Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Zoe's official press release

Our band zOE's iMAGINARY fRIEND just released our self-titled debut album.

The album features 11 new songs with styles ranging from rock to ballads.


zOE's iMAGINARY fRIEND is available on:


- The iTunes Store within your Mac or PC iTunes Program.

Amazon (http://www.amazonmp3.com)

Rhapsody (http://www.rhapsody.com)

LALA (http://www.lala.com)

- Our MySpace Music site (http://www.myspace.com/zoesimaginaryfriend)

napster.comemusic.commusic.com and other subscription and streaming services.


The zOE's iMAGINARY fRIEND Compact Disk is available from Cafe Press (http://www.cafepress.com/zifStore). The CD is professionally manufactured in jewel

case packaging, CD Text capable and registered with Gracenote CDDB for track information.


We also have zOE's iMAGINARY fRIEND related merchandise at Cafe Press.

We have shirts, mugs, caps and many other items.


You can listen to a sampling of the songs and band info on our MySpace Music web

site: http://www.myspace.com/zoesimaginaryfriend and on any of the sites above.


You will find album lyrics, links and more at our web site, http://zoesimaginaryfriend.com

Zoe's on iTunes - A shameless plug

zOE's iMAGINARY fRIEND made it onto iTunes. Wow!

We're also for sale on AmazonMP3 and Lala.com and EMusic, Rhapsody and Napster.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Heavenfest... It's over!

We were first introduced to this last summer.  Put on a music festival.  At our church.  10,000+ people in attendance.  Why?   

Because God told Dave to do it.  The sign of success was not the 10,000+ people who showed up.  The sign of success was the fact that he was obedient and that God was lifted high.

On the left, you can see a picture of the main stage on Friday (I showed up for a while to help out) that my friend and pastor Rob took.  He has a few more on his site.

I got the privilege of helping with "The Vox", a teaching and comedy area.  I was able to have some friends David and Mary help out there as well.   Some of the people we were hosts to were Jim Copeland from World Venture, Trace Bundy, Cleto Rodriguez and Bradley Hathaway.

I am going to leave with a YouTube video from Trace and Cleto.

Friday, July 18, 2008

The Spring Project - Meet Zoe

It started as a spring project but ended up being finished this summer.

Many of you have heard or asked about Zoe's Imaginary Friend,  especially "Who's Zoe"?  Zoe is pictured on the CD cover and on the right here.

The CD is done and have been uploaded so they will soon be available for purchase on-line... I'll post again when they are up.

Now about the band.  A few months ago, a group of Qwest employees who were musicians got together at Bill's house for a music day.   We spent the day recording several songs.

Bill (guitar/vocals/producer/engineer) then asked me to help on this project with Matt (viola/keyboards/mandolin).  At the same time, asked if I knew any drummers.  I happen to know a few and contacted Kevin (drums) and we started rehearsals in late March.  Margie (vocals) is a friend of Bills who lends her vocal styles to the song in a great way.  In addition, she has written the lyrics to one of the tunes on the CD and has several more in the works.

A selection of the finished songs are up on the myspace page.  We have Zoe's merchandise, including bumper stickers, etc on the Cafepress Store.  You will soon be able to purchase the CD there as well. 

And about Zoe and her imaginary friends?   Zoe is Matt's daughter.  A few years ago, she had a couple of imaginary friends... You'll need to get the CD to get their names

Saturday, July 05, 2008

The Ballgirl

This video I saw originally on the Jesus Creed blog is amazing.

Evidently it is a viral video advertisement from Gatorade.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Leaving Christ on the Cross

One of the things about the crucifix that bothered those in the church that I grew up in was the fact that it "left Christ on the Cross".

This was also a valid claim about movies (and musicals) such as "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "Godspell".

At the same time, I am surprised how many people I listen or talk to leave Christ on the cross without meaning to do so.  What do I mean?  It is quite easy to talk about Christ's death without talking about his resurrection.  It is quite easy to remember the sacrifice without the miracle of resurrection that MUST accompany the sacrifice for it to mean anything.

The way I understand the story of redemption in the New Testament, one of those acts would be inconsequential without the other.

Notice that Christ was crucified with two other men.  A frequent occurrence in the Roman Empire at the time.

What is unusual about the story is, as those around me growing up pointed out, Christ not only died but rose from the dead, proving he is God.