Saturday, September 22, 2007

Random thoughts. . .

September 11th, 2001 was a Tuesday. Tuesday is one of my favorite days of the week, and yet it is also one of the most dangerous for me - for it is new release day for both books and music.

Two artists had debut albums that were to come out on September 11th. One was by Melissa Lefton - - and it got pulled. Happy self-mocking pop didn't seem like it would fly. (Go look at the video for her song "My Hit Song" - ) Another was by Lennon (Murphy) - and angry girl rock didn't sell like people thought it would -- things went down hill.

I got to meet Lennon Murphy at the famous Girls Garage Concert of November 2003 - even have - er - had e-mails from her on the old computer that is dead. Lennon has worked at keeping a go of things - she did an acoustic album that I thought was just beautiful. . . but is by in large unknown.

Now, yes, the ramifications of 9/11 upon the American Popular music scene isn't a general matter of great interest, especially upon a theological blog, but it is strange to think of how two rather promising musicians, set for a fall release (most likely to coincide with school returning to session) basically saw their careers go by in large belly up - at least in terms of big dreams and massive success.

It's funny to see how fickle and fleeting anything that deals with popular culture is - and yet, what is the temptation? To try and market religion along these fickle lines. Bizarre. I love pop culture, but I see how fickle and changing it is - which is the exact opposite of the Christian Faith which is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Yes - this post is random - perhaps entertaining - but random. Certainly not how we'd want our theology - right?

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