Archive - August, 2007

Shield(Me)

I really love this guy. I mean, I really do. I’ve been listening to a lot of Matisyahu lately. I don’t want to go into a long back story on the guy, suffice to say he’s the only Hassidic Jewish Reggae artist that I know. The man is centered on Yahweh – he’s a lover of God. Any guy who loves God like this is alright by me. Heck, half of his lyrics are from the pages of the Old Testament. Nice.

My wife and I had a chance to see Matisyahu with 311 a few weeks ago here in West Des Moines. Kerry bought me tickets to the show for our first anniversary (!!!), plus she graciously attended the show with me which, we found out, is not Kerry’s “cup of tea.” Of course, after sweating off 15 lbs. in water weight, breathing in a, shall we say, “smokey” environment for three hours, having copious amounts of stale beer spilled on her, and being elbowed in the eye by a well-intentioned, yet severely inebriated, “hippie chick,” I can’t say that I blame her 🙂 I had fun though, and she had fun because I had fun. That works for me. Here’s some pics:


And I’ll leave you with a video I took of 311 and Matisyahu performing together on one of my favorite songs by 311, “Love Song”. (I love this song so much, it was the song my wife and I chose to walk down the aisle to after we got married!) Take a look (P.S. – the squealing you hear in the background is me): 

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