Soothing the Savage Beast

Music

Photo courtesy *MarS

I love music. I always have. I’m not musically talented really. I just enjoy listening to it. I did play trombone in high school and have dabbled in guitar and piano, but that’s about it.

I like just about any genre of music. The one thing it has to have though is meaning. I don’t really like frivolous, feel good songs. What I love is when an artist pours their passion into the music and/or lyrics and it comes through. Because of that, one of my favorite types of music is hard rock. To me, the passion of the instrument really comes through. I find it interesting that groups such as Metallica have also played along with a full orchestra. To me, that really exemplifies what I mean about the passion of the music. Let’s see one of those boy bands try that with their meaningless drivel.

That’s just one example though of what I like. I also listen to country, classical, New Wave, Hip Hop (Rap), and you name it. Like I said, to me it’s about the passion of the artist, not about the style of the music.

I’m particularly fond of the harder Christian groups. I like older stuff like Petra and Whiteheart, but also newer groups like Seventh Day Slumber and Kutless. To me, Christian Rock is the pinacle of music. It combines the passion of the music with the passion of the words, which are also The Word. It doesn’t get much better than that. When I’m in a funk, it’s that type of music that speaks to me the most.

I’ve been thinking about blogging about some of my favorites. I’m not going to focus so much on an analysis of the group or the music though. The focus will be on how the song speaks to me. I’ll probably include links to the song ¬†and the lyrics. Sort of a devotional in some respects.

What do you think? Sound interesting?