Wednesday, January 06, 2010

VLog #1



I found my old camcorder and figured out how to hook it up to my computer. YouTube is stereo, but the camcorder is mono, so the sound will be on one channel till I track down the adapter.

29 comments:

Ken said...

Cool guitars, James!
Do you like Phil Keaggy's music?

Rhology said...

I tried the vlog thing but my face kept cracking the camera lens. From 10 feet away. After 3 I gave up.

Rhology said...

And he's a cat man!
James Swan r0><0r2. (Dogs stink.)

Carrie said...

James Swan r0><0r2

Can someone translate this for me?

Darlene said...

Well Mr. Swan, I spose you're not such a bad fella afterall. You like cats!

I love cats. We own three and they are a delight to my heart. I would own 10 if my husband would allow it. :)

Yesterday was the one year anniversary of the death of our precious Scruffy, whom we had the privelege of caring for and tending to for 11 1/2 years.

CATS RULE!

Turretinfan said...

r0><0r2

means

roxorz

which means

rocks

which means

is really wonderful.

Carrie said...

r0><0r2 means roxorz

which means rocks


Ah, thanks!

which means

is really wonderful.


Okay, I'm not a complete square, I do know what "rocks" means. No reason to be insulting.

:)

Ken said...

Phil Keaggy’s amazing guitar work:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4Ru6A27hcU

(see other you tube videos of Phil Keaggy on the side)


Phil Keaggy’s famous song, “Time”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sy8ZS8bxAuU&feature=related

When the LORD stops him,
That’ll be it
Too late for apologies
Too late to forgive your brother
Too late to get on your knees

When the LORD stops him
To late to help the needy
And worst of all
You must face eternity

His name is Time, and he’s coming to an end !

His name is Time, where will you be my friend?

Ken said...

Phil Keaggy: The Maker of the Universe
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27GUZsrhxJ8&feature=related


The Maker of the universe,
As Man for man was made a curse.
The claims of Law which He had made,
Unto the uttermost He paid.
His holy fingers made the bough,
Which grew the thorns that crowned His brow.
The nails that pierced His hands were mined
In secret places He designed.

He made the forest whence there sprung
The tree on which His body hung.
He died upon a cross of wood,
Yet made the hill on which it stood.
The sky that darkened o'er His head,
By Him above the earth was spread.
The sun that hid from Him it's face
By His decree was poised in space.

The spear which spilled His precious blood
Was tempered in the fires of God.
The grave in which His form was laid
Was hewn in rocks His hands had made.

The throne on which He now appears
Was His for everlasting years.
But a new glory crowns His brow
And every knee to Him shall bow.

Pinoy Reformista said...

Rho, are you Lutheran?

James Swan said...

I've seen Keaggy a number of times. I first saw him in the early 80's, sometime around the Flip Side or Town to Town album.

I recently saw him, maybe a year or two ago. He was joined on stage by Peter Gabriel's bassist, Tony Levin, and also Jerry Morrata (Gabriel as well). The footage of the concert is on Youtube.

Pilgrimsarbour said...

Keaggy's going to be at the Sellersville Theater February 25. Easy access to anyone living in the Philly area.

James Swan said...

I'm not too far from Philly, but the show is on a Thursday night. If it were a saturday, i'd probably go.

Rhology said...

Pinoy,

No, a Reformed Baptist.
Why, did I say "baptismal regeneration" or "Word and sacrament" or something? ;-)

Darlene said...

Ken,

Thanks for posting the lyrics of PK. I've never seen him in concert.

I have an affinity for most anything Michael Card. I saw him in concert and was pleasntly surprised at how personal he was. Here is one of my favorites, "Spirit of the Age."

I thought that I heard crying coming through my door.
Was it Rachel weeping for her sons who were no more?
Could it have been the babies crying for themselves,
Never understanding that they died for someone else?

