Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Studio Pix 2

Jake was cold.

Some of our friends stopped by the studio... one of them was none other than Zach Hunter. A good buddy of ours over the past few years. Everyone should read his books.

The creepiest instrument in the world.

We call him one take timmy.

Nothing like some crisp air and coffee to make a man feel alive. Looks like a JC Penny's ad or something.

Wish I had a wurli!

Tracking live together.

Poor Mike is in his isolation chamber.

This is Mike's "i've had a long but productive drum day" face.

Feel free to write your own captions on this one.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Vlog 9 - "Whatever You Go"

"Great songs impact history, history impacts great songs."
- Jake Holtz 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009

Studio Pix 1

So... we're recording the first noises (drums & bass) for our next record! Really excited. More pix and video to come. The tricky thing is that we can't let you guys hear these songs until they're totally done. So... maybe more pix than video. :-)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

J.G. Dabbs vs Reggie Valentine

This is what happens when there's an electric drum set in our dressing room...

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Resting in God

Hey everyone its Leeland here!! Im on the bus headed to Houston to pick up the rest of the guys for some shows this week in Texas!! I hope this finds you well! I pray that all of you are happy and encouraged about the future that God has for you!! Today in the studio while song writing we began to just worship God together and rest in HIs presence. I haven't felt the Love of Jesus that strong in a long time. It was so strong that I started to weep and cry. I just heard the spirit of God say that we need to find time to rest in Him. Some times I think we can get so busy and our days can get so full that there is no room for the refreshment that we receive from the presence of God. After Jesus fasted for forty days and forty nights the bible says that angels came and ministered to Him (Matthew 4:11) . We don't have to prove ourselves to Him, and we don't have to make ourselves appear strong enough. It's actually in our weakness that were made strong through Him. Were already qualified to be His son or daughter through Jesus and what He did on the cross. So make sure and find time in your day to sit back and with arms wide open receive His love. I love you and Jesus love you oh and He's proud of you!!

Be blessed everyone see you soon!!


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Vlog 8 - Song Writing

Hey ya'll. Hope you're having a wonderful day. The weather here in Franklin is starting to get a little warmer (50's), and we're on our third day of song writing. There's a million ideas we're processing through and making them into full songs. Hopefully you'll get to hear them at some point. Today has been nice because there's one of those Kuerig single cup coffee makers here in the studio and I've been going crazy on that thing. It's amazing... you press one button and presto! A hot cup of perfect coffee is sitting there for you. So cool. Also, there's a really cool old piano here and I've had a blast playing on it. Leeland's been messing around with guitar stuff when we're not writing lyrics and such.

God is so awesome! He keeps on dropping these songs and lyrics in our laps and we're so excited to see them take shape. Gotta go!

love love love


Philippians 2:1-11

Sunday, January 18, 2009

A Note

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Just left Ashland!!

Hey everyone its Leeland!

I'm in the van, we played last night in Ashland Ohio and it was awesome. God did some pretty cool stuff! I hope everyone is doing well! Im so exited about this year and seeking after God more than I ever have before. It just feels like the more I seek God the more my heart grows sensitive to His love. I want all of us this year to press into the the things of God. I hope we pray more this year and not under estimate it's power. I hope we love more this year. In 1 John 4:7-12 it says that those who love are born of God and also when we love each other that God abides inside of us! I pray that all of us would know that there is no dream inside of our heart that's too big for God and we would boldly follow the dreams He's given us! So let's seek Jesus every day filling ourselves up with his love so that we can pour it out on the hurting that surround us every day! Love you guys be blessed!!!


Thursday, January 15, 2009

Cracker Barrel for Lunch

Jake actually scored the worst score possible. Amazing.

Then we had some dessert.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Abe Lincoln

This is what happens when you get bored during sound check...

Friday, January 9, 2009

Good Morning

We're in the airport about to take off for a show today in Ocean City, MD. We've had a nice week off! I've been catching up on Lost Season 4 on Blu Ray... and playing Crash Bandicoot... so classic. Me and Leeland were at the youth service at our church last night and it was amazing. God totally showed up and I left so encouraged. A great night of worship and ministry.

Any ways, we're at our gate waiting for the plane... here's some quotes from all the guys right now. Keep in mind that it's really early:

"I don't even know... uhhhh..." -Matt

"Are dogs really man's best friend, really?" - Mike

"huh?" - Leeland

jake as usual is missing.

gotta get on the plane


PS. Leeland just read Psalm 34... really good!

Thursday, January 1, 2009