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Monthly Archives: October 2014
In the light of the scandal at the U of North Carolina, and the continuing dog-wagging from the tail of college athletics, it’s tempting sometimes simply to say to hell with it. But then there’s this story from my old … Continue reading
(And yeah, I know the song isn’t in the movie, but I like it, too.)
I spent the second half of last week visiting Nashville over Fall Break. It was a good trip — I stayed at my aunt’s house and got to spend some time with very dear friends. All those folks are well, and … Continue reading
Anyone who spends much time in the weirder areas of popular music and comedy will be aware of the phenomenon of the “party record”. Back in the 40s and 50s, artists like Ruth Wallis and Rusty Warren cut albums filled with … Continue reading
In the wake of yesterday’s post about bad Christian rock, reader and friend David D. pointed this one out to me. As he notes: “The realism of this video is the reason I’m ‘nosebleed’ high church these days.” I’ve never … Continue reading
“You ain’t makin’ Christianity better; you’re makin’ rock and roll worse.” There are very good rock bands that address Christian themes and ideas — one of them is finishing up a new album as I type. And then… there are … Continue reading