Hitchcock and Truffaut

Sitting here tonight watching Hitchcock/Truffaut on HBO tonight. Two of my favorite directors. There is just too much to appreciate about what these men accomplished with their films and how they tell stories. How I miss going to cinema classes in college and learning about what was happening within their films. I may need to call O.U. or U.C.O. tomorrow to see what cinema classes they are offering this fall. David Fincher’s commentary in this film is some of the best. What are your favorite Hitchcock films?

Sing Street

This is really a great movie. I heard about it several months ago but hadn’t had a chance to check it out. There is really so much that reminds me of growing up and playing guitar with my friends in High School. We had a little band. We played mostly Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, and Bush tunes. The writing in the film is really just brilliant. When I was a teenager the movie Singles about the Seattle music scene was one of my favorite movies, certainly the only musical that I would admit to liking. Some of the songs from that soundtrack are still in heavy rotation…

Hillsong This Friday

This Friday is going to be all about Hillsong United at our house. Margot and I have tickets to the Hillsong United concert Friday night. This will be her first concert and she is excited. There will be a movie premier Friday afternoon for the Hillsong movie Let Hope Rise that opens this fall. We will be going to that as well. Hillsong has long been a band connected to the world through incredible worship music. I really enjoy their music and have been to several of their concerts. They are great times. I want to encourage you to check out their concert when it stops through and…

Grace Alone by Dustin Kensrue

This is one of my all time favorite worship songs. I believe it stands shoulder to shoulder with some of the greatest worship hymns and songs. I have written the lyrics out along the wall in the area backstage where our band enters so that they see it every time that they go out to play. I was an orphan lost at the fall Running away when I’d hear your call But Father, you worked your will I had no righteousness of my own I had no right to draw near your throne But Father, you loved me still And in love before you laid the world’s foundation…

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Favorite Parts of My Job: Part 2

Leading worship is what kept me in the church in my early years as a Christian. I first started attending church with my girlfriend while a Senior in High School at a Church of Christ near our houses. There were no instruments, but man could those folks carry a tune. After a year of attending there I started attending the First Baptist Church of McLoud, where I came to faith, started playing guitar in the worship band, and was baptized. Prior to joining the youth worship band there I had been playing guitar at my house, alone, for years. It felt great to finally get into a band…

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