Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Hosanna Shout

In light of the Brigham City Temple dedication service coming up this Sunday, I thought I'd do a little reading up on the Hosanna Shout.  In my life, I've only participated in the Hosanna Shout a few times as it's quite the rare occasion that permits its use.

The Hosanna Shout has its roots in the Old Testament.  The ancient Feast of the Tabernacles consisted of a choir that sang psalms including phrases similar to our "Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna, to God and the Lamb!"  Rather than waving white handkerchiefs as we do now, they waved palm branches.  The symbolism is the same.  It's a plea for peace and a prayer for salvation - particularly to send the Savior.  Anciently, a priest would pour water from a golden pitcher as the gathered waved their branches to the psalm.  The picture of water represented the sending of the Savior from heaven to earth. [Old Testament Student Manual]

Saturday, April 14, 2012

SEOcial 2012

I've just spent a fair bit of time reviewing SEO (Search Engine Optimization).  For those unfamiliar with the term, think of it as online marketing.  Rather than getting people into a store, you're getting people to a webpage.

Background:  SEO is tricky!  It changes every time Google updates their search algorithm.  Each update effectively pulls the rug out from under all these online marketers.  But it's a worthwhile game to get into.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

I'm on a clip of the Jonathan Ross Show in the UK

Remember that Chad Hogan party we quickly pieced together a full band for?  It's about to hit the air in the UK.  It'll be on BBC One and will air as a 6-part mini series.  To prep for the show, Kevin Bridges went on the Jonathan Ross Show - and you'll see a clip of us playing at the party.  

Start watching from 4:00 in...

I'll post again and let you know when they air the full episode.  You should see a scene where he introduces our band.  The bass drum head has Bryce's old band name on it - as we hadn't swapped out the head back then - so Three Weeks is his old group.  Wood is the new group:  www.WoodLiveMusic.com