“The Fighter” by The Fray: An Amazing New Song

A fantastic, soaring new song that captures the sadness and possibility of life in this world. Isaac Slade explains the song here.  Here’s a snippet: I went to Breckenridge and wrote by myself in a cabin up there for a while. I brought all of my journals from second grade until now. And I brought [Read More...]

August Rush: Another Movie Searches for Transcendence and Finds it in Music, and Family

The movie August Rush, which debuted in November 2007, presents an uneven but inspiring tale of one sweet boy’s search for transcendence in a world of isolation and evil. The movie is not flawless, but its depiction of the power of music alone makes the film well worth watching. The plot centers in two musicians [Read More...]

What the Movie “Once” Shows Us About the Power of Music

Here’s a movie you should consider seeing: Once. It’s an independent film made for $160,000, and yet it is better than many films costing 100 times more. It is not an incredible film, but it has a soul. It tells a simple but moving message of the power of music. To briefly summarize the film, [Read More...]


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