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Friday, July 30, 2010

Steve Kimock Band, 10-01-05

This is an amazing sounding Steve Kimock Band show. It complements the other one I posted. If you don't know Steve Kimock give this a try. I think it's pretty hot. Steve Kimock Band
Granada Theatre
Dallas, TX
SBD and Stage Mics
Recorded and Mixed By Charlie Mille

Set 1:
High & Lonesome
Glad ->
The Bronx Experiment
Thing One

Set 2:
Cissy Strut
Elmer's Revenge
Kickin' Up Dust
Long Form Part 1
Band Intros

Steve Kimock - Guitars, Lap Steel
Rodney Holmes - Drums
Robert Walter - Keys
Reed Mathis - Bass

Download Links
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=RCTQZJVV SKB, 10-01-05, one.rar
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=TT9ZIU01 SKB, 10-01-05, two.rar

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Little Feat with Jimmy Herring, 4-12-02

Here is another great Little Feat show. This time from "Oh Atlanta" with Jimmy Herring sitting in along with Tony Furtado. This show is hot and the sound is great.

Little Feat
Live at the Variety Playhouse
Atlanta, Georgia
April 12, 2002
Disc 1:
Honest Man, Marginal Creatures,
Romance Without Finance, 44 Blues,
Eula, Callin' the Children Home,
Mercenary Territory.
Disc 2:
Oh Atlanta, Spanish Moon >
Day at the Dog Races > Milestones,
Voices on the Wind, Cajun Girl,
Fatman in the Bathtub*.
Disc 3:
Dixie Chicken* > Tennessee Jed* >
Dixie Chicken*, Willin**
Bogart > Willin**,
Under the Radar*
With: Jimmy Herring on guitar** and Tony Furtado on banjo
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Walking On Water

Jesus Walked on water, maybe I can too!

It seems amazing to us that there are accounts of Jesus walking on water. But what is more amazing to me is he is not the only one who did. We can see in Matthew 14:29-31 that the apostle Peter did as well.
Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And He said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
So there it is Peter walking on water if even just a few steps. And I can too and so could you. You see Jesus said in John 14:12-13 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
So why haven't I seen people doing these things? Well lets look back at the water walking moment to find some clues. The first thing I see is Peter does not just get out of the boat. he asks Jesus to call him. If He isn't calling you to do something then you probably are not going to be able to do much beyond your own ability. But when you are called by God anything is possible.
The next thing is after you are called you have to have enough faith to step out onto the water. And what we see is that only one in twelve will even get out of the boat. The rest are just spectators (boat potatoes). And following God is not a spectator sport.
Once you are "walking on water" there are sure to be distractions. The enemy of your life "Satan" does not want you doing great things for God. He will send storms (distractions) into you life. And what we see is that when Peter was distracted from keeping his focus on Jesus he began to sink. We too will fail and begin to sink when we lose sight of Jesus in our walk as well.
When we loose sight of who Jesus is we loose faith and as we can see Jesus said Peter had "little faith" and instead had doubt. With big faith water walking is possible.

Also with Jesus trying this risky business of "water walking" is not really so risky because when we begin to sink He is there to give us a hand when we ask for help. But most of us are content to stay in the boat for fear of failure. And failure is then assured because we never even try.

So what do I really mean by "water walking"? It's doing something that is beyond what you could normally do in your own power. Like healing someones illness, choosing the right path in life, having the right things to say to change someones life, Telling someone the truth and helping them to see it (bringing eyesight to the blind). Jesus said "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also" So none of this is a stretch at all. In fact in my life I have seen it first hand. I have a child when it seemed I was not able (thanks for the prayer George), my friend is healed of disease that has no cure, my father in law was cured of cancer without chemotherapy after being told he had a year to live (it's been nine years now). I found a solution to a big problem through miraculous guidance (whole new career). I taught a bible study to teens with no bible knowledge and somehow came up with a profound lesson each week. And many other examples. You can see in the bible once Jesus was gone the apostles were able to heal the lame, bring eyesight to the blind, speak in languages they didn't know, bring the dead back to life, and change the world by spreading the "good news" of saving and transforming power of Jesus. And you can too!

"If you want to walk on water you have to get out of the boat"

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Pearls of Great Value

One of my friends Mike was teaching a sermon from 1 Samuel 1. Now in this story a man named Elkanah had two wives one named Hannah and one named Peninnah. Peninnah had children but Hannah had no children. Now it said in 1 Samuel 1:5 that Elkanah gave Hannah double portions because he loved her, although the Lord had closed her womb. Now it calls Peninnah the other of the man’s wives her rival. And it says that Peninnah provoked Hannah severly to make her miserable. Now at this point Mike used the word irritant. He said Peninnah was an irritant to Hannah. He said God uses irritants to get us to move when we are comfortable. At this point I hear this little voice say “What does Peninnah’s name mean?” So I looked it up (in my bible it has this word study index) and it said Peninnah means coral or pearl. I thought about it for a time and realized that a grain of sand or an irritant in the oyster with time becomes a pearl or something of great value. So I realized that God sees our irritants as pearls and we should look at the people in our lives that irritate us as valuable "pearls" as well. I feel God often places people in our lives that cause conflict because it is an opportunity for spiritual growth. God is not interested in my comfort but in my character. So in this story Hannah’s discomfort finally brings her to bitterness (1 Samuel 1:10). At this place she finally prayed to the Lord and wept in anguish. Then she prayed for a child in a deep and profound way, and her prayer was answered. I will tell you I did not want to hear this because there had been people in my life who were making me miserable and I was becoming bitter with time just like Hannah. This was one of the things that helped me breakthrough this offense that I carried and let me heal.
Now I found this out about bitterness. Everyone in their walk eventually will come to this place and it is very important what you do here. In Exodus 15:23-26 the people came to a place called "Marah". The water there was bitter. The people complained against Moses. So he cried out to the Lord and God showed him a tree. When he cast the tree into the water the water was made sweet. So we can complain but it does not change the bitterness. Or we can place the tree that was there all along in the water and change bitterness to sweetness. The tree is the cross and it’s been there all along and it transforms the bitterness to sweetness and the irritants to pearls. This is very important what you do in these places in your lives because it says in Exodus 15:25 "there He tested them". He is capitalized. Here is what I get out of this. Sometimes God places bitter circumstances in our lives to test us and see what is in our hearts and what we will do. There is always a tree there to place in the bitter circumstances to turn it sweet. It's up to me to place it in the water. I know I feel that I’m right. And I’m hurt, when someone does me wrong, like when someone lies to me, or someone hurts me our my child and I want them to pay for it. I want them to pay a price to make it right. The problem is this. Someone already did. On the tree. Jesus already paid for the sins of the world. Do I believe Jesus paid for my sins? Do I believe Jesus sacrifice was good enough for my forgiveness? If I do then I have to let His payment be good enough for others as well. Place the tree in the bitter water and make it sweet.
Matthew 13:45-46. “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls. Who when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.” Yep he bought those pearls at a great price and I’m one of them to. I’m an irritant to help others move when they become too comfortable.

