I got an email today from our local Christian music station. 88.9 KDUV FM in Fresno. Shannon, who used to go to our college group years ago, is one of the big DJ’s over there. She’s a great girl and pretty stinkin funny on the air. Sometime back I entered this thing call the "music advisory team" so that I could win some backstage pass if I won the weekly drawing. They email you every once in awhile, you listen to some clips of music, say if you’re familiar with the music, give it a star rating, and then tell them if you want to hear it more or if you’re tired of hearing it. I always mark that i’m tired of hearing it unless it’s one of my fav’s like Crowder or Switchfoot. Every other adult contemporary group i rate 1 star, unless they just have good content. A lot, no most, Christian music all sounds the same, like they were all recorded in the same, used to be a country music studio in nashville. Not to mention lyrics that are just terrible.
I’m a big supporter of music, not Christian music, because I don’t believe in such a thing. Worship is totally different because it is for the Church. So many of these Christian artists wouldn’t even be given the time of the day if it weren’t for the whole WWJD market out there who will buy anything with God’s name on it. I just don’t understand why we need "Christian artists" that tell us about the same things that "secular artists" do. oh, and the whole bubble bands drive me crazy too. Newsboys have to be one of my least favorite bands ever. it’s like that cereal song and one of the lines is…"they don’t serve breakfast in hell" and everybody waves their box of cap’n crunch in the air. What the heck is that?! I just see some guy driving down the highway, accidentally finding the religious station, hearing this music that says that line, and being all convicted by it. "oh man, they don’t serve breakfast in hell, that’s the most important meal of the day! I better become a Christian!"
I could go on and on about this stuff. back to KDUV. I got an email from shannon that wanted to know what my three biggest concerns of our community were. It got me thinking and all fired up, so sorry about that. Here’s how I responded: