28. September 2004 13:21
much anticipated follow-up album for Interpol, released today
i may have to go pick it up after work. going to see them in a couple weeks, should be a lot of fun.
28. September 2004 13:19
Interestingly enough, just about the time my church small group is starting a study of Lee Strobel's new book, A Case for a Creator, Wired magazine's latest cover story is on “The Plot to Kill Evolution”. The Wired story is basically about how there is a push in some communities to include intelligent design theory in the classroom. Wired is not happy about this development and neither is much of the scientific community. You can read the story here: http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/12.10/evolution.html
As much as the scientific community may try to deny it, there are growing numbers of discoveries in the biological and astronomy realms that cast doubt on certain facets of evolution while tending to suggest some sort of designer was involved. One of my biggest problems with evolution is not that certain aspects of it do not make sense from what we see in creation, but that the theory as a whole requires a very old earth. With each passing year as we further explore the cosmos, this seems less and less likely. I'm not necessarily one who believes the 6000 year old earth figure that some Christians have somehow “calculated”, but I also don't believe the evidence supports an earth hundreds of millions of years old.
17. September 2004 08:06
i continue to be amazed at the wealth of concerts that come to town in Chicago. it's a music lover's dream. here's a sampling of the next couple months: Over The Rhine, Armin Van Buuren, Interpol, Muse, Sam Phillips. The only bad thing about it is lining Ticketmaster's pockets. I went to buy Interpol tickets the other day ($20 face value per ticket) and 2 tickets came in just a few cents under $60. how is that equitable? I still haven't bought them. hoping to be able to go to the venue, but hot shows in Chicago rarely last long. for all I know it's sold out already. when is someone going to do something about Ticketmaster or as I like to call them, the Antichrist.
anyway, it's amazing to me that Music City USA, aka Nashville, just never got hardly any decent shows. when you tell people that outside Nashville, they don't believe it, but it's true. you can't even really see big country shows there that often, not that I cared. it's not that good shows never came, I did get to see Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay, Tori Amos, etc, but they were few and far between. here I can often catch my favorite acts more than once a year. it's great.
3. September 2004 19:01
I've been in Delaware on vacation most of this week, staying at my dad's trailer just north of Rehoboth. My brother has a beach house this week as well. Amazingly enough, the house next door apparently has an open wireless access point, which is the only way I'm getting net access. what are the chances? thanks to the anonymous benefactor...
Rehoboth is where I spent 2 summers working at a bed & breakfast and probably where the idea was first planted in my mine to someday have one of my own. it's interesting to come back here. lots of memories. i still like it a lot. the beach life is very different from life in Chicago. it's hard to slow down enough to enjoy it.