Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Buble in the 'Ville June 4th!!!

I just saw in today's LEO that Michael Buble is coming back to Louisville on June 4th to the KFC Yum! Center. Okay, listen, I went to his show back in 09 and it was quite possibly one of the greatest things I've ever been a part of. There are just those moments when you know you're in the presence of something great. I mean, there's nothing quite like hearing a voice as pure as Michael Buble's live in concert. No computer aid. No sound assistance. Just voice and a big jazz band and well-written love songs. I really couldn't believe what I was hearing. I stood in awe the whole time--and I'm not really like that. I play football. I like to shoot fireworks out of season. Getting a shot doesn't make me queezy. I don't cry when babies are born. But, Michael Buble? Love songs? No, listen. Like, it literally took me days to recover! I played his CDs full volume non-stop. Car rides were utilized for perfecting "Me-ee a-and Mrs., Mrs. Jones." I spent hours on YouTube trying to recapture that concert experience. People, this concert changed my life.

All that to say, he's coming back and I haven't decided if I'm desperate enough to buy tickets for just me and go alone. Would that be questionable? Well while you think about it, see a little bit of what I'm talking about. When another man serenades me, I gotta give him props. I chose a video that may capture better what this experience was like. Come to your own conclusions, but I'm sold.

And people, watch the whole thing.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Introducing You to a New One.

A while back at my church, Sojourn, we sang a new song written by Brian Eichelberger (Mars Hill, Seattle). The song is "Satisfied in You" and is based from Psalm 42. There are no words to convey the affect this song had on my heart. Maybe it was just the moment. Unfortunately, the audio is nowhere to be found online, at least according to Google and YouTube. I searched like crazy before I wrote this. For now, only my memory (and the enhancing acoustics of my shower stall) allows me to enjoy what I recall is the tune. But at this time, enjoy the lyrics in full. If I (or any of you) come across the actual song, I'll be sure to post it here as soon as it reaches my laptop, fo sho. The last verse gets me every time. (And thanks to my boy Tom for digging this up for me.)

"Satisfied in You"

I have lost My appetite
And a flood is welling up behind my eyes
So I eat the tears I cry
And if that were not enough
They know just the words to cut and tear and prod
When they ask me "Where's your God?"

Why are you downcast, oh my soul?
Why so disturbed within me?
I can remember when you showed your face to me

As a deer pants for water, so my soul longs for you
And when I survey your splendor, you so faithfully renew
Like a bed of rest for my fainting flesh
I am satisfied in you

When I'm looking at the ground
It's an inbred feedback loop that drags me down
So it's time to lift my brow
And remember better days
When I loved to worship you and learn your ways
With the sweetest songs of praise

Why are you downcast, oh my soul?
Why so disturbed within me?
I can remember when you showed your face to me

Let my sights give way to songs that sing about your faithfulness
Let my pain reveal your glory as my only real rest
Let my losses show me all I truly have is you

So when I'm drowning out at sea
And all your breakers and your waves crash down on me
I'll recall your safety scheme
You're the one who made the waves
And your Son went out to suffer in my place
And to show me that I'm safe

Why are you downcast, oh my soul?
Why so disturbed within me?
I am satisfied in You.

There you go.
The whole last verse breaks me down, especially, "You're the One who made the waves, and your Son went out to suffer in my place." Get's me every time, even now.

Call me up and I'll get in my shower and sing it for you.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Today at 850.

I catered JGumbo's for a small group of friends. JG's was voted by the Louisville's Eccentric Observer (henceforth known as the LEO) as the #1 Cajun Restaurant in the 'Ville. Hey, that's from the annual Reader's Choice Survey. So, people have a year to think about it. Needless to say, I hooked it up with some quality grub.

This is Drunken Chicken. Yes, the name reveals that it's made with some quality brew. However, not to fear. The alcohol turns to grease and settles in small pools on the surface of the dish, giving that intestinal tract an additional boost. But, hey, mi bano su bano.

Ah, here we meet Bumblebee Stew. It's sweet at first, then it gets spicy. Just how Cajuns like it, I guess. Seriously, though. It's one of my all time faves.

Abita Root Beer. Tasty and straight from Louisiana. We went all out N'Oleans style.

And, I'm happy to introduce you to a preview of the new heavens and new earth: Cinnamon Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce. Though calm on the outside, I tempted to use mild profanity with every bite! It's that good. Hey, I said mild profanity. Relax.

@#$%!!!! (translation: "Ridiculous!!!")

Anyway. All this to say: it's wise to be my friend.

Till next episode.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011


This is how you pull a prank. It may take a sec to see what's happening, and it may take a few views. But, once you see what's taking place you'll watch it again and again. Here's a tip: watch the guy on the far left the whole time.

...and good thing it's in a foreign language because there's likely a lot of profanity being uttered. But, I was in tears.

I'll say it again: hilarious. And oh yes, I am going to try to pull this off on someone!


Wednesday, March 09, 2011

My Bro.

Aaron Hale - Ghostly (Official Music Video) from Aaron Hale on Vimeo.

He's all grown up like some elephant love (inside joke...and a killer one at that).


Friday, March 04, 2011

Taking a Sin-Shattered World Head On

This powerful song will help you take on the world's issues one...problem resolution at a time.

My next post has big shoes to fill.


Thursday, March 03, 2011

Two Birds with One Stone...

So, there's this kitchen in town called 732 Social that is no less than brilliant. I would eat here every meal if I could, and not just for the food. The environment is great as well as the aesthetics. It's actually an accent restaurant of The Green Building, which hosts art galleries/conferences and lectures/cocktail parties/concerts and anything else that's basically hip. Regardless, it's one of my favorite places to hit up.

So, there's this studio I love called Red Nose Studios that is no less than brilliant (I've plugged his art on my blogs before; see the pic at the end of this post here, but most notably see the Biblio-Files header [the little man standing on the books]). The Green Building is hosting RNS creator Chris Sickels for a lecture about his art and creativity. There will be an exhibit. Needless to say, I'd love to go to this, but won't/can't because, well, of work, I guess. But, I had to post on this because, man, what a combo! Check out the details here. The gallery actually stays open through May, so I'll for sure peep this at some point. But, if anyone lives in Louisville and is remotely cultured in art and food, this would make a good, hip night out. Just saying. Good food. Cool art. Stimulating lecture. I mean, who wouldn't?

While all this brilliance is taking place, I'll be at home being lame. Oh well.


Once Again...

...SNL has faithfully put things into perspective when it comes to pets.

Thank you SNL. (In case you missed previous brilliant displays of...honesty, see here.)