I’d planned on doing some things around my apartment as I turned on Chapman’s new cd – thought I could have it on as background music as I went about my day. By the middle of the second track, I was glued to my couch, a complete wreck…
We summarize and disect the week that was. Minneapolis radio personality & GooseRadio contributor Alex joins me to discuss Obama’s trip to Copenhagen, Sarah Palin’s new book, and Matt Damon’s new film The Informant. He also answers the age-old question – why are musicians always so sad? Then Aaron White of Faith & Geekery.com joins […]
There’s something in David Gray’s voice on Draw the Line, his 7th studio album, something unpolished and raw that gives the music a depth and feeling that’s not always been there. It’s not always easy to pinpoint exactly what he’s singing about, the lyrics are brilliant and puzzling all at the same time, but you […]
“Intentionally inorganic” is the phrase Derek Webb uses to describe his latest effort, Stockholm Syndrome, and while his signature acoustic sound may have been replaced with electro-beats and computer-synthesized bells and whistles, the allure of Webb, with his bold, often shocking statements, is still firmly in place.
In fact, its one shocking statement in particular that seems to be making this Webb’s most intriguing and controversial offering to date, but more on that in a moment. Overall, Stockholm Syndrome doesn’t veer far from Derek’s usual topics de jour of social justice and liberty in the Spirit, and perhaps the most moving moment on the record occurs during “The Proverbial Gun”, an analogous tale of a murderer being set free despite his crimes, in which he strains his voice to sing the word “free” over and over.