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Entertaining Video

I needed an entertaining video to use for my test as we make the switch over from Google Video to YouTube for our Video Hosting needs. I understand some of you have been having troubles with our old videos. I am assured by Google that Google Video will still be supported, so be patient when viewing our old posts, but here's the way new videos will be posted.

OK GO - Here it Goes Again (Treadmill Video)

We really enjoyed this wonderfully choreographed video from Swedish band OK GO's hit project Oh, No where four guys, eight treadmills and one remote control add up to a lot of fun. Some time ago, Lori was reading through some of our favorite missionary blogs and came across this light hearted post from RelevantGirl (Mary DeMuth).

Upbeat sounds, radio mix distortions and beautifully unmatched clothes are reminiscent of bands gone by (where have you gone Room Full of Walters?) and this video should get your feet tapping and your eyes smiling. Apparently, this song was also featured on the Scrubs season six premiere, so you will probably hear more of it soon. (AND, while I'm thinking about it, thanks again Andy Engdahl for Scrubs season three!) Hope you all enjoy...

My Super Cool New Ringtone

I just put O-Zone's Dragostea Din Tei on my cellphone. In the past I haven't been too particular about ringtones; if it let me know my phone was ringing, it was good enough for me. But this song has changed everything! Everytime my phone rings, I just want to dance! I'm even in danger of missing the call, because I want to keep listening to the song. Don't worry though, I'm still a "people person" at heart and can't stand to miss a call!

Dragostea Din Tei is a Romanian pop-song that came out a few years ago; I don't know if it ever became popular in America, but we hear it everywhere in Thailand. If you don't know it by it's proper name, you've probably heard it called the "Numa Numa Song". You can hear the song at the O-Zone MySpace page . By the way, if you're curious about what the lyrics mean, you can find the "real" translation by clicking here.

Hey I Knew Those Guys

I'm out of it for a little while and everyone starts getting delusions of grandeur. -Han Solo (Listen)

Times change, people change, the world is moving quickly, but this is just strange... (whispering) I know famous people.

I guess it's the way things are, eventually you know enough people that someone becomes famous, but it seems that overnight a number of people from my school days have gone off and become famous musicians.

The most notable (because of the label, Epic Records) is The Fray, who are apparently taking the U.S. by storm with their album How to Save a Life, but also quickly climbing the list are The Films who are climbing charts with their hit Black Shoes.

I can't say much about these releases of either of these bands since I live half a world away, but the last I had heard from these guys they were playing for different bands and, for that matter, had different names (Google can be unkind if you have a very common name). However, their previous bands, Fancy's Showbox and Tinker's Punishment were both amazing, so I am certain that their new projects must be quite impressive as well.

But who am I to say? My favorite bands were the Smiley Kids and Trump Mother Jones, and they didn't get very far. I guess timing and luck play a part in the whole famous thing too.

Currently Listening to ...

Nothing like the snow in the mountains and long drives to pull out the headphones and have some "peaceful" time inside my head... here's what is currently streaming through my mind

Sermons on my iPaq (no iPod for me)

Curt Chanda - Why Missions (audio no longer available)
Pastors George and Gary - Value Driven Life (it's great when churches make their sermons available online)

Music on my iPaq

Eclectic mix of artists, heavy on
Louis Armstrong
The Violet Burning
Pedro the Lion

On CD

Our most recent additions (although we haven't cracked the cellephane yet) are a trifecta from David Crowder Band
A Collision
Sunsets and Sushi and
Illuminate

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