Tuesday, October 31, 2006

the bands

Hello all. It seems i am coming back to the blog earlier than i usually do. i think it's because i had a little time today probably. Just to catch myself up by writing this out.... I have been playing a lot of music. I know, it's not a new fact, but, it's a lot more! I don't think i have ever had this many gigs in my whole life. It's pretty crazy. I found out that i have over 10 in the next 3 weeks. I am playing in many different bands.. I will name them:

-CSUN A band: Mon, Wed, Fri.
-CSUN B band: Tues, Thurs.
-CSUN Jazz Combo: Mon, Thurs.
-Wind Ensemble: Mon, Tues, Wed.
-Chasing Cadence: HUME lake (auditioning band).
-David Zimmer (my material): Nov. 11th, 13th, 19th.
-Crossroads: Thurs, now Sat, Sun.
-Chapel Band: Mon, Wed, Fri.
-The DICE: Thurs. Fri. Sat. (temporary replacement for a local band from CSUN).

So, it seems like i am playing a lot. I hope this is not a "complaining" post but just a post to see what's going on in my life. I play a lot of drums and it takes a lot of time, but i do enjoy it. My goal is to be able to share Christ in every situation i am in with some of these secular bands. I have been thinking a lot about our cheif goal or end, in music. Why make music? Why share music? What do we do with popularity? Success? Failures? I believe i know the answers. I know what to do and what to say. It's practicing this. It's moving on this.

That's where i'm at.

-Peace

Monday, October 02, 2006

I've Never Felt Christ Like I Did Today

I’ve Never Felt Christ Like I Did Today.
By: David Zimmer
Dedicated to the loving memory of Jody Frankfurt at 3:00 pm on Saturday, September 30th at St. John’s Hospital; who went to be with the Lord in paradise. I will see you soon my precious Jode.



I’ve never felt Christ like I did today;
In a hospital room
On the darkest of days.
As I watched all the life
Flush from her sweet face,
I’ve never felt Christ like I did today.

I’ve never felt Christ like I did today;
To watch a man smile
As he kneels and he prays,
For God to take the weight,
Bare his burden of pain,
I’ve never felt Christ like I did today.

I’ve never felt Christ like I did today;
To see the sun rise
And shine through the rain,
But to watch it then set
And leave as she lays,
I’ve never felt Christ like I did today.

I’ve never felt Christ like I did today;
To see true love last
As the world goes insane,
A new surge of life
That will run through my veins,
I’ve never felt Christ like I did today.

I’ve never felt Christ like I did today;
I watched a man break
And mold into shape,
As he quietly kisses
And holds his soul mate,
I’ve never felt Christ like I did today.


I’ve never felt Christ like I did today;
To be in a place
And participate
In the Spirit that works
Regardless of fate,
I’ve never felt Christ like I did today.

I’ve never felt Christ like I did today;
To give into hope
And forfeit debate,
About why she must go
And why must we stay,
I’ve never felt Christ like I did today.

I’ve never felt Christ like I did today;
I ache to go home
And forget the wait,
But I think about Jesus
And the price that he paid,
I’ve never felt Christ like I did today.

I’ve never felt Christ like I did today;
To reach to the lost
And practice my faith.
To show the world love
Despite all the hate,
I’ve never felt Christ like I did today.

She’s never felt Christ like she did today;
As she opens her eyes,
To His precious face,
She will walk streets of gold,
And kiss heavens gates,
She’s never felt Christ like she did today.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

