Thursday, October 9, 2008

Switchfoot to perform "This Is Home" on Discovery Channel; "The Best Yet" available for Pre-order now

Welp, there's a new Switchfoot email, and "The Best Yet" standard and deluxe edition are available for individual pre-order now!

Standard Edition

Deluxe CD/DVD Edition

There was also an interesting tidbit in that email:


Tune into the Discovery Channel and the show Battleground Earth this Sunday October 12th at 10pm EST/9pm Central to see them perform the hit song "This Is Home".

Tune in and set those tivo/DVR's!


Also, Jon Foreman posted a new Blog

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

call and response


I have not been so disturbed, frustrated, angry in a long time... I could not get to sleep... My stomach was in knots all night... and I'd like to thank justin dillon for that. His movie "call and response" needs to be seen.

The movie deals with the plight of modern-day slaves, the scourge of the modern world. How can this be, post abolition human slavery in the US? This must be a mistake? Yes, something is indeed wrong but to our shame the mistake is not in the math- human trafficking is one of the most horribly lucrative crimes on the planet, today. Yes, Today. There are more slaves on the planet today than were taken from africa during the entire transatlantic slave trade from the 16th century to the 19th century. TODAY. The state department says this: "Annually, about 600,000 to 800,000 people, (mostly women and children) are trafficked across national borders which does not count millions trafficked within their own countries" "Human trafficking is a multi-dimensional threat: it deprives people of their human rights and freedoms, it is a global health risk, and it fuels the growth of organized crime."

Yes, human trafficking exists even on US soil. Today. Again the numbers are horrifying: It's cheaper to get a slave now than it was back before the civil war.

I'm sick to my stomach. Let us never be comfortable with these types of facts. Let us be frustrated, angry, disturbed. Please listen to the call- the call is honest and needs to be heard. The movie includes music from imogen heap, cold war kids, talib kweli, natasha bedingfield and many more.

"This hour in history needs a dedicated circle of transformed nonconformists. Our planet teeters on the brink... dangerous passions of pride, hatred, and selfishness are enthroned in our lives; truth lies prostrate on the rugged hills of nameless calvaries; and men do reverence before false gods of nationalism and materialism. The saving of our world from pending doom will come, not through the complacent adjustment of the conforming majority but through the creative maladjustment of a nonconforming minority."

Martin Luther King Jr.

Do not conform. Along with MLK Jr. I confess that I never intend to become adjusted to the evils of "economic conditions that deprive men of work and food and to the insanities of militarism and the self defeating effects of physical violence."

be maladjusted, respond.

go here for more info

What a tragedy. Let's take action!

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