The xx – Angels – Quiet thoughts and 8th Grade Graphics

‘XX’ is the name of the band. Angels is the song.

The video reminds me of going to dances back in 8th and 9th grade when psychodelia was all the rage. Someone would set up overhead projectors at the top of the school gym bleachers. A square clear cooking dish would be placed on the top of the projector and a mixture of oil and water would be put into the bowl. The heat from the projector would make the mixture begin to move about. Somehow someone also figured out how to project a rotating Christmas light into the mix and the projector would beam the pyschodelia out onto the gym walls. Life was groovy … or something like that.

I used to go to the dances to dance. I liked dancing … awkward as it was in 8th and 9th grade … growing up as a Southern Baptist and knowing that dancing was going to send me to hell. Pinball was also going to send me to hell per my Sunday School teacher Mrs. Johnson. Ultimately it was Joe-Joe Price that ruined dancing for me – he said that I danced like a chicken with its head cut off. It is hard to dance when someone keeps calling you Chickenman.

Anyway, please enjoy Angels by XX.

The Axis of Awesome: 4 Chords Official Music Video // Repetitive Perspective

Our brain knows a good thing when it hears it.

Yet no one wants to hear the same thing over and over so our mind has the power to set aside the basic pattern to look for angles of inflection that appeals to us. We like what we want to like … which allows ‘new and fresh’ to often be ‘old and recycled’.

No one demonstrates this logic better than The Axis of Awesome: 4 Chords Official Music Video

Bonus musical number!

Patsy Cline – She’s Got You – Patsy used to live in my house

Patsy Cline lived in our house for many years … mostly at night.

My mom had a bit of a hard life. My dad was … not the best dad … and for some years he had trouble finding his way home.

My dad would go out for a haircut and sometimes come home three days later. While waiting, my mom would sit in the front room with a pack of cigarettes and a few beers. The lights would be out. The only light would be from the tip of her cigarette. Always and always there would be music playing ever so gently — and it would be either Patsy Cline or Jim Reeves.

Run Boy Run – Parts 1 and 2 – Imagination Meets Empire

This music and videos are by French musician Yoann Lemoine, also known as Woodkid. His style is grayscale presentation.

If you like what you hear and see then you can get the Woodkid EP Run Boy Run from iTunes here.

If you like what you hear and see then you can get the Woodkid EP Run Boy Run from iTunes here.

Finding Life’s Path

I have about every piece of Michael W. Smith music since the early 1980s.

In one of my darkest moments his music helped me realize that there is a path … there is always a path … we just have to want to take it.

Even though we feel that our own life is of little value we should still use that life to serve others. In taking that path we give value to our lives.