I Scream Therefore I Am

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While recording old reel to reel audio tapes into digital files I have been listening to this guy named Francis Schaeffer talk about music, art and philosophy. In these recordings Schaeffer goes to great length to show how all good art and music speaks with a philosophy in mind. This made me start to think about the music style of some of my favorite metal bands (For Today, My Epic, Gideon, Sinai Beach).

As I was thinking about some of the bands that I like listening to I began to ask, why are they screaming? And it hit me, because our society has removed meaning from language. Instead of words and language having any meaning we have devalued them into relative personal beliefs. This means that when I talk no one is really listening because I’m not really saying anything real. So I wonder, is the louder amps, the louder drums, and the louder vocals all an attempt to get people’s attention? Are we getting loud to be heard because we are tired of being told that we have no meaning? Are we trying to prove our existence by the volume of our vocals?

I don’t think loud should go away, but did a culture of non-meaning drive a generation to scream for meaning?

Shoot me your thoughts below.


May the reality that God became Human be more to you than just an accent in a moment.

Merry (Happy) Christmas!

Rejoice - Drums


P.S. Crimson Letters goes into the Studio January 2nd and 3rd to record for an EP.

Drums on the Brain

Well, I might need a dictionary but this pretty awesome.

Music is such an extrodinay thing in and of itself. So it is pretty cool to see how music anf the drums has not only an emotional impact but also a physical one too.

Hemet Christmas Parade 2014

Well, Crimson Letters did it. We had a show so big in Hemet that there wasn’t a venue big enough to hold everyone, so we had to do the show down Florida Avenue. With about 10,000 in attendance that makes this one of our highest attended shows. Since everyone was gathered around we went ahead and made a parade out of it and invited all the locals to join us to. It was a blast. I would say that we should take this show on the road but that would be cliché because (1) we already did and (2) we were playing on a moving trailer.

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Merry Christmas!