Tagged: Typhoon

Unexpected Theologians

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I was having drinks with my friend Devin a couple weeks ago and he asked me to suggest new music. From time to time some friends reach out to me with recommendations for new music because I absolutely love music. And because I have verifiably the best taste in music.

A lot of times people are curious to know how I hear about all this new music. I wish I could give a more impressive answer like I am on a first name basis with Thom Yorke or Sufjan Stevens (name dropping to show how cool and in the know I am) and they send me demos of their latest songs. Or maybe the staff at Pitchfork (another name drop, but come on, Pitchfork is kind of a parody of pretentiousness is it not?) want to run a few new albums by me for confirmation of their relevance.

The truth is far less inspiring. I just pay attention. Continue reading

Common Sentiments – Typhoon

Typhoon has been the soundtrack to my days lately. Orchestral, energetic, emotive. This band of 11 permanent band member make inspiring, beautiful, and incredibly thoughtful music. I plan to write more about the theology behind the lyrics of their latest album, “White Lighter.” For now, listen to a live performance of one of my favorite tracks, Common Sentiments.

“When am I gonna feel better?
I said when am I gonna feel better?
I said when am I gonna feel better?
I have been patient for a long time now.

I’ve been the patient for a long time now
I’ve been the patient for a long time now
I’ve been the patient for a long time now
And I will never be a younger man now.

I will be good though my body be broken. 

I will be good, may I want for nothing at all.

Chills. There is some spiritual depth to these words.

Mixtape Vol. 1

13047984_10100975523380640_2280334291436053600_oSpring has arrived in Paris and it’s a reminder just how stunning this city is. When the evening sun hits the Pont Alexandre III (see above) it’s a thing of beauty. I’ve put together a playlist that has been the backdrop as the days get longer and the weather gets warmer. And I hope you enjoy it as much as I have been.

Cheers.