Is the Proper Christian Response to the Grammys to Walk Out?

Sunday’s Grammy Awards were about par for the course for our beloved and admittedly messed-up pop music culture.  Performance and style ruled the day, perhaps at the expense of artistry and talent.  A few performers delivered the “shock-value” acts that we've come to expect from awards shows, vying to deliver the most attention-grabbing, publicity-worthy performances, including a mass wedding of heterosexual and homosexual marriages. Because if there's one thing pop music loves, it's love, accept … [Read more...]

Those Generous Robots: Daft Punk and Musical Nostalgia

I was initially content to let the 56th Grammy Awards pass me by. Until, that is, I learned that the French electronic music duo Daft Punk -- who would go on to win four Grammys, including "Album of the Year" and "Record of the Year" -- would be performing their hit single "Get Lucky" with Stevie Wonder. The combination seemed like a match made in heaven, and was all the more intriguing given the duo's enigmatic persona and reticence when it comes to television performances.Daft Punk have … [Read more...]

The Feedback Loop: Videogames and Other Grammy Nominations That Matter

The Feedback Loop is a weekly column by Luke Larsen that seeks to find God amidst the newest trends in both mainstream music and independent music.Each February millions of Americans gather around their TVs to watch a music award ceremony that very few people take seriously anymore. It's not news either. The truth is that as the ceremony moves closer and closer in line with mainstream pop music, fewer people out there who do take music seriously have much at stake in the ceremony.But t … [Read more...]