50 Shirts 50 Days, Day 102: G. Love & Special Sauce St. Andrew’s Hall Detroit, MI February 6, 2013

50 Shirts 50 Days, Day 102:
G. Love & Special Sauce
St. Andrew’s Hall
Detroit, MI
February 6, 2013

50 Shirts 50 Days, Day 101:Manchester Orchestra St. Andrew’s Hall Detroit, MI November 19, 2013

50 Shirts 50 Days, Day 101:
Manchester Orchestra
St. Andrew’s Hall
Detroit, MI
November 19, 2013

50 Shirts, 50 Days, Day 100: Wilco (Americanarama Festival) DTE Energy Music Theater Clarkston, MI July 14, 2013

50 Shirts, 50 Days, Day 100:
Wilco
(Americanarama Festival)
DTE Energy Music Theater
Clarkston, MI
July 14, 2013

To anyone out there who’s a single heart on Valentine’s Day.

To anyone out there who’s a single heart on Valentine’s Day.

I was going to write a really personal thing here, but the words wouldn’t come out right.

Tags: personal thing
Happy Birthday, Dave! (This pic is from when I met him backstage in Chicago in 2010.)

Happy Birthday, Dave! (This pic is from when I met him backstage in Chicago in 2010.)

BIBLE STUFFS!!

Okay, so… I don’t often talk about spiritual matters, mostly because it just doesn’t strike my fancy. However, if you know me well, you know that I haven’t shaken the entirety of my upbringing, especially the part that encourages a belief in a supreme deity.

That being the case, for some reason, I have felt exceptionally looked after and cared for by the supreme deity today.

Because of this, I feel encouraged to share something here that I wouldn’t normally…

My absolute favorite Bible verse of all time is Matthew Chapter 6. I cannot encourage anyone (never mind who/what you may or may not believe in) enough to take the short read.

Here, I’ll make it nice and easy:
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%206&version=NIV

I do enjoy the whole passage, but it’s the first five or six lines (and later ones that belie a very similar construction in style and principle to the first ones) that really stand out to me.

This chapter, more than anything, is why I do not often share my religious beliefs with anyone.

But after reading and rereading it, I realize, some of the things posed to the reader are things that I have been trying very ardently to incorporate into my own life, completely independent of this passage.

These ideas are important enough to me that I actually want to go out on a limb and share them - the source is really of no consequence to me.

I can’t judge anyone for their beliefs or disbeliefs, and it’s in that spirit that I hope y’all will take this rant.

For the first time in 11 years, the circumstances of my life have allowed me to keep a live Christmas tree. This is it.

Also, I own the entire Hallmark Classic American Cars series.

My song is love
Love to the loveless shown
And it goes on
You don’t have to be alone
Your heavy heart
Is made of stone
And it’s so hard to see you clearly
You don’t have to be on your own
You don’t have to be on your own

And I’m not gonna take it back
And I’m not gonna say, “I don’t mean that”
You’re the target that I’m aiming at
Got to get that message home

My song is love
My song is love, unknown
But I’m on fire for you, clearly
You don’t have to be alone
You don’t have to be on your own

And I’m not gonna take it back
And I’m not gonna say, “I don’t mean that”
You’re the target that I’m aiming at
And I’m nothing on my own
Got to get that message home

And I’m not gonna stand and wait
Not gonna leave it until it’s much too late
On a platform I’m gonna stand and say
That I’m nothing on my own
And I love you, please come home

My song is love, is love unknown
And I’ve got to get that message home

BONUS DAY!! (Read: I had completely forgotten to photograph and record the date for this shirt, and remembered at the very last minute.)

50 Shirts 50 Days, Day 101:
Matthew Sweet
St. Andrew’s Hall
Detroit, MI
November 7, 1999