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CharleyHorse46

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« Reply #28 on: September 22, 2017, 03:46:12 PM »
Mentioning my wife and food reminded me of a couple other things.  

My irrepressibly sweet cute and adorable wife feels compelled for some reason to listen to contemporary Christian music.  I don't think she actually likes it.  I don't see how anybody could.  But I think she feels obligated.  Like maybe God'll give her extra credit and apply it to one of our ne'er-do-well kid's accounts or something.  I don't believe any religion describes faith and grace working like that, but oh well.

Any way, every song on her radio station sounds like either Garth Brooks or Nirvana, which leads me to believe most contemporary Christian music must either sound like Garth Brook or Nirvana.   Turrible.  Just turrible.  I like Kirk Franklin's stuff but that's gospel instead of contemporary Christian and you know how churches and believers are.  They're still waiting to hear everyone and everything else has integrated first so they can be the last.

The other thing about my i s c & a w.   She likes me to take her to these dinner wine bars that are popping up everywhere.  You get there about five and buy a couple of glasses of wine at $5 each, order an appetizer on happy hour for another $5.  Do another round and another appetizer and get the check.  By my count it should be about $30 but somehow it's always around $60 but the wine has numbed me too much for me to give it any thought or let let alone argue about it.

But I"m thinking it's all part of big scam to rip people off.
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« Reply #29 on: September 22, 2017, 03:49:04 PM »
DC Talk is where it's at for Christian music.  Are they still around?  I remember jamming out to them as a teen and thinking they were super cool for religious pushers.  

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« Reply #30 on: September 22, 2017, 03:57:02 PM »
I wouldn't know about DC Talk.  My oldest listens to country, next oldest to pop rap, second oldest to '80s rock and the youngest to crazy stuff like 1950s and 1960s French and Italian popcorn jazz.  

As for me the closest thing I listen to that sounds like Christian music is Charlie Wilson.  He's blessed.

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« Reply #31 on: September 22, 2017, 04:19:15 PM »
That would be great, but it's also about as likely as the SWC and Big 8 re-forming.
Heh, NONE of it is likely, or even possible, at this point.  It's just a dream now.

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« Reply #32 on: September 22, 2017, 04:28:11 PM »
Mentioning my wife and food reminded me of a couple other things.  

My irrepressibly sweet cute and adorable wife feels compelled for some reason to listen to contemporary Christian music.  I don't think she actually likes it.  I don't see how anybody could.  But I think she feels obligated.  Like maybe God'll give her extra credit and apply it to one of our ne'er-do-well kid's accounts or something.  I don't believe any religion describes faith and grace working like that, but oh well.

Any way, every song on her radio station sounds like either Garth Brooks or Nirvana, which leads me to believe most contemporary Christian music must either sound like Garth Brook or Nirvana.   Turrible.  Just turrible.  I like Kirk Franklin's stuff but that's gospel instead of contemporary Christian and you know how churches and believers are.  They're still waiting to hear everyone and everything else has integrated first so they can be the last.

The other thing about my i s c & a w.   She likes me to take her to these dinner wine bars that are popping up everywhere.  You get there about five and buy a couple of glasses of wine at $5 each, order an appetizer on happy hour for another $5.  Do another round and another appetizer and get the check.  By my count it should be about $30 but somehow it's always around $60 but the wine has numbed me too much for me to give it any thought or let let alone argue about it.

But I"m thinking it's all part of big scam to rip people off.
Yeah, this happens to us, too.  We hit happy hours and eat/drink what should be about $30, and then the check comes and it's $50 or $60 out the door.  Tax and tip add to that of course, but even if you calculate that at 30% total, it should still only be $39 total.
But sure enough, I'm doing the math and writing dowb $55 after tip.  Crazy.

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« Reply #33 on: September 22, 2017, 04:38:11 PM »
Much Christian (or "religious") music tends to exist as an alternative.  Does that make sense?

In other words, it's not really there to be the cutting edge of musical innovation, but almost as a knock-off without the secular lyrics.

I feel guilty sometimes that I don't dig Christian music a bit more.  I did get into Petra at one time in life, and I still listen to some of their stuff now.  But a lot of it is just bland to the nth degree, and seems to run low on creativity.  And many of the lyrics are just buzz phrases like "lift your name on high"....  how do you lift something "on high"?  Yet "on high" is a catchy phrase in contemporary Christian music.  Sometimes I feel like these artists are just mimicking each other.

But with all that said - more power to anyone who truly enjoys Christian music, and perhaps they're better for it.

For me, I'd rather listen to old timey church hymns, which I can find soothing at times.
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« Reply #34 on: September 22, 2017, 04:51:19 PM »
DC Talk is where it's at for Christian music.  Are they still around?  I remember jamming out to them as a teen and thinking they were super cool for religious pushers.  
I remember getting into Stryper.  Well sort of - it didn't last long until it dawned on me that they kind of suck.  They had huge talent, but struggled in areas like tone, song writing, originality, etc.
Plus it later occurred to me that a Christian band was wearing spandex?  I mean, you could see the outline of their wankers.  But I won't judge.

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« Reply #35 on: September 22, 2017, 04:52:25 PM »
Yeah, this happens to us, too.  We hit happy hours and eat/drink what should be about $30, and then the check comes and it's $50 or $60 out the door.  Tax and tip add to that of course, but even if you calculate that at 30% total, it should still only be $39 total.
But sure enough, I'm doing the math and writing dowb $55 after tip.  Crazy.

