This weekend I have the honor of playing with the Praise Team at St. Awesome's. It's always an honor, but this weekend is going to be particularly great. We are doing "Where The Streets Have No Name" by U2. Anyone who knows me knows that I am a HUGE U2 fan. They are, in fact, my favorite band!
Anyway, in preparation for the weekend, I have been studying The Edge's delay sound so that I can play the song right and give it the respect it deserves while giving God the praise He deserves. I ran across a video of a guy in Ireland named Gerry who has really nailed The Egde's guitar sounds. He has so many effects in his guitar rig it makes me a bit jealous. After watching his videos over and over, I finally emailed him to see if he could help me out setting up my equipment for the weekend services. He replied back to me promptly and helped me out tremendously. Turns out, he serves with his worship team, as well! Small world, right?
I am just amazed that two people half a world apart can communicate via the Internet and strike up a cyber-friendship. That is really cool to me! I can't help but recognize God at work here. I love when He shows up like this and does really cool things! It's pretty amazing to say the least! I just had to share...
By the way, if you're interested in checking out Gerry's videos, check him out on YouTube. Just search for U2john316. If you're a guitarist, you'll be impressed!
Thanks again, Gerry!!