Ten Things I learned from Matchbox 20, Alanis, and Mutemath

10. Good singers are good singers. Rob Tomas and Alanis are freaking good singers.

9. Anything can happen live anywhere!! (Video screens not working, people rushing the stage). Things Happen!

8. Even at the best concerts, people start milling or walking out when there is a lull. Think of the people that start to walk out of your church as the closing song begins. (For North Point and campuses – people like to get to their cars early) It happened to all three of the bands.

7. If you use video screens for your backdrop of your service….

– USE SOLID COLORS and change them up. Very powerful with lights.

6. If you use video screens for your backdrop of your service….

– Incorporate Black. so the screens don’t get diluted with something ALWAYS showing. Black (nothing on the screens) is a very POWERFUL tool so you can make a punch when you want EVERYTHING in – (say on a Chorus).

5. People do not like to stand behind me in a concert.

4. Bison Burger is GOOD.

3. Image Mag is a GOOD THING.

2. White spandex does not work on ANYBODY! Even from 100 yards out!

1. No matter how great your musicians are – if they are going through the funnel of a BAD AUDIO MIX then they sound mediocre, bland and boring. Mutemath and Alanis’s band were short changed because of HORRIBLE mixes. Brutal. It’s good Alanis had some hits that we could hold onto. She was amazing. Matchbox 20 sounded incredible!
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Three campus SPD Directors (Service Programming Department)
Carlos SPD Buckhead – Julie (my boss) SPD North Point – Tyler SPD Browns Bridge.

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Buckhead crew chillin’

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Stage with screens that never opened up and revealed the screen behind it.

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North Point Music Guy

So I haven’t “pimped” anybody’s blog since I started this addiction as I feel I am not really worthy of enough experience to “pimp out”. But i did want to give a shout to a BRAND NEW BLOGGER named Reid Greven. Reid is the associate music director at North Point and pretty much handles the band members. When I say handles, I mean taming. I not only get to work with Reid every day but he is also a member of the unofficial North Point Fantasy football league (purely entertainment) which I head up.
Reid’s from Canada so cut him some slack. He is amazingly talented and loves God. If you have anything to do with music in your church, put Reid in your rotation of blogs to visit.

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Good to know I have influence around the world

Jeffdrums

So yesterday I posted the HP video and my good friend Jeff surprised me with not just a comment but a little video of how I inspired his new hobby. First, a little history.

Jeff went to Baylor and is from Texas. Our paths met up when I played drums and toured the world (southeast) with Dave Bell. He became the road manager and our pastor as we traveled. Jeff then went on to work with Passion and headed up their resources here in Atlanta where I continued to work with him via the development of DVD’s and replication for Louie. Jeff met Sabrina (his wife) who is from France and after a couple of years living in the US, they decided to move to FRANCE where they both currently reside.

While Jeff continues to learn French in order to work (which I am sure he is very fluent in now) he gets to have fun biking (he’s an avid cyclist) and shooting home movies.

This video gives you some insight into a little of his personality. I know that he is so missed around here! Thanks for showing me your chops!!
Brad
Check out his entire site here.

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Christmas Surprise

I surprised Jiyoung this year for Christmas and got tickets to the Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood concert coming in April. She is a HUGE country fan and I am just a huge MUSIC fan. For being married ten years I think I can count on one hand how many concerts we have gone to together. Not enough.
Looking forwards to going with Jason and Allison in April. Can’t come to soon.
When was your last concert?

Carrieunderwood

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