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Monday, August 15, 2005

Soulwinning, Prisons, and Risky Rick

The Activated Incentive program finally came to Japan...
And just when it does, I don't have time to go soulwinning anymore. Nuts.
Our show season started, and it won't calm down (not on the weekends anyway) until around the middle of September.
I used to go out and get 20 souls saved in a few hours, most of the time with Yosh, my trusty partner. Man, we were the team. We were like THIS (to quote a corny phrase of Ambie's). She's moving away, though. All things change. It makes me sad to think about it.
I want to go soulwinning, damnit.

Today we went for our show at the Youth Prison. So many boys. So many many many boys. These straight-faced, serious-looking youths LAUGHED when I said my age. Hello? What's wrong with you guys?

Yosh and I faced a groundbreaking day today, cause it was the first time that we sang our song together, anywhere. And it was the first time that it was sung at a public show (other than the livehouse). And I think we sang it considerably better today than I did at the livehouse (for lack-of-practice reasons that I just cannot resist pointing out).

There won't be any pictures because we weren't allowed to take photos of the boys. I mean, you know, get them in any of the pictures. Sucks cause we did this FANTASTIC show.

Basically it was all acoustic with Steve and Rick on guitar, and Yosh playing the tamborine. But our songs were awesome, man it's only the Lord. It's the spirit it's the spirit. We sang...damn I don't know the titles in English. The Search, the "whatcha gunna do when you blah blah 25" one, Our song, You are God's child, and Walkamile. This is aside from the dance part of the show. They rocked, man.

(We actually considered playing "I used to be a prisoner in a cell--" Imagine.)

I totally count it as turning over a new and wonderful leaf when I can totally forget whole LINES to a song and just smile and do a little dance.

And Steve played his kazoo. It was awesome. You look at the awestruck faces of the kids watching and you know they're thinking "Wow, he's gotta be a real master to play that funny flute without using his hands!" I mean, I guess it wouldn't occur to them that he'd be stupid enough to play something that doesn't require any skill at all to play. Needless to say, Rick, Yosh AND I were all beaming on stage, but the boys didn't seem to get the hint, they just kept staring dumbfoundedly at Steve as he played the guitar and the kazoo at the same time for the lead break.

Because I lost my red shirt I wasn't able to dance "Where is the Love" at the last 2 shows. We finally worked something out with the costumes and I was able to dance it again. As soon as I got up there I was like, "CRAP! I forgot it!!!" But thankfully I remembered it without a single mistake. Ahhh it's only Jesus.

I was seriously having a good day, aside from the fact that I miss my dear pals that I cannot reach, and I'm tired and hot and sweaty after laboring over computer work in the sauna computer room all afternoon. It's all good when you know you're working for the Lord. Great, great feelings.

Man of the day: RICK (kudos to Ambie for the photo. Heh) because he made a grand win at Risk. He's really happy about it (because it's only his second time playing Risk). I figure I won't be cool unless I'm happy about it too. YAY!!!
Song of the day: The Search


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yap. Back to school. It's time to go back to school.

8/16/2005 7:40 AM  
Blogger Florence said...

Nothing gives you that rush like spam.

8/16/2005 11:12 AM  
Blogger ambie said...

bad photo..

8/16/2005 2:06 PM  
Anonymous Mash said...

Florence, like I said before, if you record a decent original song, it'd be an honour to upload it on my blog, interview and photos included.

I'm glad for you that witnessing and singing/performing ties in so neatly. You guys are the hope.

Rick's a killer at monopoly too. He's unthreatening, but while you're half-tuning in to his lame jokes and cheesy grins, the game progresses and he ends up winning.

8/17/2005 9:04 AM  
Blogger Florence said...

THE hope?
Really truly THE hope?

Um, song, cool...interview, cool...uh...photos...haha, no need, no need really.
I have recorded plenty, but they're all demo's Mash. I'm no producer.
Then again, Anata Ni Shitte Hoshii was a demo too...*sleazy gaze*

8/17/2005 1:25 PM  
Anonymous r4 ds said...

She's unthreatening, but while you're half-tuning in to his lame jokes and cheesy grins...

11/08/2010 10:08 PM  
Anonymous batterie said...

It's time to go back to school...

11/08/2010 10:09 PM  
Anonymous labatterie said...

The game progresses and he ends up winning.

11/08/2010 10:09 PM  

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