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The ChoirAll Night Long Brano preferito 26 Gen 3:30
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  • luckystoned

    thanx 4 add ^^ ... bless god you. - get LUCKY

    30 Set 2010 Rispondi
  • luckystoned

    :-]]] ...glad to see i'm not the only the77's listener

    20 Mag 2010 Rispondi
  • davidvosburg

    Hello. You should become a part of the randomixtape last.fm group! Ever listen to the podcast? Check it out: http://randomixtape.com

    27 Gen 2010 Rispondi
  • LordPhillock

    holy cow, man... your play count is insaaaane!

    27 Set 2009 Rispondi
  • jardoni

    you petty officer

    20 Apr 2009 Rispondi
  • jardoni

    i figured you would have noticed that i might have slightly increased the value of my badge.

    20 Apr 2009 Rispondi
  • jardoni

    my badge is bigger than your badge! :)

    20 Apr 2009 Rispondi
  • jardoni

    i bet that you would like dave barnes and denison witmer

    30 Mar 2009 Rispondi
  • soaree

    it automatically includes whatever you listen to each week into the group's stats. the more people listen to a certain artist, the higher play count they will have. for instance, if you me and someone else listen Iona this week, Iona will have playcount of "3" in the group. then there is the group radio you can listen to. and forum ofcourse. take a look here: http://www.last.fm/group/SUCKERS+for+Female+Vocalists/forum you can either post a new topic, or post in the one I made a few days ago. make a recommendation. anything you like. including a girl. :) and so forth. you should explore. ^^ glad to have ya!

    23 Mar 2009 Rispondi
  • soaree

    forgot to gracefully invite you to the group I recently made. you might like it. if not, nevermind. :D http://www.last.fm/group/SUCKERS+for+Female+Vocalists

    23 Mar 2009 Rispondi
  • soaree

    hey neighbor! felt like looking around the neighborhood and what do I find? a true music lover. I am seriously honored to have you as the 2nd closest in the street. ^^ I will learn from you and your library.

    22 Mar 2009 Rispondi
  • drebro

    Wow! That's a lot of artists!

    20 Feb 2009 Rispondi

Descrizione

Music is proof that there are things unseen, and I am addicted to it.






Though since middle school I tinkered with poetry and fantasized about composing great works of music, I foolishly spent my money and free time as a youth collecting music, listening to music, and making compilations for friends. I have much less free time as a husband and father, but still make music a part of every day. Just ask Sandra: I can work 24/7 doing any chore, fun or painful, as long as there is music playing in the background. It's an awfully loud world, though, so sometimes I turn it off to enjoy silence or the crackle of fire.

Some would say I have a questionable musical past. Many say I have a questionable musical present. Perhaps because of a deep love of orchestral bombast, I have rarely been content with what the powers behind television or mainstream radio decide is worth my consumption. I remain bored by the repetitive, undeveloped, shallow, unchallenging, lackluster, and meaningless waste that makes up at least 95% of what has been made popular in my lifetime.

How I arrived here is probably not the greatest story ever told, but it's my story. Though my Mom owned Pet Sounds and Sounds of Silence on vinyl, I (sadly, in hindsight) never remember her playing them. Instead our early years were spent with the Bill Gaither Trio, EVIE Tornquist Karlsson, Candle/Agapeland, Psalty, Keith Green, 2nd Chapter Of Acts, The Imperials, Amy Grant, B.J. Thomas, Mike Warnke, and Sandi Patty. Somewhere around 4th or 5th grade Kary and Judi Myers introduced our family to Michael W. Smith, Billy Sprague, and Larry Bryant. In the 5th or 6th grade I discovered a really cool-looking album cover in their collection--Petra's Not Of This World--which they, of course, let me borrow, and I was ushered into the age of rock 'n' roll. Thanks to the Word Family Record & Tape Club, WBGL 91.7 FM, and Lloyd and Debbie Smith, I became increasingly familiar with artists like White Heart, David Meece, and Geoff Moore. Rich Mullins performed twice at our little country church; his amazing songwriting talent and ragamuffin heart for simply following Jesus has forever solidified our love for him. Dad listened to local country station WHPO (pronounced "woppo") during all my growing up years, introducing me to artists like The Oak Ridge Boys, Alabama, Restless Heart, and many others. Bob Girdler introduced me to the joys of classic country (Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams Sr., Gene Autry, etc.) during the years I was courting his daughter.

