Fort Bragg troll researches lyrics, “Spoonboy has daddy issues lol”

Here we go again. This is basically how it started with the hysteria about Aiden's lyrics, but then some unethical journalism spun it out of control. Now it's right on the Fort Bragg official facebook post about Rock Beyond Belief. I was wondering how long it would take for fundies to turn on another musician in our lineup. Someone discovered the intensely intellectual pop-gems that David Combs a.k.a. Spoonboy belts out. But they didn't attack the atheist stuff. It got weird. Instead they … [Read more...]

Do you need a messiah?

This cool music video was made by Spoonboy (unasked!) to promote the Rock Beyond Belief Festival at the Fort Bragg army post in North Carolina. The event is being held to counter recent efforts by the U.S. military to encourage soldiers to attend evangelical Christian events. www.youtube.com/embed/nDsIi6_fqWs? Spoonboy - "Do You Need A Messiah?" ... (lyrics below the fold)  ... … [Read more...]

Richard Dawkins issues Statement of Intent to Fort Bragg

I've been approached by a number of reporters asking a peculiar question. About half the time they only ask about our headliner, Richard Dawkins. "Fort Bragg says that the people in your lineup didn't issue a Statement of Intent to them, a letter saying that they were actually coming. Why not?" Well, they never asked for one. In fact I had never even heard of one until a reporter asked me that question. And I had been assured that our submitted packet had all the pertinent information by … [Read more...]

RBB Performer Spoonboy’s Atheist Anthems Hit YouTube

Are you a nonbeliever? Do you also love music? You probably didn't know it, but Spoonboy is about to blow your mind. Underground singer/songwriter David Combs records his solo work under the Spoonboy moniker. Despite, or perhaps because of, his youth, Spoonboy's socially conscious songs remain energetic and urgent. He might not have meant to do it, but he wrote one of the greatest Atheist anthems of all time, What You Want, from his solo debut album 'I Love You This Is A Robbery'. I highly … [Read more...]

Spoonboy to play Rock Beyond Belief

Press play. This might be your new favorite song. Spoonboy - What You Want Spoonboy is the under-appreciated solo project of David Combs, of the Max Levine Ensemble. His album, "I Love You This Is A Robbery" is in my top 10 albums of all time. The entire album has punky folk songs about self-empowerment, finding your own identity, standing up for what is right, and over-all optimism even in the face of the dark social problems facing all of us. As a whole, it functions as an everyman's … [Read more...]