Good news everyone: Matthew Wilkinson has gone and made all of his music available for free download at myspace. I have been talking about this guy on here for at least a year, and now there is no excuse but to go hear his stuff. Go to his myspace page and check out his albums in his friends section. I recommend starting with Sinners (I can't stop listening to it), but everything is worth checking out. Some fanastic songs here. For real. Stop reading my useless blog and go listen to them.
I decided to get a myspace page again so I could keep better track of some of my favourite music. If you are any where near open to getting some new music in your system I highly recommend you check out indie musicians such as my brother Jeff Coutts, he and Dave McGregor's band The Young Wire Wicks (who have an album forthcoming), Nathan Carroll, and Brock Tyler. You won't regret listening to any of them. Carroll and Tyler are on a Canadian tour (with the Wire Wicks at some venues as well) soon so if you can see them nearby you may want to try.
I should also mention that on my myspace page I put my one and only recorded song. It is called Alone. It was written first for my own prayers, then adapted for our seminary chapel, and then my friend Dale offered to record it. My wife Angie sang with me and my friend Dale did all of the fiddling with the drums and bass and mixing. I am not saying it is the greatest song ever, but it is a lament from the heart, and I think we need more laments.
Finally, I told a few people in my Barth reading group that I'd post a link to this stupid theology quiz, so here it is. It is pretty artificial and full of questions that are false dilemmas or misleadingly vague, but I must admit it labelled my theology pretty accurately as neo-orthodox, and even picked up on my holiness/wesleyan background, my recent catholic leanings, and my felt-disconnect with charismatic stuff. If you want to blow 10 minutes and see what it tells you, check it out.