Monday, August 18, 2008

Changing My Religion...again

Shortly after Unlimited Magazine published my article, "Changing My Religion," I received a request from Christian Week magazine to publish a shortened version of the piece, which is in the latest issue. You can read the online version here.

"Sweat runs down my face. Drops sting my eyes, which are half-blinded by the glare of stage lights. I strain to see people I know in the shadows of this dimly-lit bar, applauding in waves whenever we finish a song. Our own volume is a tsunami by comparison, a roar so loud my ears will ring until I drift off to sleep around 4 a.m. after the final song has been sung, last call announced and the gear safely stowed in our practice space. Tomorrow night we’ll haul it out again. I’ll set up my amp and plug in my guitar in a very different venue.
Tonight wine is one of many spirits imbibed—probably the least popular in the type of places my band, Seven Devil Fix, plays. Tomorrow, if wine is present, it will be a sacrament of the spirit. Tonight I sing for the pleasure of these patrons; tomorrow I will sing for the applause of heaven. In less than 24 hours my feet will touch down in two worlds. While I’m learning to live with the tension between the secular and the sacred, it hasn’t always been easy."

The rest of the article can be found HERE.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Josh and Caleb...coming around to the end

I can't access my website. Go figure, but somewhere in the midst of all the OS switching and wrangling with my computer this past year I lost the password, and my Dreamweaver isn't working properly to boot. So thank goodness for the blog. I've been working at finishing up the color art for the line drawings I did 3 years ago. What a hiatus. But I vowed I'd finish what I started with Josh and Caleb, so here's the next image, until I can get my web woes sorted out. For those who've never had the chance to peruse it's the link to the webcomic that started my online presence.