recording with Justin went well – great songs – i especially love his chord choices – graham’s a great drummer – all very fun

after wrapping things up on friday i got in the car and headed to st. john’s abbey where i spent the weekend with monks and marvelous folks from the cities.  mercy seat put it all together and it was a great retreat – but exhausting – up each night in conversation till 1 am and heading off to morning prayer at 7 am. 

also in attendance was our very own Jason Deboer-Moran.  After lunch he came back up with me and his lovely wife Erin met us up here for another great 36 hours.  Again we stayed up super late and then Lydia made sure we were ready to sieze the day promptly in the morning (and once at 3 am)

Monday night I started making up for the lack of sleep and then last night I fell asleep at 8:30 while putting Lydia to bed.  I woke up at 2 a.m., made my way to the right bed and slept soundly till 6:30 when my alarm went off.  The monks said it was a good idea to get up early so i’m trying to get back in the habit.  Of course they also pointed out that doing lectio devina mid-afternoon oftens leads to the allusive naptio devina, so maybe they should consider moving morning prayer back a bit. 

So now I’ve met my blogging requirement for the week, which is good, cause tomorrow i back up guitars and junk and head to Micah Taylor’s studio to start on a welaware recording.  We’ll set up tomorrow night, recording with Justin on friday and then i turn around and drive the 3 hours back here again.  I’ve been spending a ton of time in the car lately and i’m a little annoyed with myself.  I’ve gotta come up with a better plan.  And figure out what to do with my life… durn you vocation!

Posted: March 21st, 2007
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