Grace Notes: Paul Buchanan and The Blue Nile

Grace Notes is a weekly exploration by Jason Morehead of signs of common grace in the music world. We hope to alert you to wonderful music, some of which will be spiritual in nature but all of which will be unique and worthy of your attention. Each week we will share brief reviews of albums worthy of your attention and maybe a video or two.Imagine, if you will, a rock star. Chances are, images of flamboyance, debauchery, and excess come to mind: long hair, louder-than-lour guitars, o … [Read more...]

Grace Notes: M83, Infinity Shred

Grace Notes is a weekly exploration by Jason Morehead of signs of common grace in the music world. We hope to alert you to wonderful music, some of which will be spiritual in nature but all of which will be unique and worthy of your attention. Each week we will share brief reviews of albums worthy of your attention and maybe a video or two.M83M83's Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming was our favorite album of 2011, with its epic shoegazer/electronic anthems and wide-eyed sense of wonder. Or, in the case … [Read more...]

Grace Notes: 8-bit Radiohead, Cam Butler, Richard Hawley

Grace Notes is a weekly exploration by Jason Morehead of signs of common grace in the music world. We hope to alert you to wonderful music, some of which will be spiritual in nature but all of which will be unique and worthy of your attention. Each week we will share brief reviews of albums worthy of your attention and maybe a video or two.8-bit RadioheadYouTube user QuintonSung has uploaded his own takes on Radiohead's OK Computer and Kid A that render the band's acclaimed albums in an 8-bi … [Read more...]

Grace Notes: My Bloody Valentine

I don't own copies of them yet -- they're currently available only as expensive UK imports -- but I take comfort in knowing that they are finally out there. I am, of course, referring to the recently released reissues of My Bloody Valentine's Loveless, Isn't Anything, and various EPs. For many years, it seemed as if these seminal releases would never get any sort of reissue treatment. MBV frontman Kevin Shields would occasionally emerge from obscurity to drop a tantalizing hint or two, and their … [Read more...]

Grace Notes: The Beastie Boys

Grace Notes is a weekly exploration by Jason Morehead of signs of common grace in the music world. We hope to alert you to wonderful music, some of which will be spiritual in nature but all of which will be unique and worthy of your attention. Each week we will share brief reviews of albums worthy of your attention and maybe a video or two.On May 4, 2012, Adam Yauch died after battling cancer for three years. He was 47 years old. Yauch, better known by his stage name "MCA," was a founding memb … [Read more...]

The Televangelists: "Grimm" Reveals that The Other is Often Ourselves

The Televangelists is changing! In order to keep up with a more broad selection of television programs, we've made the column name plural and opened the column up to our wonderful staff of writers. Each Friday in The Televangelists, one of our writers examines the met and missed potential of television.All of those fairy tales and imaginary monsters that you loved as a child (e.g., "The Three Little Pigs", "The Pied Piper", the Big Bad Wolf) are real. Or at least, they have a basis in r … [Read more...]

Grace Notes (Bandcamp Edition): Chalk Dinosaur, Lowtide, Garbage Man

Grace Notes is a weekly exploration by Jason Morehead of signs of common grace in the music world. We hope to alert you to wonderful music, some of which will be spiritual in nature but all of which will be unique and worthy of your attention. Each week we will share brief reviews of albums worthy of your attention and maybe a video or two.If you've spent any time reading previous "Grace Notes" articles, you've probably noticed that I often link to Bandcamp. As much as people sing the praises o … [Read more...]

Grace Notes: Lifeformed, C-jeff

Grace Notes is a weekly exploration by Jason Morehead of signs of common grace in the music world. We hope to alert you to wonderful music, some of which will be spiritual in nature but all of which will be unique and worthy of your attention. Each week we will share brief reviews of albums worthy of your attention and maybe a video or two.LifeformedOne of my favorite musical "genres" in recent months has been video game soundtracks. A far cry from cheesy 8-bit synthesizer tones and faux i … [Read more...]

This American Lie: The Ecstasy and Agony of Mike Daisey

In 2010, Mike Daisey -- who had previously garnered acclaim for 21 Dog Years, a book and monologue about his experiences working for Amazon in the late '90s -- published a new monologue titled The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs. In it, Daisey discusses his geekiness, his love for Apple products, and even his admiration for Steve Jobs's ability to "[make] us need things we never even knew we wanted."His love and admiration took a hit, however, when he read about someone purchasing an iP … [Read more...]

Grace Notes: Ronnie & Jason Martin, the hardest working men in Christian music

Grace Notes is a weekly exploration by Jason Morehead of signs of common grace in the music world. We hope to alert you to wonderful music, some of which will be spiritual in nature but all of which will be unique and worthy of your attention. Each week we will share brief reviews of albums worthy of your attention and maybe a video or two.Back in March, Ronnie and Jason Martin announced Kickstarter projects to record and produce new albums for their Joy Electric and Starflyer 59 projects (r … [Read more...]


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