I just got off the phone with my bestest bud and have been browsing the web. This is one of my favorite pastimes, second only to talking about boys. Just kidding. Kinda. Now that I think about it, Boo and I didn’t talk about boys tonight… We probably should have. There’s stuff I need to catch her up on.
Amy and I talked about one of our favorite musicians for only just a minute, but that got me thinking about some of my other favorites and how I’ve been doing a poor job of keeping up with them. So, I just got on John Mayer’s website and found out that he’s got a “new” single out that I absolutely adore. I say “new” because it’s been out since November. How in the world did I miss this?!
When I was in college, I was studying to go into the music industry. Sound engineering was what I was focusing on, so I spent a TON of time keeping up to date with what the music industry was up to. Now that I barely think about ProTools, EQ and XLR cables I also don’t keep up with the industry. This is where I find myself tonight, frustrated that I’ve missed out on two plus months of a good track. What else have I missed? There’s talk of Coldplay coming out with something new soon? Dave Barnes finally signed with a label? Has the sky magically turned yellow?
When I first moved up here, my knowledge of the music industry impressed some people; especially a boy whom I fancied (see?). The longer I’ve lived up here, the more and more out of touch I’ve become with not just the music industry, but pop culture in general. I’ve come to realize that putting value on this type of knowledge is folly. It’s like putting value in a hand full of dirt. While dirt may have some value in some aspect, if you compare it to a diamond or the finest gold, it has no worth. While I have lost the knowledge of my culture over the past two years, I have gained knowledge from the Word. Knowledge that only the Holy Spirit can open my eyes up to. Knowledge that has eternal value.
It’s fun that the Lord decided to use John Mayer to humble me this evening. To remind me that my treasure should be in heaven.
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:19-21 (ESV)