Monthly Archives: September 2009

An Evening With Selah & Avalon

selahavalonThis past Saturday I had the opportunity to experience the opening night of “An Evening With Selah & Avalon” presented by WorldVision.  It was an incredible experience musically, and spiritually.  And I was just flat out entertained!!  It was a great show all around.

The coolest thing was that it was a last minute addition to the tour and the concert took place at this tiny church in Mobile, AL.  The crowd was absolutely insane!!!!  I thought that it was neat how well the two artists who are similar in the fact that they are both vocal groups but different because the musical styles are different.  Selah is very subdues and more traditional where Avalon is beginning to dip in to the alternative pop/rock side of the spectrum.  Even so the groups meshed so well and the show was a MUST SEE!!!!

Here is the run down of what happened.

WorldVision video of Avalon’s trip rolled at the beginning.  Next Avalon came out with Selah and they did a song together.  Selah did their first set, then Avalon stepped out and did both of their sets back to back with an intermission in between and Selah closed the show.  The crowd was so crazy they came back out and did two encores together before ending with “I Love You Lord” with the whole audience.

It was CRAZY!!!!

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Here is a list of the songs done.

Avalon
New Day (Avalon & Selah)
Alive
Undeniably You
In Christ Alone
Adonai
Can’t Live A Day
Stay
Reborn
Take You At Your Word/Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door/Wonder Why

(Request Time)
Here they only did snippets of each song which were…

Everything to Me
For the Sake of the Call
Light A Candle
(Leave it to someone in Alabama to request a Christmas song in September haha)

Holy
Arise
Total Praise
You Raise Me Up (Selah & Avalon)
Testify to Love (Avalon & Selah)

As far as Selah’s two sets, I didn’t write them all down so I will do my best to remember what all they did

Selah
There Is Power In the Blood
Wonderful, Merciful, Saviour
Press On
Esengo
It Is Well
Hosanna
Unredeemed
God Bless the Broken Road
Through It All
Wayfaring Stranger
(They may have done more than this, but these are the only ones that I can remember)

Here are a couple of photos with everyone.  Somehow I ended up not getting a photo with Janna.

IMG_7565Me with Selah
IMG_7567Jeremi and I
IMG_7568Greg, Me, & Amy
IMG_7570Greg and I bein dumb

And now, to end the post, here is a video montage of some pictures and clips that I took at the concert.  I apologize for the low audio quality, but it was REALLY loud in there and I had my camera on the wrong setting, but it will still give you a good taste of what happened.  It was AMAZING!!!!

Photo Of the Week

This week’s Photo Of the Week is a beautiful picture that I found online.  Even though I was born in small town USA I am ultimately a city boy.  This picture kinda reminded me of a modern day Emerald City.  If only the road was yellow!!

Enjoy!!

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Song/Music Video Of the Week

This week’s song is Kelly Clarkson’s “Already Gone”

This song has a lot of significance for me recently.

Here is a performance she did on David Letterman.  LOVE IT!!

Enjoy!!

The GRAY IN OZ Monologues – Empty Shell

So I thought up a new series for the blog today.  Since I am studying to be an actor, I thought it would be good to tape myself doing some monologues and post them to YouTube and get some feedback.

I came up with the name “The GRAY IN OZ Monologues” ya know like “The Vagina Monologues”
But really the only similarity is the name.  The material will be monologues that I have done in the past as well as new ones that I am working on now.

When I was at UM recently before I departed we were working on monologues in class.  This is the one that I had chosen.  We worked on it in class, but then I never got the chance to perform it on show day.  So I decided it would be perfect for my first monologue.

It is called “Empty Shell” – Hope you enjoy!!!!

Leave some feedback.

Today In Oz – September 24, 2009

In today’s episode we talked about all the amazing television that I experienced last night.  Although I don’t do the best job of explaining it all.  I wasn’t able to make my outline and read my cards the way I usually would so, that’s why it’s not the best haha – and I was driving lol – next week will be better :):)

But until then, enjoy :):)

Random Video Of the Week

This week’s Random Video Of the Week comes from the wonderfully funny Glozell

I hope that you all enjoy this as much as I did and still do!!!!

Glozell’s Website

An Evening of Great TV

So this evening was spent doing what I love best.  I watched PrimeTime television.  Here was the line-up.  See what I was viewing this evening and then check back tomorrow when I talk about what happened on each program in a new episode of “Today In Oz”

Catch ya later!!

DancingGleeEastwickLogoThen after those were over I watched a couple of episodes from Season One of the following on DVD b/c I’ve never seen them!!

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And again check back tomorrow to hear my thoughts on all of them on an all new “Today In Oz”

Also coming tomorrow is this week’s Random Video Of the Week

PEACE & BLESSINGS (hint hint)

Today In Oz – September 23, 2009

I decided I needed a new episode, so here we go!!!!  Enjoy!!

Photo Of the Week

This week’s Photo of the Week is of my friend Ryan and Renee’s new baby Josiah!!!!  He was born just minutes before the photo was taken.  He is PRECIOUS!!!!

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An Update from Oz

IMG_7274_2I made a post the other day commenting on the fact that I was coming back from my summer hiatus.  I know that I never really officially said I was going on a hiatus, but I decided to do so after I got behind and away from the blog.

Since my last post, a lot had gone down in my life.  I turned 21.  I had to go to court in Jackson, Mississippi and pay $650 to take care of a fishing license ticket.  While I was there I met a girl from Uruguay that worked at Chik-Fil-A.  That was kinda cool.  My roomate decided to call me two days befre school started and tell me he wasn’t coming back.  As a result I lost the apartment and had to move back on campus.  I lost my work study job at school and didn’t get a job anywhere that I applied.  Then I changed my major from Music Business back to Musical Theatre when I am now a Senior.  I lost my best friend because he is an idiot.  My other best friend decided that she was moving to Orlando.  I had an ear infection, got food poisoning.  My grandmother, Nanny passed away a week ago, and then I ended up having to quit school for the semester because my parents are broke and we couldn’t pay for the rest of the semester.

Can you spell D-R-A-M-A????

So I have been in much need of a break from EVERYTHING.  With so much stuff going on I didn’t really have time to keep up with things in the blog world.  It’s sad, b/c I wasn’t able to get the following that I wanted to try to get, but maybe that I am home now and have some more time, I will be able to get caught up and gain some followers.

As far as my surgery goes, I am doing VERY well.  I just got rubberbands and in November I have been promised that I will get my braces off before I take my first trip to New York City!!!!  I am super excited and it’s going to be so much fun!!!!

Now that I am back I hope to get some “Today In Oz” vids up here and there.  I am hoping to get the second season of Take A Bow that never happened going soon.  I’m also gonna post a video of a monologue that I learned in my acting class earlier this semester while I was still at school.  Maybe I can get some feedback from you guys to see if I have what it takes to make it as an actor.  Also all of the “…Of the Week” posts will be up and going again, and I will keep posting news/entertainment stories that I find interesting here and there!!

Just had a brain fart.  Maybe instead of trying to get two or three topics into “Today In Oz” I should pick like one topic to talk about for a few minutes, so that I can get more in instead of just reading the topic and talking about it for like 2 seconds and moving on.  hmmm we will see about that. haha

Anyways, that’s a little bit of an update on what’s been going on with me over the past two months.  I hope to get back into the swing of things here.

Lemme hear from you!!!!

TTYS

Caleb :):)

PS the photo is from RamRush at the beginning of the year at school.  There was a petting zoo!!!!