All Worship To Hymn

I always knew there was a more ‘traditional’ crowd that preferred hymns over worship choruses, but I kinda always figured it was an ‘older’ crowd that didn’t like the more rock and roll approach of contemporary worship. Well, I’ve recently come to find out that’s not necessarily the case. I’ve been kind of surprised to…

12 Cassettes or 8 Memories for a Penny

*plus shipping and handling   In case some of y’all aren’t familiar, The Columbia House Record Club began as a way for the CBS/Columbia record label to distribute it’s roster through mail order. Over the years, the service came to include music from other labels, a wide variety of genres; multiple formats like 8-track, cassette…

Modest Melancholy

As I began walking to the bathroom after nearly a full set of killer songs, these words began to resonate harder than I could have expected: If life’s not beautiful without the pain, well I’d just rather never ever even see beauty again. Well as life gets longer, awful feels softer. And it feels pretty…

Relating to Your Heroes

[Editor’s notes: Before you read this, it’s actually the second of two parts, so read this first. Also, based on the sexy kitten photo in part 1, Ed’s wife made me promise to ensure the readers all know that he’s taken.] But, how exactly do I feel about those that are making a living in…

Can Playing Guitar Pay the Bills?

[Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two part reflection piece. It’s a great read, so read it!] A few weeks back, I got the opportunity to hang out with one of my favorite musical heroes. We connected through Facebook, and over the past couple of months, sorta formed something that I think goes…