Haven’t done a Music Monday in awhile. Not really a reason, I think I just forget it is Monday. So today I am highlighting a band I frankly know very little about. What I do know is they have a song that plays on the local Christian radio station that I just can’t get out of my head. The music sounds much more like what is on secular radio than your typical “Christian music” and for that reason alone, I am a big fan. Here is the song “Let Go”, ie. the song I can’t stop singing in my head. I apologize in advance for its catchiness.
FINALLY, my very own rock band February 3, 2008
I saw this meme over at …and the pursuit of happiness and had to play along for a new take on Music Monday. Here’s how you make your band.
1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random The first article title is the name of your band.
2. http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3 The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.
3. http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/ The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
Now take your pic, add the band name and title to it, then post it.
Drumroll please. I am ready to introduce my totally rockin’ chick band.
wah, wah, wah. My rock band could not be more lame. Unless that fox somehow represents how “foxy” I am. I guess I won’t sign up for those guitar lessons afterall. Coincidentally, Nabil Ajrim happens to be a rockstar over in India. So he would probably be upset if I stole his name for my chick band. Back to the drawing board…
Music Monday- Kiki Sheard January 13, 2008
I haven’t done one of these in a while and this will be brief cause, can you believe it, my hubby wants his computer back so HE can blog. The nerve. Anywho, this song makes me want to crank my stereo as loud as it will go and dance. Maybe dance so freely that you would giggle a bit if you saw me. This is also a great song to download to your Ipod so you can listen to it while working out. Just make sure you don’t forget you are at a gym where people are watching and break into that dance I referred to earlier. Cause that would just be embarrassing. Sorry the video is ultra boring, it was all I could find. On a side note, I would really like to pull off the name Kiki. I am fairly certain I can’t.
Music Monday- Mary Mary December 2, 2007
How I have made it this far into Music Mondays without highlighting this group is beyond me. They are my ringtone for goodness sakes. Anyway, we are hitting gospel again this week cause the somewhere in my heritage there has got to be a big black gospel singing woman (Courtney, maybe we are related?). There is nothing like some gospel music when you are in the music to praise God. We white folks just don’t do praisin’ justice.
On that note, my all time favorite song by Mary Mary, as heard below and on my ringtone has got to be far and away, “Shackles.” My oh so white church in Chicago attempted to sing this one Easter. We don’t have a building so we move around sometimes for the “bigger” services and happened to share a building that Easter with a mainly African American church. Now we were a bunch of white chicks (and Courtney :)) singing a gospel song. Some of us have soul, but we were still no Mary Mary. Still, I will never forget looking out among a sea of white worshippers clapping politely off beat while seated and seeing a small contingent from the other church who had showed up early for their church service. By see, I mean unable to miss these woman standing up with their hands raised hollering out some “Praise Jesus” and various other worshipful noises. One of my best worship leading memories.
Anyway, the original doesn’t hold a candle to our version (ahem), but I defy you to remain seated (clapping slightly off beat) when this comes on. If you are in the privacy of your own home you are required to raise your hands and yell out a few “Hallelujahs” of your own. I will personally be doing the rap part at the beginning and end so don’t even think about it.
Music Monday- Kirk Franklin November 25, 2007
Unless you have been seriously living under a rock, I think you have heard of this guy (I mean the man was on OPRAH). But in case you have in fact been living under a rock, let me introduce you to Kirk Franklin. He is absolutely amazing! He’s got all sorts of awards to prove it. I don’t even know how to talk about this guy and do him justice. So I will just let his music speak for itself. BTW- his music is best listened to loud.
Music Monday- Family Force 5 November 18, 2007
I am going way off the deep end with my Music Monday artists today. For serious, read my previous post. For crazy, check out this Christian crunk band, Family Force 5. If you don’t know what crunk is…you really should start watching So You Think You Can Dance.
This is another one of those more “stealth” Christian bands. Most of their songs aren’t explicitly about God, but they have positive messages. The cool thing is they play in a lot of clubs and non-Christian venues and use music as a way to reach the un-churched and still talk about God. They believe God is fun. Read more abou them here.
So here is one of Lily’s favorite songs from our local Christian radio station. I’m warning you, this is not your mama’s Christian music (no offense to your taste in music mom).