Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Have you had your random today?

It smells like Anthropologie at my house today.

That just makes me all kinds of happy.

My mom went on a little roadtrip this weekend, and since she was going to be near an Anthro, I put in a request for her to pick up a candle for me. I'm not normally a huge candle girl, but for years I've been meaning to buy one of the Anthro candles because the idea of my house smelling just like my favorite store is a pretty great one if you ask me. They are kinda pricey, in my opinion, but I'm hoping it will last quite a while. We had to guess on the right "scent" based on the two she told me over the phone, so I was thrilled to open up the jar today and find that I picked right.

Oh so right.



You remember how I mentioned that I am not a big fan of Christian music?

Maybe I'm being tested on that one because today I discovered a few more hidden gems on a new (new-to-me) blog. Have you heard of any of these albums before? (I prefer saying albums, sounds much better than CD's to me.)

First off is this series by Enter the Worship Circle -- Chair & Microphone, Volumes 1, 2, & 3.

album cover from Volume 3

From there (on iTunes) I clicked over to listen to a little of Sarah McMillan -- Under Your Bright Wings.

Which led me to click over to Jacob and Lily -- The Cathedral.

Then I clicked on this gem by The Blackthorn Project -- The Bluing of the Sky.

And then I found this dude, Josh Garrels. (Check out his song "All Creatures" -- so cool.)

Slowly but surely, I am beginning to change my mind about some of what's considered Christian music. So many of these artists are pushing the envelope on what used to be considered contemporary Christian music, and I'm gonna tell you something, I really like it. The interesting thing about most of these albums is that, on iTunes anyway, they are not always categorized under the Christian tab, but instead as "Singer/Songwriter" music, which is usually filled with the new Indie artists I typically listen to. Hello, awesome! Sounds like the music I usually like, but with lyrics praising God, so it's a win-win situation for me.

Go check them all out when you get a chance. They can be found on iTunes (or I'm sure on Amazon as well), or you can check them out via each link I included. Another alternative is to check them out via Pandora, which, of course, literally opens Pandora's box as far as giving you even more similar music suggestions.


Tune in tomorrow for my super awesome hilarious first encounter with...

wait for it...

wait for it...

roller derby.

Oh, yeah.


~Michelle~ said...

ok, now you're really forcing me out of my box... I've been too lazy to organize a trip to see the Derby Dolls here in LA, and I'm pretty sure I'll be completely enthralled with that craziness...

of course, my comments are assuming I have any idea what you're talking about :-p

A Nerd and A Free Spirit said...

Is the Enter the Worship Circle album by Waterdeep and 100 Portraits? That's the title of it, but it's old - maybe they re-did it because I knpw Waterdeep is making a comback of sorts. I love that album if it is. I plan on checking out what you listed. I'm always up for new music.


♥Georgie♥ said...

yep you have just opened a whole new world to me as well....off to get more info!