Dear King

Dear King

Dear king,  I wonder how your wife is? The priests are praying for you and the prophets are convinced that the efficacy of your fathership - your model of adopting the fold of the fatherless - rebounded to compound upon the sense of insignificance that left your kids broken chains in the legacy that became your gospel. 

Crowdsourcing A Tour

Crowdsourcing A Tour

To a certain degree, I've always crowdsourced tours. That's sort of what independent, touring artists or musicians have to do without booking agencies and managerial backing. Sure, over the years, I've built relationships with a few go-to people around the country who have always been down to help, but since the majority of them are regular ol' people - great people, but not vocational promoters - they're often not in the same place, or available with the same resources, once you come through next time around.

Top Albums of 2015

Top Albums of 2015

As is usually the case, I’ve come to this list in a state of frantic confusion. Frantic, because I’m trying to remember what in the world I listened to this year, and confused, because I don’t know why I never keep track of what I know I’ll want to write about come December, and I’ll spend the whole 12th month knowing I’ve got a list to write, but knowing I have no idea if I even listened to ten new albums that came out on that calendar. 

People To Be Loved (Pt 2)

People To Be Loved (Pt 2)

I've got scene kids in my mind who already have a hard enough time feeling welcomed in and by the church for wanting to pit at shows. How're they supposed to wrestle through questions like these when they've already been cast out for listening to the Devil's music? And I wonder why love and / or acceptance is predicated upon agreement. Or did we as Christians forget that we agreed on nothing with God before we were loved by him?

Freezing Cold Midwest U.S.

Freezing Cold Midwest U.S.

Every night of the tour, Kris and I will be Chemex brewing coffee for our guests. All three of us as artists wrote a special, and original, Christmas song or poem specifically for this tour. We also learned a few covers that will all get to enjoy together. We will be singing Christmas carols and reading Christmas stories in between sets. More than anything, will all be able to enjoy the coziness of Christmas time cheer together.

Correspondence (a Commentary)

Correspondence (a Commentary)

I’d like to say that I think that art can stand on its own. I think that stories can just be stories. I don’t think that you need to know the why behind Correspondence in order to enjoy it... I never needed the lyricists’ reasons behind words that I simply thought were beautiful because they were. They existed. They were there and they were something that simply was and that was good in and of themselves.

That said, I’d like to tell you why...

SHIPPING DELAY: Poster Collection No. 03

SHIPPING DELAY: Poster Collection No. 03

First and foremost, to those of you who recently ordered our Collections Poster No. 03: INDIFFERENCE as a part of our limited edition screen-printed poster series, thank you for your support, and we hope you come to enjoy our artistic collaboration / collection as much as we do. Unfortunately, I am writing to tell you that there has been a delay in shipment due to circumstances beyond our control. 

Your Seat Cushion Can Be Used As A Jetpack?!

Your Seat Cushion Can Be Used As A Jetpack?!

Far too much of my time is spent changing colors in my chameleon skin. Or wondering what color I should be in my chameleon mind, while the devil plays advocate and I fail to land anywhere. And there are idols everywhere. Most of that one is probably called "fear of man", and I've wrestled with how to articulate it, so I'm thankful for those who seem to be able to.

For My Friend, Benjamin Keeney

For My Friend, Benjamin Keeney

I'm going to say a lot of this tomorrow at your reception, and at first I was worried about spoiling that, if you read this beforehand. Then I thought about what Brandi says about weddings - how they're mostly for other people, or maybe the parents. I don't know if I agree with her, but if she is right, God knows your parents probably don't read my blog, so it'll all be news to them.

 

Poster Collection No. 03: Indifference

Poster Collection No. 03: Indifference

When we released No. 01: Coffins, it was gone in 48 hours. No. 02: Answers, was gone in twelve, and No. 03: Indifference was gone in four - all solely through the E-Newsletter. If one of them belongs to you - thank you so much for the support. If you haven't joined the email list yet, it's about your only chance at snagging one of remaining prints we'll roll out leading up to the end of the year.