One more thing on Pearls. In Revelation 21:21 it says the gates of heaven are made of pearls.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Steve Kimock Band, 1-22-06

If You Don't Know Steve Kimock this is a good place to start. Steve Kimock is a San Francisco area musician who has played with Phil and friends, Kingfish, Rat Dog, and His own bands Zero and KVHW and Steve Kimock Band. This is a great recording done by Charlie Miller and this version Of Steve Kimock Band has keyboard player Robert Walter (who I really like).

Steve Kimock Band
January 22, 2006
The Cat's Cradle
Carrboro, NC
Recording Info:
SBD and Stage Mics
Recorded and Mixed By Charlie Miller

Set 1:
Long Form Part 1
Nana's Chalk Pipe
Vernal Equinox
Thing One
Set 2:
It's Up To You
Kissin' The Boo Boo
Dr. Zaius
Cole's Law ->

Steve Kimock - Guitars, Lap Steel
Rodney Holmes - Drums, Vocals
Robert Walter - Keys
Reed Mathis - Bass
This is a "Best Of" 1-22-06
Two songs are missing.

Download Links
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=GK2D3RH0 SKB, 1-22-06, one.rar
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=B2X9D2OB SKB, 1-22-06, two.rar

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Little Feat, 5-09-03

Richie Hayward, one of the co founders of Little Feat is suffering from acute liver disease, and could use your help and good wishes. To assist Richie with some fundraising efforts to help defray what will surely be extensive medical costs for his prompt treatment. Here is a link to "The Richie Hayward Fund"

Little Feat
May 9, 2003
State Theatre
Falls Church, VA
Source: DSBD

Voodoo Jam, All That You Dream,
Mercenary Territory*, Under the Radar
Easy to Slip > I Know You Rider >
Easy to Slip, Spanish Moon*,
Voices in the Wind, Callin' the Children Home*,
Everything I Do Is Gonna Be Funky*,
Lonesome Whistle*, Long Black Veil*,
The Weight*, A Night on the Town*,
Cajun Girl, Takes a Lot to Laugh*,
Dixie Chicken* (So What, Dark Star, and Birdland Teases) >
Bass and Key Solos > Milestones* >
Dixie Chicken* > Guitar Jams >
Dixie Chicken* E: Fat Man in the Bathtub*
*Ron Holloway on saxophone

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Giant Problems

Fighting Giants, or Facing Big Problems

Most of us have encountered some BIG problem in our lives? Something that appears unbeatable. Maybe it is something that just won’t go away. In the Old Testament GIANTS are the picture of this

Perhaps your problem was caused by someone else and you have no control over it. Maybe your parents split up, or you never even met one of your parents. Perhaps your problem is that someone close to you died. Maybe someone has done something terrible to you. Or you have an illness. So what is your giant?
How did David successfully fight the giant, Goliath, in his life? Did he make excuses? Did he let fear stop him? Did he just wait and hope it would go away? Did he try to do it under his own power? Did he run away and hide? To take on the big problems or giants in your life you need to face them and let God help you.
How can God help you with your giant?
First, He is the God of comfort. God can help ease the pain if you let him. Matthew 5:4. “God blesses those who morn, for they will be comforted.” 2 Corinthians 1; 3, says God is “the source of every mercy and the God who comforts.”
Second, you probably can’t do it under your own strength. When Samson was left to his own strength he was captured by the Philistines. When David fought Goliath with God’s strength he was victorious. When we work then we work. When we pray then God works.
Third, you probably don’t have enough knowledge to get the best results. Why not ask for the one who is the author of knowledge. God is all knowing and knows what action will get the best results. Romans 8:28: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
Fighting giants is an interesting business. Very few of us are Davids, or able to fight our giants alone. But there is another example of a "giant Fighter" in the bible. His name is Caleb. Caleb was one of the 12 people sent to spy out the Promised Land. While others came back and reported in fear of giants, Caleb did not see them as a problem.

In Numbers 14:9 Caleb said "Do not fear the people of the land for they are our bread".