The voices heard of weeping and of wailing,
History speaks of it on every page.
Of innocent and helpless little babies,
Offerings to the spirit of the age

No way of understanding this sad and painful sign,
Whenever Satan rears his head there comes a tragic time.
If he could crush the cradle, then that would stop the cross,
He knew that once the Light was born his every hope was lost.

Now every age has heard it, this voice that speaks from hell,
"Sacrifice your children and for you it will be well."
The subtle serpent's lying, his dark and ruthless rage,
Behold it is revealed to be the spirit of the age.

Soon all the ones who seemed to die for nothing,
Will stand beside the Ancient of Days.
With joy we'll see the Infant from the manger,
Come and crush the spirit of the age.

Pinoy Reformista said...

Rho: No, a Reformed Baptist.
Why, did I say "baptismal regeneration" or "Word and sacrament" or something? ;-)

Pinoy:
I see. I'm also a Reformed Baptist, but I don't focus with stuffs about Luther and his theology...
It's just that I have mistakenly thought of you as a Lutheran because it seems to me that you're a big fan of Luther based on the theme of your BLog.

James Swan said...

Yeah, Rho... what's with all those Luther posts you write?

I get a little tired of "luther this" or "Luther that".

Please, get a hande on a few more subjects.

Rhology said...

I can't help it. Luther, cats, and guitars are all I think about. But mostly Luther.
And I have this insatiable desire to defend Luther. There are times when I'm tempted to write a post tentatively proposing that we venerate him as the 4th member of, not the Trinity, but the Quadernity.

Please pray for me. I could use it.

James Swan said...

Maybe try reading the Bible every so often.

Rhology said...

Look, get off my back or I'm gonna close this blog down!

James Swan said...

Yeah well, your family would probably like it if you shut the blog down. Maybe you'd actually get a life.

Rhology said...

Mmm, nah, I don't think shutting the blog down would be sufficient for me to get a life. Here's a perfect example: I could go to see Phil Keaggy live pretty soon, a mere 1-hour drive away, but it's a weeknight and my 8 pm bedtime wouldn't allow me to go.

James Swan said...

Yeah, well Christian Rock concerts appeal more to Baptists, not pseudo-Lutherans.

Rhology said...

Hahaha. If Pinoy's still reading this, he's probably getting pretty mad.


Pinoy - James Swan is the founder and main blogger 'round these here parts. He's the Luther guy; I don't know a whole lot about the man.
James is often asked if he's Lutheran; he's a baby-sprinklin' Calvinist aka a Presbyterian, who goes to a Reformed Church of North America. He just likes studying Luther, and is good at it.

I'm the opening act that you throw beer at.

In short, we were just joking around about the confusion. No offense intended.

Carrie said...

OMG, these Vlogs are like a full moon here.

Pilgrimsarbour said...

The problem with you guys is your rabid anti-Keaggyism.

"Oh, I can't go out on a school night to see Phil Keaggy, I'm too old now and I need my beauty sleep, wah wah wah!"

I pray that you will abandon your irrational fear of Keaggy and embrace the Sound of Heaven.

Churchmouse said...

Hey, I dig the guitars in the background, but are you a lefty or righty? The pickguard on the Gibson (is that an L5? L4?) looks like it's made for a lefty and the other for a righty.

James Swan said...

Hey, I dig the guitars in the background, but are you a lefty or righty? The pickguard on the Gibson (is that an L5? L4?) looks like it's made for a lefty and the other for a righty.

Good eye. Both are right handed guitars.

The high quality Martin copy (my first guitar, I've had since at least 1981) is actually strung left-handed, though I did string it right handed once or twice for fun. I can play a right-handed guitar held as a left handed person, but not nearly as well as a lefty strung guitar.

The other guitar, A 1950's Gibson L-4 was converted into a left handed guitar. The pick guard is original, and was flipped over and resanded to appear lefty.

Ken said...

Darlene,
You're welcome. I like Michael Card's UnVeiled Hope (on the book of Revelation) - I think it was well done.