Guitar and Violin Cabinet, Nascent Ideas

…the TRUE first iteration from sketches, doodles, and precedent pieces…  These came BEFORE the Sketchup model from the previous post, so I’m posting these anachronistically…  Some of the pictures are bad because my printer’s yellow is a bit finicky.

Basically, I want a “permanent” place for my guitar and violin.  I play my instruments more when I don’t have to unzip or unlatch them out of their cases (yes, 15 seconds make a huge difference!), but instruments should ideally be kept in a temperature- and humidity-controlled environment.  My doodles for this day started with my categorizing of all of my “stuff,” and I have a lot of “music stuff”!

I want a central place to display my instruments behind glass in a sealed environment, but of course my instruments still have to be easily accessible for spontaneous jam sessions!  Yes, I might be going a tad overboard…  Hidden compartments in the back would store cases, music stands, and other random music-related items that don’t fit on the front shelves.

Or at least that’s the general idea!  Who knows if I’ll ever get around to doing this!

The sketches:

Idol Follow-Up

Huh.  So yesterday, I couldn’t help thinking, “Wow, is ‘Idol’ trying to leverage the ‘giving power’ of the church in picking this song to sing and putting it up on iTunes?”

I wonder what kind of a response they got from the Christian community after last night’s telecast…  The Idol contestants resang the song just now with the correct lyrics.  Notably, not everyone was singing all of the lyrics.

Funny, I’m not quite sure how I feel about this song choice…  Part of me still remembers how angry I would have felt if I were “forced” to sing this while a non-Christian.  In my sociology of religion class in college, I participated in a few “religious gatherings” (Presbyterian church service, Baha’i fireside, and college Christian worship night), but I VOLUNTARILY sang those songs as a “participant observer” (a la Erving Goffman, noted sociologist).  And even though I voluntarily participated, I still felt very awkward taking part in something I did not support.

As a Christian now, however, (7 years, almost to the day) this IS one of my favorite songs.  And…  To have this song sung on such a wide-reaching stage…