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Posts in the Sermon Prep: Doubt series

  1. The Third Rail – Doubt
  2. Digital Art Photos
  3. 7 Days of Doubt
  4. From Descartes to Indiana Jones

I’m usually pretty good at finding things in hidden corners of the internet, but I’m having a really hard time locating high-res photos of famous paintings. I’d really like to use Caravaggio’s painting “The Incredulity of St. Thomas”, but all I can find are embedded versions on people’s blogs. Anybody know where I can find the real thing? Well, not the real thing, but a big old high-quality photo of the real thing?

Or, if someone wants to loan me the real thing for a week, that would be cool too!
"The Incredulity of St. Thomas" by Caravaggio

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Next in series: 7 Days of Doubt

As They Were Saying …

So, last week I write a post about Lincoln Brewster’s version of “Hallelujah”. There was a pretty spirit conversation that followed about the artfulness of Brewster’s move. I thought you might be interested to read a few conversations that carried on at other places on the interweb based on that post:

Simone is not a fan.

Her husband Andrew wonders if Brewster has committed a mortal sin that places his eternal soul in jeopardy.

Laetitia has no problem with it – thinks it fits within the hymn tradition of co-opting existing music and changing the lyrics to suit a spiritual goal.

Go forth and carry your wisdom and vitriol to the interwebs, my pretties.

Mixing Metaphors on iTunes

Well, the fruit of our labor is available for general consumption.  

I invite any and all of you who cannot come to the CD release show on March 7th to go and invest your $9.90 in our record.  It’s a really good work, and we’re proud of it, and we think it’s worthy of your dollars and your listening attention.  

If you do like it, how about a review?  

Blessings to all of you.

Dear Starbucks, Huh?

Dear Starbucks.

Just for your records, the following screen was where I chose to quit your online survey about customer purchasing. It’s been 20 minutes, and I still don’t know what you’re asking.

starbucks customer quiz

Did your costumer data specialist start his career with the IRS? Maybe fire the guy, and have somebody from Wufoo help you figure out how to do this right.

Ron Paul on Where the Republicans Went Wrong

CNN has gotten over her post-coital election blush, and is now starting to delve into the process stories. One of the questions many people are asking is, “Where does the Republican Party go from here?” Nobody is answering that question better than my man, Ron Paul.

In the rise and fall of the recent Republican reign of power these past decades, the goal of the party had grown to be only that of gaining and maintaining power — with total sacrifice of the original Republican belief in shrinking the size of government.

Read the rest here.

AAAAAAAHHHH!!!! MY EYES!!!! THE CHANGES!!!!

Yes friends, the time has finally come. Addison Road is wearing her new clothes. All it took was back-to-back recording sessions where I sat around for 12 hours making sure students didn’t set anything on fire. I spent the time splicing together this here bit o’ awesome for ya’ll.

The biggest change is that only the two latest posts show up on the front page, with text excerpts. Comments are more prominent, with the latest comment showing up at the top of the page, almost like a post.

There is also a new category, called “Featured.” It’s designed for significant posts that belong on the front page for multiple days. If you’re an author, feel free to use it, but do so advisedly. I’ll reserve the right to manage that category, adding and removing posts at whim, like a petty dictator.

On the todo list, I’ll get gravatars back in place in the comments. If you find anything else wonky, let me know and I’ll try to squeeze it back into place. Apart from that, enjoy!

The Phreakiest Phriday: La Pequeña Sarah Palin

So, Phreaky Phriday seems to have run it’s course. People have pretty much figured out where to find weird stuff on the internet, without needing the soft guiding touch of the roadketeers. I feel a little sad, though, that we didn’t give it a proper burial.

I can think of no better way to close out a fine tradition that with this video. This is, undoubtedly, the phreakiest phriday. Ever. Ladies, Gentlemen, Bobby, I give you:

La Pequiña Sarah Palin

Warning: this video contains some scenes that may not be suitable for children, undergrads, or persons with strong objections to hideous mental imagery. Enjoy!