An Update in the life of another drummer

Hey all,
So it's been awhile. Do you like the new look? I thought i would change it up a little bit, though i might go back to the old style. I just thought i would give an update in whats going on in my insanly crazy life. School is going well. Trying to stay up on homework and such is pretty hard. I am doing quite a bit of music right now and can't seem to get away from it. I am playing at CSUN on monday and wed nights, i am also in a combo at CSUN that meets during the week. I am playing in chapel band, which is an amazing opportunity to serve and lead in a way. I am still at Crossroads, playing my heart out with the rest of the band. We are starting to prep for RESOLVED coming up in the months ahead, and hopefully we can move at getting some new equipment to bump it into the next level as a band. I have been spending a lot more time on my own material. I have been writing a lot and am starting to form a band. I have been busy rehearsing and rerehearsing my music so that it is exactly what i want it to be before i go into the studio. Lord-willing i will be meeting with John Martin soon to give an overview on what i would like to see happen and how he can help me. I'm hoping that i will be recording an EP soon to give out to people and start playing more gigs in this area. I have talked to a lot of people, but i still need a strong EP to hand them to have me play at the venue's. Be praying that the Lord makes all of that clear. I am slowly, but surely, getting my music out to people and hopefully taking the next steps to becoming an artist. God has been working in so many ways to teach me things down here. I am continually giving Him praise at all the things He allows me to do and experience. Here are some praises:
Praise God that Jody is out of the hospital and praise Him for the powerful testimony they have had on so many people
Praise God that my car is actually drivable, and He is continuing to bless me in that way
Praise God i have the means to start making music and connecting with people, through shows, to ultimately ask them the hard questions about life, love, and Jesus Christ through song.
Praise God that CSUN has worked out for another year. I pray that I am have a strong testimony in such a dark field.
Praise God that I am at the Masters College, and under the teaching of John MacArthur and Rick Holland. I feel so blessed.
Praise God that i can be a part of Resolved. Pray that God works out the details for His good pleasure.
Praise God that I am over a painful eye infection. I praise God that I am able to see .
Praise God that He continues to teach me about faithfulness and being above reproach. I am so thankful for all the special people He has brought into my life and i pray that I can show Christs love to them daily.
Praise God for Skid Row, and how i was able to go back and share my testimony with a heroin addict named Caroline. You can be praying that she does give her life to the Lord and that she could get off the streets.

Those are just a few of the amazing things He is teaching me. I hope this keeps a few of you updated into whats happening in my life! Anyways... take care..

Peace and love,


DZ

Monday, August 21, 2006

RESOLVED '07

Friends and Families-
Hey... This is Dave. We have just launched the new, Resolved '07 website. You HAVE to at least have to check it out and watch the promo which should be up in a couple of weeks. The conference will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center. Please, I could not beg you enough, to see if you can be apart of this amazing event. I will see you there

Enjoy

DZ

RESOLVED '07

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Back Home


Friends,
Hey! Finally, i have returned to the home land. It's good to be back in the states. It seems so crazy that the whole entire summer has gone by though. That's a weird feeling. Another weird feeling is trying to jump back in to any sort of organized life after 3 weeks in one of the most amazing places on earth. I have felt cloudy the whole time i have been back home. I feel like there are 40 million things to do, and only 2 days to do all of them. But, i must admit, all is well. I really miss Scotland and the people there. I really think i will go back there and visit again. It was so beautiful. I never think i could live there, but i could definately visit. I hope i will return. So, as i jump back into the swing of things, i will hope to keep you posted (whoever enjoys reading this) about the next things happening in my crazy, chaotic life. But hey, who's life isn't?? Maybe some things to look forward to:
-my second audition with Tear the Sails
-a resolved album in the next month
-an audition with CSUN Jazz Ensemble in the next month
-a 3 to 4 song demo coming out in the next few months. (potentially with an updates website www.dzimmer.com)
-a Resolved Update, with a potential new promo in two weeks.

Anyways. Take care all of you, and i will hope to keep you informed about what's going on. Also, i will hopefully put up some pics and details about the Scotland trip soon! I have to get all the pics, so that will probably go on a blog soon.

Peace and love,

dz

ps. crazy-gnarls barkley
pps. teitur has a new album. it's amazing.

Friday, August 11, 2006

the scotland update

So... where do i start? It all started two days ago.... We got tickets for a "scary underground tour." I guess some big shot magazine in the US said it was "one of the scariest places on earth!" yeah.....right. It was just a couple people from the group that went, but we shouldn't have gone, cause it was lame. Anyways, in the tour, we get to the place that was supposed to be the scariest place of the tour...the most HAUNTED place of the tour. It had a circle made out of rocks in the middle. It was the place with the highest ghost activity. Our tour guide (17 year old, theater student who over exagerated every word he thought would frighten us) asked us if anyone would be daring enough to stand in the middle.. well, you know me, and how scared i get with ghosts and all, raised my hand. There was about 20 people in the group that let out a big gasp, it was brilliant. So i proceeded to do the hokey pokey and turn myself about in the "God-forsaken pit of Satan!" So, our tour guide told me that i would have "terrible, horrifying things happen to me because i tempted the spirits that be." So, if i can make any connection, this is what has happened:

August 7th, 5:30pm- headache
August 8th, 10:00am-liquid bomb threats on British flights. (bunch of morons, wont let us check out bags...stupid liquid bombs!!!)
August 9th, 2:00am-pub catches on fire! a block from us. (you are definately laughing by this point) No one was injured. Except maybe the owner. ALL THIS BEER!!!! GONE!!!!! AHHHH!!
August 9th, 11:00am-not enough workers in the kitchen staff. I need to leave soon....