Somewhere around my sophomore year in high school, Rich Martin began introducing me to alternative music (truly alternative) like Jeff Johnson, AD, Altar Boys. Rich is the one and only person to blame for my obsession with the punk/novelty band One Bad Pig. He is also the one who influenced me to tune into Jym Dingler's Voice in the Wind program on WLRW 94.5 FM Sunday mornings for a few glorious years, where I discovered The Choir, Tonio K., Daniel Amos, Margaret Becker, Terry Scott Taylor, Steve Taylor, The Swirling Eddies, Crumbächer, Whitecross, and Russ Taff. I won my first mainstream album by calling into this program, U2's The Joshua Tree--still one of my all-time favorite records. I spent $3.00 a lot of times at The Open Door bookstore's demo clearance rack but $5.00 even more times at The Gold Rush pawn shop where I could get one free with every four purchased. My heart goes out to the poor fellow who had to pawn his amazing collection of alternative Christian rock before it was even old--including The Violet Burning. Rich Martin, several years my senior, heroically invited me to Cornerstone '90, an unforgettable road trip where he played for me the first time The 77's and King's X, where I saw live even more brilliant talent in the rock underground (Adam Again, Vector, Resurrection Band, David Mullen, Lost Dogs), and where I first heard of Julie Miller the year of her debut.

Late high school and college years were most influenced by album reviewers John J. Thompson of CCM Magazine and the original True Tunes Magazine) and Brian Quincy Newcomb at Harvest Rock Syndicate. They are responsible for my knowing about Ashley Cleveland, Out Of The Grey, The Innocence Mission, Edie Brickell and New Bohemians, Iona, Mortal, Circle of Dust, The Prayer Chain, Mark Heard, Vigilantes of Love and probably many others. Paul Patterson lived across the hall during my first year at Lincoln Christian College and ruined me with Pink Floyd, Boston, Genesis, Depeche Mode, The Cure, R.E.M., etc. One major event was seeing Over the Rhine live for the first time at Anderson University, and I will be forever grateful.

Post-college years were influenced by Yarrow Harvey (Sting, Jaco Pastorius, Weather Report, Bonnie Raitt, SRV, Dave Matthews Band), Micah Dean (who introduced me to the joys of classic rock and helped me learn to appreciate artists who are primarily vocalists but aren't over the top or pathetically predictable or over the top, ladies like Amanda Marshall and Susan Ashton), Brad Howell (The Beach Boys and many folk/rock acts like Hem and Buddy Miller), and Lonnie Fowler (Harry Connick, Jr., Alison Krauss, Jellyfish, David Wilcox, Mindy Smith).

The addiction hasn't ended or slowed. Friends and siblings continue to expand my horizons. (Favorite recent discoveries include Josh Garrels{/artist], Gungor, Derek Trucks Band/Tedeschi Trucks Band, Chevelle, and Rush). Also, being a long-time fan of underpromoted artists has made me more open to enjoying and supporting local and independent talent like Dave Elwert, Christa Wells, Jeff Caylor, Cliff Ritchey. Local artists are a treasure--the past and future of music. Think about it: without the invention and proliferation of radio then TV, would we know [i]any[/i] of the acts who occupy most of our listening spectrum?

