Tuesday, March 21, 2017

a bit of music: James Hill - Voodoo Child (Hendrix Ukulele Cover)

When I thought of ukulele music, I might have thought of some country or bluegrass, or maybe even Tiny Tim. Up until hearing this, I never thought of Hendrix. Now I do.


Saturday, March 11, 2017

Christian Geek Central review of Logan

I've been commenting at the Christian Geek Central forums for a few months, and I've enjoyed it. This review of the movie Logan has some good insights on the movie. Enjoy.


Thursday, March 2, 2017

a bit of music: Beethoven, Symphony No. 6

It had been a long time since I'd heard this piece of music, and I'd even forgotten what it sounded like. But it's good to hear it again, and remember why I liked it so much.


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

one reason i don't like church singing

Few things irk me more than the manipulative church music leader. If you try to guilt me into making me feel excited for sitting through your music, it ain't happening. If all you have are songs about how great I am, how devoted I am, now excited I am, you've lost me, because I know how great I'm not, how devoted I'm not, and on a Sunday morning (or any other morning) I don't do excited.

Stop trying to make me build up your ego by making me jump when you say jump. Your job isn't to create an emotional state in me. Your job is to use music to tell us about the God we're suppose to be singing about.