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Andrew Peterson on March 16, 2008

AP Concert

I caught Andrew Peterson in concert tonight for the first tour of The Resurrection Letters, his current work-in-progress Easter tour.  I’ve lost track of what AP concert this makes, but it’s probably safe to put that into double digits now.  (And I think this is the second time on a “Selection Sunday”… and honestly that’s a no brainer choice to make.)

This show brought a full band along, including usual sidekick Ben Shive and adding Gabe Scott (AP’s previous usual sidekick), Mandy & Kevin Mann (filling in for Andy & Jill), Jeff Irwin (a.k.a. the M&M guy) and Paul Eckberg.

Great show as always and my two older kids decided that they needed to be part of the show.  But hey, AP and the audience seemed to get a kick out of it…and that’s to be expected when you ask the kids to come down front (at least with my kids…consider yourself warned).

I’ve said it over and over in the past and I will continue to do so as long as there is breath left in my lungs…if Andrew Peterson comes anywhere close to you, GO!  And buy every album of his that you can get your hands on!

Wake Me In February

To say this past December was busy would be an understatement. It is now mid-January and I’m finally getting back into some sort of rhythm and will hopefully get back to blogging regularly soon. In the meantime, here’s the hit list of what I’ve been up (in no particular order) to and have wanted to blog about in more detail (which isn’t going to happen, so we better move forward)…
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Don’t Download This Song

by “Weird Al” Yankovic from his September 26th Straight Outta Lynwood Release.

Once in a while maybe you will feel the urge
To break international copyright law
By downloading mp3s from file-sharing sites
Like Morpheus or Grokster or Limewire or KaZaA
But deep in your heart you know the guilt would drive you mad
And the shame would leave a permanent scar
‘Cause you start out stealing songs, and then you’re robbing liquor stores
And selling crack and running over school kids with your car

So don’t download this song
The record store’s where you belong
Go and buy the CD like you know that you should
Oh, don’t download this song

Oh, you don’t wanna mess with the RIAA
They’ll sue you if you burn that CD-R
It doesn’t matter if you’re a grandma or a 7-year-old girl
They’ll treat you like the evil, hard-bitten criminal scum you are

So don’t download this song
Don’t go pirating music all day long
Go and buy the CD like you know that you should
Oh, don’t download this song

Don’t take away money from artists just like me
How else can I afford another solid gold Humvee?
And diamond-studded swimming pools, these things don’t grow on trees
So all I ask is, everybody, please…

Don’t download this song
Even Lars Ulrich knows it’s wrong
Go and buy the CD like you know that you should
Oh, don’t download this song…
Don’t download this song
Or you might wind up in jail like Tommy Chong
Go and buy the CD like you know that you should
Oh, don’t download this song…
Don’t download this song
Or you’ll burn in Hell before too long
Go and buy the CD like you know that you should
Oh, don’t download this song

You can view the video on Yahoo! or YouTube. The mp3 can be found on Weird Al’s MySpace page.

This is very funny but sad at the same time. But with more artists like Al things will eventually change and the music industry will survive (and still make oodles of money). I’m looking forward to adding the new CD to my collection and the bonus materials sound great. I’ll review it in a few months after I’ve had a chance to buy a copy, listen to it and watch it (that’s right, watch it).