What looked like giants to others or big problems looked like bread to Caleb. Why is this? Because he knew to face down the giants in our lives is the spiritual nourishment for growth and you must keep at it to stay spiritually strong. Caleb latter said in Joshua 14:11 that he was as strong today as on the day that Moses sent him. "Just as my strength was then, so is my strength for war, both for going out and coming in. By this time Caleb was physically old he is eighty five but look what he asks for when Joshua asks him what land he wants. Seen in (Joshua 14) also (Judges 1:20), He could take what ever location he wanted but he asked for the land where Hebron was. The reason he gave was because it was where the Anakim were and the cities were fortified. And he said (Joshua 14:12 "It may be that the Lord will be with me and I shall be able to drive them out as the Lord said". This is an eighty five year old man and he's not looking to retire. He is still ready to battle giants (the Anakim).
So Hebron is a unique place the word Hebron means "alliance" or simply "fellowship". Caleb understood that "alliance or fellowship" (Hebron) is the place to be if you want to defeat giants. Doing it alone is dangerous. That’s were the living stones comes in. We are just a worthless rock on our own but together we are a "spiritual house" as in 1 Peter 2:5. Together we make up the body of Christ. We all have different gifts and without each other we are a crippled body because we lack some parts. Psalm 11:14 says, "Where there is no counsel the people fall. But in the multitude of counselors there is safety". Well I have seen, first hand, mightier men of God than me fall. Jesus said we are to be "one" and that they will know us by how we love each other. The ability to battle the spiritual battle comes in fellowship. Where two or more come together in prayer.
So our enemies and our problems are the things that bring you closer to God and will refine you and make you change. The bad times also give us the best opportunity to do God’s work. I think that the bad times in our lives are where we bear the most fruit. This is where the biggest changes happen in us and how we react to bad times can make the biggest impact on others.
As for those who have broken families. God may not put your parents back together. He won’t return your lost loved ones either. But God does have an answer to help. God wants to adopt you into His family. This family has incredible benefits and the greatest father. God’s family has all the love you could ever need. Romans 8:14. For as many are led by the spirit of God, These are sons of God. Matthew 12:50. “For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.” Being part of God’s family can help you get past the family problems that you have.

Derek Trucks Band, 4-27-2009

The Derek Trucks Band
Hamburg, Germany
Radio Broadcast

crowd/tuning, I Know
Don't Miss Me, Down Don«t Bother Me
Leavin' Trunk, These Days
Get What You Deserve
Mahjoun, Joyful Noise
Down In The Flood
I'd Rather Be Blind Crippled And Crazy
Meet Me At The Bottom, Already Free
Get Out Of My Life
My Favourite Things
17 Any Day

Derek Trucks - g
Kofi Burbridge - keyb,f,voc
Todd Smallie - b, voc
Yonrico Scott - dr, perc, voc
Mike Mattison - voc
Count M«Butu - perc

CDR (preFM) - xACT
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http://www.megaupload.com/?d=EGF5E85F DTB, 2009-04-27, disc one.rar http://www.megaupload.com/?d=G5GCOAW5 DTB, 2009-04-27, disc two.rar

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Love Letters


We join Bobby and Mary Lou as they are on a date driving in a car.
BOBBY: “I’m glad we’re going out again Mary Lou, I sure do like you a lot.”
MARY LOU: “Thank you Bobby, I like you too.”
BOBBY: “Yeah, I really do like going out with you.” “We get to go to great restaurants and we get to pay for it using your dad’s credit card.” “It sure is nice of him to let you use it like that.”
MARY LOU: “Yeah, I know Bobby.”
BOBBY: “And I really like the crowd we run with.” “I mean, you’re so popular and you know all the right people.”
MARY LOU: “Yeah, Sure.” “I know Bobby.”
BOBBY: “And it’s great that”----
MARY LOU INTERUPTS: “Yeah, I know Bobby, you really like my Dad’s car, too.”
BOBBY: “Yeah…how did you know I was going to say that, Mary Lou?”
MARRY LOU: “Bobby?”
BOBBY: “Yes, Mary Lou?”
MARRY LOU: “You haven’t said anything about all the letters and notes I’ve been writing to you.” “Do you like getting my letters?”
BOBBY: “Oh, I sure do, Mary Lou! And they smell so good too!”
MARY LOU: “Well, can we talk about some of them?” “I mean, I’ve written you sixty-six letters, you know.” “And….well you’ve never said a thing about a single one of them.”
BOBBY: “Well I’d like to talk about them, I really would….but….well….you see, it’s like this.” “I haven’t really read them yet.”
BOBBY: “Well now, Mary Lou, you’ve got to understand.” “I’ve been really busy with school work and football practice and hanging out with my friends and ….”
MARY LOU: “But, Bobby, I poured my heart out to you in those letters.” “I told you all sorts of personal things in them, things I truly wanted you to know.” “I told you about all my favorite things and things that I don’t like…and all my dreams.”……. “So where are my letters?”
BOBBY: “Oh, well….you will really be pleased, Mary Lou.” “I’ve saved every one, I really have. I keep them in a special place, don’t you worry about that.”…………………………………”Mary Lou, I really do love you, though.”
MARY LOU: “But, Bobby, you……..you don’t even know me.” “Bobby, do you love me?” “I mean really love me?” “Because to love me, you must come to know me.” “For to know me is to love me.”

What do you think of how Bobby treated Mary Lou?
How would you feel if someone you cared for treated you like this?

Is this the way a relationship should look? Is this a true relationship?

A relationship is not complete if only one person is putting in the effort. Both people must try to take the time to get to know about the other person.

In this relationship with Bobby and Mary Lou, Bobby is happy to get the benefits of Mary Lou’s popularity and her father’s status and all that it brings. Yet he does not put in the time to get to know Mary Lou.

Jesus wants you to have a relationship with him, and he loves you. “As the Father loved me, I also have loved you.” (John 15:9) He knows everything there is to know about you. He knows what music you like, what food you like, what you long for, what dreams you have, what you fear, your weakness, and what you struggle with. He is happy when you make the right choices, and saddened when you make wrong choices. He knows you better than you know yourself.
Jesus wants you to know him and be his friend. “I have called you friends for all things I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.” (John 15:15) He wants you to learn of his faithfulness, his goodness, his justice tempered with patience. He wants you to know what he loves and what saddens his heart. He wants you to share in the benefits of his Holy Father. He wants you to share eternal life with him.

