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Do any of the cCm, soul gospel and Southern gospel acts appearing nigh nightly on purportedly Christian TV networks and shows where so many heresies and heterodoxies are preached have any qualms about associating themselves with such programming that purports to promote the cause of Christ?
And if any of those acts
believe the fallacious falderal that surrounds, how willing are you or
I to give passes to folks making enjoyable music that in and of itself
doesn't advocate the strange fire that seeks to boost its ratings by said
Now that his "yup, he was
definitely a Christian back then" late '70s-early '80s albums are receiving
Christian market distribution (again?), has anyone else noticed how the
cover of BOB DYLAN 's Shot of Love looks like it might have been influenced
by the front of '70s Pacific Northwest Jesus hippie band WILSON McKINLEY's
Heaven's Gonna Be A Blast!? (And if you, dear reader, have a very good-or-better
copy of that WMcK LP, or any of their others, you'd like to unload to me
for $20 or so, look for my email address at the end of this dealie, OK?)
Yes, I know general market
crossover is something over which a cCm act has minimal control at best,
and might present a greater challenge for the Crown'ers considering the
depth and doctrinal acuity of some of their best and catchiest tunes. Still,
they're one of the best current examples of a band making explicitly Christian
cCm that doesn't stink up the airwaves and, thusly, are all the more worth
rooting for to be at least on par with MERCY ME insofar as their exposure
to the world at large.
Sorry about being tardy on observing that, but it was only recently that I got and watched the free copy of AIT provided by whatever political group from whom I ordered it online as an informational (I suppose) freebie.
Does TELEMUNDO's airing of
Veggie Tales 'toons leave more or less of the Lord in than does NBC's?
Who among BILLY RAY CYRUS' camp thought it was a fine idea for him to sport a haircut like KEITH URBAN's? Actually, it's not a bad look for Mr. Achy Breaky Hanna Montana's Dad. Now could someone talk to him about that soul patch?
I'm not the only who wishes PARAMORE were a bit more up front about their faith, am I?
Aren't the chances awfully high that the director of the video for LIFEHOUSE's "First Time" is really familiar with the clip for Garth Brooks' "The Red Strokes"? As in, so familiar that Lifehouse appears to be paying homage?
How many church children's ministries would organize trips to the show were Disney to organize a triple bill tour with MILEY CYRUS , ALY & A.J. and THE JONAS BROTHERS? Whether they should as a church-sponsored event would be the next matter to discuss. Yes, I know they're all Christian acts, but none of them sing all that much about the Almighty.
JOSH TURNER is singing about his wife in his current single, "Firecracker," right? Were those lyrics dedicated to anyone else, the dude might have had some explaining to do.
Speaking of marriage, did I hear rightly about VICTORIA WILLIAMS' and MARK OLSEN's matrimony being over? It sounded that way from a recent radio interview with Olsen I heard on the radio. And if that's the case, it's too bad such an utterly cute couple didn't make it. Ditto for Williams and PETER CASE before that.
And would it be too much to hope that U.S. Christian pop radio would be less afraid of the dancefloor, too?
Were TODD AGNEW and SCOTT
STAPP to record a duet, how much like a single voice tracked twice over
would it sound? Agnew's would be the more likable voice, I'm guessing.