October 26, 2007

Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP)

our friends at A WORK OF THE PEOPLE have put together a video in conjuction with the PEP folks that talks about the issues of prisoner reform and education initiatives that are talking place in Texas prisons. To check out the video click here.

we are huge supporters of PEP and are proud to lend a song this video piece.

i would encourage you to visit PEP's website (prisonENTREPRENEURSHIP.com) and read how you can get involved and support what these guys are doing. its amazing!


October 12, 2007

i met some great folks in north carolina last week that you guys have to check out. my friends at five sided coffee are producing organic locally grown coffee and giving any profits away to several key missional causes around the world. the coffee is great and this company is benefiting the poor with its proceeds. check them out at FIVEsidedCOFFEE.com btw, if you are connected with a company of any kind that is seeking to produce a great product, pay fair wages to workers, and use there entrepenuerial skills to benefit the poor - please post a comment and tell us about them. its important that we all support companies like this as we strive to join a missional movement that will bring about whole change in the world. blessings everybody, robbie

October 11, 2007

here are some more photos from the road.
don't forget to tell your friends and enemies alike about the shows later this week..
in jacksonville FL, ormond beach FL, and Wetumpka AL (just outside of Montgomery)
we'd love to see you or anybody that you remotely know at the shows!

October 10, 2007

rsb is still alive.
we've just gone through the longest 9 days on the road that we've ever experienced and are still breathing.

i'm laughing out loud on the plane right now as i head back to Houston for a few days off.
Just thinking of all that seemed go wrong for us is hilarious:

saturday- dan misses the flight due to pneumonia. we were left scrambling for a drummer in the atlanta area and found a new friend in COLE. He showed up and played the entire set without sound checking or rehearsing with us at all! he was great - thanks cole!

monday- drummer # 2 shows up in atlanta. the great TANK Lisenbe from Houston arrived and has been fantastic. He is now referred to as MR TANK on the road with all the boys. tank pretty much lays down the fat beats and gives the kids what they're after -- rock and roll music.

tuesday- Brandon is driving the van around midnight when our lights begin to fade to black. the van dies in a small town east of chatanooga. we make it to the wal mart parking lot and tried to fix it ourselves (uh..musicians and car repair - bad combo). we get hotel rooms there and replace a bad battery in the a.m. in time to hit the road about 9am.

wednesday- two hours after departing the first breakdown, #2 hits while driving through Nashville. this time we knew it was the alternator. we pulled over on a side street thought for sure we'd have to cancel the INDY show. After approaching an elderly man who was fixing his own car, we bought an alternator, replaced it with our new friend and fellow musician JOHNNY, and made it in time for Indianapolis.
the stories from the old guy are classic!! we'll be posting audio soon of our conversations with the J man.

thursday- bad traffic in chicago had us running way late for the milwaukee radio interviews (sorry FISH crew) but we did stop at culver's (is that right? i can't remember) and that was a great hamburger.

friday- early morning flights had us wiped most of the day but spending time with my brother chris and pastor rick mcKinley from portland was great for all the guys.

with all that's gone wrong, its been one of best weeks of the band's life.
we've met so many great folks in Milwaukee, camp hill, maryland, d.c., atlanta, Indianapolis, north carolina, and south carolina.

thanks to everybody who's come out to the shows this week.
its been a joy to meet you and have you share this music with us!

with love and need for a nap,