May 28, 2010, 21:44PM
it's really not that bad, i just expected something awesome after seeing "Saviour" and "Ice." both those were pretty sweet...
very nice! good luck with that! though by the time you read this, you might already be back... the weekly downloads from itickets and NRT weren't incredibly amazing or anything. though i do like the NRT one...
did you get the Summer Sampler from Tooth and Nail? it's got Manafest's Avalanche! lovinit!
May 12, 2010, 08:07AM
haven't heard him, but now that you mention it, wasn't there a post of him on TFCMB a while ago? might have to try him out. what/who does he sound like?
Lights releases a music video tomorrow for one of my favorite songs by her: Second Go! since the Cleveland Cavaliers lost a home tournament game yesterday, this might help ease the pain... you an NBA fan?
April 26, 2010, 14:52PM
gotcha. not great odds. congrats for running, anyway... =)
well, i just got her album a week or so ago. i've become somewhat obsessed with Lights and was thus fairly upset when i saw her concert with Owl City in Ohio was sold out! what makes it worse is one of my friends won tickets to an Owl City/Light concert last year and he'd not even heard of The Lights! must remember the 10th Commandment... =P
April 19, 2010, 09:29AM
hmph, too bad... how many people usually run for gov? sounds nice... ah, yes! the ultimate at camp has gained quite a reputation in my circle. i got a bunch of peoples going for this week's round of Teenpact.
April 10, 2010, 09:04AM
cool... do you ever run for office? i knew three people that made it last year. sounds like a blast! what's the format? do you go to a bunch of classes all day or go to a presentation and do assignments or what?
March 28, 2010, 20:12PM
yeh, i suppose so. the rest of the book is more adventure anyway, so i guess it's good to mix it up a bit...
gotcha. yeah, i'm finding less time for reading, too. back in the good old days of me youth, my completion rate was more like a novel per week on average. not anymore!
most definitely! i'm hoping to see it again this week...
lol! yeah, i'm homeschooled and proud of it! it's pretty easy to recognize a homeschooler... yes i've heard of teenpact! got a bunch of friends telling me i desperately need to go, but we've either been too busy or not been able to handle the price tag... sounds pretty cool, though. you go to it?
have a nice vacation? TFCMB was so empty without you... =P
March 19, 2010, 11:41AM
Beren is pretty awesome! i just wish Tolkien had him do a little more himself... it just felt like all his friends were doing everything for him at times, ya know?
what are you reading now?
cool. yeah, it really doesn't always look like they're putting in a lot of effort, but i can't even fathom how hard that would be. i've only tried it once for ten minutes in somebody's backyard and even that was tough! it was fun though...
just saw To Save A Life two days ago. AMAZING! you have to see it...
March 11, 2010, 09:50AM
Huan was the hound that was helping Beren and Luthien out on their journeys. the one that could talk three times during his life, remember? great dog...
gotcha. Wii games can be fun! i don't think i'd have the guts to ever actually try about half the sports they do for winter olympics... especially aerials! that one is crazy!! can you imagine how hard that would be the first time?
have you ever gone skiing? i've gone snowboarding once in my life and the ramps for jumps look scary enough without being 20 feet high...
February 23, 2010, 12:25PM
nice. i think Huan is one of the coolest even though he's not human or elf. Beleg was awesome, too! i think there's just too many characters to have a top favorite...
have you actually done curling before? just after watching Canada play Sweden (i think it was Sweden) i finally looked up the rules to curling and it all makes sense now. i haven't been able to watch as much as i'd like, but am trying to see a lot of the medal rounds of snowboarding, skiing, and whatever else i can. what's your favorite event?
did you see Sean White?!? holy cow, he's amazing!
February 14, 2010, 20:29PM
lol! glad to hear somebody else respects the Silmarillion! you read it, then? doesn't it kindof remind you of "Greek mythology" type stories? i love it. Tolkien is just plain amazing...
definitely! lemme know if you read them...
have you seen "To Save a Life"? i desperately want to! the trailer looked great. it looks like nothing i've ever seen before; in a class of its own.
January 27, 2010, 10:19AM
sweet! i love dragging out the Christmas season as much as possible. got to listen to some on Martin's day when we finally took down Christmas decorations. bitter-sweet time, ya know?
gotcha. i haven't read Unfinished Tales (yet), but Tolkien is definitely one of the best ever! i've read the first Book of Lost Tales and the Silmarillion, so i bet i'd love Unfinished Tales! do you know if it's similar?
oh man! you gotta read the Circle Trilogy! aside from Lord of the Rings, it's probably the greatest trilogy ever written! just don't read Greent, the book he added on to the trilogy. it's lame...
January 12, 2010, 11:26AM
who isn't? =) a personal favorite for me is Goldfish! great stuff...
ooh! new albums are always good... heck, yeah! i loved that one! i'm pretty much done listening to Christmas music now, unfortunately, but it was a favorite for late nights during the season. beautiful and soothing, ya know? i like acoustic songs...
are you a big book reader? if so, have you read any of Ted Dekker's books?
totally! it's not a party without good snacks. oh man, what didn't they have? there were chocolate-covered pretzels, chips, Mountain Dew, mint Hershey Kisses, a bunch of veggies with ranch dip, more chips, and an assortment of crackers with toppings. good stuffz!
i'm really glad you had the TFCMB awards, cuz otherwise i wouldn't have heard of Esterlyn's freebie album and EP! it was an older post and i didn't even know the blog existed when it was posted. i'm liking the album, though!
December 31, 2009, 16:53PM
too true. i finally got that song, it was so good! and i got the FF5 Christmas Pageant CD for Christmas. got Theocracy's "Bethlehem", too. then at least 8 freebies from TFCMB. all those plus Silver Bells by Relient K made this year nice for my Christmas playlist! too bad the season's over...
