Preview, and…


Okay, I’ve been back to post-lazy for the last several days, so time to post something even if it isn’t in-depth.  I have had a couple of posts in mind that I just haven’t gotten around to.  First, I have next to me some yearbooks, mostly middle school.  What can I do with those, I wonder…?  I have also recently started training someone.  Okay, I am one of a few training him, but he’s my first.  Something soon about that.  Lastly, though I tend not to get responses to retro-gaming posts, it is still one of my interests and it’s time for another one.  I will probably go the youtube route with this one.  Speaking of youtube, here are some videos from another Christian band I have become very interested in, partly due to growing up on metal in the 80s like Iron Maiden, Motley Crue, Scorpions and the like.  That’s right, it’s a Christian metal band called Kutless, but that’s not all they do.  In fact, they have done several versions of worship songs which tend to be lighter but still with a little metal flavor.  The first video from Kutless is a recent release.  In fact, this video comes in high-def  versions.  The second one is the title track from an older CD, one of the two CDs from them I own.  The third is the song that made me notice this band when it was played on the radio- they are not so heavy that they don’t get playtime on Christian radio and this song was one of their hits from a couple years ago.  The last song is a common worship song done Kutless style.  Enjoy!


Amazon link for Kutless

Kutless on Wikipedia

Official Kutless site

7 thoughts on “Preview, and…”

  1. I LOVED the first one – put it on my “to find for my MP3 player” list! The rest were ok – Beeber LOVED the third one!! I think they play some of the heavier Kutless songs during the intro for youth group every week.
    You can share whatever retro-games you want! I try to comment on everything; sometimes I just don’t know what to say… I was into retro-games too; mainly the Atari 2600 and Commodore 64. Do you know what Loadstar was?
    And yearbooks? Any way to scan in your old yearbook pics? Haha!
    There are a few things that I lost during our many moves, and my 7 yearbooks (3 from middle school and 4 from high school) are some of the few things I actually miss.
    Most importantly is a large framed crocheted Lord’s Prayer that my late grandmother made… I’m really broken up about that. I was extremely pregnant when we moved that time, and I kind of lost track of some things since I didn’t have to help with the move.
    But anyway, your comment made me wonder if the schools I went to have the yearbooks available for ordering, wonder how much THAT would cost…

  2. Interesting selection, I’m not into Christian Rock so I never heard them before. Not a bad sound. Thanks for sharing those.

    And just so you know, I’ve been blogging enough for the both of us recently. Just can’t seem to shut up. 😉

    Blog away on the retro games. I may get back into them, since those were the games I played.

  3. I think you’ll just have to wait for my blog entry on the yearbooks, taylhis! 😉 That first song is also a favorite of mine- from the first time I heard it, I’m glad Beeber is liking Kutless too. 🙂 By the way, I had to look up Loadstar- while I briefly owned a c64 I was never into it nearly as much as I was the Amiga. I do know where they got the name though: Load “*”,8,1. You may be interested in this link if you ever have $25 to spare:
    Thanks for the support on the retro-gaming possible post both of you. 🙂

  4. @derek – COOL! So does that CD have the Loadstar games or just the magazines? My uncle was a subscriber and brought over the games for us to play. I remember there being some really fun ones, but I don’t remember what they were like or called… Thanks for the research 🙂
    And I had forgotten about the load”*”,8,1 – makes a little more sense to me now; as a kid, I just knew that as a way to get my games to work. Now I see that it was some type of command. We’ve come a long way… 😉

  5. Sorry, taylhis- all I know is on that page. Yes, load “*”,8,1 loaded the first program on the disk and sort of became the default way publishers used to load games. From Wikipedia:
    “The command LOAD “*”,8,1 will load the first program on the disk starting from the file-specified memory location. This is one of the most popular load commands of the platforms, the method to start majority of commercial software, for example. Of note is the fact that the wildcard expansion will only pick the first catalog name when no other file on that disk has been accessed before; the name of the last-used file is kept in memory, and subsequent LOAD “*”,8,1 commands will load that file rather than the first. (However, LOAD “0:*”,8,1 or LOAD “:*”,8,1 will always load the first file on the disk.)”
    Yes, we have come a long way, yet not far at all in some cases…

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