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    29th March 2008

    Only two days left to win tickets to see us with Dave Beegle!

    And believe me, there are NOT very many entrants at this point! See the post two below this for more details. I’ll make a few more suggestions for what to do, like email all kinds of people you know and let them know that they should listen to our music; or create a myspace fan page for us with links to our pages and then add friends or *use a friend adding program*, which I would never actually recommend because they can get your profile removed; or get people to join our mailing list by going to…

    Just do something, anything really, and email me at darylholmlund (at) gmail (dot) com telling me what you did and then you’ll be entered in the contest to win tickets – or a free CD!

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    22nd March 2008

    Show tonight at Everyday Joe’s in Ft. Collins!

    We’re playing second of three, sandwiched between two amazing acts: Eva Holbrook and Bradley Hathaway.

    The show starts at 7pm and costs $7, and we *might* be having a CD sale tonight and tonight only, so if you have yet to get our CD and you want to, paying the discount I give you on our CD *might* make up the difference for buying a ticket…

    Hope to see you there!

    18th March 2008

    Hey You! Win tickets to see Sauni’s Big Jump play with Dave Beegle!

    You guys might have noticed that we’re playing with Dave Beegle on April 4 in Boulder at a benefit concert for the Mental Health Center of Boulder County. If you don’t know who Dave Beegle is, then let me just tell you:

    He’s kind of a big deal.

    Maybe you’ve heard of Jimi Hendrix? Well, if Jimi Hendrix were alive, he would want to be like Dave Beegle. Same thing with Stevie Ray.

    When Phil Keaggy comes to town, he calls up Dave Beegle to show him how good he could have been if he still had all his fingers.

    Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton learned everything they know about playing guitar from Dave Beegle’s paperboy who somehow absorbed a small dosage of Dave’s essence while delivering papers to his house.

    BB King didn’t have the blues until he realized how much better Dave Beegle was than he.

    OK, maybe those items are not actually true, but Beegle has played with Keaggy, who calls Dave, “one of the most creative and accomplished guitarists I’ve met.” And Beegle was good enough in his younger (and hard rock years) to earn an audition with the band KISS.

    What I’m telling you is that this guy is the real deal. You can hear some of his songs at If you haven’t ever listened to his stuff you should do that now.

    So our show with Dave is going to be a really great show, I can tell you that right now. But it’s also one of our first not-free shows! Tickets are $12 advance or $15 at the door, and it’s for a great cause, so buy your tickets and come… but…

    Here’s your chance to pick up a pair of tickets for FREE!

    All you have to do help promote Sauni’s Big Jump online somehow, then email me at by noon on Monday, March 31st and tell me what you’ve done and you’ll be entered for a drawing that will take place at that time. One fan will win a pair of tickets to the show through the drawing. We’re also going to give a pair of tickets to the fan who does the best job promoting Sauni’s Big Jump – and Eric Holmlund of (a real expert on internet promotions) will help judge which fans are the most deserving!
    As for what you can do to help promote Sauni’s Big Jump, let me give a few suggestions: 1) Write about us on your blog or myspace, including a link to either our website,, or our myspace,; 2) Review our CD on iTunes or – to find our music just search for Sauni’s Big Jump; 3) Join and “favorite” our songs and then judge the music competitions until our songs come up and give us a good rating!

    And if you participate in our promotion contest, you’ll also be entered in a drawing to receive either free passes to Crabtree Brewery’s Springfest event (April 12 in Greeley, CO – we’ll be playing with a couple of other NoCO bands) or a free copy of our CD, Anything Could Happen! That drawing will take place the following week on April 7th.

    So help us out and get the chance to see us play with some great artists!

    Much love to all you Sauni’s friends!

    Daryl Holmlund

    For more info on Mental Music with Dave Beegle, see
    Check out an interview with Dave Beegle at
    And for info about Crabtree Brewery’s Springfest, see

    16th March 2008

    what it takes to be a real blogger…

    I was just looking at the blog of a guy named Ben Witherington – a New Testament scholar – to read a post that he put up about a year ago about Lazarus being the original writer of the Gospel according to John, and I flipped over to a guy named Adrian Warnock’s blog, and he had something on it about it being his 3000th post!… And I thought, Dang, that’s a lot of blogging. I bet I might have readers if I wrote 3000 entries about interesting things…

    Check out Witherington’s post about Lazarus, a critique by another blogger, Adrian Warnock’s 3000th post, and a Time article about Re-Judaizing Jesus.