How do you think you can get to know Jesus?

The way to get to know Him is through the written revelation of Himself. The Word of God, the Bible reveals to us who God is. The Bible is a collection of his sixty-six love letters to you. Read his words and hide them in your heart, and know him for who he is. The one true God, your Savior, and your friend who wants to have a relationship with you.

Do you want to gain the benefits of the Holy Father but are too busy to get to know his son Jesus?

Are you working to get to know Jesus through reading the Bible?

Scripture is the means by which God has chosen to introduce and reveal himself to you so that he can enjoy a relationship with you. Moses knew this. He begged God “If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so that I may know you” (Exodus 33:13). When we read the scriptures in order to know God and have a relationship with him, it not only brings us blessings but eternal life. Jesus prayed to his Father “And this is the way to have eternal life, to know you, the only true God and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth” ( John 17:3 ).

Reading the Bible and following the Word of God is how you can develop a relationship with The Lord and receive his friendship and love. “If anyone loves Me he will keep My Word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make Our home with him.” (John 14:23)

Friday, July 16, 2010

West Fork of Oak Creek, Arizona

I live near Sedona Arizona a place that millions of people visit on vactions. They come to see the Red rock cliffs and rock formations. And some come to swim in oak creek at Slide Rock State Park. In the heat of summer there is one place that I like to go and that is called The West Fork Of Oak Creek. The west fork of Oak Creek is a side canyon to the main Oak Creek Canyon. It has a small stream that flows year round and towering cliffs that close in around you. From the carpark, a path crosses Oak Creek and follows it downstream for a short distance, passing through the site of a ruined lodge called Mayhew Lodge. Just past this the trail heads away from Oak Creek and into the side canyon of the West Fork. The first three miles the trail is easy and flat crossing the small stream several times. Then at the 3 mile mark the trail end and you just walk up the stream. From here you are just boulder hopping and just walking in the creek, and in some places wading through some shallow pools.
In many places the water is just a few inches deep spread out across flat smooth stone, creating incredible reflections of the trees and canyon walls and makes for easy going. Then the canyon narows and this creates deeper pools you must wade through to get any farther. The total length of the canyon is around 14 miles, and you can access it from the top or the bottom. The top part is much more rugged and less visited. In the top part there are pool you have to swim to go down stream because the cliffs come right out of the water on both sides. This canyon reminds me of the narrows of Zion on a smaller scale yet beautiful. Traveling the full length of the canyon in a day would be very difficult and requires a car shuttle. Most people explore from the bottom up and return the way they came in. Some people do the canyon from top to bottom with an overnight stay in the middle. If attempting this be aware: you are not supposed to camp in the lower 6 miles of the canyon (it's a wilderness study area). To do the entire canyon you should plan on 9-13 hours to hike the full length. This can only be done in summer due to cold water crossings. The bottom (and Busy) part of the canyon is easy and sutable for kids. If doing the bottom part to avoid crowds get there very early before the crowds and hike up canyon ahead of the people. To get to the lower entrance to the canyon from Phoenix, take I-17 north to Sedona (exit for 179). Turn left on 179 and follow it through the town of Oak Creek to Sedona. At the 'T' intersection turn right onto Highway 89A and follow it up Oak Creek Canyon just past mile marker 385 to the Oak Creek Trailhead which is on the left (west). Parking is currently $8 per car, be aware that a Red Rock pass is not valid towards this fee. Also note that the gate to the parking area is locked at 8pm. To get to the upper entrance to the canyon from Phoenix, take I-17 north to Flagstaff. Head west on I-40 to the first exit (Flagstaff Ranch Road, exit 192). Turn left at the bottom of the exit ramp, drive a short distance to a 'T' intersection and turn left. After a couple miles you'll come to a stop sign, turn right onto Woody Mountain Road (Forest Road #231) which becomes a well graded dirt road shortly thereafter. Drive for 18.1 miles to where the road crosses the Left Fork of Oak Creek.

Can God Even Use Me?

Do you ask yourself, “Can God even use me?” Or do you say “I don’t see how God could use me because I’m not good enough. Not with the things I have done” "He couldn't use me because I,m worthless."

Moses didn’t believe he was good enough to be used by God. He said “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?” Exodus 3:11. He also said “I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.” After all Moses had left Egypt because he was wanted for murder. Exodus 4:10. Elijah one of the greatest prophets, who brought people back to life, made food last supernaturally, and controlled the weather, was just an ordinary man. It says in James 5:17 that “Elijah was a man just like us.” It says in Acts 4:13 the apostles Peter and John were unschooled, ordinary men. All the people God uses are ordinary people just like you and me, and in many cases people with much bigger problems or disabilities than we have.
All these people were ordinary. Their relationship with God and God’s working through them is what was extraordinary.

The truth is God made you for a purpose. God does not make mistakes.

When you say you don’t think God can use you. You are not saying that you are insignificant or unworthy. What you are saying is that you don’t believe God is capable. You are insulting God.

God does not respect or favor one person more than another. Everyone has an equal opportunity in God’s kingdom to make a difference. God said “As I was with Moses, so I shall be with you.” The laws and truths of God’s kingdom that have worked for others will also work for you. Just like the laws of the natural world work the same for all of us. Gravity does not care who you are when you jump off a building, we all splat the same on impact.

It is all up to you. James 4:8 says, if we draw near to God, He will draw near to us and lead us and empower us to live the way He desires us to live. So it is up to us to draw near to him. You must take the first step.

