Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Oprahed

Mike here - just a funny thought to share. Have you ever been sitting at work, listening to your iPod, and suddenly you realize the song you are listening to has some immense value to you or some message that kicks you in the pants? Then you start to get all teary-eyed and choked up... and you're like, "Get it together, man!". You reach for your iPod and turn on some piece of trite music like Barenaked Ladies - crisis averted.

A couple of tunes which do this to me:
"The Luckiest", Ben Folds
"Gift", O.A.R.
"Gracie", Ben Folds
All of Lifesong, Casting Crowns

Side note - I first heard the phrase "Oprahed" by a pastor in Grand Rapids (Rob Bell) on a podcast of his sermons. He was talking about one time he was in an airport and a bunch of soldiers got off a plane and everyone in the terminal stood up and applauded. Oh boy, I'm getting choked up again...

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