christian. vegan. lover of life.

if i could September 24, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jessica Dixon @ 1:43 am

music is a huge part of my life. over the last few years, i have realized that there are many excellent bands in the world, struggling to make ends meet. they’ve got a clear vision for themselves and an undeniable message of love, but they’re held back financially (or at the very least, they are not able to live comfortably while pursuing their musical dreams, knowing bills will be paid and good meals will be eaten).

if i could, i would financially support the small bands i love who are seeking to show the world God’s love through song, whether directly or indirectly. for now though, i’m doing what i can to help them out and today that is spreading the word about them. [not all these bands are necessarily “christian,” but some of the members are christians and/or they are positive and inspiring.] visit their pages. give them a listen. if you like what you hear, spread the word.

Mae – not so much a little-known band anymore, but still unheard-of by many…my favorite band.
This Day & Age – lead singer Jeff Martin left November 2006 after five years…almost my favorite band; remaining members formed The Reign of Kindo.
The Reign of Kindo – previously members of “This Day & Age” minus the lead singer, plus a bassist; unique sound, lots of keyboard melodies which i love…i knew these guys wouldn’t disappoint.
Mikeschair – recently signed to CURB records; featured on Evan Almighty soundtrack; talented God-loving men, good lyrics and beat; very personable!
Esterlyn – these guys are currently recording their debut album. Amazing hearts for God + pure sound = good tunes.
A Cadence of Sorts – recently introduced to them; a little different than i typically enjoy, but i think these guys have a lot of potential and a good level of emotion; i also love the intensity of many of their lyrics; their album is currently FREE for download, which is another plus.
Mainstay– these guys might be more well-known than i assume, but on the off-chance that someone hasn’t heard of them, i mention them here. i love them. high energy, quality talent, amazing lyrics, a must-hear. (New album out this Tuesday, 9.25.07).

i hope to add to this list over time. there are other small bands i like, but haven’t liked enough to warrant mentioning. if you have any bands you’ve discovered that aren’t “big” yet, let me know. i’d love to find new music!

 

Protected: i thought i’d be singing a different tune by now September 23, 2007

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September 22, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jessica Dixon @ 1:36 am
We’re both looking for something
We’ve been afraid to find
It’s easier to be broken
It’s easier to hide

Looking at you, holding my breath
For once in my life I’m scared to death
I’m taking a chance letting you inside

I’m feeling alive all over again
As deep as the sky under my skin
Like being in love, she said, for the first time
Maybe I’m wrong, I’m feeling right
where I belong with you tonight
Like being in love to feel for the first time

The world that I see inside you
Waiting to come to life
Waking me up to dreaming
Reality in your eyes

Looking at you, holding my breath
For once in my life I’m scared to death
I’m taking a chance letting you inside

I’m feeling alive all over again
As deep as the sky under my skin
Like being in love, she said, for the first time
Maybe I’m wrong, I’m feeling right
where I belong with you tonight
Like being in love to feel for the first time

We’re crashing
Into the unknown
We’re lost in this
But it feels like home

I’m feeling alive all over again
As deep as the sky under my skin
Like being in love, she said, for the first time
Maybe I’m wrong, I’m feeling right
where I belong with you tonight
Like being in love to feel for the first time

Like being in love she said for the first time
Like being in love to feel for the first time

-Lifehouse, “First Time”

 

The Office September 17, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jessica Dixon @ 3:35 am

So, the Office didn’t take home the gold tonight at the Emmy’s, but Rainn and Steve certainly made it memorable. This is Rainn’s delightful performance.

Also, in other Office news (which premieres in only 11 days), there are new videos at nbc.com. PLUS, you can watch full episodes of the show online starting the 27th!

Lastly, the new website, dundermifflininfinity.com, has launched. You can become an ’employee’ of a branch of Dunder Mifflin, which will be an interactive part of this season starting premiere night, September 27th.

 

Mae September 4, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jessica Dixon @ 12:15 pm


Mae is by far my favorite band. I have loved them since my wonderful brother introduced me to them over three years ago. They just released their third full-length album, Singularity, the previous two on Tooth & Nail and this one on Capitol. Many Mae fans have said their sound has changed with this project, but, while this is true, I think they still have stayed true to themselves and I wasn’t disappointed with the new record.

Perhaps more to come on another day…