Ok, this one combines one of my childhood preoccupations – Spider Man and one of my favorite bands – Switchfoot. Wouldn’t it be great to go webslinging now and then?
The story behind this insanely popular song is a real conversation between the song writer and a drug addicted teen in a youth center. Reminds me of my days in residential treatment as a counselor.
On a Switchfoot jag, here’s an appropriate song to follow up David’s cool post about Sally Satel’s article on the dealing with the past in counseling.
Well, I have decided, after listening to Switchfoot’s new CD, Oh Gravity!, the band is the official rock band of this blog. Here is a YouTube user made video of the song, Dirty Second Hands. Musically it is one of my favorites from the CD but lyrically, it is a bit harder to grasp. Gladly, Jon Foreman provides his thumbnail program to the meaning behind the tunes.
It was a musical Christmas around our place with lots of new music trading hands. Along with Switchfoot, Relient K, and Stellar Kart, Coldplay was prominent in the CD player with haunting melodies and mostly obscure lyrics. Most of the tunes are like Rorschach blots for listeners and some hear hope and some melancholy. I prefer to take this one literally.
I have always liked Mark Lowery as a humorist and a singer, even though Southern Gospel is not really my thing. Vocally, this song is fun to do, but a challenge to one’s range.
Crossover hit for DC Talk from the massively influential Jesus Freak CD. Sweet sound, great lyrics, but what is in the box?
One of my all time favorite songs. The lyrics are challenging and the music is layered well with great dynamics. Actually, the whole Beautiful Letdown CD is a must listen.
Maybe I’ll get around to a music video weekly. Here’s the first: Relient K – Sadie Hawkins Dance recorded at the University of Pittsburgh in October of this year by yours truly.