People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is an organization that publicly claims to represent the best interest of animals. Yet approximately 2,000 animals pass through PETA’s front door every year and very few make it out alive.
Well, this is horrifying.
Doors at 7pm
Free CDs (first come first serve)
i am putting together a house show/living-room tour for this july.
desired dates and locations. if you can help me, i’ll give you a free hug and sticker.
7/20 - lafayette/indianapolis, indiana
7/21- muncie/anderson, indiana
7/22 - richmond, indiana
7/23 - columbus ohio
7/24 - cleveland, ohio
7/25 - new wilmington/pittsburgh, pa
7/26 - allentown/lock haven, pa
In light of recent events and the coming Christmas Tide, I have decided to make Heritage/Lineage/Hand-Me Downs/Scars available for free download until January 10th or so. Get it on bandcamp or cdbaby. Other sites should have it up soon.
It’s finally here!
I’m pretty sure you told me one time i could fall asleep on your arm. Sorry I made it so numb.
9 years, 2 colleges, 3 major changes, 22 additional hours of course work I wasn’t told about for a long time, hundreds of friends, thousands of faces, 2 full-length albums, hundreds of shows, 60,000+ miles, a 2 year journey of music and living by faith, ski trips, ski areas, summer camps, music festivals, mission trips, and finally a college degree (on my birthday of all dates). But the greatest gift of all is simply getting to wake up every morning. Thanks, God. :)
You have questions about God, that’s fair. I have them myself. But don’t give up on God just because answers aren’t coming when you want them to. Recognize that no one will ever know everything, and just because you can’t figure out a math problem, doesn’t mean the truth to that equation doesn’t exist.
Hey Y’all, Some I have told about this, most of you I have not. I’ve been meaning to write this note for some time now, but have gone back-and-forth about if I should or not.
In Mid-October, a magazine and radio station offered me a deal that could have (potentially) given me, and my music, a good bit of publicity and exposure. However, after looking at their website, I found a lot of the images on their site very degrading to women. I wrote back saying more-or-less the following,
“I’m sorry, but after looking at your website, I am going to have to decline. I find many of the images portrayed of women on your site to be very offensive and objectifying. I work with a lot of teenagers, and this could give them the wrong impression - telling girls that it’s okay to flaunt themselves, and telling boys that it’s okay to stare. That’s a risk that I just can’t take.”
The very next day, I stumbled on this video, and it made me very glad of my decision. It delivers a very important message. Please watch it.
All of you have been given a brain, by God, and the power to use it. Regardless of where you are in your faith journey, this is important to keep in mind. You can make a difference, in your schools, churches, athletic fields, your school dances, and elsewhere.
Girls, take it from a guy who’s been around for awhile - you are beautiful as you are. You may do whatever you’d like with your lives - as long as it is what God is calling you to.
Boys, coming from a guy who has been your age, it is our duty to uplift, and care for, our sisters and other people around us - regardless of who they are. Too often we have been taught that men need to act “Macho, and tough, and hard, and emotionless.” That message is wrong. Vulnerability and kindness, is not the same thing as being a weakling. Trust me.
This is your generation, and you have to power to decide how it will be portrayed.
Thoughtfully, Benjamin J