revolution Calling: Mindcrime II

Today is the 62nd birthday of Graham Nash, ...yes, of Crosby, Stills, and NASH. Graham is a tremendous songwriter and performer. Feliz Cumpleanos, amigo.

On a bigger (to me) note, it has been announced that Mindcrime II will be released in the spring. The original Operation: Mindcrime (1988) and subsequent live box set, Operation: LIVECrime (2001), is a hallmark of concept albums. Queensryche (minus Chris DeGarmo) may have drifted out of favor with Kurt Loder and the rest of the fascists over at MTV, but their last offering I picked up shows they are still creating great music, great art, and are asking some big questions.

Coincidentally, the story of the album focuses on revealing Sister Mary's killer and is set to be released worldwide on April 4th...the day Martin Luther King was killed.

You can get pre-release tracks and track listings here.

Oh, and did I mention that Ronnie James Dio will be lending his voice for the part of Dr. X?

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

A Heaping Spoonful of Creativity

Hats off to my dear friend Bil Cornelius at Bay Area Fellowship in Corpus. A VERY long time ago (almost 20 years!?!) we met at a summer camp in Waco. A few years ago Bil and Jessica started a church with one other couple---Bay Area now sees thousands of people through its doors every weekend.

Bil's current sermon series is on the topic of 'Relationships'.

Stop what you're doing. Click here. (You'll need a hi speed connection to watch the video.)

Watch the first four minutes of the video!

(I GOTTA get me one of these....)
(Thanks, Pam, for the link! Come see us!)