Hey guys, I’ll try to make this abbreviated as I have to start my schoolwork soon… Anyways, I had an interesting thought that invaded my cranium this morning: “Why isn’t Christian music better… Why not THE BEST?”
As most of you know I am a Christian, but I try to not be a cultural Christian. Anyways, about music. Shouldn’t Christian music strive to be more creative than any other types of music? Shouldn’t we want it to be amazing and thought provoking?
Here is my problem with Christian music. Most bands have the mindset of “Oh, we will do some simple guitar riffs and maybe throw in an echo and chorus effect… then try to convert everyone by singing about Jesus. Hey drummer, you can do a four on the floor beat, right?”
I do not think that is a very good attitude to have. Here is a solution I suggest- Be a good band first, then be a Christian band. That might seem horribly horrible and twisted, but just let me explain myself. It is true that everything we do is worship of something, right? Well perhaps it would be a good idea to strive to make creative and wonderful music for Jesus.. that is what I mean by a good band first. The second part is a little trickier. See I disagree with certain aspects of ‘witnessing’ as in “Hey stranger, Jesus is cool– You need him? Of course you do. Here are pretty colors.” not that I think it’s evil, or anything, but in my opinion building relationships with people is the best way to go about that kind of transformation. So by being an amazing band first,and playing your hearts out for God… would be pretty awesome. On top of that, getting tons of coverage because you are ‘the new thing’… not just in CCM, but in the secular realm as well would be the perfect opportunity to say something to the effect of “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”.
To end all of that, I’d just like to say I don’t dislike Christian music… but it could be better as a whole.
Thanks for taking time and reading this, I shall see you soon – among the internets.
Just poking around my iTunes library, and realized… Hey! I haven’t posted on my blog in a short forever.
So here it goes, I will break down five of my favorite album covers in no particular order.
- Idioms Vol. 1 By Tera Melos
- Homesick by A Day to Remember
- Dance or Die by Family Force 5
- Colors by Between the Buried and Me
- Come and Get It by Westbound Train
-sorry for the short post, but I am waking up early tomorrow.
As most of you guys know, Halo 3 ODST has recently released. And with a new Halo game comes new achievables. Yep, and these aren’t just for bragging rights. No, you get to haz reconz. If you don’t know, recon armor is the only thing that 79% of the people that play Halo care about. But, this isn’t my rant on recon armor… this is my tales from Halo 3′s matchmaking service.
As I previously mentioned, the new Halo game shipped. This came with three new (and awesome) multiplayer maps. And as always with new map releases, Bungie was kind enough to throw in a matchmaking playlist to celebrate the new maps. Now these new maps allowed for people to unlock some new achievements. This was in my opinion a bad move because every time I hop into a game there is at least one person that says something to the effect of
“Yo, you wanna let me hop in that ghost so I can get that ‘chievement? Yo, it’s my last one, and I’ll get all tha ladies when they find out I am beast at Halo.”
Now this really stinks, because I for some reason or another want to have fun when I play Halo. Not really one for helping people get things they probably don’t deserve. So, to justify this (in my mind at least) I proceed to get rockets and destroy the ghost. This usually ends up in me getting yelled at by a twelve year old, but it’s still fun.
Now to one of my other pet peeves. Stupid People. Seriously, if I’m in a playlist that requires you to own ODST, don’t you think I own ODST? I played some Halo last night with a few friends, and I got asked this question multiple times. I just gave up explaining it and started laughing whenever someone asked me this. Although I might not come off as a nice person for getting angry at people that act stupid, I don’t really care. It’s your choice to not think before you say things.
Lastly, I shall leave you with some words of advice that have been shared with me throughout my experiences with other people in matchmaking.
So, teh uther day I go tuh by tis game called Hayloh 3: ODST. I go to teh store and I go “Oh Noez! Its fludded!” So I dont get tha gaem. But ten, teh nex dae I go to get it and I iz happy becuz hey isnt fludded. Rite, so I take it hoem and play wit my frienz, an its fun!
Basicly its like Hayloh 3, but mor like Hayloh 1. It haz all tha cool weapons, bot no br or dule welding! D: But tats okay, becuz I haz a pistal and silensd smg. :D Teh pistals cool becauz it is likle deh snipar rifl! An teh smg iz cool also, but teh pistol is teh best!
