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Swamp Pop Song

This is probably the most random post I’ve made on here.

I listen to a podcast called Cloverfeels with Steve Zaragoza and Mike Falzone. It is about the movie “Cloverfield” and the upcoming movie “10 Cloverfield Lane” and the ARG surrounding it. If that last sentence made no sense to you then neither will this song.

The hosts of that podcast asked the listeners to create songs surrounding the ARG of the movies and then it could be compiled onto an album. Our band name is John Goodman’s Face. So yes, I’m in a band. Haha. So I quickly created a song about Swamp Pop, a soft drink featured in the new movie and the drink itself was originally thought to be a part of the ARG (although it was later thought to be a hoax).

Once again, this is all totally random and stupid.


Listening to “White Privilege II” (Macklemore)

This woman says what I’m thinking (for the most part) better than I could.

But the one thing the American dream fails to mention
Is I was many steps ahead to begin with
My skin matches the hero, likeness, the image
America feels safe with my music in their systems
And it’s suited me perfect, the role, I’ve fulfilled it
And if I’m the hero, you know who gets cast as the villain
White supremacy isn’t just a white dude in Idaho
White supremacy protects the privilege I hold
White supremacy is the soil, the foundation, the cement and the flag that flies outside of my home
White supremacy is our country’s lineage, designed for us to be indifferent
My success is the product of the same system that let off Darren Wilson – guilty
We want to dress like, walk like, talk like, dance like, yet we just stand by
We take all we want from black culture, but will we show up…

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If you are a church going person then you may have been reminded that today is the start of week 3 of the Advent season. If you are unfamiliar with the christian liturgical year, there may be some confusion surrounding the meaning of the Advent season. A quick overview: many know that the Advent season focuses on expectation and think that it serves as an anticipation of Christ’s birth in the season leading up to Christmas.  The candles that you light focus on one of the four virtues Jesus brings us: Hope, Love, Joy and Peace. This is the start of the 3rd week and you would light the 3rd candle representing joy.

One of my favorite bands is Page CXVI. My wife introduced me to them when we were dating. The band mainly focuses on “re-tuning” hymns. Instead of playing them with an old pipe organ, they use a more modern musical arrangement and even sometimes change the melody or musical arrangement. I would highly encourage you to check them out. But one song that they do always kind of confused me.
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