Category: Music

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Linkin Park, Chester Bennington, and Death

A few weeks ago Chester Bennington, the front-man for the genre bending group, Linkin Park died, apparently having committed suicide. When I was in high school I really loved every song but one on their first two albums Hybrid Theory and Meteora. And in those days of music pirating software like Kazaa and Morpheus, I …

Autobiography, Music, Culture

Sting and the unbearable lightness of sorrow

I was born in the 80s. This means that I listened to a lot of the best music of the previous century as a child. But as you grow older, some music acquires new meaning, either because of your experiences or because you just finally became conscious enough to listen to the lyrics. When I …

Music, Culture

Walk Like an Egyptian

Why wouldn’t you want to? Well aside from the Biblical commands against returning to Egyptian morality and idolatry, but otherwise, how better to walk than to: Slide your feet up the street, bend your back Shift your arm, then you pull it back

Bible, Music, Christianity, Culture

What did Jesus write in the sand?

When I was in high school, a buddy and I went to a concert a couple of hours out of town. We skipped school to do it. I don’t remember if we had had permission from our parents or not. Though, we must have, because we got home at like 2 am. Denison Marrs played …