Through all the years, I have not lost my love for the music that scored the journey. I'm hopelessly in love with music--all kinds--how fingers and percussion can stir thought, reflection, feelings, beauty, sadness, and profound spiritual change. My favorites tend to be unpretentious singer/songwriters like Billy Crockett, Michael Roe, Over the Rhine, Julie Miller, Charlie Peacock, and Rich Mullins. Most of my favorites have gotten zero radio play. You'll see, overall, that my interests remain varied, and my selections depend on the season, the event at hand (wedding? pool party? funeral? cleaning in the garage?), the time of day, whether I'm inside or outside, and whether anyone else is around. Sometimes the order of the day is subtle, smooth and comfortable (John Mayer, Seal), or maybe something challenging (The Mars Volta, Rush, Anathallo, Sigur Rós). If it's spring or fall and the air is crisp, it's time for Iona, Jeff Johnson, Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning. I look forward to the Christmas season for the opportunities to break out some of the most beautiful music ever created--and also some of the worst! Incidentally, I've always had a soft spot for music that is hilariously bad or campy (e.g. Joy Electric, Pat Boone, Richard Cheese, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Bad Demos, Carman, or YouTube sensations like Bad Lip Reading, The Gregory Brothers, and Julian Smith) or makes me feel like a kid again (The Muppets, Space Ghost and Brak, most '80s music) or celebrates one of many glorious benefits of being alive. I also like all kinds of children's music (current favorite Elizabeth Mitchell); this may or may not be because I have three kids and married a preschool teacher. We also share an unabated love of solo piano (George Winston, Fernando Ortega, Linford Detweiler, Dario Marianelli) and movie soundtracks. In the end, I can appreciate anything that stands apart from the crowded halls of mediocrity--whether lyrically, musically, instrumentally, or vocally. Now, if I could just get Kelly Clarkson's managers to do an album of songs that don't have boring lyrics...

[b]A Note on the Future[/b]
I've been thinking lately that I need to spend less time discovering and collecting music and start learning to play some of my favorite songs. That's what makes music special--recreating and passing down the love of making music down through each generation. And after some twenty years, I still have it on my short list to finish a song of my own.

[b]A Note on Buying[/b]
Many of these artists or albums are so old or rare that you can't hear them on LastFM. If anything catches your eye, let me know and we'll schedule a listening party! For buying music, I prefer [url=http://goodwill.org nofollow=yes]Goodwill[/url], [url=http://www.half.com nofollow=yes]Half.com[/url] and [url=http://www.ebay.com nofollow=yes]eBay[/url], the clearance rack at any retail store, and the occasional catch at a pawn shop. I have recently begun to enjoy [url=http://freegalmusic.com nofollow=yes]FreegalMusic.com[/url], a DRM-free music download service licensed through many local libraries. I love [url=http://amazon.com nofollow=yes]Amazon.com[/url]'s MP3 Downloads service when buying digital and [url=http://www.noisetrade.com nofollow=yes]NoiseTrade[/url]'s reasonable donation model.

[b]A Note on Historical Context[/b], or [b]A Bit of Commentary on the State of Things Since I Became an Old Fart[/b]
Now that we have three children, Sandra won't less me listen to louder / harder music, so you will see softer artists reflected heavily in my playcounts; try not to hold it against me -- even though I still like soft stuff, too. At the risk of hurting feelings, I assert that Petra started to suck after lead singer Greg X. Volz departed, but we held on seven more years and still find the early part of the John Schlitt era nostalgic and at times groundbreaking in spite of the parody the band became til they finally threw in the towel. If you want to laugh, watch their unintentionally campy Farewell DVD; all I can say is, "It was about time." [b]Regarding U2[/b]: I have had a hard time finding things to like about U2's recent body of work, especially the new record. If you have found something to love on a recent U2 album, please enlighten me; I WANT TO BELIEVE! [b]Regarding King's X[/b]: After years of brilliance, they lost me around 1997--isn't there enough negativity in the world already? I have sampled the their new album [i]XV[/i] and found it is as good as the old days, which gave me hope--until I paid attention to the words. And something went seriously wrong when Amanda Marshall started writing her own songs.

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