Wednesday, October 05, 2005
In The Tale of The Pig, I told the story of The Pig & his autograph book. Just thought I'd share with you some of the other signatures & some random thoughts. Hokus Pick To The Pig, We are more than excited to start this book for you. You better behave because we really like bacon. P Hey Pig, Keep God #1. Love His Truth! Ricky When Ricky realized that exactly what The Pig was, he complained to me that he'd really signed the wrong thing. "I coulda been funnier!" Pig, Cleanliness is next to godliness. But that's not actually in the Bible. So stay dirty! Matt Pig, P- Peace of God I - God is incredible. G - God, God, God, God, Good. D Steve Taylor To The Pig, I think you're gonna be a big, big star... Your friend, Steve Taylor This is one of two Steve Taylor autographs I own. The other is on a postcard he sent the youth group after we sent him a copy of a music video we did of his song, "Bannerman." It reads: "You guys have a great future in film and/or in jail." DC Talk To a smelly animal, that has no style. Michael Tait I was privileged to spend an afternoon with Tait in Chicago... what a classy guy. And walking through a hotel lobby with him gave me a closeup look at the scary nature of being a celebrity. He was stopped at least 4-5 times for autographs & pictures... dude, how would ever have time to yourself? Adam Again/Lost Dogs Hey, it's The Pig!!! Gene Eugene This one is pretty poignant... as Gene died a couple of years back. I remember thinking how short he was. And how it was cool he stopped for a minute and took time to sign the book for me. Renee Garcia To The Pig: How about putting an apple in your mouth and making a home in my oven? See you at the dinner table, Renee Garcia (of Bliss Bliss) I'd always liked Renee's "Living in the Vertical" album, though I thought the stuff from Bliss Bliss was so-so. What I really loved about Renee is the way she took time with 2 of my junior high girls after a concert in Houston (she opened for David Meece) and spoke into their lives. DeGarmo & Key To The Pig, Thanks for being so ugly! It makes me feel good about myself. Eddie DeGarmo God bless "The Pig" Stay out of Memphis in May. Dana Key This was on their final acoustic tour... these guys had been around a long time (15+ years) by this point and were kind of like elder statesmen for CCM. Yet they were the least egocentric musicians I've ever been around. Live It Up From one Ham to another, Where's the beef? Sir Loin, Loiny Donoho Lanny Donoho is the head honcho behind a series of camps & events in the South that I loved to use... his heart for God is only slightly larger than his insane sense of humor. Next Time I Fall In Love To The Pig, You are my hero - round, a whiner, and a perpetual runny nose. May you bring bacon to my table, and ham to my hungry soul! Chap Clark Chap was one of my youth ministry heroes... and a very funny guy. He & his wife, Dee, led a youth ministry & marriage seminar that made for some major breakthroughs for Shari & I. Sixpence None The Richer To my sleak pink fuzzy little friend I've never met - May you never find yourself on a Grand Slam Double Plate at Denny's. Matt Slocum True to form, Matt wrote more in the autograph book than he said to me in person. Watching him talk & play guitar, I finally understood the term "shoegaze" music. Audio Adrenaline To The Pig, Take care, and take it easy. (P.S. Stay away from that breakfast table.) Bob Pig Rules! Will To The Pig, Oink! Barry To The Pig, Man, I hate bacon!! Mark Geoff Moore & The Distance To Pig-O-Rama Geoff Oink On! G I love ham R Don't cast your pearls before swine! L Ham & bacon rules C I'm not sure Geoff understood the whole Pig thing, but the band hooted & hollered. Rebecca St James Pig, Hope you're on fire for God! Rebecca Rebecca definitely didn't understand it... still, I remember seeing her at an industry showcase before her frist album came out. Her DAT tape broke and she just kept singing - strong voice & all. She nailed it. At that point, I knew she was going to be a big deal.