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A Chat With Relient K

At my local stop of the Appetite for Construction tour, I sat down with Dave Douglas, Jon Schneck, John Warne, and Matt Hoopes of Relient K in the catering area of Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, PA, while the crowds began streaming in for an early show on November 16, 2007. Later, Matt Thiessen joined us.

Appetite for Venue Construction

Last month I reported about my hesitation surrounding the Appetite for Construction tour, featuring newcomers Ruth, and familiar bands Relient K and Switchfoot. I was apprehensive about the live Switchfoot experience in an arena setting. Now, after having encountered four shows, I am here to report about my adventures.

A Brief Word with The Runaway

A few years back we had a Canadian dude named Jon (alias: "The Runaway") handling our hip-hop section. Though some of us were (and are) fans of this type of music, we lacked the depth of understanding and intelligence Jon brought to appraising albums of the type. In late May, he broke in with his first full-length offering as a producer and emcee, titled A Brief Word.

Rain Rain Go Away!


If we were to play word association, and you asked me the first word to come to mind when I hear “Summer Festival 2006” I would quickly reply with, “Rain!”

Back to School Quiz Part 2 - GMA Awards

On the eve of the 38th annual Dove Awards ceremony, to be held in Nashville on April 25th, we thought it was about time to give you the answers to our little quiz from last year. We are not attending the festivities this year, yet we are already planning a big bang for next year.

After you check out the answers to the quiz, please look here for more information on this years awards.