Dr. King

16 01 2007

I know this is a day (almost two) late, but I still wanted to post it. I heard an NPR story on the last speech Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave before his assassination.

First, to hear him speak in a context that was not his “Dream speech” sent a shiver down my spine. Second, the excerpts played from his sermon really moved me. Here’s the story: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6854154.

Mason Jennings wrote a great song about King, too:

Dr. King

Dr. King
I think often of you
and the love that you learned
from Jesus.
Dr. King
I think often of you
and the love that you learned
from Jesus
Up ahead us we’ve a mighty task
to love the face behind hatred’s mask.
‘Cause on the day we understand our past
God almighty we’ll be free at last.

Lastly, here is a neat video:

Thank you, Dr. King. Rest in peace.

Mason Jennings

18 04 2006

Mason’s new album Boneclouds is coming out on May 16. If you’re a fan, check out the video for the new single Be Here Now at www.masonjennings.com. The song is amazing (at least for a big fan), but if you’re not a fan and you don’t like it, try the video for Sorry Signs on Cash Machines. That’s more reflective of what he’s done up until now.

ALSO, if you pre-order the album, you get a free signed 7″ vinyl with an unreleased B-side. Thanks, Mason.

It’s snowing…

3 12 2005

Trapped beneath
twisted steel
my legs are broken,
I look at you
I’m waiting for
your eyes to open,
talk to me
please, I beg you
I’m a wounded man,
all is lost if trust is broken
help me understand
promise me you won’t let me go.

-Mason Jennings, Cripple Creek