Wednesday, August 26, 2009
ooooh baby baby
i've been listening to Christian radio. i've given it a very real shot, honest i have. it's just a lot of really badly written drivel to be honest. why not just listen to regular radio, if it were produced in a basement somewhere, and whenever i came across the ooooh, baby baby moments then i could just substitute God's name for the object of the affection and i'd be in the exact same place.
i just got back from taking my dearest to the doctor and it required me to wait in the car until she was done. i sat, did sudoku's and listened to drivel. in 90 minutes of waiting i heard 1 song that wasn't lyrically poor. seriously, 1 tune. that tune was all about how life causes dents and rips in the fabric of your life but the relationship we have with Jesus we're "Free to be me". that makes 4 minutes out of 90 that was tolerable.
i just want better music. say something other than oooooh baby baby in Christian form. whatever happened to the legacy handed down by guys like Mark Heard and to a lesser extent, Larry Norman? i miss those guys. i hear that U2 were buddies with Larry Norman, but i already know those guys kill on the tune factor. i also hear that The Newsboys worked with both Heard and Norman, maybe i should check them out better.
somebody please tell me of some music that i can check out that actually says something along faith lines. there's only so many times i can play my Steve Bell and Bruce Cockburn stuff. any wisdom out there for me?