"Sometimes there's a song in my brain/
And I feel that my heart knows the refrain/
I guess it's just the music that brings on nostalgia
For an age yet to come" - Pete Shelley (Nostalgia - Buzzcocks)
The tenth studio album 'Attack' by hard rocking band Disciple was released at the start of this week. It's been two years since 'O God, Save Us All' and the band have moved on from their label to go independent. The album was crowd funded via Kickstarter. There's already been a great response to the album as it hit #1 in the Christian Music Top Ten on iTunes. Glowing reviews as well from many sources as well. I've loved a lot of what these guys have done over the past 22 years. I even got to see them a few years back at AtlantaFest where they blew away all gathered at Six Flags for a blistering afternoon set in the Hotlanta heat!
This is easily going to be one of the best Christian rock albums of the year.
Click on the links to hear more music fromDisciple.
On Monday of this week a dear friend from South Carolina passed away, It was a real shocker as he was such a young chap but he suffered from Type 1 Diabetes and somehow it got out of control that day. He was loved by many and will surely be missed by many.
Whenever I think of him I always picture him with his Clemson Cap on and being madly fanatical about his beloved Clemson Tigers - he played on the Clemson University Tiger Marching Band. On game days his profile picture was always a big slab of Orange which always made me laugh.
So, for Brenda and Milton I am deeply saddened for you both as his parents that you have lost a great son way too soon.
For Paul, I feel for you as you have lost your big brother.
I am certain that all the sweet memories that you have of him and all the memories that his friends have shared will be a great aid to you as you go through this valley.
This was taken at Clemson University back in the 90's. Andrew is the first in line. Others in the picture from left to right are Paul Winslow, Tex George, Me, my wife Kerstin and Paul and Andrew's Dad Milton.
This will last you more than a day or two. 65 shows that document the experience of the Bruce Springsteen Show. Click on the links to enjoy the music. A bit top heavy on some of the 70's shows but they are good shows and great hearing how the E Street Band was growing in stature.
This is an updated post from last year and it has many newlinks. Click on them to enjoy the music.
Born in Wynnewood, Philadelphia on this day in 1958 Joan Marie Larkin (better known to us as Joan Jett).
Joan Jett is known as one of the founding members of The Runaways (alongside Cherie Currie, Lita Ford, Jackie Fox and Sandy West). Whilst not so popular in their homeland of the U.S.A., The Runaways enjoyed success in Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, and even South America.
To complete the set I've added a few
videos from other shows close to the date of this one on the 22nd
September due to links for that particular song not being available from
the night in question. Hope that doesn't spoil your enjoyment. Click on the links to enjoy the music.
"I know there will come a day When we all will come together And learn to set aside our hate If we could learn to love our neighbors Just like we would love ourselves We've got to come together 'Cause in the end we can make it - alright We've got to brave the weather Through all of the storms We've got to come together"