Monday, November 13, 2017

Roll With The Punches · Van Morrison

The Band - The Last Waltz - The Weight - Featuring the Staples Singers

Eric Clapton & The Band on The Last Waltz DVD - Further on up the Road

False Teachers By Shai Linne

God is too Good to be Unkind and He is too Wise to be Mistaken

God is too good to be unkind and He is too wise to be mistaken. And when we cannot trace His hand, we must trust His heart. When you are so weak that you cannot do much more than cry, you coin diamonds with both your eyes. The sweetest prayers God ever hears are the groans and sighs of those who have no hope in anything but his love.
Charles Spurgeon

Think about the first line because it speaks to who God is. God is not unkind to you and God never makes a mistake concerning you regardless of what it looks like or how it feels. The sweetest prayers sounds like some of my prayers lately sometimes I feel that I have no hope in anything but God's love for me. In the third movie in The Lord of the Rings, "The Return of the King" Elrond the Elf King comes to Aragorn to bring him the sword that had been broken but had been reforged, he tells him that the dead men that live in the mountain can provide Aragorn with a great army and says "They will listen to the King of Gondor" The last thing Elrond says is "I give hope to men" Aragorn replies "I keep none for myself"

That's how I feel at times and why this quote from Spurgeon really speaks to me, God hears the groans and sighs of those who have no hope in anything but his love.

The Band (feat. Paul Butterfield) - Mystery Train

Monday, October 23, 2017

On Suffering

"In 1523 an Augustinian friar, Lambert Thorn was arrested for adhering to his evangelical faith. Thorn spent five years in prison where he eventually died in 1528 - without recanting. On January 19, 1524 early in Thorn's imprisonment, Luther sent Thorn a letter of spiritual encouragement.
Luther led with reminders of Thorn's union with Christ and the strength this union provides: "Christ who is in you, has given abundant testimony that you do not need my words, for he himself suffers in you and is glorified in you. He has taken captive in you and reigns in you. He is oppressed in you and triumphs in you" Christ in us is not only the hope of glory; our union with him is also our sure hope this side of glory.
Luther told Lambert to be "mindful that you are not suffering alone but that He is with you who says, 'I will be with him in trouble; because he has set his love upon me, therefore I will deliver him. I will set him on high because he has known my name ... Be of good courage and he will strengthen your heart" Luther's counsel is the counsel of the Word: "He has said: In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."
Counseling Under The Cross - How Martin Luther Applied The Gospel To Daily LIfe by Bob Kellemen, pg. 108

Be encouraged Saints God is with you and God is for you.

Walter Trout - Welcome to the human race

Walter Trout - The Next Big Thing

"It's My Own Fault" Johnny Winter And- live with Rick Derringer - Vocals, Guitar; Randy Jo Hobbs - Vocals, Bass Bobby Caldwell - Drums, Percussion

Trainman Blues - Out Of Dust (Lyrics Video) - Trainman Blues is a 4 piece modern blues/roots band Based in Copenhagen, Denmark I recommend this band to you visit their Facebook page @trainmanblues

Otis Rush - It's My Own Fault

Friday, September 8, 2017

Gary Moore - The Sky Is Crying

A Happy Fart

We are celebrating the 500 anniversary of a German Monk nailing his 95 Thesis to the door of the church. Martin Luther the man who started the Reformation. I wonder sometimes how many churches would welcome the man who said the following:

A happy fart never comes from a miserable ass.
Martin Luther
He who loves not wine, women and song remains a fool his whole life long.
Martin Luther
False preachers are worse than deflowerers of virgins.
Martin Luther

Luther was full of lines like these, he was tough, his speech could be street level, he could be brash and did things that offended people. But this was the man God chose, he was not perfect but these are the reason's that I am drawn to Luther. I have found that he is a good companion to have as I pursue God. My only wish is to be as witty as he and to believe and preach the word of God with the power and strength that he demonstrated. If you didn't laugh at the line about a happy fart than you just might be a miserable ass. (Mic drop)

