Saturday Tunes

Saturday TunesNot a lot of plans this weekend, so we will fall into routines fairly quickly. Kristen and Megan are hiking up Cowles Mountain. Stoney and I are waiting for them to return so we can head to Dog Beach for some beach therepy. After that we have no plans. A nice relaxing weekend lies ahead.

Right now I am sipping tea and listening to music. I did some rearranging on things in the sidebar, so make sure you check that out. The blogroll is back! Here are the next 10 tunes I’m listening to. As always, these are completely random and my ratings are included.

#1 Mysterious Ways by U2 ****

#2 Single Ladies by Beyonce *****

#3 Going On by Gnarles Barkley ****

#4 Thanksgiving Song by Adam Sandler *****

#5 Tell Me Something Good by P!nk ****

#6 Dare You to Move by Switchfoot ***

#7 Dissonant Distinction by Brae ****

#8 Faithful by Steve Fee **

#9 Made to Worship by Chris Tomlin ***

#10 Starstrukk by 3OH!3 ****


Review of Star Trek


After not seeing Star Trek, even refusing to pay attention to the trailer, I have this simple review.

Don’t see it. It  just encourages them to make more.

That is all.

Here are five movies I recommend you watching to truly understand the heart of the human soul.

The Godfather, part 2, part 3

50 First Dates

Talledega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby


Saturday Tunes, Valentines Day Edition

Typically for Saturday tunes I share the next 10 random songs coming out of my iPod. But today is Valentines Day and its all about love and sappy stuff like that. With that in mind I am going to change things up a bit this week and share some favorites.

Top 5 Most Listened to Songs

1. Falling Slowly by Glen Hansgard & Marketa Irglova

2. Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone) by Chris Tomlin

3. 1234 by Feist

4. Basket Case by Green Day

5. Stop & Stare by OneRepublic

Top Ten Faves of the Moment

1. Anyone Else But You by Michael Cera & Ellen Page (Moldy Peaches version is also my fav)

2. God’s Gonna Cut You Down by Johnny Cash

3. Good Riddance by Green Day

4. I Will Not be Silent by David Crowder Band (Deliver Me, Foreverandever, and You Are My Joy are also Crowder favs)

5. Rise by Eddie Vedder

6. Sunday Bloody Sunday by U2 (One, Beautiful Day, 40… tough to narrow it to a few U2 songs)

7. Homecoming by Kanye West (Not sure why I like this so much, but this song rocks)

8. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynard Skynyrd

9. Chanukah Song by Adam Sandler (I love Sandler songs!)

10. Where Everybody Knows Your Name by Gary Portnoy (Yes, this is the Cheers theme song)

OK, so I don’t have just 10 favorites. I could list 50 songs here and not cover all the best stuff. But this is a good start.

Blog Highlight Video Clip

Adam’s Giddy Little Girl Moment

Today we released segment one of two that I shot with David Crowder in Pittsburgh.

Not much makes me star struck in this world. But doing this podcast episode with David Crowder made me all giggly. Seriously, it was kind of sick how excited I was. Next to meeting a U.S. President for a discussion on politics or playing eighteen holes at Pebble Beach with Tiger Woods or doing a follow-up SNL skit with Adam Sandler where we sang a duet of Red Hooded Sweatshirt… I don’t think I could have been as nervous about meeting someone as I was in meeting Mr. Crowder.

Of course, it was not worth being nervous about. He was very cool and easy to talk to. And I felt appropriately silly for being so excited. On top of that, the shoot happened so spontaneously and was so short that it wasn’t worth being giddy about after all.

So, there’s my confession. I’m human and I get excited about meeting people I admire. Mock me. I can handle it.

Music Video Clip

Lunch Lady Land

In case you hadn’t heard, MTV has opened the archives to all of their videos for you to enjoy. I found my favorite, what’s yours? (My boss loves Eminem and has been blasting it from her office.)

Adam SandlerNew MusicMore Music Videos

Saturday Tunes

With the truck unpacked, the mega job of unpacking everything has begun. Later today we plan to head to Ikea to start picking out new living room and bedroom furniture. But for now we’re just kind of hanging out, taking things out of boxes, and trying to have a down day. 

In the meantime, I’m working on some videos and listening to music. Here are my next 10 tunes. As usual, totally random, ratings included.

