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Re: “More than 20 years after his debut, Keb' Mo' refuses to be boxed in by the blues

love this article...but have to tell you that i have an LP by "Kevin Moore" titled "Rainmaker" that was released by in 1980...!!

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Posted by Janie S Hampton on 08/27/2015 at 2:48 PM

Re: “How a terrible worship song drove me from Christianity

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Posted by Maryj Ejtudo on 08/27/2015 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Otis Gibbs preserves music stories for the digital age

CORRECTION: Otis Gibbs reports that the site where Marty Robbins wrote "El Paso" is still standing. Also, Bill Monroe's name has been fixed. Apologies for the errors.

Posted by mr. pink on 08/26/2015 at 4:48 PM

Re: “How a terrible worship song drove me from Christianity

I am writing just to encourage you..Your mind is good...I am glad you were honest..and truly believe maybe I kindof understand. I myself came from being raised in a very traditional but evangelical California Baptist church..then in my twenties and thirties led youth groups with their own worship groups.. I met many adults and teens in non denominational churches..that felt like you as well. The experiential evangelical more modern worship was and is odd to many. Worship has changed so much over the years and I truly gor to discuss this and read older songs from calving sys and Methodists or Navarre or even Baptists..foundational HYMS of faith..
NOW THESE ARE SERIOUS INTELLIGENT VERSE! not merely simpler repititions.
I grew up with the Hyms..that built the foundation for a "truer understanding" of many of the parts..phrases..and terminologies
Much more Loosely connected today in music.
Older Christians often comment they miss the "verse..the meat of old hyms" ..saying they "taught you things about faith..and your relationship to sin..freedom..relationship to others and the Earth.. and the most importantly to the.Lord " They fed your soul".
I learned about a Greek terminology in scripture called the "balm of Gilead"..that is the healing of the Holy Spirit..that often comes when those who have the Holy Spirit..are actively pouring out their heart..in orayer..worship (which is a form of prayer..to think..visualize..talk to The Lird..while you sing the worship phrases" ..They loose this communion of soul to our Creator..much as worshipping in nature does...ie: thoreau..or Walt Whitman..or CS,Lewis.even though not all listed are beluevers..but their prose calls to mind True worship...communion!!
Remember we are: mind..body..spirit.
So worship can be prose..verse..especially God's beautiful word..as in Isaiah or Psalms..or Job..intellectual..
Worship can be emotional..feelings ..crying..or elation..on a rock in the forrest..listening tomusic or even in silence.
Worship can be acts..loving others..giving..helping..caring..being you..even of the gifts you've been given..of course your talents..it's worship!
Worship has been absorbed..innately by young x y generations to be "just singing like ..." and fill in the blank..like you experienced or..a pentacostal over emotional hyped..worship..
God says..it is all and more my beloved..
But without a personal RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS..HAVING HIM AS LORD OF YOUR LIFE..ACCEPTING FORGIVENESS AS THAT'S IT..FOR SALVATION..AND INVITING HIM INTO YOUR LIFE TO BE WITH YOU..HAVE CONTROL..THE HOLY SPIRIT THEN COMES..
IT'S NOT RELIGION..
the definition of religion is literally: man's way..themes..traditions..of worshipping or relationshing or relating to God..which are vast..
Not a real relationship with HIM as Christian was explaining and expanding to His disciples even..or followers..

I wish for you this..BIG ...understanding..it's really..a large way..worship...
Hope you soul is lifted with meaningful verses of old traditional hyms..the words!! And you know.. God lives our critical mind
.He created it! It's perfectly ok. To ask..question..doubt..
Look at John Macarther..he tested Christianity as an atheist as did Cs Lewis!! Read these brilliant minds..who thought as you..
Go Seek..Question..Ask God to reveal himself to Your Mind!!
I know..I am a scientist.

Posted by Paige Hreha-Meyer on 08/25/2015 at 11:36 PM

Re: “Local man Langhorne Slim releases new recording

What a lame headline! Is this a small-town police blotter from 1950? Come on...a third grader could come up with a better heading than that! And beyond that this review is so mean-spirited and disrespectful...it's almost as if the writer has some sort of personal beef with the artist. Dude, did he steal your girlfriend...come on! Based on the crowd size & enthusiastic response at The Mercy Lounge on Saturday night I think a whole lot of Nashvillians appreciate and approve of Langhorne's latest artistic endeavor and they were there to show their support in a big way...and Maloney's petty, negative criticism is just one jaded person's opinion.

Posted by slimfanforlife on 08/24/2015 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Bob Dylan in the age of Twitter: more vital than ever

He means the Red River of the North... or simply "The Red River" in the Upper Midwest, not the Red River of the South.

Posted by Lee Lucas on 08/23/2015 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Local man Langhorne Slim releases new recording

It's easier to be a critic than be a creator. Critics risk nothing. Except maybe a paycheck. They get paid to blow smoke / pour fire on the things they like / can't stand about themselves.

Show some respect Sean Maloney, Show some courtesy to the artists that give you a platform to begin with.
Remember that artists like Langhorne aren't static (like indie rag critics) they are moving, going somewhere. Trying to build something meaningful. From nothing.

Not every record is gonna sell. Not every record is gonna blow the local indie rag's monkey mind. Get over yourself Sean Maloney. Relax, Nashville Scene. Have a Pop Tart and start showing a little more grace to the folks who keep you employed.

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Posted by Jesus H. Christ on 08/22/2015 at 11:00 AM

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