Friday, May 20, 2005

music & books

what is everybody reading and listening to these days? here are some of the books and albums that i've really enjoyed over the last year or so:

"altitude" by yellow second (top of the list - i love it!)

"free to conquer" by subseven

"mmhmm" by relient k

"hide nothing" by further seems forever

"bullet" by mat kearny

"monk & neagle" by monk & neagle

"hymns ancient and modern" by the passion worship movement

i like what i've heard by these bands but haven't actually listened to the whole album: kids in the way (rock & roll!!!), house of heros, the chemistry, 4th avenue jones, disciple (their new stuff sounds great)


"ordering your private world" by gordon mcdonald (top of the list - i've set a goal to read it anually)

"waking the dead" by john eldridge

"building true disciples" by george barna

"your first two years in youth ministry" by doug fields (got started late on this one! :)

"developing the leader within you" by john maxwell


Alia of Dune said...

Wait.. that's your baby? Congrats!
Glad to see things are going well for you EFW! Definitely awesome!

Jennifer said...

Well, here are some that I recommend, from the last few months of reading.


"Blue Like Jazz" by Donald Miller
"The Sacred Romance" and "The Journey of Desire" both by John Eldredge.
"The Screwtape Letters" C.S. Lewis
"Surprised by Joy" C.S. Lewis
I'm currently in the beginning of reading "God's Politics" by Jim Wallis (of Sojourners)

Nothing very new, but this is what's been in my CD player lately:
"The Way We Are" Fleming and John (went through a bout of not listening to them, now I'm back with a vengeance)
"Mermaid Avenue" Billy Bragg and Wilco
"Little Earthquakes" Tori Amos
"Don't Be Shallow" Sondre Lerche
and b/c I got it in the mail yesterday, the Sigur Ros cd. yummy. :)

Did you know that Dave from Pedro has new music out? He's now with Headphones. It's supposedly a more electronic pop type of thing than we're used to, but said this about them:

"Headphones pretty much sound like Pedro-the-Casio-Loving-Lion, the beats here just as slow and mournful as the rhythms of Bazan’s more organic material, and the old school synth and drum sounds are nowhere near “techno.”"

so not too shabby. :)

imatt! said...

that's a cute kid you got there, efw. it was good to hear from you on my blog. so here's a bit of my current listening/reading tastes:

Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger (rereading-I highly recommend it)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (reread, since it had been a long time)
God's Politics by Jim Wallis (good stuff-the closest i've found to a view on politics that i could get behind)
Gandhi's autobiography
The Crucified God by Jurgen Moltmann (i've been slogging through this one for a while now)

Iron & Wine- The Woman King
Sigur Ros- ()
The Shins- Oh, Inverted World
Jeff Buckley- Grace
Coldplay (awaiting the new album) and Radiohead, as usual

Mel said...

Here are somethings that have been on the reading list the last little while...

Some are a little random:

"Heights of Delight- An Invitation to Intercessory Worship" by Dick Eastman

"After God's Own Heart" by Mike Bickle

here's the random one...

"The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis" selected by Caroline Kennedy

Music. Let's see. Here are a few that are rotating in my collection right now.

"Twenty Something" Jamie Cullum
"O" Damien Rice
"Arriving" Chris Tomlin
"Things You Can't Stop with Your Hands" Tara Leigh Cobble
"Eternity" Misty Edwards
You can listen to clips of her stuff on

Woody said...

Eric!!! It's been a while. I am so happy about Zoe! I've talked to your mom a couple of times about her. We are coming to South GA this week. I hope we get to see you and her. Anyway, this is my first attempt at 'blogging' so I hope it all works out!

Dani* said...

hey, just caught your site...congratulations on marriage and a's all quite a ride!

Fawn said...

your posting/ email responding skills leave a lot to be desired! Post dang it! :)

efw said...

OK... so i was reading fawn's blog and found out that i'm apparently supposed to reply when you guys post comments on my blog. sorry if i offended anybody with my lack of blog etiquette!