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7 Seconds Late Blog
Wed, Feb 9 2005
Battle of the bands
Mood:  not sure
The Battle of the bands... what draws us to a thing such as this? As a musician is it to see if we are the best, or is it to see how we can improve? As a musician I can't honestly say I'm going into this saying "I don't care if we win or lose", that's just not human nature. Human nature is to win, to be the best, to be on top...but is that the way it should be? I pose this question not for answers from anyone on the void of the world wide web. I pose this question for answers from myself...or from something bigger than myself. As a songwriter I want to be heard. I have something to say and on a stage behind a guitar is where I have chosen to say it. But as a songwriter shouldn't I be listening more intently to the one who wrote my song? Do we get so caught up in this gift that God has given us that we forget the God who gave it to us?
Music is how I communicate with God. I write a song, it's a conversation with my savior. When I'm performing it's a conversation with my savior at the highest level possible for me. It brings me closer to my God.
Music also brings me closer to others. Andy will be joining us on stage for the first time in over a year. Because of music we have been brought together to have a conversation with God together. The same goes for Bryan as he produces our new album. Every time we record he is joining in the upward communication. It's an amazing thing when we get down to it. Music was created by God to glorify him, through that music (that he created) he draws us into his presence and into the presence of others. Take music festivals for example. The summer is covered with them. Whether they be secular or Christian they are still doing what music was created to do draw us together.
I say all this not to give any answers but to make us look more closely at what we have here. It's an amazing gift that we are blessed to take part in. Think about that the next time you are standing in a crowd of people jamming to the same groove...

Posted by 7secondslate at 9:42 PM EST
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Mon, Feb 7 2005
Old School!!
Mood:  caffeinated
So I'm sitting here hyped up on caffeine and listening to our practice session from tonight. Andy Duke sat in with us tonight and will be appearing with us at the battle of the bands on Thursday night. We played some old school 7SL tonight (yes we've only been playing since 2001 but that's old school right?). We started off the night with #3 for good measure and Andy brought the funk back to that song. The wah effect was good to hear again. Here are some audio clips from the evening.
#3Rain On Me
Enjoy the songs and listen for Andy on our upcoming studio CD.

Posted by 7secondslate at 11:27 PM EST
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Thu, Feb 3 2005
Studio Visit (2/3/05)
Mood:  a-ok
So I spent about 3 hours in the studio tonight. This was my third trip to the studio and tonight we finished up the acoustic guitar for all the songs on the album. It's been such a blast working on the CD with my good friend and producer Bryan Edmonds. I told him tonight that a good producer knows how to motivate an artist and the evenings in the studio keep getting better and better. I'm use to playing to a crowd and it's hard to sit in a studio and play to the sound proof wall. But Bryan has made that much much easier. He's been my audience, my drummer (because apparently I can't keep time anymore), my entertainment, and our biggest fan! It's refreshing to work with a producer that knows his stuff and can put an artist at ease to do just what we do.

It's been a great 3 weeks and I thank you for that Bryan. I can't wait for everyone to hear what we've been doing. Talk to you soon!

Posted by 7secondslate at 11:32 PM EST
Updated: Thu, Feb 3 2005 11:33 PM EST
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Mood:  not sure
Hello Seconds Fans,
This is Michael here and I'm sitting in the library of Toccoa Falls College (Actually I'm supposed to be working on a paper). Corey set this thing up and from what I can tell we're going for the chaotic, who-knows-what's-next feel on this blog, so here is my 2 cents of chaos.

It's crazy how life can be sometimes. Balancing schedules, family, work, school, friends, etc. It gets hectic sometimes and things just don't seem to work, nothing fits. It makes me glad that I don't have to face it on my own. Sometimes I wonder why God set things up the way He did. Like why did He give us the power to make our own choices when He knew we would go and mess everything up? And why does He still love us after we have so royally messed up? It's these hectic times in life when all the questions come flooding in and things start spinning in our heads, but it's comforting to know that God is in control and things don't look so crazy from His perspective. He's got it all under control (even if that's not the way we think it should be) and He is definitely worthy of our trust. So quit dancing around trying to balance all of life and start living it for the one who created life! Keep your head up and your eyes on Him.

Posted by 7secondslate at 5:22 PM EST
Updated: Thu, Feb 3 2005 5:27 PM EST
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Wed, Feb 2 2005
Introducing the 7 Seconds Late Blog!
Hello Seconds Fans,
Welcome to the 7SL Blog. This is something new we are trying. Basically we'll be posting a little bit of everything here. Show reviews, CD progress, new songs discussion, information we find important and useful, or just random moments in our day.
We hope you enjoy. Thanks for stopping by!

Posted by 7secondslate at 6:27 PM EST
Updated: Wed, Feb 2 2005 6:31 PM EST
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