God wants to do His work through you. He doesn’t want you to do the work.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Calexico, 4-25-03

Calexico is a Tucson, Arizona-based Band Their music is influenced by rock combined with traditional Latin sounds of mariachi, conjunto, cumbia and Tejano music. They have created a new style all their own some call desert noir. This is a pretty well known show of Calexico. If you don't know this band this is a good start. The recording quality is great!

China Theater
Stockholm, Sweden
SBD/AUD Matrix (Multitrack)> Master CDR(PreFM)

Disk one
Pepita, Across the Wire, Quattro
Frontera/Trigger, Dub Latina
Sunken Waltz, El Picador,
Not Even Stevie Nicks, Fade
Fatal Spring > Close Behind
Woven Birds, Minas de Cobre
Spokes, Stray, Corona
Guero Canelo

Disk two
Black Heart, Falling Rain
Alone Again Or*, Cancion Del Mariachi
Crystal Frontier, Attack El Robot! Attack

Tags:Rialto Theater Tucson, AZ 12-02-06
Scout, Aviso Del Amor
Guero Canelo
Crystal Frontier

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Fire On The Mountain

A title of Fire On The Mountain in a music blog would normally be something about a song called Fire On The Mountain by The Grateful Dead. But this is not a normal music blog. This is Mount Eldon and the Kachina Peaks Wilderness, just north of Flagstaff AZ. Well this is where some of my favorite summer time mountain bike riding is. Good bye Little Bear Trail.

The Schultz Fire started at approximately 11:09 am on Sunday, June 20th and is located west of north Highway 89, east of Flagstaff, and north of Mount Elden. The fire is currently more than 15,075 acres

The Schultz fire was caused by a campfire that was abandoned without being properly extinguished in the area of Schultz Tank, Little Elden Trail, and Forest Road 420.
If you have ever been to Flagstaff AZ. Then you know by these pictures what was lost by one careless act. Some of the most beautiful forested areas in our state. At least they saved the inner basin. And some of the Eldon trails are still intact.

Why Is There Suffering?

When sharing about my belief in God I had people ask questions that I was unable to answer. Maybe you have questions about faith that give you doubt.
One of these tough questions to understand is; why does God allow suffering? We as believers are often asked by skeptics, “why are there tragedies, war, and suffering?” Skeptical people will say, either God is all loving but not all powerful, or God is all powerful but not all loving. They say this because they feel if God was all powerful he would stop suffering, and if God is all powerful he must not be all loving because he allows suffering. What skeptics are saying is they believe God is to blame.
Is it God’s wishes that cause suffering? I don’t think so. God created a perfect world for us to live in. That is His desire. I believe because of sin (our own failing)the world is not perfect. It is imperfect because of the sin in it.

If this is the reason then why is there sin, and why does God allow it?

God gave us free will because he wanted us to love him out of our own choice. He gave us choice because love cannot be forced or programmed. God created a perfect world, (Genesis 1:1, 10, 25, and 31). Man then chose to sin, and be disobedient to God, (Genesis 3:1-19). This sin causes the world to be the way it is.

So when God lets something bad happen is it God’s judgment against us?

I have heard some people say 9-11 was God’s judgment, or that hurricane Katrina was God’s judgment. I don’t think it was.

Jesus said this in Luke 13:4. “Those eighteen on who the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think they were the worse sinners than all the other men who dwelt in Jerusalem?” Were the people who died in the twin towers the worst sinners in New York? Were the people who died in hurricane Katrina the worst sinners in New Orleans? The truth is bad things happen to relatively good people and bad things happen to bad people. Because of sin in the world bad things happen to all of us.
In Matthew 7:24-27 it says that one man built his house on the rock and one man built his house on the sand. When the rains came the one on the rock did not fall. The one on the sand fell. Notice that the rains will come to both types of people. Bad stuff is going to happen.
The good news is that if you build your house on a foundation of rock that is Jesus Christ you will be able to get through the tough times.

Suffering comes in three types.
Corrective suffering, constructive suffering, suffering that glorifies God

First: Corrective suffering. God sometimes uses suffering to bring us closer to him. In Luke 15 the prodigal son came back to his father when the suffering he was subjected to got bad enough. Suffering can bring us back to the Father our God. And when this happens he will come running to you with open arms to welcome you home. Suffering can be like an amplifier of God’s voice. God whispers to us in good time but it seems like he shouts to us when we are in pain. In Hebrews 12 it says God’s children will be disciplined (this is how he corrects us). We are to be happy because this is a reminder that we truly are his children.

Second. Constructive suffering. Sometimes God will allow suffering to prepare us to do his work. The suffering can help harden or shape us to be used or useful to do his work. This is like when fire is used to harden steel. It is often the people who go through the great trials and tough times that are the ones who have the most powerful testimony for God.

Third. Suffering used to glorify God. Sometimes God will take away suffering and glorify himself in the process. An example of this is when Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. Jesus said in John 11:4, “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it”.
When we pray to God to stop suffering, sometimes He says yes and sometimes He says no. Paul asked God three times but God did not take away his suffering. God said to him in 2Corinthians 12:9, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness”.
In John 9:3 Jesus gave a blind man sight because, “But that the works of God may be done in him”. John 9:6, 7. “He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, and he said to him “Go wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is translated sent)”. Once he was healed he didn’t know who Jesus was but he became a great witness to God’s glory! And then he became a faithful believer in Jesus.

Maybe there has been some type of tragedy or suffering in your life. Maybe God is trying to draw you nearer or get your attention. Maybe he is trying to open your eyes to who Jesus is. Call out to God and let him help you through it. He is the God of comfort and will be waiting with open arms for you. Be just like the blind man and say “once I was blind but now I can see”. God will use these things for good if you let him. Romans 8:28. In all things God works for the good of those who love him. He can make you a better person through it. He only wants the best for you.
Jeremiah 29:11. For the thoughts that I think toward you, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
The future He has in mind and has promised to those who follow Jesus is to live with them forever in love and in a perfect world.