December 17, 2009, 08:59AM
i think the computer was screwing up with the SilverLight add-on. i just bought a lappy that it works on, though. i've been missing out! this channel is the bomb! i feel sorry for my past self...
well, since i got the cd last year without three new songs, i'm ticked off and would have prefered they just release a seprate EP like HoH. but i'm slightly biased... =P
i loved that Parachute Festival post! amazing artists in that one! including Switchfoot's latest greatest: Mess of Me! what more could you want?
you a big fan of Trans-Siberian Orchestra or Mannaheim Steamroller?
December 08, 2009, 21:30PM
i dunno. only one way to find out! =)
i saw the tweet about it, but i couldn't find it! i'll look again... is it on TVU?
i just found that Relient K had three more songs on their digital "Let it Snow-" etc. album. i got the cd for Christmas last year, but it didn't have those three songs! i had to get Silver Bells. it's a favorite Christmas song for me...
December 04, 2009, 11:33AM
just FYI: i'm trying to cut back on computer time a little, so that's why i haven't replied in half of forever...
do you play much first-person-shooter games? if so, you'd be a natural airsofter. i have a friend that plays Battlefront all the time and he learned the strategies from that and applied them to real airsofting and he did great! 'course it also helped that he had one of the best guns that day... =/
i just listened to the FF5 Christmas Pageant tracks on last.fm today and i think i like it! there are songs that are just OK, but it's good enough to put on the ol' Christmas list. Twas the Night Before Christmas is pretty sweet! has a crazy-cool rap/electronica feel to it. awesomeness...
i listen to RadioU a decent amount, but i hardly ever watch TVU. i'm not that much into hardcore and TVU seems to favor that genre, ya know? but RadioU is definitely a favorite station! i just wish they'd play more Christmas music.
excuse my ignorance, but what's IMHO? =P
November 01, 2009, 20:25PM
i didn't even know about him a few months ago, but he might be a new favorite for me. i guess TFK needs some credit for lending some vocals for that song, but Manafest can make it sweet without help...
it's so epic... we sit around sometimes just reminiscing over "war stories" and planning scenarios for next time. if you have a bunch of friends that like that sort of thing, you should totally do it! all you need is somebody with a huge backyard and you're good to go!
have you heard FF5 Christmas Pageant samples? i'm not sure i like it from what i've heard. which would really stink cuz i was looking forward to that ever since i heard about it...
October 18, 2009, 19:45PM
sounds too good to be true! i might actually end up putting it on my Christmas list.
ok. at least you're in the same country... =P
sweet! i've only heard Manafest's album Citizens Activ, but i loved it! with two albums coming, there's gotta be something i'll like. i think "So Beautiful" is the best Rock/Rap song ever. it totally blew my mind the first time i heard it! tell me you've heard that song! do you follow him on Twitter? he is a heart-and-soul skateboarder...
well, sheesh. that stinks. i guess the lyrics aren't only hard to understand, but not too God-centered, either. but "Reinventing Robert Cohn" has a nice message and that's probably my favorite. their sound is amazing, though! i really hope the next album is better...
you have to try airsoft! a bunch of my friends and i have had an airsoft war once a year. a couple years in a row, we slept out in tents and battled whenever there was light. it was awesome!
October 13, 2009, 13:56PM
sweet! man, that's a ton of extras... does it cost a bunch more?
ok. i hope you didn't think i was trying to find where you live or anything. i was just curious...
yeah... i guess i could see that. i personally do prefer hard copies, but i don't care enough to spend the extra cash when i have the option. especially when i already have a song or don't want a few of them, etc.
i missed the "Hot Air Balloon" unfortunately. was that an old post? oh man! you HAVE to hear Ocean Eyes! my top five? hmm. is that to buy or to hear? i think it's Confessions, A Silver Lining, maybe FF5's Christmas Pageant if it ends up sounding better than the samples i heard on amazon, (i know the next two aren't even in existence) Lecrae's next album, and Manafest's next album. i don't buy a lot of cd's, but maybe i'm also just not thinking of some i've been looking for. maybe something by TFK or The Beautiful Letdown or something. i really like And Then There Were None so far! i prefer lyrics that aren't so hard to understand, but the music rocks!
i saw your tweet on paintball... have you ever tried airsoft? awesome sport!
October 12, 2009, 16:51PM
ooh! bonus stuff is always good! extra songs?
that's all i've heard so far (in fact i got Fire On the Inside linked off your site!) so i can't tell what to think yet. i usually get stuff from the library before purchase.
heh heh! no problem! i was just in a Buckeye mood yesterday and was hoping you were either from Ohio or Wisconsin so i could either celebrate or gloat. =P if i had to guess from all fifty, i'd say... FL.
good thought. i'm just afraid not buying it will haunt me for forever. but i guess i'll find out later on...
if i were you, i'd get digital. you could always burn a disk if you wanted (that's legal, right?).
speaking of Owl City, have you heard Ocean Eyes? i like it, but i'll probably only buy a few tracks. it almost sounds the same after a while, but not necessarily in a bad way, you know? kindof like Galactic Conquest. similar, but each with distinctive features... favorites would have to be "Tip of the Iceberg," "Dental Care," and of course "Fireflies."
October 11, 2009, 20:32PM
yeah, WDWGFH is a new favorite for me. i haven't heard much of Pillar, but was introduced to them when i got Fireproof from the library and have since been hooked. i haven't heard Confessions yet, though. what's it like? why not so great?
just outta curiousity, what state are you from?
heard Forget and Not Slow Down, yet? i was this close to buying the album off Amazon, but figured i'll just listen to it from library before making the purchase.