#1 Persuasion of You by Collective Soul *****

#2 Elevation by U2 *****

#3 Thanksgiving Song by Adam Sandler *****

#4 Selah by Hillsong United ****

#5 Bless the Lord by Shaun Groves ***

#6 Listen to the Music by The Doobie Brothers *****

#7 Getting into You by Relient K ****

#8 Reaching by Leeland ****

#9 Shipping Up to Boston by Dropkick Murphy’s *****

#10 Slide by Goo Goo Dolls *****

David Crowder is HotBonus: If you are into Crowder head over to the David Crowder Band’s website for a free song download from their new live album/DVD. 


Saturday Tunes

Tough to believe it is Saturday already. What a quick week! This morning I had a meeting at the church about church marketing, then I came home to finish up the yard work before a 12:30 PM showing. (They were 15 minutes early) Now, I’ve got some work to do before I head back outside to do the edging and finalize some stuff for Mike’s graduation party tommorow afternoon. 

While I’m doing all of that, music is always playing. Sometimes in my mind and sometimes on my ipod. So… here are the next 10 tunes rocking my eardrums this muggy June afternoon. As always, totally random shuffle, ratings included, no cheating. 

  1. The Glory of it All by David Crowder Band ****
  2. I Walk the Line by Johnny Cash *****
  3. That Was Your Mother by Paul Simon *****
  4. Sing, Sing, Sing by Chris Tomlin ****
  5. I Won’t Be Silent by David Crowder Band ***** (would be a 6 if it were possible)
  6. 1234 by Fiest *****
  7. Chanukah Song by Adam Sandler *****
  8. Dearest by Buddy Holly ****
  9. Portadown Station by Sandra McCracken **** (totally miss Northern Ireland when I listen to this)
  10. Beautiful Day by U2 *****

My 10 Favorite Films

I got tagged on this one by Chris. I love movies and have eclectic taste so this ought to be a  good time. In no particular order here are my favorite 10 movies.

  1. The Godfather, part I – Shear brilliance. A real family film if you know what I mean. I’ve seen it about 15 times and catch something fantastic each time.
  2. The Godfather, part III – A lot of people don’t like this movie but I find it fantastic. It ties the first and third together masterfully.
  3. Hoosiers – Gene Hackman is an inspiration in this movie. This true story shapes a lot of who I am as an Indiana boy.
  4. Rudy – The best Notre Dame movie out there. It was filmed at a time when ND was on top. And the fact that a lot of the extras are people I went to high school with always helps.
  5. Tin Cup – “This is a defining moment. And the thing about defining moments is that you either define the moment or the moment defines you.” Maybe one of the best lines in a movie, ever.
  6. 50 First Dates – Adam Sandler finds the perfect balance of male and female romantic comedy. I laughed, I cried… and generally at thinks that would make you blush.
  7. Little Miss Sunshine – Two words: Super freak. It’s a tragedy that this movie didn’t win best picture in 2006… I’m still not over it.
  8. Juno – The scenes with Juno and her parents are amazing. When Juno and her dad talk about finding love… that is the kind of parent I want to be. (Less the pregnant daughter of course!)
  9. 12 Angry Men – The original of course. This is group dynamics 101. Anyone in ministry needs to watch it 20 times.
  10. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby – This is not the most complete movie in the world. But it has some sound bytes that I catch myself quoting all the time. I prefer the baby Jesus personally.

The rules of the “game” are simple:
1. list your top ten favorite films (in no particular order).
2. if you’re tagged, you’ve got to post and tag 3-5 other people.
3. give a tag back (some link love) to the one who tagged you in your post
4. give a hat tip (HT) to Dan

I’m tagging…

Kristen (queen of the indie film)

Adam (because he’s moving and needs a mental break)

Ryan (because he needs a reminder to blog)

Autumn (cos she watches more movies than anyone I know)

Dennis (because “i’m teaching in Cuba this summer” is no excuse!)


Saturday Tunes

saturday tunesAnother quiet Saturday for the McLane’s. OK, that’s a lie. I’ve got a bunch of videos left to edit for church tomorrow and MainStreet on Monday night. But that’s besides the point! Here are the next 10 tunes streaming into my ears this Saturday before Christmas. As always, no cheating (I just press shuffle and start writing) and my ratings are included.

  1.  Chanukah Song by Adam Sandler *****
  2. Wish You Well by TFK *****
  3. From the Inside Out by Hillsong United *****
  4. The Glory of it All by David Crowder Band ****
  5. You’re Worthy of My Praise by Passion Band ****
  6. Homeby Great Northern ****
  7. Awesome God by Chaz Shepherd ****
  8. Stand Up by Everyday Sunday *****
  9. The Rising Shout by Charlie Hall ***
  10. The Adventure by Angels and Airwaves ****