Sunday, May 27, 2007

#1 favorite: Hanson

# 2 favorite: Jars of Clay
#3 favorite: Switchfoot
My Favorite Bands

I thought that I would put a little info about some of my favorite bands. We need to spred good music around!

Okay, the first pictue is of HANSON. This is a band of three Christian homeschooled brothers. They started out when they were very young. They sang at parties, fairs, where ever they could. Their first CD, Middle of Nowhere, came out in 1997 . When it came out they were only 11, 14, and 16.
Their CD was a hit. It made #1 pop charts in '97. They toured the whole world having concerts.
Now, they are all grown up and have family's of thier own, but
they are still out there making music and have recently put out their latest CD titled
"The Walk."
(Note: Hanson is not a Chirstian band.)
Jars Of Clay!!!
I don't know as much about how the Jars started BUT I do know this:
Jars put out their first CD in 1995 titled Jars Of Clay. Following that came If I Left The Zoo, Much Afriad, Jar of Gems, The Eleventh Hour, Furthermore, Who We Are Instead, Redemption Songs, and their latest CD Good Monsters.
They are known for their poetic lyrics and the deep meanings to their songs.
Jars of Clay is a Christain band.
Let me see.....SWITCHFOOT!
I hardly know anything about this band! I like 'em though!
Go to
for info on their CDs.
Also go to
Okay, that'll work!

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Well hello,
What else is there to say. Life has been busy. Music and family has been life. Scary, I've hardly had any time for anything but music and family. Now that my aunt's wedding is over (it was earlier today) I should have more time to blog and comunticate with others outside of my house and band.
Just to give an exaple of what I mean by busy, in April we played "How To Save A Life" by The Fray for the high-school talent show. We learned the song in three days. Our singer didn't even know the song. We didn't win anything cause of a slight piano problem, but we had fun. That's what is supposed to count right? Right. The next weekend was the Youth Arts Fest. Woopie gosh. My dance group practiced eveyday, two or more hours a day, for a week for that show. One day we met at 7:30am to practice. Joseph (a dancer) hated me for dragging out of bed. Lazy. We barely had a show. But, heck, we had fun (which seems to be the case with most shows!) We also played The Fray song again there. It was much better that time. Anyway, The same day that we had that 7:30 am practice was the day of the ball. I wish you were all there! It was so awesome. I got asked by real live guys this year. Yeah, real ones. Jo and I looked darling in our dresses. Just darling. My colors were Royal Blue and Gold and Jo wore Pink and White. Everyone looked so good. Matt (a friend) wore his scottish kelt. He's an interesting guy. Very proud of his scotish background. But, that's just Matt.
Today was the wedding. About a month ago I asked my aunt if we could play some band music at the wedding. "Sure" she said. So, we practiced some boring love songs just for her and Wes (the new hubby.) My brother was the ring boy and Jo played the wedding march song thingy. We went to the practice last night. I asked my aunt where the drum set was going. "Oh, there's a drumset?"
Rrrrr. I told here BAND SONGS but aperently she didn't know that I was in a band or that I don't play much piano anymore or that I'm even still a drummer. She's never heard me play in the two years that I have. Sad though, she lives an hour away. Anyway, got there today and the drumset was a no show. Without drums, my band is helpless. Bummer deal. She thought that Jo and I would go up and play little kiddy songs on the piano. She has know idea that we play pro songs. Jo just grew out of her piano teacher. During the summer I pracitce like an hour every day. Winter is more like half that cause of school. Rrrrr. I'll be fine. Jo bought me flip flops. I'm good.

Well, Daisy, you should be here to play guitar and Austin should be here to play bass (even though I aready have guitar and bass player.)
You'll see us in stores soon. My mom is very proud. She pushes us to do what we love~music.

Well, just so you all know, I moved up to a pro drumset. I outa give Mr. Williamson some lessons! Tell him that, Austin.

Forgive my spelling, I'm not going to proof read this time.

See you all when my band tours the world:)

P.S. Dose your family celebrate birthdays? How? Why?