The Raging Of The Moon


thank God the world’s been saved
Marx is in his grave
the hammer and sickle lie broken on the ground
if we’re through with history
then why this misery?
all the world was thrilling to the sound
when the wall came crashing down
so tell me why i can’t explain
this howling deep within my veins
is it the pulling of some secret tide?

it’s the raging
the raging of the moon
from the raging of the moon

see the path we take
see the bed we make
oh let the Spirit open our eyes
(we get comfortable with lies)
the magic’s at an end
the line’s been crossed again
the truth keeps getting further from our lives
it’s all been disguised
the moon is full and red as wine
a symbol of our fallen times
when will the stars come crashing down from our eyes?

it’s the raging
the raging of the moon
from the raging of the moon
are we shaken?
for the signs are coming true
oh, we must awaken
from the raging of the moon

Whiteheart – Raging of the Moon

After sixteen years, the sound is a little dated, but Tales of Wonder by Whiteheart is still an amazing album. It’s out of fashion to do stacked harmonic vocals and gratuitous guitar solos, but songs like “Unchain”, “Who Owns You”, “Where The Thunder Roars”, and “Gabriela” are still pretty powerful. They are artifacts from a different time, but they are very much a part of my high school life, which was also a different time.

Another fun meme. Yay Memes!

I’ve been tagged twice, once by Steve and once by Lisa. I’m usually not a big fan of these kind of things, but being tagged not once but twice means I really, really need to do it. Plus, caring for twin babies doesn’t really give me a whole lot of time to do any creative, deep writing, so cranking out a little meme will keep the blog juices flowing.

The Rules:
(1) Link to the person that tagged you.
(2) Post the rules on your blog.
(3) Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.
(4) Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
(5) Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.

Six Non-important/habits/quirks about me.

1.) I eat my cereal dry.
I know. Why no milk? It’s healthy, gives you calcium, and without it the cereal is crunchy and dry. Well, that’s how I like it. I dunno, maybe when I was a kid I let my cereal go soggy one too many times and decided that was it, I was doing without the milk. Almost every morning, you’ll find me with a bowl of cereal for breakfast. With no milk. And yes, I still use a spoon. I don’t know why because I suppose I could just eat it with my hands.

2.) I am left-handed but do many things right handed.
I was one of those poor kids who wrote left-handed and smudged everything I wrote. Subsequently I always received poor grades in handwriting in grade school. It was a scarring experience. For whatever reason though, I do a lot of things right-handed such as brush my teeth, eat food, shoot pool and such. I play golf right-handed too, mostly because the first set of clubs that were given to me were right-handed, so I taught myself to swing right-handed. I can swing a baseball bat both left-handed and right-handed, though I’m probably better left-handed.

3.) I like to listen to music in chronological order.
This is a real weird one. Obviously, I’m a music snob like Lisa and Steve, but somewhere along the line I found that I really enjoy listening to a band or a genre with the albums in chronological order. The early albums set up the later albums and I can experience the development of artists’ sound start in it’s embryonic stage and flourish in their later days. It’s an illness now, if I listen to a band and songs are out of order (say, I hear “Even Better Than The Real Thing” by U2 followed by “Sunday, Bloody, Sunday”), it doesn’t feel right. iPods and iTunes playlists have only exacerbated this illness.

4.) I chew on my lip or tap my nose when thinking.
These nervous habits drive Adriene crazy. I don’t know why I do them, but I guess I feel like I have to do something outward to let people know the wheels are turning inside….

5.) I am a compulsive multi-tasker.
Most nights you will find me watching TV while fooling around on the laptop at the same time and I can usually tell you what’s going on with both the TV and laptop with no problem. For whatever reason, I have to have multiple irons on the fire, or I feel like I’m not utilizing my time efficiently. This is why I usually have 5-10 open applications on my laptop at any time. It drives me nuts when one program hogs up all the system resources and brings everything to a stop and makes me wait.

6.) I have an obsession with maps.
This one goes back to early childhood. I’ve always loved maps. I’ve loved exploring places all over the world. I like traveling a little, but I don’t really enjoy being on the road all the time. Hence, there are probably a lot of places in this world I will never see and looking at them on a map or looking at photos might be the closest I get. Google Earth, like iTunes mentioned above, is another terrible technology that has facilitated another one of my neuroses.

So there we go, and now to tag six people. Let’s see…

Geof Morris
Chris Hubbs
My lovely wife.
Chuck Pearson
You, dear reader. You do it on your blog!

I could be in A&R…

Here’s a fun, stupid, Internet meme that I picked up from esteemed bloggerati Clueless Chuck and since GFM posted his, I figured I’d post mine as well.

Go to Wikipedia’s random page generator. The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

Go to Random Quotations. The last four words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

Go to Flickr’s Interesting Photos from the last seven days. Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

Ta da!

Introducing Nation By Its Advertisements, the new album by Colomiers!

Some of the album titles that others have come up with have been awesome, “God and His Messengers”, “Believe To Be Just”, “Challenges Come, We’re Ready”, “Always Make It Beautiful”, “You Consider the Alternatives”, “Fall Before You’re Pushed”, “That Makes Us Human”….. I’m pretty sure this what A&R people sit around and do all day.