She Caught The Katy - Taj Mahal (Original Studio Recordings - 1968)

"Amazing Grace" - by Johnny Bellar

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Muddy Waters - Walkin' Thru The Park - From Father and Sons

Walkin' thru the park - Gary Moore

Gary Moore - Someday Baby

Gary Moore - Preacher Man Blues

I was walking down the street one day Saw a preacher man coming my way Took me aside and he said to me "Better wash away your sins down in Galilee" And I said "oh wee, Lord have mercy on me Oh wee, Lord have mercy Oh wee, Lord have mercy on me Lord have mercy on this wicked man" A preacher man said to me "Don't try to blame no one else 'Cause after all is said and done The only one to blame is yourself'" And he said " oh wee, Lord have mercy on you Oh wee, Lord have mercy Oh wee, Lord have mercy on you Lord have mercy on this wicked man" Preacher man took my hand Said "let me lead you to the promised land Take my advice and listen to me You better wash away your sins down in Galilee" And he said " oh wee, Lord have mercy on you Oh wee, Lord have mercy Oh wee, Lord have mercy on you Lord have mercy on your wicked soul

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Hold On I'm Coming - Eric Clapton / B.B. King

Albert King - The Very Thought Of You (1978)

A cover of Ray Noble's The very thought of you (1934), from Albert King's "New Orleans Heat", produced by Allen Toussaint in 1978.

Stones, Dirt, and Pieces of Dead Cat

"I was honored today with having a few stones, dirt, rotten eggs, and pieces of dead cat thrown at me"
George Whitefield

America’s Great Awakening was sparked largely by Whitefield’s preaching tour of 1739–40. Though only 25 years old, the evangelist took America by storm. Whitefield’s farewell sermon on Boston Common drew 23,000 people—more than Boston’s entire population. It was probably the largest crowd that had ever gathered in America. Ben Franklin once estimated that Whitefield, without any amplification, could be heard by more than 30,000 people. About 80 percent of all American colonists heard him preach at least once. This man was a true evangelist as seen by his statement above. 
I don't know if any of us could imagine reaching this many people without a sound system.

Ain't That Just Like A Woman - Johnny Winter

Johnny Winter - Life Is Hard

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Koinonia in Montreux 1984 Sno Cone

Koinonia Live at Montreux 1984 Abe Laboriel (Bass), Hadley Hockensmith (guitar), Bill Maxwell (drums), Alex Acuna (percussion), Justo Almario (Woodwinds), Harlan Rogers (Keys)

Jeff Beck - The Stumble

The Stumble: Hadley Hockensmith

Blues classic, Freddie King's The Stumble performed at an impromptu jam by some of L.A.'s best studio musicians. Hadley Hockensmith on guitar, Phil Driscoll on keys and trumpet, Bill Maxwell drums, Michiko Hill piano, and Pee Wee Hill bass.

Johnny Winter & Rick Derringer - Rock And Roll, Hoochie Koo

When I was playing bass in The Sam Lay Blues Band we opened for Johnny Winter they were incredibly loud each guitar player had 10 Fender Twins with custom SRO speakers every dial was on 10 After the show Johnny stayed behind and brought out his National Steele and we sat around playing blues and drinking wiskey

John Scofield - Someone To Watch Over Me - Guitar Jazz

Saturday, July 22, 2017


"There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tower high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for a while. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach."
J. R. R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings

What did hope do for Sam? It reminded him that the Shadow was only a small and passing thing. You must cling to your hope regardless of how dark it appears around you, look at Christ's promise that he is returning to this earth and he will take you to his Father's house where a place has been prepared for you. The reason the Shadow is only a small and passing thing is because there is a light and a high beauty forever beyond the reach of the darkness.

Paul Butterfield Blues Band - - Screamin

Paul Butterfield Blues Band - - Mistery Train