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.