Thursday, June 19, 2008

tobyMac

Well, we have a winner, but I'm going to save that until the end of my post. I want to ensure that you read the entire post. Because these Chik-fil-a kids meals are a hot item. 8 comments in one post. The sitemeter is spinning from all the blawg activity. I'm sure it was from everybody calling everybody laughing and saying, "Big Nanny doesn't know who tobyMac is. Go read!"
I'll probably get my Columbia Record Club Membership taken away and I won't be able to buy anymore albums for just a penny.


Anyhoo, I've done a little research. I've been to the tobyMac website and I've listened to a few of his songs. It took me a while to get there because I was all like, is it Tobey or Toby or Tobey Mac or TobyMac. I think it's tobyMac. He's quite funky. Quite funky indeed. And I knew a few of his songs. I was familiar with: Gone, Made to Love and Diverse City (this one would be my personal favorite.) I love any song that uses the words: freak show. I know these songs because long ago I was a Way FM listener. I realize now why I quit listening to the Way FM. They only play tobyMac songs. And I got tired of listening to the same 3 songs being played over and over again. Okay, that might be a little bit of an exaggeration. But it's true. They hit the repeat button quite often. Also, you need to remember that I don't travel in the car as often anymore and so I don't have a lot of music listening time. It only takes me 5 minutes to get to work. Also, when I was listening to the Way FM, they never transmitted any pictures through the signal so there is no way I would know what tobyMac looked like. Apparently, everyone else gets a picture signal or something. I don't buy CDs. Yes, you heard me. It's a rare event when I make a music purchase. I have an iPod now and I do buy some downloads from time to time. But this is still a challenge because I never know what songs to buy. And I do love music. I really do. My iPod is quite an eclectic mix. Run-DMC, Bon Jovi, Colbie Caillat, Kari Jobe, a Beth Moore teaching and the Big Boo Cast. Oh, I also have that guy from Third Day on there too. He sings a really cool version of Blessed Assurance. Have you heard it? I love Hymns. I'm going to get a t-shirt printed that says: Hymns Rock! or I love Hymns. But until then, I might get this t-shirt...

And now, I would appreciate some help. What do I need to be listening to? Leave me a comment with the name of an album and your favorite song on that album. I have to know the best song because there is no way that I will pay for a whole album because everytime I do this, I only like one song. So please, leave me some songs.

And the winner of the highly coveted Chik-fil-a coupon is...

Sonja over at A Day in the Life. And I also have a 2nd place prize for AC. AC knew who it was and exactly where he was sitting. Downtown Franklin at the Mellow Mushroom. AC gets a McDonald's non-sweet tea with 3 lemons and two splendas. But she will only get her prize if she starts a blog!

Also, I was quite impressed with Heather for having the moxie to go up to a quite famous person, hand him her baby and take a picture. Gotta love that!

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4 comments:

Erin said...

Ok, so if you have an iPod and have even an inkling to workout, you have to break your no full album rule and cough up the 9.99 to get the entire TobyMac album from iTunes. Not the new one, the Diverse City one. Those tunes are also really good blasting from a boat on the lake in case that situation arises. And didn't you know that TM was always the "cute one" in DC Talk?
Anyway, here are a few of our Christian & secular faves:
Mat Kearney: Nothing Left to Lose
The Fray: How to Save a Life
Chris Tomlin: Arriving
Nichole Nordeman: Recollection
Coldplay: A Rush of Blood or the new album
Over the Rhine (we love them all, but Films for Radio is a good place to start
Staci Orrico: Stacie Orrico (old school, but still so good)
p.s. You can find the best songs from each of these in iTunes when you look at the "popularity" bar. Sorry for the long comment...just trying to be informative! ;)

Erin said...

p.s. Matt would be disappointed if I neglected to tell a hymn-lover about this album since he worked on it!
Passion: Hymns Ancient & Modern

Me said...

Big Nanny, we are a kindred spirit indeed. I admit that I quickly chatted Shawn, interrupting law school, to ask him who the pic was of the man on your blog. Honestly, I thought it was Harry Connick Jr. Sad, but true.

I don't buy cds either and frankly, I thought TobyMac was the African American guy in DC Talk. Once again, sad but true.

I will tell you that I play Norah Jones' album Feels Like Home, like it's going out of style. There's a song that's a duet with Dolly Parton that I play over and over and over again while cooking dinner. There have been some mighty tasty meals created to those iTunes.

Heather Wagoner said...

ooh it would take up too many pages to tell you all the music i love to listen to... i'll have to think on this and come back. although i like erin's idea of blaring diverse city on the lake. we must do so at staff retreat.

anyone who gets the chance to forewarn hannah montana should do so, for i am on the lookout for her over the next week seeing how she's filming a movie 'round these parts. if i see her, you'd better believe i'll march right up (as close as her security guards will let me) and beg her to show up for family night next Sunday! :)

you should know that after my bold move last wednesday, molly c bought my baby a tshirt that says "photo with my baby: 50 cents" maybe I should name my blog something about being a shameless organic mommy photographer. :)