So today starts a new trend on the Worship City blog: This day in music!
We all know that new CDs drop on Tuesdays and so why not have Tuesdays celebrate all things music related? Thursday Night Thoughts from last week will finally come out today. But now for this week’s This Day in Music – David Crowder fans eat your heart out!
I haven’t always been the excitable, charming, ADD leader of worship you see before you on Sunday mornings. There was a time when I was an excitable, spastic, nervous lead singer of a rock ‘n roll band. In those days there was a band that I set my sights to become like: Forty Day Fast. They were a local band from here, Baton Rouge, that played the gigs I wanted to play, had accomplished CD releases, had the stage presence I wished I had, and actually toured! As fate would have it though, our bands were not destined for greatness and eventually both disbanded. BUT as fate, or the good Lord above, would have it, the church that I now lead worship is the same church that the drummer for Forty Day Fast has been drumming for a few years now!
Now fate, or our Heavenly Guide, may be leading Bubba Fong to Austin, TX. It was this discussion that brought up stories of “the good ole’ days” after last week’s practice. It was told that there was a gig that Forty Day played at a college festival type event in Texas. An all day event that had incredible bands from all over playing and tearing it up for the Christian fraternity of the college. An event that happened to also have a band by the name of the David Crowder*Band.
Now, I cannot tell a lie. The facts unfolded as such: There was a stage. There was the David Crowder*Band who played late in the afternoon because no doubt they had to get back to their lovely home in Waco, Tx. There was another band who went on afterwards that happened to be the closing act of the night. That band was: FORTY DAY FAST.
SO, it is my humble declaration that I share the stage 2x a month with Bubba Fong who shared the stage with the David Crowder*Band who happened to open for Forty Day Fast (and if I didn’t mention: Bubba Fong!)(which by theory of Relative Proximity and Timelessness Traveling by Association, opened for me!) 🙂
This has been your very first tongue-and-cheeck Day in Music!