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Sing a Little Song…Or…Not.

13 Jan

Can I share a confession with you?

I dream to sing in a choir.  Like, when I’m at church, I picture myself up there.  I love to sing.  I love to sing praise music.

However – I have amazingly low self-esteem.  I’m shy.  And I’m crazy self-conscious about EVERYTHING.  My voice, my body, my face, my freckles, my everything!  Now, I know that God made me and he doesn’t make any junk…..sure!  However, the feeling I get when I think of putting myself out there like that?  SCARY!!!!

Will you pray with me that God can use this self-conscious person to sing his praises before I do it in Heaven?  I am quite sure I will there…but I’d kinda like to do it BEFORE then!

Music {Blog Challenge}

15 Aug

So, the instructions were this:

Put your music player on shuffle and write the first ten songs that play…
 
  1. Casting Crowns – Already There
  2. Third Day – Trust in Jesus
  3. Natalie Grant – Greatness of our God
  4. Taylor Swift – The Best Day
  5. Fresh Beat Band – Another Perfect Day
  6. Ali Dee – World’s Gone Crazy
  7. Golf Boys – Oh Oh Oh
  8. Aerosmith – Crazy
  9. Boys II Men – On Bended Knee
  10. Kari Jobe – We Are
Oh how I love that Fresh Beat Band made the list.  And Golf Boys!  This makes me laugh because this is honestly a dream playlist right here, to me!!  Now I’m going to shuffle again, just for good measure…and the fact that I’m being forced to watch Good Luck Charlie.  😉
  1. Lady A – Just a Kiss
  2. Alicia Keys – No One
  3. Blake Shelton – Red River Blue
  4. Jason Aldean – Country Boy’s World
  5. Kenny Chesney – The Life
  6. Natalie Grant – Desert Song
  7. Rascal Flatts – Here Comes Goodbye
  8. Matthew West – My Own Little World
  9. Fresh Beat Band – Here We Go
  10. Aaron Lewis – Country Boy
So, clearly, the only thing that really proved?  That I own the Fresh Beat Band complete album.  I’m going to cry in a corner now….

My views on mainstream music {Blog Challenge}

11 Aug

So first, I wanted to be sure I did this properly.  Naturally, I needed to be sure I understand the definition of the subject matter.

So, Wikipedia says:

Mainstream is the common current thought of the majority.[1] However, the mainstream is far from cohesive; rather the concept is often considered a cultural construct.[citation needed]
The mainstream includes all popular culture, typically disseminated by mass media. The opposite of the mainstream are subculturescounterculturescult followings, and (in fiction)genre. Additionally, mainstream is sometimes a codeword used for an actual ethnocentric or hegemonic subculture point of view, especially when delivered in a culture war speech. It is often used as a pejorative term by subcultures who view ostensibly mainstream culture as not only exclusive but artistically and aesthetically inferior. In the United Statesmainlinechurches are sometimes referred to synonymously as “mainstream.”[2][3] Also known as “straight” and “straights” for individuals. [4]

Well, it just got more confusing.  I honestly can’t tell you what is the majority of the world listening to?  Country, pop, rap?  It seems like country is at least in the running…and I hear less on TV and award shows about rap than I ever have….but to be truly honest…I can’t even tell you what radio stations are still even ON or what they are playing!  And with XM, I stick with one station or I listen to a playlist from my iPhone.  When I’m on the way to work, I mainly listen to Contemporary Christian music on XM 63 (The Message) – makes me feel like I’ve had church every day!  🙂  Wait…this is supposed to be my views on mainstream music………

Okay, here goes:

Country is cool….more young people are into it.  It’s bridged a gap between kids and their parents since they can both listen to the same thing and usually get by without editing the words or feeling embarrassed about the other party singing it!!!  Outside of country…….just saying….CALL ME MAYBE!!!  ;-)~

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