    Alright, that makes me feel like a better blogger…

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    12th March 2008

    We’re on iTunes…

    Yeah, so I know we already have a website where you can download our music and everything, but it’s still cool to be on iTunes, right? We would still rather that you buy our MP3s from because we get 100% of that money, but one of the benefits to iTunes is that you could download just one of our songs if there was only one that you really liked and wanted – we can’t do that on our website. There are a bunch of other sites that you can purchase our music from, as well, but iTunes is the big one, and I just think it’s cool to be there. (Perhaps the one downside is that the album art color is a little bit off so the green is a little sicker rather than brighter, but… whatev’).

    Oh, and if you really love us, you could review the album or give our songs high marks!

    Also, our songs on have been doing pretty well – especially Day Off, which has been no. 1 in the Indie category for a while. Check it out and vote for us if you have a few minutes sometime!

    It’s another nice spring day here in Colorado, but I need to do some school work now…


    8th March 2008

    Classes, Busking, Barfing…

    So, the three words in the title describe what my week has consisted of more or less. Less classes, I guess. There should be more. I should be doing schoolwork right now. That’s what I don’t like about school – I always feel like I should be doing something for it, but then there isn’t really that much reward for the present moment… Maybe I’m just a whiner… or maybe I’m just tired of school right now. I do like getting done with a paper that I did good job on – because that usually means that I have learned something in the writing. I just wrote a short paper on the book of Job, chapter 1 this week and I thought that even though it was one of the shortest papers I have written since high school, I still learned quite a bit from the research. Here’s a bit of what I ended up saying about the role of Satan in Job 1:

    The scene begins in 1:6 with the sons of God gathered together to present themselves to the Lord – and Satan also came with them. Satan in this passage is listed as hassatan in Hebrew. This includes the definite article (ha), showing that the term here is used more as a title related to the root stn (“to oppose the law”) –
    the Satan or the Accuser – than as the later common proper name of the Devil. Does that mean that the Satan in this passage should not be associated with the figure of Satan or the Devil? That partly depends on whether one considers the Satan to be one of the sons of God – with the divinely give job of testing – or to be an intruder in this scene, one who has already fallen from heaven and is making a surprise appearance.

    On the one hand, there could almost be a tone of surprise in God’s question from 1:7: “Where have you come from?” But it could also be the question that initiates the report of an inferior – and it is clear here that God is the one controlling the power in this scene. There does not appear to be cosmic struggle in this scene; rather, God initiates the challenge and then gives the Satan the authority to test Job. Tate assesses the situation well:

    “It is true that he questions the exuberance of Yahweh’s approbation of Job and earns a divine reprimand (2:3), but there is no indication of any forfeiture of status. He is skeptical about the piety of persons like Job, but this may only reflect the realism of one whose assignment is to observe human behavior and who knows the fickle ways of humanity. He knows that most people like Job have their price.”

    Andersen disagrees, arguing that the Satan is the only one questioned because he is an outsider, and he “shows a mind already twisted away from God.” However, Andersen does agree with Tate and others that while the Satan clearly has power (he roams throughout the earth) he is not much more than “the chief mischief maker” compared to the power of Yahweh. Concludes Tate: “He does not fit the archenemy described in 1 Peter 5:8,” though we certainly have here the foreshadowing of this later development of Satan’s character.

    Last weekend, Nick and I also went to Pearl Street in Boulder – a super cool pedestrian mall with shops and restaurants where there are always lots of street performers when there are tourists out – to try our hand at playing music for a couple hours (because the weather was absolutely beautiful!). It was a good lesson for us. We learned that we need to be a lot more ridiculous to attract people and earn good tips.

    Like, way more ridiculous.

    But we ended up hooking up with with an old guy playing harmonica and playing the blues for an hour and a half or so. The guy could really play, and he telling stories about passing out and waking up on the Grateful Dead’s tour bus, and at one point he thought he saw a pterodactyl… So all in all it was a pretty awesome time!

    And life was pretty good… until Wednesday night when I spent a number of hours throwing up. I think it was on account of something I ate, but who knows?

    We played a show last night in Loveland, and it went really well, but let me tell you that Thursday morning I was in great misery and wasn’t sure it would happen. I’m glad it did (thanks to everyone who came!); and I’m feeling better every day.

    Well, that’s pretty much everything – or at least the most interesting things!!!

    Take care all, and smile at someone for me today.

    4th March 2008

    New issue of Comanionship up today!

    And it is probably the best one yet… in some ways at least. The theme is a cross between “Scar Wars” and “Destiny”, and if you like reading either 1) men talking about destiny; or 2) interesting stories about how people ended up with scars; then this is for you! Blake Bush, the pastor at my church, has an article about a scar that he has that made even me cringe a little bit. I wrote a little reflection on rolling my handcycle two summers ago (including photos!).


    Just do it, you won’t be sorry.

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