Time to L.E.A.R.N.!

TODAY’S CLIP: So today’s learning video is not musical, BUT IS HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH MUSIC (specifically music in the church). The best way to understand this video is to just watch it. This is EXTV with Pastor G. Craige Lewis. This is Episode 9 titled “The Gospel Music Industry”. Talk about some enlightening stuff for the CHRISTIAN MUSICIAN! Enjoy!

As a musician, 90% of what you do is listening. Music is too much of a universal language to get stuck on one dialect. Therefore, today’s blog is dedicated specifically for you to LISTEN (to the clip provided), EXPAND (your thinking on music in a way that you may not have considered before), AND ROCK NOW (with more musical knowledge added to your repertoire)!

DISCLAIMER: I do not own the rights to this song. The video included in this blog is only intended to bring musical awareness to the reader.

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The People v. Daylight Savings Time [Part 2/2]

Over this last past weekend, we all “fell back” one hour launching us out of daylight savings time into our respective time zones. To commemorate this auspicious occasion, I thought I would present this oldie but goodie blog for your enjoyment.

Music and Musings

*You are now reading the closing arguments of this landmark case. Special thanks to my guest blog writer today, my sister, for writing this. Which side are you on?

WRITER’S NOTE: When you read it, think Foghorn Leghorn meets Matlock.

DEFENSE’S CLOSING ARGUMENTS

“Daylight Savings Time. You spring forward, then you fall back. Just like getting out of bed in the morning.

As we are all aware DST is the practice of advancing clocks during the summer months so that evenings have more apparent daylight and mornings have less. Typically clocks are adjusted forward one hour near the start of spring and are adjusted backward in autumn. Now, my dear friend would have you believe that DST is “a menace to our modern day society”. However I firmly believe that counsel just needs to “FALL BACK”!

(hold for laughter)

I’m just a simple country lawyer and I like to…

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The People v. Daylight Savings Time [Part 1/2]

Over this last past weekend, we all “fell back” one hour launching us out of daylight savings time into our respective time zones. To commemorate this auspicious occasion, I thought I would present this oldie but goodie blog for your enjoyment.

Music and Musings

*You are now reading the closing arguments of this landmark case. Which side are you on?

PLAINTIFF’S CLOSING ARGUMENTS

“Ladies and gentlemen of the jury. Let me start by saying that DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME IS A MENACE TO OUR MODERN DAY SOCIETY! You’ve heard the testimony, you’ve seen the evidence, you know how you personally feel about this even though you have to be judicial in your decision. Opposing counsel is going to argue for all of the good that daylight savings has on who we are as a society, but I submit to you that if daylight savings time is such a great institution, then why aren’t we, as a modern, technological, increasingly sedentary, “visual media” locked society, in a position where we can enjoy the “supposed benefits” of it? Let me explain.

You may say that DST gives us more sunlight, hence the original argument of Daylight Savings…

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The Fleeting Fancies of Fledglings [Part 3/3]: The TED Talk

Usually on Friday’s I do the “Time to L.E.A.R.N.” series, but I’m going to hold off for the moment in lieu of this weeks overall subject on “attention span” (or the lack thereof). Don’t worry, there’s still a video involved. I came across this TED talks series about content and the speaker refers to music as part of his overall argument that content has gotten dumber over the decades. This is “People are Getting Smarter, Content is Getting Dumber” presented by Alexander Macris. Check it out for yourself and see if you agree.

DISCLAIMER: I do not own the rights to this presentation. The video included in this blog is only intended to bring intellectual awareness to the reader.

The Inbox [Part 8/9] – The Museum of Non-Working Inventions

So I’ve been in the email game for a long time, but it seems that I’ve been in the email hoarding game for an even longer time. Therefore, I’ve decided to share some of the more funny and interesting emails that I’ve received over the years guaranteed to either (1) make you laugh or (2) say “Wow!”. HAPPY SUMMER EVERYBODY!

This isn’t an email, but a link to a website. Here’s the back story behind it.

I was researching steam engines after watching the recently cancelled NBC sci-fi show “Revolution” (the most enjoyable show on NBC since “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air”). Then that got me to researching perpetual motion machines and THEN that led me to a hyperlink that simply said “The Museum of Non-Working Inventions”. With curiosity piqued, I clicked on it and found man’s failed attempts to improve the human race through technology. While scientifically sound, not practical or (in some cases) functional in real life.

Don’t believe me? Check it out for yourself and be surprised.

http://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/museum/impract.htm
Courtesy of Lock Haven University in Lock Haven, PA

“Don’t Have A Focus? You’re Probably Chasing Two Things” by Patrick McFadden

I wanted to repost this blog from Patrick McFadden. He is a friend of mine and has graciously given me permission to repost this blog. His insight on marketing is one that you should definitely check out on his page when you get an opportunity. This post helped me through an issue that I was dealing with this week and I hope that it helps you out as well. Check it out:

http://patrickmcfaddenlive.com/dont-have-a-clear-focus-youre-probably-chasing-two-things/

For more information on Patrick McFadden, check him out on his website at:

http://www.patrickmcfaddenlive.com

After you read the post, let me know what you think? Shared wisdom makes us all stronger.