Random Thoughts for the Weekend

1. This morning after my run I looked up. While everyone slept, the sky was on fire. I stopped and stared and the few passing cars stared at me. The clouds were an upside down lava-field. The mountains in the distance could only hope they were spared. 

2. I could look at my coming birthday as growing a year older or an opportunity to get more records.

3. I think kids should study Dylan in school. Not studying him is myopic and a confusion of how culture is shaped. 

4. My fear is the guy on that album is not a worship leader. Because it’s not worship. He’s not a leader. It’s entertainment and that’s a concert with highly emotive and forgettable music.

5. Looking forward to not raking my leaves because the wind will just blow them into my neighbors’ yards anyway.

6. I don’t miss going to the ballpark on Friday nights for practice. People said I would. But they don’t understand my love for my home.

7. Baseball season is almost over. Which is stupid.

8. I’m not saying the fact that vinyl records are the same shape as a pizza is irrelevant.

9. Your pet is not your child.

10. Starting in a few days I’ll be publishing posts to this blog on vinyl albums I’ve bought this year. Less review that just rumination on my enjoyment of these albums. So get ready.

5 thoughts on “Random Thoughts for the Weekend

  1. Dan from Georgia October 24, 2015 / 10:25 am

    Good thoughts here. In college I took a course in popular music and it’s history. Was one of the more interesting courses I ever had!

  2. cate October 27, 2015 / 6:35 pm

    1. I know a child is not a pet. 2. I may not be able to have children. 3. I love my cat like the baby I lost. 4. None of your business.

    • mattbredmond October 27, 2015 / 6:44 pm

      Imagine you are talking about losing your child, which hurts me to even type, and someone then talks about losing their cat.

      We cried when our last cat died. But it was not the same as the first child we lost in miscarriage.

      We agree more than you know.

  3. Jim Walz November 2, 2015 / 3:41 pm

    Hello Matt,

    I’m sorry, I realize this is a ‘random question’ in your ‘Random Thoughts’ blog but I couldn’t find any other way of asking you. I would like permission to reprint your article, “Christmas Is for Those Who Hate It Most” in our church community newsletter.


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