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“The justification of art is the internal combustion it ignites in the hearts of men and not its shallow, externalized, public manifestations. The purpose of art is not the release of a momentary ejection of adrenaline but is, rather, the gradual, lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity.”

Glenn Gould.

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This is one of my favourite songs off what is possibly my favourite rap album of all time. I know rap/hip-hop isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but this is a really good track and the lyrics are especially provoking.

I’ve been listening to a lot of really great music lately (in my subjective opinion anyways). I figured that some folks who check out this blog on occasion might appreciate some of it if you’re not already listening. So this is a new segment (that’s right, I have segments) called ‘Heavy Rotation’ where I’ll fill you in on some of the wonderful tunes that I’m listening to consistently.

First up, is my hometown of Newmarket’s own Tokyo Police Club. I love their new album ‘Champion’. I kid you not, every song is really, really good. I could literally put it on shuffle and whatever song came on I would be pleased. Super happy-feeling, make-you-want-to-boogy, summer-time music. Here’s one of their songs called ‘Big Difference’. But like I said, I could have put any song on here and it would have been fun!

Happy listenings.

Live.

last night at tyndale i saw the listener project. awesome. dude does “talk music” and his wife plays the bass/washing machine, really. anyways, he used to go by the name listener and i didn’t realize it until after the show when i was talking with him, but he used to be part of deepspace5…DOPE!

here is a video when he was simply the listener. more of a hiphop vibe to it.

this is his music progressing a bit. this was at a house show!

and finally, here is how he performs now. it’s hilarious, he has like an alter-ego when he’s on stage.

check him and his wife out. http://www.myspace.com/listenerproject

peace.

jt

here’s a newish track by jon foreman of ‘switchfoot’ fame from his debut solo effort ‘fall’. the track is called ‘equally skilled’ and is taken from micah 7. i’d say it bares a bit of a resemblance. you?

How miserable I am
I feel like a fruitpicker who arrived here after the harvest
There’s nothing here at all
Nothing at all here that could placate my hunger
The godly people are all gone
There’s not one honest soul left alive on the planet
We’re all murderers and thieves
Setting traps here for even our brothers

And both of our hands
Are equally skilled
At doing evil
Equally skilled
At bribing the judges
Equally skilled
At perverting justice
Both of our hands
Both of our hands

The day of justice comes
And is even now swiftly arriving
Don’t trust anyone at all
Not your best friend or even your wife
For the son hates the father
The daughter despises even her mother
Look! Your enemies are right
Right in the room of your very household

And both of their hands
Are equally skilled
At doing evil
Equally skilled
At bribing the judges
Equally skilled
At perverting justice
Both of their hands
Both of their hands

No, don’t gloat over me
For though I fall, though I fall I will rise again
Though I sit here in darkness
The Lord, the Lord alone He will be my light.
I will be patient as the Lord
Punishes me for the wrongs I’ve done against Him
After that He’ll take my case
Bringing me to light and to justice for all I have suffered

And both of his hands
Are equally skilled
At ruining evil
Equally skilled
At judging the judges
Equally skilled
At ministering justice
Both of his hands
Both of his hands

And both of his hands
Are equally skilled
At showing me mercy
Equally skilled
At loving the loveless
Equally skilled
At ministering justice
Both of his hands
Both of his hands

PEACE!