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Noel Gallagher Brings it on Down to Pressure Pressure Pressure

Noel Gallagher Brings it on Down to Pressure Pressure Pressure

Leave it to Noel Gallagher. The man is not only an open book, he’s an open page-turner. That is, interviews with the erstwhile Oasis songwriter are rarely boring – Noel was Russell Brand’s inspiration for the half-outrageous/half-outrageously wise Aldous Snow after all – and with his first solo album on the horizon, they’ve been easy to come by these past few weeks.

The first post-break-up album by a major talent is always a watershed, with all sorts of fascinating reactivity at work. It’s notoriously difficult to avoid the jumble of scrutiny and judgement: how will Noel’s record stack up against that…

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Christoph Blumhardt on the History of God's Help

Christoph Blumhardt on the History of God’s Help

Taken from Christoph Blumhardt and his Message, pg 98:

“The history of God’s help is shown in deeds which we have done nothing to bring about. When the day comes that we are in the kingdom of heaven and when the last jolt has come, we will be surprised, if we look back once more, at how much God had to intervene for us. Even against our will He had to use His power to save us. God, who is in heaven, comes to meet us. He forces His way more and more toward us until He breaks through into this…

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What Noel Gallagher Is Not Supposed To Feel

What Noel Gallagher Is Not Supposed To Feel

It’s high time we reappraised Oasis’ fourth album, the grammatically suspect Standing on the Shoulder of Giants.

When it was released in 2000, the expectations were astronomical. Oasis were still the biggest band in the (rest of the) world, but facing a crossroads. The question of how to follow-up the relative “failure” of Be Here Now–it had sold only eight million copies–loomed large. The critics had not been kind, labeling that record as everything wrong about 90s Britpop hubris, or at least the moment it all went south. (Twenty years later, Be Here Now stands up remarkably well). In the interim,…

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2009 Christmas Playlist (And Presents)

2009 Christmas Playlist (And Presents)

A little on the late side, but nonetheless yule-rific!

1. The Christmas Song – The Raveonettes
2. Just Like Christmas – Low
3. O Holy Night – Duvall
4. Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight) – The Ramones
5. Child’s Christmas In Wales – John Cale
6. Christmas Must Be Tonight – The Band
7. Christmas Party – The Walkmen
8. Come On! Let’s Boogey To The Elf Dance! – Sufjan Stevens
9. Season’s Greetings – Robbers On High Street
10. A Great Big Sled – The Killers
11. A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like A Kiss) – Glasvegas
12. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – Darlene Love/Phil Spector
13….

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September Playlist

September Playlist

1. Old White Lincoln – The Gaslight Anthem
2. It’s All True – The Lemonheads
3. Don’t Go Away – Oasis
4. Hey Bulldog [mono] – The Beatles
5. Psalms 40:2 – The Mountain Goats
6. Bless This Mess – David Bazan
7. Jena & Jimmy – Derek Webb
8. True Love 1980 – Ash
9. Got The Hots – Michael Jackson
10. Do It Again – Steely Dan
11. Come Undone – Duran Duran
12. Wake Up – Teddy Thompson
13. For Your Lover, Give Some Time – Richard Hawley
14. Jesus Is Waiting – Al Green
15. All Things Must Pass – Billy Preston
16. Why Do I Keep Counting – The Killers
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"Who Am I?" - A Look at Anthropology

"Who Am I?" – A Look at Anthropology

This week I wanted to join Derek Zoolander and ask the question, “Who am I?” By getting a little existential on you I hope to highlight one of, if not the, foundational building blocks for understanding the Christian Gospel which this blog continuously upholds. It is our anthropology.

Classically defined Anthropology means “the study of human beings.” It is the attempt to learn about and understand us. Often times on this blog we expand its use to reference one’s view of humanity, i.e. a high anthropology = people are good. However, we…

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August Playlist

This one’s even more retro than normal. Blame it on the vinyl!

1. Down By The Lazy River – The Osmonds
2. Part Of The Queue – Oasis
3. The Obvious Child – Paul Simon
4. (Terry) Who’re You Gonna Marry? – Paul Westerberg
5. Massachusetts – The Bee Gees
6. Georgia – Boz Scaggs
7. The Girl From Cincinnati – Bobbie Gentry
8. Comeback – Glen Campbell
9. Eve Of Destruction – Barry McGuire
10. You Don’t Have To Walk In The Rain – The Turtles
11. Don’t Bring Me Down – The Animals
12. Look Out The Window – The Walkmen
13. Cain Said To Abel – Bloc Party
14. Last Day…

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