Archive for the ‘Leisure’ Category

Reading Music: Michael Gungor’s Doxology

Posted: September 17, 2013 by thoughtsfrommyshelf in Leisure, Reading, Uncategorized
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I am hardly ever using spotify to listen to music. The reason is that I prefer covers, live songs, or just rare jam sessions you can’t buy. There is something about live acoustics or live renditions that just captures my attention a little more. I normally have to create a playlist on youtube of my favorite songs since I can’t really find them any where else. I am going to start posting some of them here so that others can listen to them too.

If you have ever wanted to play the guitar, this is going to make you pick up a Fender. If you know how to play the guitar, I would love to see you do this! If you know of any chill songs, leave a link in the comment section.

O Holy Night (My favorite rendition)

Posted: December 20, 2012 by thoughtsfrommyshelf in Leisure

I really like Anthony Evans vocal ability and his passion when performing. He was a contestant on the voice, my wife and I love this show. He normally brings the house down!

 

When books become movies…

Posted: December 13, 2012 by thoughtsfrommyshelf in Leisure, Movies

I know that there are going to be differences of opinion on books becoming movies. Some directors do a good job. Others make you wish you could get your 14 dollars back. Peter Jackson introduced me to J.R Tolkien. I had never read fiction before. But after seeing The Lord of the Rings, I was convinced that reading fiction would be my next buy.

When I heard that Peter Jackson was going to be making the prequel, The Hobbit, I had to read it. My son and I have now read and anticipated this movie for the last couple of months. I was probably more excited about his LOTR lego set than he was. We bought games, bookmarks, sketch books, and even want to eat hobbit-like meals that we found here.

I thank my beautiful wife for encouraging me to read fiction. She pushed and I finally budged. She has only enhanced my reading. I look forward to making Dwarf outfits, shields, and the festivities this weekend. If you have not read The Hobbit, I recommend you read it for fun. Sitting down and letting your mind travel to middle earth has been relaxing and fun. All that to say, I am pumped about this weekend!!!