You know... we wouldn't stand for anybody else up charging us like that but there's just something about the dulling effect of wine that makes us too listless to put up a fight.
It's a scam, I tell ya.
Last time the missus and I went to The Grove we started off with one of those flight thingies where they bring you three little glasses with scarcely a swallow in each so you can try three different kinds of wine.  We were close enough to the bar that my wife was watching and she swears the bartender poured all three out of the same bottle.
I'm thinking we need to break this terrible wine bar habit.

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« Reply #36 on: September 22, 2017, 05:00:59 PM »
Much Christian (or "religious") music tends to exist as an alternative.  Does that make sense?

In other words, it's not really there to be the cutting edge of musical innovation, but almost as a knock-off without the secular lyrics.

I feel guilty sometimes that I don't dig Christian music a bit more.  I did get into Petra at one time in life, and I still listen to some of their stuff now.  But a lot of it is just bland to the nth degree, and seems to run low on creativity.  And many of the lyrics are just buzz phrases like "lift your name on high"....  how do you lift something "on high"?  Yet "on high" is a catchy phrase in contemporary Christian music.  Sometimes I feel like these artists are just mimicking each other.

But with all that said - more power to anyone who truly enjoys Christian music, and perhaps they're better for it.

For me, I'd rather listen to old timey church hymns, which I can find soothing at times.
That's a pretty good commentary.

I go to one of those inoffensive churches where you walk into a dark room where everybody is dressed like they're going to the lake and you stand and mumble along at the words on the screen while 50 year old rockers jam out on stage with three or four big white girls with soul.

Every now and then we visit other churches just to see what friends and family have to contend with.  Sometimes we'll go into a church that looks just like it probably looked in 1965 and we'll grin like chimpanzees when they make us open a hymnal and sing an old hymn we remember from our childhood days.

But invariably some sadistic worship leader will ruin the enchantment by making you sing all fourteen verses of every damn hymn they selected, plus the completely unnecessary aaaaaaaaaayeee-meeeeen at the end, so that by the time you leave you hate all the old hymns and remember why you worship at the slip in on the way to the lake church.
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« Reply #37 on: September 24, 2017, 06:17:31 PM »
DC Talk is where it's at for Christian music.  Are they still around?  I remember jamming out to them as a teen and thinking they were super cool for religious pushers.  
Bruh.  You're like, waaaaay out of the loop.  DC Talk hasn't done anything together in nearly 20 years, though they are all still around individually or with other bands.  One of them is the front man for the Newsboys now.  
The rest of you must just be listening to crap.  Probably Christian radio.  Probably K-Love.  Of which there are some good songs, but most of it gets cookie-cutter real fast.  Like everything else, you just gotta look around.  Plenty of good stuff out there, unless you're just one of those people who like to gripe about how everything sucks.  

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« Reply #38 on: September 24, 2017, 09:59:43 PM »

Hank Hill sums up my thoughts on Christian rock.
I thought I settled my debts that night on the ride home
But I have still got hell to pay

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« Reply #39 on: September 25, 2017, 09:29:43 AM »
unless you're just one of those people who like to gripe about how everything sucks.  
I'll have you know there are a few things that do not suck.  Precious few.

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« Reply #40 on: September 25, 2017, 09:39:01 AM »
Bruh.  You're like, waaaaay out of the loop.  DC Talk hasn't done anything together in nearly 20 years, though they are all still around individually or with other bands.  One of them is the front man for the Newsboys now.  
The rest of you must just be listening to crap.  Probably Christian radio.  Probably K-Love.  Of which there are some good songs, but most of it gets cookie-cutter real fast.  Like everything else, you just gotta look around.  Plenty of good stuff out there, unless you're just one of those people who like to gripe about how everything sucks.  
Yeah, I had said I was a TEEN when I listened to them, but I did enjoy their tunes and listened because they appealed to me, and not to get extra credits from God or whatever.  It was a helluvalot better than Amy Grant, even with questionable teenage taste in music for that time period.  Glad to hear they are still alive and in the biz, even if they are not a group anymore.    I will say I had occasionally listened to Michael W. Smith as well but more by force than by choice, as the other peers that I attended church with seemed to have a religious hard-on for him, but I was def more into DC Talk personally.

It is interesting to me that Josey Scott, the former lead singer of Saliva, is now a Christian rocker.  I got to see him with Saliva in one of their last shows before he quit the band to do his thing in the Christian music world, though I have no idea how he's done since then.  

I do not keep up with Christian music at all, for the record, and only did for a brief 3-5 years in the 90's before moving on to music that reaches my soul much more deeply.

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« Reply #41 on: September 25, 2017, 09:39:37 AM »
I go to one of those inoffensive churches where you walk into a dark room where everybody is dressed like they're going to the lake and you stand and mumble along at the words on the screen while 50 year old rockers jam out on stage with three or four big white girls with soul.
I guess "offensive" or "inoffensive" is in the eye of the beholder.
The inverse of the above would be to say that a well-dressed congregation singing piano-accompanied hymns, and foregoing the need for washed up wannabes from failed iron maiden and motley crue cover bands to hammer out irreverent amounts of decibels = "offensive"?

 

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