I have the house to myself for about half the day(until Alessa comes back home) and I finally have some time to relax with some good music. After the emotional storms I have been hit with during the past few months, I have been saying daily to the Lord thank you for my truck…and I am still giddy over how He provided for me to get it. Now that things are feeling more settled(despite the storms raging around me) I can now fully appreciate another gift. Shortly after heather died I had some money and I spent quite a bit on house repairs and the hvac upgrade. I put a little aside for myself and the one thing I purchased was some computer speakers….not just any speakers..but Kplisch THX Promedia 2.1 speakers(i thought about getting two sets for front and rear..but my computer is not near my tv so i decided against it). I had heard the Bose acoustimass 2.1 system for computers but there were a ton of negative remarks about build quality and durability…which surprised me. the Kplisch come from another name with a high pedigree in the audio world so I grabbed them.tonight I sit with a server upgrade going behind me, Some good music, and my own thoughts..when I heard this song come over called Hunting happiness.  I have always been a sonic fan..aka a fan of good sounding audio.  It doesn’t happen much anymore unfortunately with most of our music either slightly compressed(CD audio) or even more compressed(MP3, Ogg Vorbis, etc etc).  Luckily Spotify allows me to run at the highest possible digital compression.(one day I’ll try out Tidal is which lossless compressed music but that discussing is another blog post).  This song came on and it was a nicely done mix with the bass not being so heavy it rattles everything sending me scrambling for my subwoofer’s controls to tone it down.  This mix has a good blend of mid-bass and low end bass.  I heard this sub doing some really low notes I have not heard it doing before.  I snatched up my phone and fired up my Spectroid app to see what kind of tones this system was putting out.  I was quite shocked to hear and see 45 hertz tones not only coming through on the screen but so clearly that it belied the size of the sub that comes with my speakers.  I can tell by listening that i do not have much more in terms of low end capability nor loudness..but at this level it is silky smooth and seems to be coming from behind the exact center of the monitor.  Bass, while TECHNICALLY being non-directional, can be influenced a great deal by placement in your room.  I was pleasantly surprised I have this sub exactly where it needs to be for the clearest sound and the best soundfield.  20 years ago I had a Velodyne subwoofer that was nearly 16 inches in diameter to produce the kind of bass this Promedia system is putting out now.  These speakers will not approach the sound pressure levels of the Velodyne or my old rack audio system i built many years ago but the advances in 20 years of audio technology are impressive..:)  The song I am enjoying as i type this? Hunting happiness.  How many of us get caught up in life  either in purpose or accidently and get intoa rut?  The Lord has a great thing planned for this children…it’s Heaven.  The Lord does not say we will have eternal happiness on this earth…but it’s waht is to come is what we are to look forward to.  I am surrounded by gifts of the Lord…as Thanksgiving approaches..let’s not forget the thank HIM for jsut the fact we are alive at all….but the things of life are nice to have.  It isn’t Christmas time..but it IS time to give thanks.  What have you thanked the Lord for in the past week?…the past three days?…today?  Do not look past today into Christmas as the world would have you do…do not forget everyday is a day to give thanks.  Thanksgiving is the time we should give thanks more than usual.

Hunting Happiness

[Verse 1]
Beautiful lights shine like champions
But I find the fault in the stars
Cause I’m so caught up hunting happiness
That I cannot see it’s hunting me

The moment I start feeling comfortable
I hear a voice in my head
Fast cars paint guides on the pavement
And say “don’t look back, find greener grass”

[Chorus]
The road to paradise is easy to pass
And you’ll never see the sign if you’re moving too fast
I’m so caught up hunting happiness
I move so quickly that it can’t catch me
Ooooooh, ooooh

[Verse 2]
Show me a shot of a miracle
And I’ll find the dirt on the frame
It’s easier chasing a fantasy
Than trusting your heart won’t rip mine apart

[Chorus]
The road to paradise is easy to pass
And you’ll never see the sign if you’re moving too fast
I’m so caught up hunting happiness
I move so quickly that it can’t catch me
Ooooooh, ooooh
Ooooooh, ooooh
Ooooooh, ooooh
Ooooooh, ooooh

[Bridge]
If I could stay still
Just for a minute
I’d find myself in it

If I could see clear
And count all my blessings
Instead of the seconds
Ooohh

[Chours]
The road to paradise is easy to pass
And you’ll never see the sign if you’re moving to fast
Oh, I’m so caught up hunting happiness
I move so quickly that it can’t catch me
Ooooooh, ooooh
Ooooooh, ooooh
Ooooooh, ooooh
Ooooooh, ooooh