Hey guys, we just wanted to apologize for all the down time LOBH has been having recently – we’re having problems with our host, so we’re attempting to fix the issue by trying out a new host, but all the moving around can get messy! Hang with us and know that we’ll have it all worked out soon! (And leave a nice message for Kevin in the comments – our tech master who has been working so hard to fix this for you all!)
Now for the Switchfoot news!
First and foremost… new Switchfoot podcast! Check out this awesome video montage of the guys in Latin America:
Now a LOT of you guys have been asking about where you can get that Yet remix, so in case you missed out, here’s the scoop – Darren King from Mute Math created that remix a few months ago and Switchfoot is still giving it away as a free download. All you have to do is sign up right HERE. Enjoy!
Next, Fox 5 News channel in San Diego did a special on Switchfoot last week – and here’s a video of the special!:
^ I love how everyone is saying “Grammy Award Winning” band now! But… “Jone” Foreman??
The Switchfoot Bro-Am website has been updated with all the info for the 7th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am! Details on the auction, beach event and afterparty, plus a video promo for the 2011 event. Click right HERE to check it out and be sure to mark your calendars for the day!
Hey Australia, Switchfoot will be making a stop at your Strawberry Jam Festival! Take a look at the poster for the event:
Discussion Point: It’s time for our weekly Monday Comes Around Song Discussion! This week we are going to be discussing one of my favorite Switchfoot tunes You (The Legend of Chin). Here’s Jon’s song story:
This song is a response to the questions that are brought up in ‘Life and Love and Why.’ Stating my limitations as a human, ‘You’ discusses the hope and security that I can find, ‘not in me’, but in Christ. ‘Whoever wants to save his life will lose it’. Jesus says in Matthew 16:25, ‘but whoever loses his life for me will find it’. We must recognize that life and freedom and meaning cannot be found within ourselves (our finite experiences here on earth can have no metaphysical foundation in the moment or in our lives). But in Christ, our infinite, personal creator, we have meaning and truth. C.S. Lewis asks, ‘To whom will you look for help if you will not look to He who is stronger than yourself?’ As Christians we are called to look exclusively to Christ and live for Him with all that we are. He must increase and I must decrease.
This song, for me, is the “surprise” on Legend of Chin. I remember the VERY first time I ever heard the LOC album, over 6 years ago, this tune really leaped out at me – maybe because it stood out so much from the light hearted punk/rock of the majority of the other songs on the album. To this day, it remains one of my favorite Switchfoot songs – it’s simply beautiful. So what are your thoughts on the song? What does it mean to you? Is this a song that comforts you or do you listen to it when you’re down? What’s your favorite part of the song? Share in the comments below!