Monday, December 27, 2004

Neal Morse

I got a Neil Morse CD for Christmas. I was pretty unfamiliar with his music. In fact, before Phil Keaggy made a guest appearance on his CD I had not heard of him at all. I had heard of his band Spock's Beard but had never heard their music. For samples you can look at his Official Site.

His stuff reminds me a bit of Kerry Livgren and Kansas. I have only heard the CD once (and only partly at that) but I'm liking it so far.

Here is a review.

Saturday, December 25, 2004

U2 interview

U2 news article - from @U2

Interesting U2 interview. I love the reason why they didn't sell "Where the Streets Have No Name" for a car ad.

Any Clapton fans should seriously consider getting Sessions for Robert J. I've only watched two-thirds of it but so far it seriously blows Me and Mr Johnson away.

Thursday, December 23, 2004

U2 - Pop

In the song "Mofo", do you think Bono is referring to the church when he says "mother am I still your son?"

The Alternative Hymnal: U2 - Pop

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Alias

Here is a description of the season premier of ALIAS which will air on January 5. I'm pretty geeked about this show and have been since the first episode a bit over three years ago. What I like about it (especially in the first two seasons) is the combination of things that keep me guessing along with some cool action sequences and a very hip set of production values.

If you have not gotten in to ALIAS yet the best place to start is with the first episode. The producers had to dumb down the show slightly half way through the second season because people we having a hard time following it but they've done a pretty good job of keeping the standards up there. Worth checking out.

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

How to Dismantle An Atomic Bomb Rebuilds the Heart - byFaith Online

This is a pretty good article from the PCA regarding U2 and their faith journey. I like how the author places HTDAAB in thecontext of the rest of U2's catalog.
How to Dismantle An Atomic Bomb Rebuilds the Heart - byFaith Online

Monday, December 20, 2004

21st Century Reformation: My Sermon - Exposition of U2's Miracle Drug

Here is a sermon based on the song "Miracle Drug" from the latest U2 album. I really appreciate the way Bono weaves scripture into so much of what he does. It matches exactly with the notion I have been teaching about how we need to help children learn the stories of the Bible so that they become part of the very air we breathe. Its almost like Bono can't help but put these biblical allusions in his writing, they're such a part of his life.

21st Century Reformation: My Sermon - Exposition of U2's Miracle Drug

Saturday, December 18, 2004

Friday, December 17, 2004

Under the Radar

This is a post about writing a post that no one reads. I was pretty secure in the knowledge that no one knew about this blog. Seriously. I haven't sent it's address to anyone and I have yet to comment on anyone else's blogger blog (there's a pair of words I never expected to use) with this address yet but, lo and behold, Beth M from the U2 site found me and commented. Imagine that.

So, that brings up an interesting question - how did she know?

Monday, December 13, 2004

U2 Sermons Blog for Get Up Off Your Knees: Preaching the U2 Catalog

I've been listening to a LOT of U2 lately and this is one of my favorite sites at which to read U2 thoughts: U2 Sermons Blog for Get Up Off Your Knees: Preaching the U2 Catalog

It also marks the first time I've used the "blog this" button on my Google toolbar. Life is good.

First Posting

I mostly got this blog so that the button on my Google toolbar will work. It could be a good place to put some music thoughts and reviews or to try out some writing.

We'll have to see what happens. This place seems more serious than Xanga. So maybe I will be too.