Category Music

SCC Solo

He’s hitting the road for his fall tour in September, but I got to see a preview earlier this month. The SCC Solo tour is definitely worth checking out. It is confession time. Steven Curtis Chapman (SCC) has been a dominant force in Christian music for three decades, selling more than 11 million albums, but […]

Generating Controversy

After more than three decades together you would think a rock band would have lost its ability to stir up controversy, especially inadvertently. Therefore, I was surprised to see Stryper in the news because Walmart refused to carry their latest album, objecting to the title. I must admit, when I saw the news report and […]

The Ear Worm

This wasn’t the post I had planned for today. That one will show up tomorrow. It is Monday afternoon as I write this, on the bus home from German class. The class was even more difficult than usual because I have an ear worm. You know about ear worms, right? A song or portion thereof […]

First Impressions on “Songs of Experience”

  I may come back to this one in the New Year, but I wanted to give my first impressions today. After all, a new U2 album is an event. The last one, Songs of Innocence, they gave away free and in the process managed to annoy millions of people who suddenly discovered it on […]

Once There Was A Way

Do you ever wonder “What if?” Bryce Zabel obviously does. Once There Was A Way is the result. As a music fan I lean more towards The Rolling Stones than The Beatles. Admittedly The Stones lost their relevance sometime in the 1970s, but I would till go see them perform if they were in my […]

Hurt Road

You’ve probably never heard of Mark Lee, which means you are unlikely to read this book. Hurt Road is for the fans who know that Lee is the founder and guitarist for the rock band Third Day. When I think of Third Day, I think of Mac Powell, whose distinctive voice gives the band their […]

Never Look At The Empty Seats

He’s a simple man (by his own words) and releases his autobiography today. If you aren’t already a fan you probably won’t care enough to read it. But maybe you should reconsider Never Look At The Empty Seats. Charlie Daniels has spent more than 50 years as a musician, doing his own thing for the […]