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In Topic: Opening for Jeremy Camp!

15 April 2017 - 11:03 AM

Congratulations on the great opportunity.   Can I ask a question, since I am out of the loop on this, but still very curious ?

I see that term "Christian artist", often..  and it clearly means more than just the personal religious affiliation of a musician.

Yes, it gives me an idea as to what the songs may be about ... but musical genres are usually demarcated by their overall sound, not the lyrical content.  How does 'Christian music' as a genre, differ from gospel music ?  If I saw Jeremy Camp, Christian Artist on a poster .. should I expect organ and tambourine; banjo, fiddles and other acoustic stringed instruments;  electric guitars & drum set; heavy metal with more positive lyrics ??   Just wondering.

In Topic: great gig last night

15 April 2017 - 07:00 AM

The band I played in, in the 90's, used to do "Nyquil Blues", by Alvin Crow.   ("...analgesic, decongestant... with an anti-hist-o-meen")


I bring my banjo to bluegrass festivals and get into campground jams, and that's a tune I like to pull out, if I get called out to lead one.

Nice to know Alvin Crow is still active.

Sounds like you had a blast.

In Topic: This guy has DNA from a much earlier era

09 April 2017 - 06:48 AM

"Key of Z" in Louisiana, makers of those over-the-shoulder zydeco washboards, also makes these stand-mounted boards, for drum sets :




In Topic: This guy has DNA from a much earlier era

09 April 2017 - 06:44 AM

That was excellent.   I was half-expecting him to move over and start playing the bicycle !

In Topic: OT: Today is National Beer Day

08 April 2017 - 01:42 PM

I'm allergic to some brands; like anything Budweiser I have to stay away.  I don't drink much any more anyway.




It's a known fact that the makers of Budweiser cut their barley with rice.   Coors is even worse.. they use GMO corn syrup.   Brewing lager from 100% malted barley is more costly and time-consuming, compared to brewing ales.  Cutting the barley with adjuncts like these, makes the brewing process cheaper and faster.  It also contributes to that sweet, pasty aftertaste in beers like Bud, Coors or Miller, that I find quite offensive.  Although I am apparently in a minority, as these beers are huge sellers in the US.