Friday, February 24, 2006

New Beach Evangelism, Ocean City, MD

Five Cent Stand

Couple of friends of mine (Seth and Amber) have just completed their 2nd Cd project down in Houston. Go give it a listen....


Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Valentine's Day

Valentines Day, which I like to refer to as VD, isn't particularly one of my favorite holidays. Schmaltz for schmaltz's sake....sorta gags me out.

But this year was better than it's been for me (and I hope for Elaine) in the past.

When I left in the morning to take Harrison to the lake, I noticed that Elaine locked the door behind her as she left for work...and I thought to myself, " wife locks me in" --- which, is a sweet thing. I guess she doesn't want anyone to come and steal me or something.

So, when I get back from the lake, I notice that the TV is on in the living room, and my Itunes are playing in the study. I didn't really think too much of it. I mean, the door was still locked.

In a few minutes I get an email from Elaine that says, "are you going crazy?". I say no. And she responds with "Are you hearing things". I call her and she answers the phone laughing because she thinks she's so funny. She forget something, and had to run home...and thought it would 'freak me out' to turn everything on. She got the hugest kick out of it....I laughed just because she thought she was so funny.

We finished the night off at Terilli's on Greeneville. If you ever go, get the Italian Nachos...

Thursday, February 09, 2006

2006 Grammy Awards

The 2006 Grammy Awards in Pictoral Review

Stevie and Alicia opened the evening by singing a little bit of Stevie's "Higher" acapella. Awesome. Set the mood for the entire night. They dedicated it to Coretta Scott King.

U2 let Mary J. Blidge get on stage and sing...why? Good question. She added a few good screams in some way too tight pants.
U2 and Mary sang together on Kirk Franklin's song "Lean on Me" back in the day with Crystal Lewis and R. Kelly. They should've let Crystal sing. But props to U2 for stretching a little and collaborating with someone outside of their box.
But really, what's with the CoExist U2 is always promoting. I believe in peace --- but when you flash the word 'One' in hundreds of languages across the screen and then flash the COEXIST
sign, I get a little confused.

Sly Stone was resurrected. At 61, Sly, with a fake blond mohawk, looked and moved more like a dancer out of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video. But we'll cut him slack (a lot...and then some more) for all the great jams.

Madonna, Madge, opened the show...along with Gorillaz (yes...the animated band). She looks pretty dang good for her age.

I think Kelly Clarkson won 2 Grammys. From American Idol to Grammys. Nice. But the poor girl wouldn't stop crying. Her performance was good --- but she just doesn't ever need to speak in public. Ever.

Poor guy. Of all nights to dress poorly. Something about the gloves reminded me of OJ. But the performance of "Gold Digger" with the band theme was amazing.

Mariah hasn't won a grammy since 1990 - but last night she won 3. She sang "Fly like a Bird" with Hezekiah Walker's choir. Amazing singer and songwriter.

Coldplay. Dang good songs.

Worst New Artist : Sugarland.
They remind us of everything we hate about country music.

Probably my favorite part of the night was Christina Aguilera and Herbie Hancock. Herbie's got some mad piano skilss...and well... Christina -- Way to represent for the white folk.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Let's move on.

I'm ready for Spring. Summer, even. But no...we get this.

Feb 6 Today
Sunny with gusty winds. Cooler. High 57F. Winds NNW at 20 to 30 mph.
Feb 6 Tonight
Mostly clear. Low near 35F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Feb 7 Tomorrow
Sunshine. High 64F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Feb 7 Tomorrow night
A few clouds from time to time. Low 38F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Feb 8 Wednesday
Mostly sunny. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the mid 30s.
Feb 9 Thursday
Abundant sunshine. Highs in the upper 50s and lows in the upper 30s.
Feb 10 Friday
More sun than clouds. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the mid 30s.
Feb 11 Saturday
Plenty of sun. Highs in the mid 50s and lows in the upper 20s.
Feb 12 Sunday
Mainly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s and lows in the mid 30s.
Feb 13 Monday
Mainly sunny. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the upper 30s.
Feb 14 Tuesday
Plenty of sun. Highs in the mid 60s and lows in the mid 40s.
Feb 15 Wednesday
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the mid 60s and lows in the upper 40s