Sunday, November 20, 2011

Lyrics in Music?

Maybe I'm in the minority here, but when it comes to music, I actually care what the lyrics are. Sure I love music without any lyrics at all. In fact I'm pretty sure I listen to the Lord of the Rings sountrack an unhealthy amount. But I think if a song is gonna have lyrics, they should be good lyrics, cause if they aren't, chances are I'm not buying it. For a song to really influence people in a meaningful way it's lyrics have to have a real message. That's why I love artists that have songs with real, non cliche meaning. The right song with the right lyrics can be just the thing for any emotional state. For example, recently in this time of extreme busyness and stress I've taken a lot of strength from Andy Grammer. Plus the video has Dwight Schrute in it which makes it really hilarious.

I pretty much love music in all cases, but in order to really have that extra transcendent quality, it's got to have some good lyrics.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sean or Stephen?

      I'm pretty sure every time I try to say the name of the author of "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" I switch off between saying Sean Covey or Stephen Covey...or sometimes even Christian Covey. It's kind of funny that I can never remember the name of the author of this book, because more than any other book besides the scriptures this book has really changed how I see the world and my own actions in it. It's really a book on personal leadership, and how to gain the greatest success one can get, success over oneself.

There's really no way to summarize how good this book is. It suffices to say it was so good I went out and bought my own copy, a rare occurrence because of my Provo library addiction. So basically, you should read this book. I even have a copy I will more than gladly lend to you!