Meet Me At the Edge Of the World: Over the Rhine Arrives at a Place Called Home

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“Jesus come… turn my world around!” That was singer Karin Bergquist’s soulful appeal in the song “Changes Come,” the fiercest, most emotional moment of Over the Rhine’s 2003 double-album Ohio. "Changes Come" was written in the aftermath of the attacks on America, during a time of heightening strife in the Middle East. Moreover, it was a time when Bergquist and her husband, Linford Detweiler — the other half of the Over the Rhine partnership — weren’t sure if their … [Read more...]

Look! Wes Anderson Winners, Over the Rhine, James Bond, “Anna Karenina,” “Lincoln,” Twitter, Wim Wenders, Aimee Mann, Scott Derrickson, Sara Zarr, and “The Kid With a Bike”

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Look! These links caught my attention today, for one reason or another. Check back later. I may add more look-worthy links as the day goes on. … [Read more...]

Linford Detweiler of Over the Rhine interviews Joe Henry in Image

The new issue of Image is out! Order yours today. In the meantime, you can get a preview online... … [Read more...]

Over the Rhine, The Long Surrender: Track 2, “The Sharpest Blade”

Here is the second part in my review of Over the Rhine's The Long Surrender. (Part One, "The Laugh of Recognition," is here.) Thanks for your patience. I told you I was going to take my time and do this right. Here goes... … [Read more...]

Over the Rhine, The Long Surrender: Track 1, “The Laugh of Recognition”

Over the next few weeks, I’m going to post thoughts on Over the Rhine’s The Long Surrender... my favorite album of 2010… and 2011 (so far). The band's website calls The Long Surrender a 2011 release, but since almost all of their fans had the album in hand long before we hung up new 2011 calendars, I think of it as a 2010 record. Produced with exquisite textures and depth by Joe Henry, it’s my favorite album of the band's 20-year career. Why haven't I reviewed it yet? Simply because I … [Read more...]

Over the Rhine will orchestrate the sunset in Seattle on Monday

To celebrate Over the Rhine's upcoming outdoor concert at Bumbershoot in Seattle (It's supposed to be an 80-degree day!), I've brought back three different conversations I've had with Linford Detweiler over the last 11 years. … [Read more...]

OTR on NPR

Over the Rhine is enjoying an excellent 2011 so far. Their fan-funded album The Long Surrender, my personal favorite from their entire 20-year catalog, is enjoying rave reviews all over the place. One of the highlights of their current success came last week, when they were interviewed on NPR's "All Things Considered." … [Read more...]

Fingertips: December 2010 #2 – Memorable 2010 Film Lists; Scott Cairns; Joel Hartse; Over the Rhine; Thomas Kinkade; Jaws: The Christian Version

Here are a few of the most intriguing links I visited over the past week: … [Read more...]

Fingertips: December 2010 #1 – Spider-man on Broadway; God With Us; Real Heroes; Over the Rhine Backstage;

I'm going to try and recharge my blogging routine by bringing back "The Browser" with a different name - "Fingertips." TMBG outdid themselves on their album Apollo 18 by including a blast of fleeting songs called "Fingertips"... five-to-ten-second hooks that you can't get out of your head. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NrrHTFp8z0 Similarly, my blog's Fingertips will be a list of miscellaneous links and interesting trivia that I found worthy of sharing. For example: What may be … [Read more...]

“Learning not to white-knuckle everything”

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No Depression posts notes on the new Over the Rhine album: “With The Long Surrender, our vision was to make a record we couldn’t imagine in advance,” says Detweiler. “We wanted to be surprised. We wanted to remain open, let the record unfold in real time. Fortunately, Joe loves to be surprised as well.” … [Read more...]


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