Big Week of Music

July 20, 2004



[Salvation Army band]This coming week is turning out to be quite busy:

Wednesday night: My friend Mike has invited me to the Espresso Garden & Cafe to hear One of Each, a local a capella group. Mike knows one of the guys in the group and gave me their CD, it’s quite good, and funny. Oh, they did the vocals on the parody Christmas Rhapsody.
…I am blowing off our home group gathering to go. This is one of the advantages of leading a home group as opposed to pastoring a conventional church — how many pastors could, on the spur of the moment, ditch their own church to go hang out with a friend?

Thursday night: Mike A. (not to be confused with Mike above), Teddy, Kreek’t and myself (go homies!) are going to an open mic at the Blue Rock Shoot in Saratoga. I’ve never been to an open mic; it seems the idea is that we each get to perform a couple of songs. I am leaving the safe ghettoized confines of churches and Christian coffeehouses to perform in the real world.
…Come if you can, we’re meeting there at 7:00! Here’s a map to the place.

Friday night: Teddy is coming over to practice with me for…

Sunday night: I’ll be leading worship for a Sunday evening service at City Vineyard Church, with Teddy accompanying me. It’s a renewal-type service consisting of extended worship and ministry time (Vineyard lingo for praying for people as led by the Spirit).
…By the way, I discovered a blog entry in which the author and various commenters rave about Teddy. I learned there that Teddy’s website now features some audio samples off of his new CD, which I am proud to have my own copy of.



Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

6 responses to Big Week of Music

  1. How dare these people perform music while I’m out of town! It’s a conspiracy! A conspiracy I tell ya! We can’t let this stand, we oughta…
    Chris is better now, but he can’t come to the blog right at the moment. He’ll be back next week. Nothing to see here.

  2. lol, funny post Chris 🙂
    Speaking of big music, I’m going down to Spirit West Coast on Friday night to hear Delirious, Jars of Clay and AudioA. Wanna come?
    I might want to come check out the Sun nite renewal service sounds good. Is that every Sun. and at what time?
    I tried to go on Teddy’s site, but couldn’t listen to the music on it. Must be this ancient Mac laptop I have. I need a new one!!!!!
    Don’t know if I can make the open house Thurs., but it sounds like FUN!

  3. Hey I’d love to be there tonight but I can’t make it .. 🙁
    Good luck!

  4. Tonight was amazing. I could hardly find words to describe what I heard..(plus I realized you haven’t heard guitars till you’ve heard Teddy play). Remind me to show you my “silent alarm” description of everyone’s music.
    Talk about ‘real world’/normal people performances, and there I was with a scriptural song! (ahaha!)
    It was fun, we should do that more often. 🙂

  5. Open mics were my sanity years ago. Greg and I used to frequent 2 or 3 a week in downtown Knoxville to showcase our stuff and we built relationships within the open mic circuit. It’s was probably the first real community I ever encountered and the first real church I knew–if that makes sense.
    Have fun.

  6. Speaking of big music, I’m going down to Spirit West Coast on Friday night to hear Delirious, Jars of Clay and AudioA. Wanna come?
    I’d better stay home tonight. Kay has tucked the children in by herself two nights in a row now.
    I might want to come check out the Sun nite renewal service sounds good. Is that every Sun. and at what time?
    I think it’s the last Sunday of each month, from 6:30 to 8:00. It would be great if you came.
    I tried to go on Teddy’s site, but couldn’t listen to the music on it. Must be this ancient Mac laptop I have. I need a new one!!!!!
    You don’t need a new Mac — you just need to download Windows Media Player for Mac OS.
    Don’t know if I can make the open house Thurs., but it sounds like FUN!
    It was! I’ll post about it…