Saturday, November 12, 2005

people know me




This squirrelly looking fellow on the left is David Crowder. I first heard of him when I was a freshman at Cornerstone University. I am proud of this because at this particular point in time, most of the world had not heard of him. He was a worship leader in Waco, Texas (if that sounds familiar it's because of this) and was little known for his song-writing and performing abilities. That year he and his band of merry men came to my humble college campus and put on a show for a couple hundred students (most who were there only because they got a chapel credit for it). I remember thinking: "if he wasn't such a funny looking little man, he may be what record labels are looking for." Little did I know.... The funny thing is that I found the church that he led worship at on-line and e-mailed him to tell him how much I appreciated his music. He e-mailed me back saying thanks. I didn't really think it was that big of a deal back then...

Now almost 8 years later, this funny looking little man sells out shows, is at the forefront of Christian music and has written many of the songs we sing in our churches today.

Tonight he put on a performance worth noting... and he emailed me once... YES!

The two gentlemen at the top are Shane Barnard and Shane Everett, or better known as Shane and Shane. They joined Crowder in this magical evening of music. These fine fellows visited Cornerstone and performed there all 4 years that I attended, and again, while they were hardly known. With these guys I had the opportunity to be an engineer for a demo they cut while they were on campus in our college recording studio... I still have those tracks if any of you want to hear them sometime.

Tonight they rocked... And I recorded them one time... YES!

So, now that I'm pretty much a staple in the music industry because of those two instances, I have a long list of people I'd like to thank.... 'eh-hem'...

First: David Crowder. Second: Shane and Shane....

(I later find out that these guys don't have any idea who I am and have me arrested for getting past their security gaurds. "Hey, I thought we were tight! Don't you remember? I'm that one guy!")

Seriously, one of the best shows I've been to in a long time.

2 comments:

Jerry DePoy Jr. said...

Eric,
Remember when we triumphantly marched backstage at the Jars of Clay concert? We put on headphones on the side of the stage and scolded the security guards for asking us questions...hahah! How dare those Calvin law enforcers! Don't they know who we are? "People know me...I'm kind of big deal."
- J D

Wags said...

jerry- I was thinking about that when I was posting this... and how about the third day concert where we snuck back stage and that security lady stopped and asked what we were doing and you were like: "yeah, I'm looking for Mac Powell, have you seen him?" and she told us exactly where he was... ya gotta hand it to security at those concerts man...

Ha! How about the third day concert in grand haven... my first date with Emily Hoppe... all the sudden I see you ON STAGE while they're playing!! oh that was the best... you always find a way.