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Showing posts from January, 2009

Musings of a Comic, Vol. 01

Hello, all you happy people. Here are some thoughts I had one day. I often try to put together material I think will work as a stand-up comedy act, and this is some of my train of thought.

December 20, 2008. 1:52 p.m.

One of the things that has always occurred to me that I think has been a little lost by the men of this country is a sense of chivalry. I'm talking about the way men treated women back in the Middle Ages -- not that they were subjects and always served their husbands, I'm not talking about that. I'm talking about the fact that the husband was the picture, the ideal of nobility to his wife. He was generous to his wife, he did everything for her, he loved her, he required only that she be faithful to him.

Basically, chivalry today amounts to nothing more simple than showing respect to women, which I think a lot of guys don't do anymore. There are a lot of men out there -- husbands, boyfriends, what have you -- that treat the women in their lives like absolute …

Why the Back Burner?

Why the Back Burner?

Years ago, I had a thought of using this as a name for a band, The Back Burner. Or The Back Burners or something to that effect. The idea wasn't to make a cheesy correlation to the fire and brimtone futures of a life without Christ, much like a lot of metal bands in Christian music did with their names and album titles in the early 1990s.

I was instead thinking of the creativity that goes beyond being able to write a memorable hook that panders to thousands upon thousands of people who have been weaned on candy-eared pop and sanitized rock on the local Top 40 station. I was also thinking of the Christian musicians who opt to stay independent or sign with mainstream labels in order to seek out more exposure from people who will actually appreciate their art for art's sake instead of jumping on the "they're Christians, so they must be good" bandwagon.

I found myself wanting to reach the churched and the unchurched alike, and oddly enough, for …