There is a fourth type of suffering and that is pointless suffering. If you don’t let God have a part in your life then suffering can not be used by God for your good. Don’t let the suffering in life be pointless to you.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Was Not or I AM

Sometimes I read the Bible and something just seems so boring. And I think.. . . . This is God's inspired word. It doesn't seem very inspired. As a matter of fact it's putting me to sleep.
Well that happened to me over this part. Genesis 5. We are only five little chapters into it, 12 pages in my bible, and here is this long list. This guy lives this may years and begot this one and the this guy lived this may years and begot that one. and on and on. But then I thought. every word is supposed to have reason and meaning. So I looked again. The first thing that stood out was in Genesis 3:5 Adam begot a son in his own likeness. Earlier Adam was made in God's likeness. But Adam made a son in his own likeness. and that effects every one. We are no longer in Gods likeness.
Anyway that could be a long side trip and it's not where I want to go. The second part that really stood out was that this long list of guys all live and then die except one. The exception appears to be important. Enoch walked with God three hundred years and "was not". So I thought about it and realized Gods name in Genesis is I AM. And the only guy in this whole list that walked with God was not. So he is the one
who gets it. And He "was not" and God is I AM.
well that is interesting. We all are trying to be somebody. But really God just wants us to be a was not. Wow that really relates to a lot of other scripture. Jesus said in Matthew 10:39 "He who finds his life will lose it and he who loses his life for My sake will find it." Well that list in Genesis 5 is the same thing. A bunch of people living their lives for self and dying or "loosing their lives" And one guy who makes his life about God and doesn't loose it.
It's not about trying to be somebody. It's about letting God be the somebody in your life
Look at John the Baptist. Jesus said he was the greatest of all the prophets. Why? He didn't lead a nation to freedom, bring fire from the sky, conquer the promised land. So what made him so great? He just pointed out to everyone who Jesus was. And then said there should be less of me and more of Him. We all, or at least I feel many of us need a little less of us and a little more of God in our lives. After all there is only one I AM and I'm not it. So try being was not today and See how it works for you. Give it a try. God can handle it. It's in His job description. A life worth living if full of living for others.

David Nelson Band, Flagstaff AZ, 12-08-2000 (SBD)

David Nelson is one of the founding members of the New Riders Of The Purple Sage. His roots in music go back to playing with Jerry Garcia before the Grateful Dead were formed. This San Francisco scene veteran is continuing to stretch the boundaries yet still blends in American roots music. Grateful Dead lyric write Robert Hunter has also joined the team giving it even more credability and a further conection to the Grateful Deads music

David Nelson Band
The Alley
Flagstaff, AZ

Freight Train Boogie*, Pretty Little Miss*
Cumberland Blues*
Days That Ued To Be, Naked Eye
John Hardings Wedding
Cut And Run -> Space ->
All You Need Is Love ->
Put A Little Love In Your Heart ->
All You Need Is Love
Earls Girls
Long Gone Sam
Iko Iko, Last Eagle
Kick In The Head
Lets Go Get Stoned

Taped by Tucson Phil
SBD > DAT > Cassete

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Friday, July 9, 2010

Water To Wine or Do What Ever He Tells You

One of the first miracles that we see Jesus do in the gospel of John (John 2:1-10) is changing water to wine at a wedding. If we look closely to the details it will reveal more to us about the character of Jesus that we should try to reflect, what His intentions are, and how to follow Him.

The first thing we notice is the location. It happens at a wedding, a happy event. This shows us that God cares about and can improve on our happy times, and wants them to be even better. He doesn’t just help us in our tough times.

The Second thing we see is that He tells his mother “My hour has not yet come”. This tells us that God has a time for things and they may not be when we want it.

The Third thing we see is His mother tells the servants “Whatever He says to you, do it.” We notice from this that when we are obedient to God’s will good things happen. This is great advice. Whatever Jesus says, do it!

The Fourth thing we see is there are six water pots of stone containing water. These were used for a Jewish purification ritual. What does this represent to us? The number six is used in the bible to represent man. They are stone and not clay. Stone is harder than clay. The water represents the laws and rituals the Jewish people had developed. The water pots represented men that had become hardened by following the laws and rituals.

The Fifth thing we see is Jesus says to the servants “Fill the water pots with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. This tells us that the pots were not full and Jesus filled them. This represents Jesus has come to fulfill the law, represented by the water pots, and replace it with his blood represented by the wine. The water purification rituals of the Jews were used to make them”clean”. These purification laws and sacrifices could never completely “clean” us of our sin, but Jesus can. Nothing that we can do (no amount of scrubbing and cleansing or sacrifices) can take away our sins. Only the blood of Jesus can clean us so we can stand before God
The Sixth thing revealed to us is that the water was transformed to wine. Jesus is in the business of transformation. He takes stony hearts filled with legalistic law and fills them with the blood of salvation. He takes sadness and fills us with joy. Wine represents joy as in Psalm 104:15. He changes us. He took Saul a persecutor of Christians and turned him into Paul the apostle. He took Peter with a hot temper and transformed him into an apostle with love for others. He took Mary a demon possessed harlot and turned her into a saint. He will change anyone who chooses to follow Him. He has and is still changing me and He will do the same you.

