This post will be brief, since I’m running around the new office like a chicken with his head cut off, but I have a few things on my mind:
Xperience is taking place this weekend, October 3-5. Friday and Saturday nights start at 7:30, Sunday night at 6:00. Because of how busy life in itself has been for all of us, the event has pretty much caught us off-guard. We have so much to do this week, and to be perfectly honest…I’m dreading the preparation (but not the event itself).
So, if you’re available…BE THERE!
I’m no economist (I’m sure you’re stunned). However, a quick look at the Drudge Report during the day, displaying the stock market crashing and burning, helps me realize that we’re not exactly in the best place financially.
My friend, Than Hurst, is almost certainly in a state of despair. The fact is that a recession is upon us, and there’s little that can be done about it. Sure, the government is putting this massive bail-out through its paces; it was shot down earlier today by the House of Representatives. But is it really a long-term solution? No.
A long-term solution would be that the richest of the rich in this country would stop being so greedy and be satisfied with simply being “enormously and disgustingly wealthy,” instead of striving to be “King Solomon on steroids” wealthy. Their reckless business practices are what have put us in this situation in the first place.
The reality is that we’re going to go through some tough times. All of us.
But God will still be God, and maybe a stronger dependency on Him is what we need anyways.
I need to end things on a slightly less terrifying note…
I’ve been thinking about modern-day music and what musical themes will be considered “classics” 200 years from now. We all know and love Beethoven and Mozart, but will anything from the present age be comparable to their masterpieces when viewed through the perspective of time?
My opinion: perhaps.
The music industry is over-saturated with worthless garbage, but there is one element that is often ignored: soundtracks. The timeless and endearing music of this age is not coming from Souljah Boy or Miley Cyrus; it’s coming from our soundtracks.
Who doesn’t recognize Darth Vader’s theme from the Star Wars movies? Can you whistle the Superman opening tune? And for those of you who have ever laid a hand on a controller and participated in an $18,000,000,000-per-year industry known as the video game market: do you know what Super Mario’s dungeon music sounds like?
Laugh it off if you want, but these guys definitely have a leg up on all the “music” on your radio stations. No one will remember Fall Out Boy 200 years from now, but I guarantee you people will still sound out the “Jaws” theme from the beach when their buddies swim into the surf.
Now I’ve got to get back to work…