I heard on NPR that Farah Fawcett turns 59 today. When I heard that I really felt my own age. I mean, she was the hotty of my adolescent years. 59. Wow. Has it really been that long?
Blind Boys of Alabama: Atom Bomb
Oh Baby, Oh Baby! These "boys" have got soul like I can only dream about!
Beck: Sea Change
Moody. Thoughtful. Nice.
Autour de Lucie: Faux Movement
French ambient music. If you like this, you'll love the album. (****)
Jeff Johnson: Vespers
This is the latest in a long line of self produced albums by my friend Jeff. This is a Celtic-like worship album. Itunes now carries his stuff or check his website Arkmusic.com (*****)
Glen Phillips: Winter Pays For Summer
Thoughtful, rich acoustic rock from the guy who brought us Toad the Wet Sprocket (***)
Jimmy Eat World: Clarity
It all starts to sound the same to me. Did I really say that?
Copeland: In Motion
Good music. But don't tell my sons I said so.
The Mars Volta: Deloused in the Comatorium
This is intense. Zappa meets Zeppelin.
David Allen: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
I finally have a clean desk and an empty in box! (****)
Eugene H. Peterson: Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places: A Conversation in Spiritual Theology
This is Peterson's effort at articulating a spiritual theology.
Joan Chittister: Wisdom Distilled from the Daily: Living the Rule of St. Benedict Today
A wonderful Catholic writer helping us understand the relevance of St. Benedict's (6th Century) Rule of Life (****)
RONALD ROLHEISER: The Holy Longing: The Search for A Christian Spirituality
Another great book by this Catholic author who's writing has been influenced most by Henri Nouwen. (*****)
Ronald, O.M.I Rolheiser: The Shattered Lantern: Rediscovering a Felt Presence of God
An outstanding book dealing with the problem of unbelief among believers rooted in narcissim, pragmatism, and unbridled restlessness. The solution proposed is recovering the ancient instinct for astonishment. (*****)