Day Nine - August 20th 2014
Well. I missed two days.
I have started the packing process. I still have clothes to pack, and some other things. Hopefully I’ll get most of that done tomorrow. I have a little over fifty-five hours until New Student Orientation and move-in day. Thanks are slowing coming together. Please pray that I will be able to pass my driving test on Thursday.
Colton Dixon has a new album out, Anchor. It’s a great album. I still have a great fondness for his debut album. But I’m sure the months I spend listening to Anchor I will start to love it more. It’s the same Colton you grew to love in Messenger, but a little bit more mature and edgy at times. A few of my favorite tracks are, “Our Time Is Now”, “More of You”, “Fool’s Gold”, and “Dare To Believe”. I problem I find with the new album is that it lacks songs like “You Are”, songs just talking about how awesome our God is. Especially because “You Are” is the first song I heard and it drew me to buy his full album. With fourteen tracks, it becomes hard for me to listen to the full album in it’s entirety.
Capital Kings has become another favorite of mine. It wasn’t until they helped contribute to Tobymac’s remix album, that electronic dance music entered into contemporary christian music. I’m sure there have been a few christian EDM artists and bands. But they weren’t in mainstream christian radio until Tobymac really started to embrace it. I could be wrong, but it’s just my opinion. But Capital Kings is able to connect with a big part of this generation with their kicking beats and bass drops. I tend to enjoy their remix album more than their original album though. My point though, is today Capital Kings dropped a new single, “Fire Blazin’”. They actually released a four song EP that included the new single, a radio mix for the new single, and two remixes of the single. Soul Glow Activatur contributed to one remix and Neon Feather contributed to the other remix. It’s a great track, proclaiming God sets a fire blazing in our hearts to share the gospel with all of creation. Soul Glow’s remix has one of my favorite bass drops of all Cap Kings remixes. Also in the Soul Glow remix, there is a great twenty second rap that is included that is not in the single or the radio mix. I will be bumping it in my car for sure.
Speaking of cars. My dad purchased a Silver 2014 Used Toyota Corolla LE. If I pass my test, I will be able to use it on campus, it will just be in his name. It’s a great car for it’s size. It has a ton of room in the back seat for passengers, and quite a generous storage size in the truck. It also has bluetooth and iPod connectivity. I decided to name the call Sir Philip I. Because it looks like a Philip and adding Sir to the name makes it classy.