'But this one goes to Eleven"
"My final post on anything having remotely to do with the iPhone. I promise."Since I can't imagine you not posting on the topic, I take it you will never aquire one of those evil, vile contraptions, then? Congratulations on being won over to the real Christian side. The capital C's triumphed after all.
I love the section of the video that was obviously filmed backwards (not bad lip sync even so!). Very clever commentary on the Amish lifestyle. I also enjoyed the "Gilligan's Island" clip.My experience with other left-wing-commie Appleites is that they often claim to not want to talk about their addiction but never seem to avoid it. The first step on the road to recovery is to admit you have a problem.
We demand more iPhone posts.
Seriously? Because, you know I can buddy...
Do you actually take requests for blog topics? Did you make this promise because you sensed pressure from your readership to stop talking about the iPhone?I actually kinda hope that I don't affect your subject selection too much, because in general it's pretty eclectic and interesting.
Now that you mention it, I haven't been numb to the fact that many people feel the need (artists in general) to basically keep most of their posts about their music, which ups their visitors dramatically if they keep at it. Kat had some great suggestions for artists narrowing down their focus and getting a more core 'fan base' but that stuff isn't really for me I guess. Not that I don't appreciate someone who likes my music, because I do. I am quite elated when the do in fact. It is just I like a bunch of other stuff just as much. Another reason is that I bore easily (which isn't an excuse because everyone needs discipline but this is a blog and there are lots of things that I like to do and talk about.) A funny thing; When I came out with a film and entered On The Lot, half the people at my church looked at me like I grown an arm out of my butt. Many people knew the film part of me because they had gone to my Recital (like Rob who ROCKS) and saw all the stuff I am into but plenty just thought I was doing only Five Cent Stand stuff and couldn't compute "me" in another genre or venue. So I guess eclectic it stays. Its not that I don't enjoy hearing about Andrew Osenga's guitar pedals and Caedmon's stuff (because I actually bought his M-audio from him from his website which kicks butt over the m-box!) or mostly about the state of church and state, poverty and tour and controversy like at Shaun Grove's, it is just doing that all the time on a blog isn't really me. And maybe it isn't him either, (he paints I hear) but I bet if he tried to paint outside the box a little bit from where he is on his blog, people would get perplexed... or mad or something. I don't know. Maybe not. Sheesh, you got me thinking here buddy. I'd have to ask him about that one. Because, honestly, people like to talk about the things they go there to talk about. I know I do. So it is good to hear that the eclectic is working for people. I could probably focus more and work harder on getting a bunch more hits and shit but I don't really care all that much about that right now. It feels more like backyard neighborhood wiffle ball rather than "hey, everybody come view my blog because I know that you are consumers and in the long run I pretty much need your cash more than your opinion." (Again, I understand that motive, I do. And discussion still happens; it’s just not me. Maybe why I'll probably, and happily, never peruse 'making it' the CCM industry because of the confining nature, not to mention pain in the butt for anybody who is the slightest bit 'different') Maybe I'll think differently when the next album comes out. Don't know. I never started blogging for that reason (to connect to 'fans') so probably not. But for now, I mostly enjoy the discussion we get going here and other places. And it keeps me writing and you guys are just great people fun to talk to. That's the stuff I really live for. I would probably do that all day if I weren’t careful. When I worked at the church, that's pretty much what I did all day. Plus it helped me to quit smoking. Just a ramblin' away here. Sorry.
You really shouldn't apologize for rambling. I enjoyed it. And that's your gift, too.You know, like the Bible says: "And he gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and to some he gave the gift of ramblin' away."
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