The Seventh thing we see is Jesus tells the servants to “Draw some out now, and take it to the master of the feast.” And they took it. This shows us true faith and obedience by the servants. They didn’t taste it first. They just believed Jesus and did what they were told. They took water from a cleaning jar not drinking water and served it to the master in front of everyone and expected good results. Notice also that Jesus did this work through others. Gods work is done through people who are willing and obedient. In Luke 5:4-6 Jesus tells Simon Peter a professional fisherman how to fish. Simon Peter had caught nothing after fishing all night. He said “nevertheless at your word I will let down the net.” The results were so many fish that it took two boats to carry them. This tells us that in spite of what worldly knowledge we have “nevertheless” we should follow His instructions

The Eighth thing we see is the master tasted the water turned to wine and did not know where it came from, but the servants knew. This tells us if you are a servant who follows God’s will you will be given inside information that others may not know.
We find in John 15:15 with Jesus his servants are considered His friends, and He shares knowledge of the Father with his friends.

The Ninth thing revealed to us is from this statement spoken by the master of the feast. “Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!’ This shows us that with Jesus it is always getting better and He saves the best for last. While with the things of the world it is not that way. With sin it tastes good at first but then is bitter at the end. Life without Jesus is best when you are young and then gets tough as you go along; middle age is a battle and the end without Jesus, well its hell.

Life with Jesus the end is the best. The Bible tells us how the story ends. Jesus will return and we will be in heaven with Him forever. The sequel to the wedding where he changes water into wine is still to come. Jesus will come for his bride, the church body. And the wine of joy will run freely at the wedding that is to come.

Jesus thank you for showing us what you intend to do. We want you to come into our lives and transform us. Lord we ask you to soften our hardened hearts and fill us with the wine of joy. Lord, clean us of our sin so we are presentable to be in God’s presence. We want to follow you with faith and obedience. Lord thank you for showing us that joyful times and good things will happen when we follow the advice “Whatever Jesus says, do it!”

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Derek Trucks Band, Europe 2005

These three shows are all from Europe in the Fall of 2005. They are all Radio Broadcast quality
These are some of the best sounding Derek Trucks Band shows from this year because the band stopped allowing Soundboards in 2002

Derek Trucks Band
The Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL
Source: FM

My Favorite Things
Let's Go Get Stoned
Crow Jane
Sahib Teri Bandi
So Close...So Far Away
Key To The Highway
joyful Noise

Derek Trucks Band
Jazzfest Berlin, Delphi Theater, Berlin, GER
SBD - pre FM

Derek Trucks – guitar
Todd Smallie – bass
Yonrico Scott – drums
Kofi Burbridge – keyboards, flute
Mike Mattison – vocals
Count M’Butu – congas

Afro Blue, I Wish I Knew
Feel So Bad
So Close So Far Away
Crow Jane> Cheesecake
To Know You Is To Love You
Sahib Teri Bandi - Maki Madni

Sailing On
Up Above My Head
For My Brother
Joyful Noise
running time: 109 min
Derek Trucks Band
Kulturzentrum Schlachthof, Bremen, Germany;
Source: FM >
Volunteered Slavery
I'll Find My Way
Crow Jane, Cheesecake
Leavin' Trunk
Going Down Slow
Sahib Teri Bandi
To Know You Is To Love You
I Wish I Knew
44 Blues, Greensleeves

Soul Stew > Everything Is Everything
Up Above My Head

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The Fortune Teller

People came from all around. They had heard of the special talent or gift that she had. The rumors were she could gaze into the future and tell you of things that were yet to come. "I heard she told Betty that there was romance in her future and now she has a new boy friend", one lady said. Another story had her predicting correctly someones good health. Yet another financial successes. Soon everyone wanted to have their fortune read.
If you could make accurate predictions of the future it would get peoples attention for sure. If I had that proverbial crystal ball and could for tell events in your life and then they happened. And then I could repeat this twice, and then a third time would you start paying attention to what I had to say? What if I told you there was a book that has told the future and it has come to pass and it has done it over and over with amazing accuracy, would you be interested?
Well there is. . . . . . . . That book is the Bible. Unique among all books ever written, the Bible accurately foretells specific events-in detail-many years, sometimes centuries, before they occur. Approximately 2500 prophecies appear in the pages of the Bible, about 2000 of which already have been fulfilled to the letter—no errors. (The remaining 500 or so reach into the future and may be seen unfolding as days go by.) Since the probability for any one of these prophecies having been fulfilled by chance averages less than one in ten (figured very conservatively) and since the prophecies are for the most part independent of one another, the odds for all these prophecies having been fulfilled by chance without error is less than one in 10 to the 2000 power (that is 1 with 2000 zeros written after it)! I can't even wrap my brain around that number. A 1 with 6 zeros is a million or the odds being one in a million. But were talking something far beyond that.
Here are just a few examples of the Bible’s Prophecy
Isaiah 44:25 and 45:1
This was written around 700 B.C. Isaiah said that someone named Cyrus (he even picked the name) will rebuild the temple. At the time Isaiah wrote this
the city was intact and the temple was standing. The temple was later destroyed in 586 B.C.
by Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar. Then after Persian take over in 539 B.C.
A Persian king named Cyrus gave orders to re-build the temple around 444 B.C.
Daniel’s vision of four beasts in Daniel 7
Daniel saw all this while in captivity in Babylonia long before Persian takeover.
First Beast: Babylonian empire. He sees a Lion who’s heart is changed to a mans heart.
Under king Nebuchadnezzar the kingdom became more humane and kind.
Second Beast: The Medo Persian Empire. He sees a bear and three ribs
This empire had three parts. Lydia, Babylon, and Egypt.
Third Beast: Greek empire. He sees a leopard with four heads and four hearts.
The Greek empire was divided into four parts after Alexander’s death.
Fourth Beast: The Roman Empire. Dreadful and terrible and exceedingly strong.
The Roman Empire was the strongest the largest and the most destructive.
Daniel’s Vision in Daniel 9:25 and 9:26
The sixty nine- weeks: Daniel pinpoints the exact day of the coming of the Messiah.
The sixty-nine weeks of seven years equals 483 years or 173,880 days. (using 360 day prophetic years). That they used back then.
The command to rebuild the temple was on March 4th 444 B. C. (see Nehemiah 2:1-8).
The triumphant return by Jesus into Jerusalem on a donkey was on March 29th 33 A. D. Exactly 173,880 days latter. Now thats some serious fortune telling
Ezekiel’s Prophecy of a new nation of Israel. Ezekiel 37:21In the first century the Israelites revolted against Roman rule and the uprising was put down with extreme vengeance by the Romans. The temple was destroyed and the people were scattered. The Jewish people were spread all over the world. Almost 2000 years later in 1947 the nation of Israel was restored. The book of Ezekiel was completed in 565 B.C. around 600 years before the uprising and 2600 years before the reformation of the nation of Israel as we see it today
Now these are just a few of them but they should get your attention. And that was the idea so people would pay attention when a guy came along that many of the prophecies were about so there would be no doubt. That man is Jesus of Nazareth. And in His life he fulfilled hundreds and hundreds of bible prophecies (over 300 in one day). So there would be no doubt. Up to the right is a page with a list of many of the most striking ones. A college professor who taught probability once figured out the odds of some one fulfilling just eight of the over 300 prophecies that Jesus fulfilled was 1 in 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. That 10 to the 27th power. To wrap your mind around it. Take the state of Texas and cover it with silver dollars up past your knees. Paint one red and then blind fold me and I just happen to pick the one. It just can't happen without Devinne intervention.
That's why I pay attention to the Bible. It is not an ordinary book!

