Random Thoughts


1. Baseball is almost over and I hate everything.

2. This morning I woke up far before my alarm. And one of the first things I did was go stand in the front yard and look up. The sky was pockmarked with stars and everything was completely silent. No cars heard in the distance. No dogs barking. No leaves rustling. And then I took a barefooted step and could hear the grass under my feet. You don’t get many quiet moments like that.

3. I tried to listen to the new Bon Iver. But here’s the thing – it’s terrible. The Emperor has no clothes. It’s barely music. And he may need to go to rehab.

4. People are threatening to not watch the NFL because of the national anthem protests. And the NFL is not doing anything about it. I don’t really care about the protests, but really? The cover up of CTE was not enough, but this is your last straw? 

5. I don’t understand how any Christian could support either candidate for president. 

6. I have basically given up on reading music critics. Amazon reviews are worth far more. I care more about what housewives and plumbers think than experts.

7. I saw Jason Isbell twice in 5 days. And now it’s hard to imagine any concert not by him being any good. Maybe it’ll pass.

8. I don’t understand how any Christian could fear any presidential candidate.

9. The only thing that could make me feel better after listening to almost 3 songs on the new Bon Iver album was Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde.

10. I just realized this is a “get off my lawn” version of random thoughts. Can we blame it on lack of sleep? Also I need a Werthers. (Puts on cardigan.)

4 thoughts on “Random Thoughts

  1. dswoager October 1, 2016 / 10:57 am

    1. The way the Pirates have been playing this season, at least you have better than a fighter’s chance of making it a little bit longer.

    4. Don’t you know that soldiers have died for our right to sit down on a Sunday afternoon and ignore the issues of the marginalized in our country… I’m pretty sure Jesus died for the same reason… right?

    5. Agreed.

  2. angie5804 October 1, 2016 / 1:49 pm

    #5 – ditto. I keep looking for something in the Bible tht tells me I HAVE to vote
    #6 – yep, Amazon andTrip Advisor reviews are my go-to
    #10 – do we call you Mr. Rogers now?

  3. Dan from Georgia October 1, 2016 / 5:04 pm

    Good thoughts Matt! A few comments if I may…

    1. Baseball was over for me in early April when…ahem…my Twins took the field.
    2. Not sure if you spent time outdoors during a heavy snowfall when the wind is calm, but that is about the quietest environment I have been in (grew up in MN).
    4. My opinion is that there is WAAAAY to much interest in the NFL.
    5. I agree. Although I DO plan on voting. And no, I will not be holding my nose.
    6. VERY good comment and I agree 100%. I always look to the negative comments in Amazon to see why someone doesn’t like a product, but when it is a music review on Amazon, the negative comments are pretty much dismissable.
    8. Amen! I tire SOOOO quickly of those who think the U.S. and the world are gonna collapse because their guy/gal may not win. Same goes for the nut cases who think that Obama is going to declare Marshall Law right before the election and grab more power.

  4. Alex October 14, 2016 / 3:00 pm

    Listen to the Bon Iver album again on a decent pair of headphones. I hated it at first but now I can’t get enough!

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