This is the blog of Ash. Being a designer, i will feature some cool design stuff, but i also hope to contribute some of my thoughts on other topics.
Interesting article with a very pro-cable network stance. But it’s arguing that Apple will destroy TV when they make their Apple TV.
Kinda like how they took digital downloads of music and totally… Oh wait - brought in billions of dollars and life to the industry that was happy to bury its head in the same about Napster.
Apple’s vision for TV is correct - and people are doing it that way anyway already. Apple will just give them money for it where Pirate Bay doesn’t.
Wake up, Entertainment Industry! Your customers are moving faster than you are.
This album just speaks to me. The lyrics are so deep and rich, and even though it’s a 2006 album, I still listen to it so often.
Listen to this, especially appropriate as we rush headlong towards the Easter weekend, here’s a little reminder of what the idea is behind this Easter thing:
There is a river that washes you clean
There is a tree that marks the places you’ve been
Blood that was spilled, although not your own,
For all of your tears, are the wages for things you have done
And all of those nights
Spent alone in the darkness of your mind
Give it up, Let go
These are things you were never meant to shoulder
(‘There Is A River’, Jars of Clay)
If you’re someone that’s a little unsure of christian people - if you aren’t sold on this whole religion thing, if you see hypocrisy or hate or anything you don’t agree with, I ask you to rather ignore that - look past it, look to the person they call the Good News. Those lyrics up there are what it’s all about. Remember that all those people that are representing Jesus in this world - they’re just people, messed-up, broken people like everyone else. Plenty of issues!
But don’t let that detract from the message - and the message is that Jesus wants to meet you. He wants to be with you. Go to Him, He’s so very good.
The album is full of of these type of lyrics. I think there’s a richness of theology there that’s just a pleasure to listen to.
Seriously, go on and have a listen to it, it’s a good one!
Go and download the album from iTunes here:
…or if you don’t have an iTunes account:
…or if you want to go old skool and buy the CD, look for one that looks like this:
- Tim Blane, ‘Half Of It’ from ‘Clockwork’, 2007
Interesting read about the future (and present!) of the music business