January 30, 2009

Fiction Family


This is the reason why I love Jon Foreman. He writes worship songs, songs about his wife, songs about life, songs about whatever is on his mind. It's truly amazing. This is the reason why I look up to him so much as a songwriter. I grew up in a Christian home but I don't believe in God just because my mom and dad told me to. The Lord has made himself so relevant in my life that it's something I absolutely cannot deny. When I figured out that I loved writing music, I wanted to bring God into it but also wanted to write songs that weren't just worship songs. Jon Foreman is probably the best songwriter I know of who does that. He continuously brings the Holy Spirit into each show he plays and that room immediately "gets it."

What's funny is I am not quite sure if Sean Watkins from Nicklecreek is a "believer." But the fact that he has combined forces with a guy who takes verses straight out of the bible and makes non-cheesy beautiful songs out of them... They're quite the duo. Each of them played songs they co-wrote, individually wrote, and covered some incredible songs. Sean sang a song about a girl he loved who then became a lesbian (ha!). Then Jon would then sing a song about how God has saved him.

My heart gets warm every time I see love from such different prospectives - two different genres you could say. It bothers me when a lot of christians think that God can only been heard in church but you have someone like Jon proving that wrong everytime he plays a show. I felt God when I saw him at the Exit/In, Trevecca College, and now The Belcourt in Nashville TN. When I was playing music, that's exactly what I wanted to do. I still get pretty pumped up after shows like this and it makes me want to go home and immediately write some songs, get back on the horse. Maybe one day again... but right now is not the time.

Oh man, tonight was good. I laughed a lot which is always the perfect remedy from a long days work. I got to hang out with an old friend who, unforutnately, I never see! Lastly, I saw a great show that is well worth the $30.

Check it out. It's pretty terific.
videoSo good.
videoSeanJon aka Fiction Family!

January 29, 2009

That is not my name!

Why do people keep calling me ridiculous names such as Toots and Sugar!?!!

When did this become okay?

That is just awkward...

January 28, 2009

Welcome to my 10pm dinner.

Packing

Packing is a pain... Thank the Lord for good music to comfort me :).

The Format it is... hah!


Happy (sort of ) Snow Day!

Major Changes

So for a while I was feeling pretty abandoned and alone in my house. After a few different conversations and one break down I am now okay with it. I actually enjoy the fact that I can stomp around my room and wont get a text from my roommate saying, "seriously katie, did you gain 300 pounds or what?" I am getting a taste of what living by myself is going to feel like. I love it but hate it. Being around people is what feeds my energy and when I am alone, it takes a little convincing to get me to go out. A little... not a lot.

I'm really going to miss Nashville. I'm excited for what's next but man... there are some people and places that have meant so much to me. I can't believe how attached I am to a silly coffee shop... it's not the coffee though. It's because I know for a fact I will see someone I know as soon as I walk in or at some point. I am not popular in any way... it's just the way Fido works. I know which creepy men to avoid, I know my favorite place to sit, and I know I will hear great music while sipping on a warm caramel latte (cept in the summer). I know I will find cool places like this in Cincinnati, but my routine and comfort zone is shot for a while.

January 27, 2009

Finally got my passport papers in!! Took me long enough but i did it!

January 26, 2009

Lost my journal

Hello blog world! It has been a while since I have had an online blog. I figured this should be a good thing considering 1. I lost my journal 2. Am moving away 3. Suck at updating people individually. If I can already be honest so soon in my blogging career... I'm a little nervous. I am no good with words and my punctuation is terrible. So please don't judge me. I write how I talk... I am an ellipsis abuser.

I tried sending a picture to this blog from my phone but I'm not sure if it worked. I guess I will find out tomorrow.

Ok, I must sleep but I am very excited about this blog.