Random Thoughts for Thursday

1. I am thankful there is grace to cover my sin of forgetting the gospel of grace and trying to earn God’s favor.

2. I’m reading a book on the history of the blues. It’s fascinating to read the author trace much of what you hear in early 20th century Delta blues music to regions in Africa. Understanding the history of these descendants of slaves and their music help me appreciate the music more. The same principal should be applied to people too, I guess.

3. If you’re going to a concert and getting so drunk you can’t stand up, you’re making poor decisions. And if you’re dating that person, same goes for you. Of course, I also think you’re making bad decisions if you spend $8 for one beer.

4. My RPMs go down just thinking about watching a baseball game.

5. The great blues musicians from the Delta made some of the most transcendent and influential music ever made. And they did it with cheap mail-order guitars. This is a rebuke to our supposed need of the best and nicest version of everything.

6. One of my regrets is I did not dive headlong into the Delta Blues when I lived in the Delta. I saw the crossroads, went to Robert Johnson’s supposed gravesite, and knew the man who owned the rights to his only photographs. But I did not listen like I should have.

7. Am I the only person that didn’t like To Kill A Mockingbird?

8. Last night my wife made blackened fish tacos with mango avocado salsa. Yep.

9. You can hear the coming of Bob Dylan in the voice of Charley Patton.

10. It has taken me many years to see the goodness of God and also feel it, when my idols are revealed. 

7 thoughts on “Random Thoughts for Thursday

  1. Dan from Georgia February 25, 2016 / 8:32 am

    I am going to have to dig out my Robert Johnson CD soon and have a listen again. Where is his supposed grave site?

  2. Tom C. February 25, 2016 / 10:16 am

    #7 – Shhhhhh! The compliance police will hear. 😉

    #10 – Amen. I’m amazed everyday at how many idols I make and how many I remake even after God has torn them down.

  3. WenatcheeTheHatchet February 25, 2016 / 12:34 pm

    which book on the history of blues, out of curiosity? Might have to see if the city library has it.

      • WenatcheeTheHatchet February 25, 2016 / 1:57 pm

        if it’s Robert Palmer then it is for certain in the city library system where I live. 🙂 Thanks. I’m reading about the evolution of Baroque music so it’ll be fun to switch back and forth on histories.

      • mattbredmond February 25, 2016 / 2:03 pm

        That’s it. Highly recommend.

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