I love sunday on memorial day weekend because we get to see who didn’t wear sunscreen on saturday. Every year this happens. Every year it’s funny. I love the smell of sunscreen too. It reminds me of late spring-summer.
I wear sunscreen almost everyday. I read somewhere that pacific islanders are more prone to melanoma. I don’t know if this is truth or theory but I’m not taking chances.
I read this today and laughed. If you are not familiar with Danger Mouse, he is a wonderful producer who worked with people like the Black Keys, Beck, and is one half of Gnarls Barkley. Perhaps one of his more infamous things is when he produced the Grey Album, a mash up of Jay-Z’s “The Black Album” and the Beatles “The White Album”. Genius work, I must say.
So anyway, Danger Mouse is back in the news after his latest release “Dark Night of the Soul”. He sold it with a blank CD-R inside instead of a CD. Why? Apparantly in fear of what EMI would do. From what I gather, they can sue him after his whole Grey Album ordeal.
So what are fans to do with a blank CD-R? I guess download the album from a site somewhere else and burn a copy. It is times like these that I get excited for where music is headed. I read that Green Day did the same thing a few years back, but the king of this is Trent Reznor. If you have 15 minutes, watch this YouTube Vid below from the guys from techdirt.com . It will blow your mind if you are a music geek like me…
It’s interesting how relationships change when we find out the dirtiest part of someone. I have a customer who comes in everyday at Starbucks. They get the same drink and pastry, we have extensive conversations on the day or our week, and we talk about things we have in common (i.e. music). The other day, somebody told me that this customer was a sex offender. I didn’t write them off, but I did wonder. Am I supposed to treat them differently? As a Christian, I’ve come up with the answer of no.
I look to the thief on the cross and I remember that we don’t know his crime or what he did, and Jesus treated him no differently than the other guy mocking him on the other side. I think that this is a challenge that faces us as Christ followers, is accepting the person (that clich’e of loving the sinner and hating the sin fits well here). Though the crime is utterly repulsive, and they may deserve death in the eyes of society, what are we to do in the eyes of the Kingdom?