Still not convinced?  For more about bible prophecies read "Fortune Teller Part Two" http://arizjones.blogspot.com/2015/08/fortune-teller-part-two.html

And read about the prophecies Jesus fulfilled in just one day. 

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Mountain Bike Adventures in Utah, Little Creek Mesa

Last summer I went up to Utah to get in on some of their great mountain bike trails. The first place I went was Little Creek Mesa. It is right near the more famous Gooseberry Mesa. I had been to Gooseberry Mesa on a few occasions but had never been to Little Creek Mesa. So before I left I did some research and found maps and trail descriptions. The hardest part was off the highway finding the right road because there are several ones that could be it. I found it in the middle of the night or at least I thought I had and set up camp. When I woke up I was right at the trail head. Here is a picture of me at the trail head if it helps to see what it looks like. This place has some fantastic trails. It consists of one large loop that is best taken clockwise from the trail head. This loop is single track through pinon and juniper forest with large sections of bare and flat slick rock. The trails are marked with rock piles or carins. Some people say that it is hard to follow but I had no problems. Maybe cause I was riding slow, I don't know. But I have read some reports of people getting lost out here. So if you are not good at route finding make sure you have a GPS or a guide from a local bike shop. The trail is constructed using these bare slickrock sections and some single track to take you out to the edge of the mesa. You travel along the edge of the mesa for quite a while with fantastic views of the Virgin River Valley. Taking the trail from the parking area you turn left at the first trail junction or intersection to do the main loop. This will take you out to the mesa edge west of the trail head. It is around 4.2 miles out to the edge of the mesa. Then the trail takes you north along the mesa edge for quite a while, where as I said are some great views. The trail eventually turns in away from the edge of the mesa and heads east about 6 miles from the trailhead. After about about 2 miles after leaving the mesa edge you come to an intersection. I went right and this takes you on what is called the "magic carpet ride" back to the parking area. This loop is around 10.5 miles. The next day I went right at the first intersection after leaving the parking area and did a second loop but this time counter clockwise. Again I ended up at the same intersection that is east of the rim edge this time turning left and home again along the magic carpet ride. The trails here are less technical than Gooseberry Mesa and that's good for an old guy like me not to mention my old classic Ibis bike. I don't have some big freeride or downhill rig. Don't get me wrong, because I wouldn't trade my classic Ibis for anything.
Not in this picture that you can see "The Point" of Gooseberry Mesa in the background. Little Creek Mesa has some fantastic large flat areas of rock to ride on that were lots of fun. So there is lot of of room to just improvise. I felt the views were just as good Gooseberry and it seems to have more trees than Gooseberry Mesa. And there was no one there because it is more unknown. I had a great time riding all the loops for two days and stayed overnight. I set up my camp on a big flat area of rock. Great star viewing! When I used up all those trails I drove 45 minutes over to Goosberry Mesa and rode that too. So both spots are pretty close together. What a fantastic trip. I'm looking forward to doing it again.
Finding the trail head can be difficult. The hardest part was finding the right road off the main highway. Taking UT 59 East from Hurricane the turn off is 13.5 miles from the UT 59 and UT 9 intersection. Look for Little Creek Mesa Road. It is about 2 miles past the Apple Valley Gas Station (texaco). Turn right if coming from Hurricane. The road turns left in 0.25 miles from the highway. Turn right at the 3-way junction about 1.1 mile from the highway and stay right at the Y-junction 1.9 miles from the highway. Heading north then west, bear left at a Y-junction 2.9 miles from highway. Left fork at 3.5 miles from highway. Continue straight across cattleguard 5.3 miles from highway. Turn right at a four way junction 6.3 miles from the highway (you should see a coral on the left. Turn left at a T-junction about 7 miles from the highway you will pass a cattle guard 7.8 miles from the highway continue driving straight at about 8.5 miles from the highway The road will get very rough and you will find a large patch slickrock at the left of the road park here. The trailhead is just west of the slickrock on the other side of the road.
Little Creek mesa is at around 5600 feet in elevation and can be hot in the summer and it can snow in the winter so spring and fall are probably the best time to visit.
Other sites that were helpful to me for this adventure are. . .