Thursday, October 23, 2008

i have been changed.... for. good.

finished the mammoth project. revising it is a roach in the refrigerator.
know its there but don't want to touch it.

instead, monday night i went to a fantabulous concert that, as cheesy at it sounds, i have been wanting to go to all year... possibly all my life. [dramatic head throw]

jason, baby, you rock my world. you is better live and loud and proud than most are in the studio! such an adorable geek in the pink that i was just giddy and 12 the entire time. the friend who took me to said concert was surely ready to puke at any given moment because of the plastered smile and girlish squeals that escaped every 4 minutes at the start of a new song...

the only moment that i shuddered was when he plastered huge pictures of Obama during one of his songs... not that it was Obama per say... well- here are the lyrics... you can decide how you feel about that.

Live High
Jason Mraz

I try to picture a girl
Through a looking glass
See her as a carbon atom
See her eyes and stare back at them
See that girl
As her own new world
Though a home is on the surface, she is still a universe

Glory God, oh God is peeking through the blinds
Are we all here standing naked
Taking guesses at the actual date and time
Oh my, justifying reasons why
Is an absolutely insane resolution to live by

Live high
Live mighty
Live righteously
Takin it easy
Live high, live mighty
Live righteously

[pictures go up somewhere in here...]

Try to picture the man
To always have an open hand

And see him as a giving tree

See him as matter

Matter fact he's not a beast

No not the devil either

Always a good deed doer

And it's laughter that we're making after all

The call of the wild is still an ordination why
And the order of the primates

All our politics are too late
Oh my, the congregation in my mind

Is this assembly singing of gratitude

Practicing their lovin for you

Live high
Live mighty
Live righteously
Takin it easy
Live high, live mighty
Oh live righteously

Take it all,
And just take it easy
And celebrate the malleable reality
You see nothing is ever as it seems
Yeah this life is but a dream

Lift me up to the almighty
Raise your hands and start acknowledging

Live high, live high
Live mighty, mighty, mighty,
Oh live righteously
Takin it easy
Live high, live mighty
Oh live righteously
Just take, just just taking it easy
Live high
Oh live mighty, mighty,
Oh live righteously
Take it all, just take it, take it easy
See live high,
Oh live righteously
Just take it easy

great song, but what was once close to spiritual has been tainted a bit for me.

its almost as sticky as watching this:

who filmed this and why does that feel awkward? maybe cause he pulls out some far-too-popish sound before he ends there...

k- so he's flawless. one of the most healthy sounding voices... and i think he should record some church stuff. that would be good for all i think. just don't sing like a pop star in church next time. that bugs.

anyway- awesome concert- i would recommend him to any.
worth every cent... unless you are married...

cause you might want be...when he's done with you!!


  1. I'm so glad you got to go! How fun! Also, little David. I have mixed thoughts/feelings on this video too. Side note: I think that picture behind him is an interesting choice for a chapel. He isn't wearing a tie which leads me to believe that maybe this was a fireside. Still probably shouldn't be recording in the chapel...but it could explain the pop mmmmmmssss and aaawwwssss. Nevertheless. He is freakin' amazing. And I might do a little better with listing to chuch music on Sunday if he recorded some.

  2. Glad ur back - I've missed you!

  3. Loretta and RichieOctober 25, 2008 at 7:20 PM

    OMGosh, Rich and I loved watching Archuleta singing one of Richie's favorite songs.