The Dailies on MySpace

Hey all.

So… look. We all despise MySpace. I understand. I’ve avoided it for 2 years after we set it up after the 1st record. However, for us indies, it’s a part of the landscape.

We’ve been updating our Myspace page with new tunes, including “The Tempest,” which none of ya’ll have heard, so I’d love to welcome you to do 2 things:

1. Please go enjoy the tunes. We’re really, really proud of them.
2. If you have a MySpace account, let’s be friends!

Thus concludes today’s shameless self-promotion.

The Dailies Tracking Week

Hey howdy.  

So, Erica and I are taking the week, having shipped off our kids, and are trying to finish up the vocals on this record.  I’ve been sorta live-blogging all day, and I’m about to upload a little of the fruit of our labor.  

Here’s a link!  www.thedailiesmusic.com

P.S.  Oh and comment you stingy lurkers!  :)

Cheers!

The Winningest Photo

I don’t know much about this photo. I don’t know anything about it, actually. I just know that, from the moment I saw it, I knew it was a winner. Maybe it’s the jaunty angle of the machine gun. Maybe the fiercely gripped tomahawk in his mouth. The leg-apart stance for maximum on-stage rock-and-roll stability. Or the pimpin’ gold chalice that’s keepin’ in real! Personally, I think it’s the fact that he left his boots on.

So, we all know that this picture is awesome, and is undoubtedly the winner of some obscure online photo contest. My challenge to you, roadkateers, is this:

Give me that name of a photo contest where this would be the winning picture:


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No More Tithing

So, a few years ago, Matt shot a quick and cheesy little video about what church would look like if we simply did away with tithing. I subbed out some of the music, and we distributed it through Sermon Spice – you can see the original here: No More Tithing.


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You need to watch it all the way through, just trust me on this one. Watch the little gags along the way. Got it? Good.

I did a Google search tonight for the phrase no more tithing, just to see what would pop up. And lo, the google gods blessed me with this:

I called Matt, and made him watch the whole thing while on the phone with me. We laughed so hard I threw up.

Heaven, Hell, Lucifer, Free Will, and Colbert

Last Monday night, there was a fascinating little TV moment that I actually missed. My sister told me about it yesterday, and I found it on the intertubes and was moved to shrieks and giggles.Watch the video first, and then read on, I don’t want to spoil it for you with my little commentary.

It’s about a five minute clip, and the payoff is right at the end, with perhaps the most insta-tastic-ready-made Addison Road tagline of all time. You’ll know it when you hear it, I promise.

So, if you’re not hip to Colbert, then you’re not hip. For the unhip, Stephen Colbert has created a cult figure of steadily growing proportions. He is lampooning Bill O’Reilly and other pundits who take themselves uber seriously, which is what makes this clip so interesting to me.

See… when he begins, he’s doing his standard thing: taking conservatism to an often hilarious extreme.Most of his guests know what’s happening, and still manage to get off an interesting interview. They play the game because they understand the character.Heck, even Huckabee’s been on. In fact, Colbert, Stewart, and Conan O’Brien have been staging a mock fight for weeks over who is responsible for Huckabee’s unlikely success thus far, such as it is.

So… here’s Colbert doing his regular (albeit hilarious) schtick, and he’s got this guy who’s deconstructing one of the fundamental doctrines of scripture, and who takes himself quite seriously. Watch as Colbert slowly moves from playing along to getting more and more genuinely frustrated. I think that little 30-second speech he makes at the end is the real Stephen, who was raised Roman Catholic.

To me, the greatest thing about this is watching the guest (a professor at Stanford, none the less) get flustered as he encounters a court jester who’s intellect matches and (likely) surpasses his own. He thought he was gonna get a free ride to plug his book.

Poor bastard. As President George Bush can tell you… Colbert is a force to be reckoned with.