Monthly Archives: May 2008

The Future of Christian Music: "Riffing" by Charlie Peacock

I have always thought that Charlie Peacock was a smart guy. He proves it again.

I don’t really have anything to add. Just go read it.

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Posted by on May 28, 2008 in Uncategorized


…4 more days…

who will survive?
who will lose it and go “scholastic”?

  • Saw Indiana Jones…disappointment abounds and I am unsure why it keeps getting good reviews. It wasn’t horrible, but it was a big let down to me.
  • Am trying to figure out what to do with these last 4 days. I’m wanting to show “Stand By Me” to my English classes, but can’t get the TV guardian to work and am a little nervous about it. It’s a great movie, and I don’t think the profanity is unrealistic for 4 12 year old boys left to their own devices. However, I also don’t want to be lectured to by some irate parents in the last 4 days of school.
  • Am planning to go see the Old 97’s and Aimee Mann in June. Am excited about both although it’s hard to compete with the simple prospect of not going to school starting next Monday…
  • Finished The Duma Key. Pretty good Stephen King. As usual, I feel like he does a great job telling a story, but not the greatest job ending it.
  • 4 more days…
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Posted by on May 27, 2008 in Uncategorized


saphire bullets…bullets of pure love….

  • Two thumbs up for Iron Man the movie even though I’ve never been a fan of the comic.
  • Two thumbs up for Lars and the Real Girl. Tried to tell my co-workers about it, but lost them on the premise. Don’t let the premise throw you. It’s a really sweet movie.
  • First movie season I’ve looked forward to in a number of years. Indiana Jones, Batman, Shyamalan. In that order. Teach 7th grade english and am relishing writing in sentence fragments right now. At least I know they’re fragments.
  • Half way through The Duma Key by Stephen King. Am frustrated that I can’t just sit down and read it because I keep getting interrupted by things like teaching 7th graders and stuff. Yet another reason I’m looking forward to summer. I’m enjoying the book, by the way.
  • Am wanting to read Stephen King’s “The Body” to my 7th graders in an attempt to get them interested in reading. Feel like that’s a lost cause, but want to read it to them anyway. Having a hard time finding time. It’s also sometimes difficult to edit the language as I read.
  • Played my first gig since last summer on Saturday. Went surprisingly well in spite of tornadoes, running sound for the whole affair and never quite getting the chance to do any practicing. Luckily it was a songwriters’ circle and I only had/got to play 6 songs.
  • Ivy is two. Unbelievable. I love her so much it hurts. She came to the concert. Charmed everyone. I look at her and so don’t miss the singer/songwriter/penniless/vagabond lifestyle as to almost disdain it. Still pretty penniless, though.
  • Am itching to write some new songs, though. Maybe record a new CD’s worth. Planning to make myself be productive in that area in about 13-15 days. Jonathan Coulton is my hero. I’m thinking his “Thing-A-Week” is a great goal for my summer. That and to lose some weight and to get stronger.
  • Netflix, especially “instant” rocks.
  • 100,000,000,000,000 points (redeemable only on this blog) to the commenter to reference this posts’ title and trace its correlation to the post itself.


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Posted by on May 13, 2008 in Uncategorized


13 days and counting…

7th grade girl: “No offense, Mr. Shacklett, but I can’t wait to get out of here.”

Me: “No offense, N_____, but neither can I.”

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Posted by on May 13, 2008 in Uncategorized