September 20, 2012

#07 Oorlab-Pleudoniem

A wonderful way to start off our month of September was our visit with two of our friends in The Netherlands!
Dick V. known as Oorlab and Eric P., Pleudoniem gave us a wonderful interview and enjoyable visit to Eric’s home studio showing walls filled with guitars and musical equipment, a great thing for us musicians and music lovers to see!  :)  
Two very intelligent and gifted musicians and songwriters they both spoke of how they draw their lyric writing ideas from many life sources and influences.  Both men have a love for writers, poets and artists from modern to ancient times and when they write, they like great artists do, invite the listener and the reader to explore the depth of their meaning behind the words.  We know you will enjoy watching and listening to our interview on their song “Rain Has Come!”

Interview 09/01/12 – Rain Has Come by Oorlab (Dick) and Pleudoniem (Eric)
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Lead Scripture:
Job 38:24-29
24 ““Where is the way that the light is divided, Or the east wind scattered on the earth? 25 “Who has cleft a channel for the flood, Or a way for the thunderbolt, 26 To bring rain on a land without people, On a desert without a man in it, 27 To satisfy the waste and desolate land And to make the seeds of grass to sprout? 28 “Has the rain a father? Or who has begotten the drops of dew? 29 “From whose womb has come the ice? And the frost of heaven, who has given it birth?” 
Who has made the rain and the thunder that comes down from the sky?  God made all things great and wonderful.


rain has come 
tearing down the sky 
eddying away to say goodbye
rain has come 
wearing out the lands 
floating like a cork till doomsdays's end
And every mountain is the highest where I stand, 
And every river is the deepest where I swim, 
And every desert is the driest where I walk, 
And every word I say is empty when I talk.
The train will leave to the valley where the sun turns 
Blind before my eyes till it is gone. 
Plain to see the writings on the wall 
Got to be prepared for storms to come.
Rain has come, tearing from the sky, 
eddying away to say goodbye, 
Rain has come wearing out the lands, 
floating like a cork till Doomsday’s end
Clouds should go, 
I’d like to dry my hands 
on useless autumn leaves 
below my feet
And every mountain is the highest where I stand, 
And every river is the deepest where I swim, 
And every desert is the driest where I walk, 
And every word I say is empty when I talk.

Scriptures from Interview
John 3:6-8
6 “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
The bible is no ordinary book because it’s The Word of God and therefore the words are spiritual.  When we read ordinary words here we can know that some things have a certain meaning, such as the wind may be reference to The Spirit of God.  Water may be a reference to The Word of God.  But for true understanding we must be enlightened by The Holy Spirit of God in us.  We receive this gift of grace when we accept Jesus as our Savior and propitiation for our sins.

John 9:39
39 “And Jesus said, “For I have come into this world, to exercise judgment so that those who don’t see can see, and that those who see will become blind.”
This world is ever full of learning and science which is all very good.  The more that is discovered, the more God is revealed, if we will choose to see him, but many do not.

Psalm 53:1a-2
1a“The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God…
God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.
God is so pleased when we seek him…when we seek him then we will find him.

Matthew 11:15-19
15 “Let the person who has ears to hear, let him hear.
16 “But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces calling out to others, 17  ‘We played the flute for you and you didn’t dance. We sang a dirge (funeral song) and you didn’t mourn.’ 18  For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon!’ 19  Yet the Son of Man (Jesus) came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ But wisdom is proved to be right by her works.”
Let the person who has ears, hear.  The Word of God is right here in front of us telling us plainly about life and death, about what has and what will be, and tells us to prepare, but we prefer to not listen fully or understand.  We want to go our own way as all those in the human race have always done, not desiring to heed warnings, even if we feel them near. 

LINKS to people spoken of by Eric and Dick:
Artist’s Bruegel, Bosch and Monet:

Poet T. S. Eliot:

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