I here sum pepol say that Hayloh sucks, but they iz sad becuz tey only gotz Keelzoen! :’( I sorry tat you paed more money to get a sily ps3.
But tats ok, becauz I like ODST and give it for and e haf hapy emoticonz out uf fiev!
:) :) :) :) :/
Admit it, you like free stuff. If you don’t, you lie. So today I shall cater to your cheapskate needs and provide you with five random things that come at no cost.
#5! Folklore patterns for Photoshop.
These patterns are pretty awesome. They have kind of a retro wallpaper feel to them, not unlike your grandma’s kitchen. You can use these for a lot of things, but my favorite application for these is of course typography.
#4! Watercolor typography tutorial.
Okay, this isn’t exactly a “thing”, but it is awesome and free nonetheless. This is an awesome tutorial that shows you how to make pretty nifty recessed typography.
#3! Yum Yum Children’s “She’s Leaving My Way”
Okay, I don’t usually like weird indie pop, but this song is really fun and catchy. And don’t worry, this download is legal.
#2! OricNeo font
This font is pretty epic. It is simple, yet futuristic. Plus it is very versatile, provided you have the right skills.
#1! Free games on steam!
Do you have an Nvidia graphics card on your PC? Do you like getting a pack of free games? Then this deal is for you!
Seriously, this pack comes with a few games. They aren’t “full featured” games, but it does come with a pretty nifty game called Half Life 2: Deathmatch. It’s basically what you would think it was, a deathmatch version of Valve’s game Half Life 2. Not to mention the giggle-worthy Peggle Extreme comes in the pack. The only thing that is weird to me is the fact that the Portal Demo is headlining this pack.
As some of you know, a few days back I wrote a blog entry. I did not know, but someone has brought it to my attention that it is very offensive. The part of the blog that read -“Partly because I don’t want my name to be some generic “Tyle1234″…” was not meant to be offensive to any people or parties of people. Thank you for bringing this up, Tyler1234, in your comment that read: “Ouyay oserlay owhay old reay ouyay?”, which roughly translates to “You loser. How advanced are you in age?”.
So I dedicate this blog to those who I have offended.
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I have been polling people with this question for a while, but most people just ask “Can a lightsaber cut through adimantium?”
Well, I have done some research, and apparently neither of these materials exist. Little do they know, but I have stumbled across a website solely devoted to researching this very topic (here). Though the site doesn’t provide us with many answers, it does provide an illustration and a sound clip, perhaps taken from the fight itself. Aside from that I have also found the following dialogue between two people from an internet message board (paraphrased of course):
—–well i think darth mall becuz he has teh force on his side,so he can use force push and lots of other stuff.plus i think the litesaber wud cut thru wolvereens bones,cuz its pur light.
—–yea but remember when tey tryd to cut thru teh reinforcd doors how long it took?would it beable to cut thru fast enough for him to get kill or would he get stabbed in da face before he could.
—–well those doors were really thic wolvereens bones are just metul bones.the litesaber dug deep into door on the first stab,but bones are normal bone sized,really thin.so yea,the saber probly could.
Is that a beacon of light? Yes, yes it is. People may criticize me and say “you are an idiot”, but I know the truth. Though this debate is sure to last ages, remember… wolvereens bones are just metul bones.
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One time I saw this really fat guy buying a beer in a gas station. He passed by me in his distinctive decade-old overalls. Trailing only a few feet behind this man was a very strong, funky smell. This led my mind to one conclusion: this man had not bathed since he had bought those overalls well before the 21st century. Like this man’s horrible cleanliness, I have not bathed in the waters of blogging for quite some time. So consider this my re-introduction to the wonderful world of telling people stuff they generally do not care that much about.
My name is Tyler, but I go by the name Adino almost everywhere that it is socially acceptable to. Partly because I don’t want my name to be some generic “Tyler1234″, and partly because Adino sound freaking awesome. I like to think of myself as ambidextrious, but my right hand is music and my left hand is design… and I am a mutant, possessing another pair of hands that I use to play video games with.
As far as my personal taste in music (because you want to know), I am usually pigeon holed as the hardcore guy. The truth is, I really dabble a bit in all kinds of music. (spy on my listening habbits)
So that’s about all I got for now.
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