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Re:action – Out of the Rut



Out of the Rut

Music is an extremely important part of my life. I don’t play jack, but I listen obsessively. When I used to buy cd’s along time ago (now I buy mp3-4’s), I would listen to it over and over again until it became a boring sound. The cd’s were great. I practically wore the shine off of Matchbox Twenty’s “You, yourself, or something like you,” but they got old really quickly. I was in a musical rut for the last couple of months and I was listening to great music. It was so good that it was pretty much on loop. I do not recommend using the loop setting on your iPod. Most people do this with bands like Coldplay and Jimmy and my advice to you is STOP! Take a break from it or you’ll ruin great music! You’ll be like one of those smug music snobs that looks down at people who listen to music that’s not in “the scene.” (more…)

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CCM Bike

Christian Music Redefined?

I’m posting an article on the blogroll from CCM magazine. I really have to be honest and say i don’t read CCM because as much as I love worship music and a few of the songs that Christian Artists put out, I’m not a Christian band fan. As a kid maybe i fell into this catagory at some point but right now, its really not my thing.

I’ve been disappointed with the Christian Music industry for a while now because they seem to promote the artists on the Pop-Christian billboard. If you’re into Indie and cross-over bands that may be Christian but not signed with labels such as sparrow, tooth & nail or forefront records, the only chance you’ll have of hearing or reading about them is through secular radio or any other place that you might discover Indie Music. It’s probably safe to just say, you’re neighborhood Christian bookstore won’t be selling it. Things may be starting to change for the better. The writers of CCM are in the process and taking first steps to redefine the term Christian Music. “We’re going to start mixing indie and general market Christians such as The Fray, Mary J. Blige and Sufjan Stevens in with artists with traditional Christian label affiliation.” This means confusion for some who thing Jesus Music should only be played by Dove Award Nominees, but i’m all for the redefining of Christian Music. What do you think?

CCM Magazine redefines “Christian Music”  http://www.ccmcom/news/headlines/11539642/

Salt and Light in a Gray World  http://www.ccmmagazine.com/news/stories/11539949/

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