We've enjoyed a fantastic holiday weekend. Friday night we went to Tarver's party, Saturday night we had a cookout at Jason and Kimberly's, Sunday night we had an Evergreen Community Dinner at Scott and Jojo's, and today we have not done anything and it's been great! We've sat around, played Rummikub and listened to some albums we haven't listened to in a while.
A.C. Newman - The Slow Wonder
This album is SO freaking good. If you haven't heard it, please do yourself a favor and just listen to it for the music. Although I have never really gotten into the New Pornographers, I love this record.
Rogue Wave - Descended from Vultures
Another great album that I was reminded of when Bob blogged about them the other day. We saw them play with The Stills in Florida before we left at a little bar and we really grew in our enjoyment of them. Their first album is okay, a little strange and not something you want to listen to all the time, but this record is much better and solid from start to finish.
Midlake - The Trials of Van Occupanther
This is one of my favorite albums from last year. For some reason I cannot stop listening to it. If I listen to it in the morning it is in my mind on repeat ALL DAY LONG. I have still not gotten sick of Midlake.
Band of Horses - Everything All The Time
Another favorite from the last few years. Sounds a lot like My Morning Jacket. I like every song on this record and love the songs Great Salt Lake and St. Augustine!
Modest Mouse - We Were Dead......
I haven't gotten a chance to listen to this much, but gave it a run through today. I like it. Not sure what else to say about it yet. I'm curious to see what the people who "liked Modest Mouse before they were big" thought of the record. I'm sure they were very unsatisfied, blah blah blah, but i'm still curious to know.
In completely unrelated news, I'm preaching my in class sermon tomorrow at 10:10. I can't wait to have that done! I decided to go with Rom. 12:1. Thanks for all of your suggestions, it was tough to pick just one verse! Bob asked a question last Monday at the Brass which was, "are you preparing a sermon you would ever be able to preach at Evergreen?" Sadly I had to say no. I probably wouldn't preach this sermon at Evergreen. It's not appropriate to that audience. It was written with the seminary nerds in mind and has much more of a classic sermon structure than I usually use now.
I remember at LCC in preaching classes the profs always said, "you have to let the rules break you before you can break the rules." I have been breaking rules for years now so it's hard to go back to following the rules. Therefore, I'm a little nervous about tomorrow.