Nizlopi at Greenbelt

Pleasantly surprised by the folk-rap-jazzy band Nizlopi. I met them at the pie stall and had a good chat with Luke, who promised to do song for me if I came along. Not that he needed more people – there was a massive swarm of bodies. But my curiosity was aroused, and my ego was…

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Tallskinnykiwi Interviews Randy Stonehill

To be honest, my interview failed. Randy Stonehill, after a great set that totally rocked, went backstage and wasnt able to talk to me. In fact, he didnt even know I was there. But my interview with him will be blogged anyway, and in the genre of Chris Farley. The Interview: Tallskinnykiwi: Randy, you rock!…

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Muse Rock!

The band Muse is everywhere in London right now. TV, newspaper, internet, commericals. Its midnight and I am in London, watching a Muse interview on Channel 4. Muse TOTALLY Rocks! Their last album “Absolution” was incredible [see my blog post] and their new album Black Holes and Revelations maintains that high standard. The album is…

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Satsang: my Aradhna CD

“aradhna means worship: the group captures the beauty and dignity of india‚Äôs bhajan devotional melodies with music that blends east and west” (From the Aradna website. Check out this video and see what i am talking about.) My Aradhna (Satsang) CD finally arrived. Let me complain a little here. Apart from making me BUY it…

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gReeNDAY ROX!

I have been wondering why so many Green Day fans come here and leave a comment on a post called “Virtual Chatroom for Dummies” that has nothing to do with Green Day. Except for the fact that someone mentioned them in the comments section and started off a small Green Day fan club on my…

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Petra Retires

Ohhhhh gosh. Petra. Retiring. This month. DANG! After 33 years! I have to admit that I haven’t liked their music since the 80’s. But back then . . . . they totally rocked!!! I discovered them in 1985 on a mission ship called M.V. Logos. I played the albums all the time. LOUD! There were…

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Michael The Harcus

Michael Harcus, the musician from Westray just left our house. He is here for the festival but he also led the worship at Stromness Baptist Church this morning. We chatted about music and he showed my his main web site and the CrossRythms promo. I managed to talk him into getting a blog going (being…

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Orkney Blues Festival

Our little town of Stromness is buzzing today with blues musicians from all over UK. Our kids were getting free lessons today. The Orkney Blues Festival runs all weekend and there are bands playing in all the clubs and pubs.

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Absolution, by Muse

“and it’s time we saw a miracle come on, it’s time for something biblical to pull us through . . . ” “ . . proclaim eternal victory come on and change the cause of history and pull us through and pull us through and this is the end this is the end of the…

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Jars of Clay Owe Me One

Jars of Clay owe me one. When Scott, the leader of the Billy Graham team, asked me what band they should invite to play at the San Francisco crusade in 1997 [i am showing off here, just allow me this one] I thought for a few seconds and then said “Jars of Clay!” Scott: Jars…

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Crowded House drummer dead

Paul Hester found dead in Melbourne. Very tragic news. Crowded House was one of my favorite bands. I have followed the Finn Brothers from their incredible Split Enz days in New Zealand (True Colours was a total classic album) through Crowded House and up to the present. I am sure they will be grieved beyond…

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My Oh My

What on Earth is going on in my heart? as it turns cold to stone… Seems these days I don’t feel anything Unless it cuts me right down to the bone. What on earth is going on in my heart? Cause my oh my you know it just don’t stop Cause in my mind I…

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David Crowder looks funny.

Small world. I am now sitting at my desk in London, listening to Joy FM from St Louis, Missouri, who are talking about David Crowder, my friend from Waco Texas. I guess The Dave Crowder band are playing in St Louis this weekend, because they are looking at a photo of him and are talking…

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Finding his religion

News Feature:R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe and fresh-faced youngster Mandy Moore have joined forces to find religion.

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Insania: God will restore

“Do do do do do Too much Insania Pray for the time when GOD will restore . . .” Peter Andre, Insania (next release) As sung live on Ministry of Mahem, May 22, 2004. Will he release it with “God” or “love”?

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Moby at LA Apple Store

Moby appears today in the LA Apple Store. That would be a treat. His Play album gave me a huge amount of material for digital storytelling from the Bible. All those cool loops, and chilled out music. Normally music takes the spotlight and its hard to teach or talk above it but many of the…

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