As you may have guessed from my little run-in with Twila Paris
, Christian music is rarely blaring from any speakers here in Slushville. Now that Hatchling is getting a little older, however, I find myself more an more concerned about the things I hear on the radio. I don't wish to explain what lady lumps are to a 2-year old, nor do I intend to expound on why a pre-nup is something that you need to have. It just wouldn't be seemly.
With these problems in mind, I've recently added our local Christian radio station to my dial (at the expense of my beloved alternative station), and I've made a sincere effort to listen to it. I have to be honest with you. I think most of the music on there BITES. I sincerely hope God doesn't strike me dead for saying so, but most of the music is just fluffy and feel goody, and it makes me think very un-Christian thoughts. I'm sure there are a lot of folks who feel uplifted and spiritually nourished by it. And I'm so glad for them. But this is all about you me. It's my blog, you know. I can make it all about me if I want to.
I suppose I'm uber-sinful or something. Is there no Christian equivalent to Nickleback, or Tori Amos, or Nelly? I mean, come on, I can't seriously be the only Christian who likes a little edge to my music, can I? Is there such a thing as the Christian hip-hop movement?
I do like a few Christian bands, so I may not be completely hopeless. I like the 2 songs I know by Mercy Me. I like Jars of Clay (at least the old stuff). I like a girl from our church, Kelly Jones Parks. Other than that, I'm at something of a loss. I don't want to listen to the little choruses that we sing on Sundays when I'm trying to rock out in my car. They're great for church, not so great for traffic jams.
If you know any good music that doesn't suck, let me know.