Friday, June 16, 2006

Friday Funnies...

For some reason, couldn't stop laughing when I read this... maybe it reflects a sense of reality in this 'blogging world'.. hahaha...

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The Little Joys of Life...

Angeline is coming back in 2 days time.

Now back to our regularly scheduled life...

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

If you had a choice...

...and if money wasn't a concern, and of course, if you're guitarist, which of these would you choose?

1. Taylor 610CE
Type/Shape 6-String Dreadnought
Back & Sides Big Leaf Maple
Top Sitka Spruce
Soundhole Rosette Abalone
Neck Hard Rock Maple
Fretboard Ebony
Fretboard Inlay Pearl "Leaf" Pattern
Headstock Overlay Ebony
Binding White Plastic
Bridge Ebony
Nut & Saddle Tusq
Tuning Machines Gold-plated Taylor Tuners
Strings Elixir® Medium Gauge Strings with NANOWEB® Coating
Scale Length 25 1/2 Inches
Truss Rod Adjustable
Neck Width at Nut 1 3/4 Inches
Number of Frets 20
Bracing Scalloped, X-Brace
Finish Gloss
Cutaway Venetian
Electronics Taylor Expression System™
Body Width 16 Inches
Body Depth 4 5/8 Inches
Body Length 20 Inches
Overall Length 41 Inches
Case Taylor Deluxe Hardshell
U.S. Suggested Retail Price USD$3548.00

2. Takamine Keystone EF341SC

6 String Acoustic / Electric
Body Shape : Dreadnought C/A
Rosette : Concentric Rings
Top : Solid Cedar
Inlays : Snowflake
Back : Maple
Sides : Maple
Fingerboard : Rosewood
Electronics : CT4B
Tuners : Chrome
Features : Bound fretboard.

3. Ovation Custom Elite CE868

6-String Acoustic/Electric
Body Type : S/Shallow Cutaway
Top: AAA Solid Sitka Spruce w/Hand-Inlaid Abalone
Bracing: Quintad
Scale Length: 25 1/4"
Fretboard: Bound Ebony
Fret Inlay: Abalone
Bridge: Ebony
Rosette: Multi Soundhole 5-Piece Epaulet
Pickup: Ovation Hi-Output
Nutwidth: 1 11/16"
Machines: Gold with Pearl Buttons
Case: 9117-0

Monday, June 05, 2006

Mountain of God - Third Day

Mountain of God
-Third Day

I thought that I was all alone
Broken and afraid
but you were there with me
Gsus A
yes you were there with me

and I didn't even know
that I had lost my way
but you were there with me
Gsus A
yes you were there with me

Until you opened up my eyes
I never knew
That I couldn't ever make it
without you


Even though the journey's long
And I know the road is hard
Well, the one who's gone before me
Gsus A
he will help me carry on
After all that I've been through
Now I realize the truth
That I must go through the valley
Gsus A D
to stand upon the mountain of God

//verse 2

As I travel on the road
that you have lead me down
you are here with me
Gsus A
yes, you are here with me
I have need for nothing more
Oh, now that I have found
That You are here with me
Gsus A
Yes, you are here with me


I confess from time to time
I lose my way
But you are always there
To bring me back again

[to Chorus]


Sometimes I think of where it is I've come from
And the things I've left behind
A Asus
But of all I've had, what I possessed
Nothing can quite compare
with what's in front of me
G Gsus
with what's in front of me

[to chorus]

Our Daily Bread - 4th June, 2006

For some reason, I find yesterday's write-up interesting. Go read it yourself...

Our Daily Bread - 4th June, 2006
'An Expensive Gospel'

Have a great week!

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Third Day's 'Wherever you are'

I'm not exactly sure when this album was released, but I'm guessing its sometime end of last year. I picked a copy recently at Salvation, and although I've not listen to all the songs yet, I kinda like it already. For those of you who don't follow too much of Third Day's music, take note that this album differs from their 'worship' albums. Most of the songs on this album are of the contemporary christian genre.

Third Day's 'Wherever You Are' features 12 songs, and they are:
  1. Tunnel
  2. Eagles
  3. Cry Out To Jesus
  4. I Can Feel It
  5. Keep On Shinin'
  6. Communion
  7. Carry My Cross
  8. How Do You Know
  9. Mountain of God
  10. Love Heals Your Heart
  11. The Sun Is Shining
  12. Rise Up
The first track that I played was #9 - Mountain of God. This song was actually released quite sometime ago, although not on any of their official albums. The original song was mostly acoustic, but the version on this album had more effects. The story behind this song as Third Day's Tai Anderson says:
"We've all had those mountaintop experiences. You feel so close to God. You can see for miles. Vision galore. Then life happens, the valley, the struggles. We often think that the valley is a consequence for the sin of our life. But, maybe it's just our life. We're all promised struggle. We all experience suffering. The hope that we have is wonderfully expressed in this song. "You were there with me." We don't have to go through the inevitable trials of life on our own. Mac had penned this song a few years ago. This was the time to get it out with a little 3D juice. Much thanks to Ashley Cleveland for taking the song up a notch. Did we go too far with the key change at the end?"

I've not gotten a chance to explore the other songs yet, but this seem to be a promising album. Get a copy at your favorite Christian bookstore!

Kitty pics

This kitty was found in my office a couple of weeks back. Doesn't it just remind you of another kitty? Here's a hint...

Enjoy your Thursday!