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The Hurricane is brewing

[img_assist|nid=2084|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=249|height=168]Right now as I write, Hello Hurricane is one of the trending topics on Twitter.  Why?  Perhaps it has a little something to do with the highly anticipated release of said album by Switchfoot.  Perhaps folks are writing about the apparent transformation of musical style.  Or maybe the diehard fans are re-tweeting to get the counts up.  Either way, the first studio release in three years has been causing a buzz even before today's official release.

[img_assist|nid=1690|title=Pillar|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=196|height=134]So, obviously, I'm not the world's best blogger.  Keeping up with a daily habit, unless it's brushing my teeth and showering, isn't easy for this queen of ADD.  And though I had all good intentions of blogging each day from Creation East (which ended like...three months ago), weak internet signals, 16 hour days, and keeping up with 12 teens kind of got in the way.  Add to that craziness my volunteer assignment  to photo-document as much of the festival as humanly possible AND turn in staff images (edited and t

Kutless- What Faith Can Do

[img_assist|nid=1461|title=Kutless- What Faith Can Do|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]Corporate worship tends to get a bad rap from people in the music business.  But face it.  Without such input from great contributing bands then the worship of the church runs the risk of being stale, out dated or unmoving to those who are seeking a true relationship or connection to God that is often facilitated by the music. “It doesn’t matter what you’ve heard.  Impossible is not a word.

Christmas in July?

[img_assist|nid=942|title=Jars of Clay|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=210|height=143]We all know that the “holidays” can be a crazy time.  So not long after I attended a Christmas tour show that included Jars of Clay, Sixpence None the Richer, Sara Groves and Leeland, I was sucked into the fray and never found a breather to sit down and tell of my tale.  Soon, I decided to bring it all about as a Christmas in July special.  Why not?  It’s 90 degrees outside, and the humidity is rising.  Much different than the cold we mig

Leeland is on the move

I recall standing in a club in Nashville eagerly waiting for Leeland hit the stage at a showcase event for their record label.  This young band from Texas was the talk of GMA that year.  The debut album, Sound of Melodies, was set to release later in 2006.  I was impressed by the music, stage presence, and of course what I had supposed to be the relatives of the band (including mom’s who looked a bit out of place with the crowd).  They took their spot at the front, singing along to every song, making it difficult to get pictures.  Yet they were proud.