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Attention Music Lovers: Allow me to point you to two very important links.

Link #1: http://acl.mp3.com/feature/soundandjury/?band=HOMER-HICCOLM-AND-THE-ROCKETBOYS

If you click on the link above, you will have the opportunity (dare-I-say, “privilege”) of voting for my dear brother’s band in a contest to play at the world-famous Austin City Limits festival. Homer Hiccolm & the Rocketboys have made it to Round 3 of the contest, thanks in part to many of your votes.  But they have through Thursday, August 30, to be in the top 5 vote-getting bands, after which they’ll perform for live judges in Austin!  So, your job is pretty simple if you ask me: Vote once per day per e-mail today, tomorrow, and Thursday.  I thank you.  Homer Hiccolm thanks you.  God is watching.

Link #2: http://www.myspace.com/rocketboys

Even if you’re not a “mySpacer,” you’ll want to click over to Homer Hiccolm’s page and check out the creative and hilarious short videos they are posting each day this week through Thursday.  Each video features a different member of the band, a Broadway-esque song-and-dance routine (seriously!), and a shameless plea to vote for them in the ACL contest.  I’m so convinced you’ll enjoy these videos, that if you don’t, I’ll refund 100% of the time it took you to click over and watch them.  That’s my promise to you, my faithful readers.

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It occurs to me that many of you don’t know that come Friday evening, we’ll be on a plane to Tanzania, Africa, for 2 weeks!  We’ll be visiting our good friends in Moshi who have been searching out God activity in TZ for over a year now.  This is both of our first time in Africa, an adventure I lovingly call, “Operation: Diarrhea Avoidance.”

Needless to say, WiFi and hi-speed access are sparse around Africa, so I’m sure my blogging frequency over the next 2 weeks will follow suit. But I’ll be sure to check in if I can with a “we got here safely,” “I’m sick as a dog,” or a photo or two (not of the latter).

Prayers are, of course, appreciated.

(now, go vote!)

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4 responses to this post.

  1. I have nearly peed myself with each new video. Of course, I think knowing the guys in the band makes it funnier, since you know they are pretty much like that in real life.

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  2. Diarrhea “Avoidance”? Not a chance. More like, “Diarrhea Management.”

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  3. The sickest i ever was in my whole life was in Uganda, which is right next door to Tanzania. Ask Houston, he was there… i don’t remember much.

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  4. Posted by Lynn Holt on August 31, 2007 at 11:55 am

    Thanks for your encouraging words, commenters. I’m praying that Stephen and Chrissy escape all the sickness and only have days full of adventure, inspiration, and feeling great.

    Godspeed, kids.

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