Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Debating About Owl City

First of all, there is something I would like to clear up: Owl City is not a band. It is the name of a charming music project by a charming young man by the name of Adam Young (pictured wearing a really cool t-shirt). Personally, I am a big fan of that guy Adam. Not all Homeschooled Christian Speech-and-Debaters are, however. There is a bit of debate in our community about Owl City and whether he's cool or not. (And, you know us, we'll debate anything.) Let me list for you a couple of reasons why I think you, as a CHSADK, should be a big fan of that guy also, besides the fact that his music is pretty sweet.

1. He's a huge Lord of the Rings fan.
Hello? We love Lord of the Rings! Adam often references the "They're Taking The Hobbits To Isengard" video on his Twitter, and during the Superbowl, posted a ton of funny references to the book itself, as if the characters were playing a football game, among other instances. Good stuff.

2. He's homeschooled at heart.
If you read his blog or Twitter page for long enough, you'll soon find out that the guy's a nerd. And that's cool. We're nerds too. Plus, he reads C.S. Lewis. How many people do you know that read C.S. Lewis (or LOTR) that aren't homeschooled? Adam's very personality is very homeschool-ish.

3. He's a Christian.
And super happy about that. I could post a ton of links to blog posts and tweets as if this blog entry didn't have enough blue words as it is. I'll just post a link to his cover of "In Christ Alone" and let you research anything else if you so desire. And I'll post some lyrics:

From Galaxies:

"Dear God, you're the only North Star I would follow this far."
"For He is the saving grace of the galaxies."

From Tidal Wave:
"I was given grace and love, I was blind but now I can see, 'cause I found a new hope from above, and courage swept over me."

In addition to the reasons listed above as to why we should love Owl City, one of the tracks from his newest album, January 28, 1986, consists almost entirely of a quote from Ronald Reagan, and we love that guy!

You're homeschooled, and I strongly urge an affirmative ballot, or whatever. Would it be too cheesy to say "owl-firmative?" I'll say it anyway.

You're homeschooled, and I strongly urge an owl-firmative ballot.

1 comment:

  1. Yaya! Go Owl City! I loved the Superbowl LOTR discussion on Twitter. It was awesome. =)