So, that seems to be my life. It is beautiful here. We walk down the street and the city is beautiful! I can't believe that when i look up i see blue skies, castles, monuments, and cathedrals. It's wonderful.. or "class" as they say. Things are going great at carrubbers. If you don't know, carrubbers is the coffee house/church that we serve at. It's a place where we invite people in from the outside, play music and give them the gospel. When someone from Scotland hears "free tea or coffee, they are in!" Yesterday we went on a "reformation tour." It was amazing to see how John Knox lived his whole life serving God and going against the Catholic church, and his grave stone turns out to be a tiny yellow square over the 23 parking spot in an open street! wow. But the Lord has been working at carrubbers. We have been talking to this girl that is coming off of heroin and it is pretty serious. She gave her life to the Lord two nights ago and has been coming off of heroin for these last couple of days. She has the most tender heart and she is so sweet. It's really hard to watch her try to talk and focus while her hands are shaking and she bursts into tears. But we are going to be there for her. We have given her a nice place to stay away from the drugs in her old hostel...so, you can be praying that the Lord really helps her fight this temptation cause it's 15 times worse than anything we know. Her name is danielle and she really really really needs prayer. Her boyfriend is in jail and will come home soon, so we are trying to help her disappear from him, and run away so he can't find her. She has been selling so we have been cutting off all her buyers and dealers. God has really grabbed a hold of her heart as we watch her become more discerning and careful. So, be praying for her. It's been great to be packing out this place. More and more we see God's hand here as he is leading people in, despite what we do. It has been an amazing journey.

much love,

dz

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

in the heat of battle


So... here we are again...another post..... after a long time..... who would of thought?...definately not me. So, I'm getting ready to go to Scotland, getting all the necessary things together.. which by the way.. let me just throw out a shout-out. Target is life-changing... evidence that there is a Father, looking down from heaven saying, "Saving money on quality items is fun, is it not!? And you know of all people, I would know that answer!" I would be in bed right now, sleeping, if i didn't already passed out from heat stroke, but i can't, i'm not there yet. I wish i was sleeping, but it's too hot. It's not like, "hey it's warm in this room," or even "boy it's like an oven in here!" I feel like i'm sitting in the waiting room to hell. All i can do is read old magazines about how to fix stupid cars that won't work and wait for my name to be called for the next root canal. I'm not upset though. I hope none of you (two) are getting the impression that i am. I have pretty much held my cool, (figuratively speaking, are you kidding me?!) but it is record-breakingly hot. I would turn the air-conditioning on in the home i'm staying in, but i would have sell both kidneys and i can't even reach that part of my back. Even if i could i would probably be antsy to pee one last time and eventually get distracted, so... i've already thought that one out... trust me...i've had the time. To keep myself from rambling on and on about the RELENTLESS heat of Sataniclarita, i will tell you more about the trip. So, thursday we leave from LAX, to fly to Chicago, from Chicago to Belfast. 4 days in Bells of the Fastest jets that take us to Edinburough. We stay in Edinburomammatan fo' 5 days to then fly to London for 3. The trip is basically going to be about us helping out 2 churches, 1 (evangelistic) coffee house, and the streets of Scotland! You can be praying that we will be effective in our gospel presentation and be willing to do anything to serve over there. Pray for our humility and love for everyone we come in contact with.. It should be fun to be in a new country. So, that's the long way of saying, life is crazy for these next two days, but once I'm on that plane to 65 degree-weathered Scotland, i will be great! Peace and love to all, peace and love. You can also check out a *band i am auditioning for.. Who knows?... but i find out in a couple of weeks.

Your occassional blogger,
dz

*www.myspace.com/tearthesails