Christianity Today has a great interview with Karin Bergquist on the highly personal nature of Drunkard’s Prayer, their marriage struggles, etc. It’s a good read … even if it makes you slightly uncomfortable. The album is the same way for me, but it’s so rich and so good.
[Dear Stephen: Take DP home today so Misty can listen to it. ;)]
[HT to Lara, who posted this on The Rumor Forum.]
I tossed a couple Over The Rhine posters on my office walls today. I did so using setups from PosterhÃ¤nger. They’re a little pricey, but it’s sleek, self-leveling, and very clean-looking. I will definitely be ordering more!
Also, I do believe that I am slowly sucking Stephen into the world of OTR. He emailed me about ten days ago with a link to some commentary and audio about Drunkard’s Prayer on Salon, and I asked him if he wanted to borrow my copy. “Gosh, yes. I’ve been really enjoying that CD.”
Somewhere in metro Atlanta, Jeff Holland is smiling.
Easter is just around the corner. Hallelujah! Every day, I’m reminded of just how much I need that risen Savior who paid my penalty for me.
So, too, is Over The Rhine’s Drunkard’s Prayer around the corner. You’ll see that I’m listening to Ohio today in anticipation of where the new one will be …
Over The Rhine has announced that they will be releasing a new album, Born, on March 29, 2005.
When I got the email last night, I went into a fit of insane howling and hooting.
It’s taken me just eight months to be completely sucked into Over The Rhine.
With The Darkest Night of the Year and Patience, I now own every major recording of theirs.
See that nice hook in my cheek? Check the line … it runs to Powder Springs, Georgia.
My most recent OtR order is here. 😀
Now I have to go back to the local place I like and get some of these posters framed. I’m going to keep my second Ohio poster unframed until I can get Karin and Linford to sign it.
Some of these will go up at home, and some will go up here at the office.
“I’m happy with myself.”
Me: Gah! Paste gets more of my $$$! Opening up pastemusic.com in my browser is like hearing the sirens and saying, “Gee, that’s a pretty song.”
Jeff Holland: What did you buy?
Me: The six posters for $20 [awesome deal], Changes Come, and Eve.
Jeff: Yep. 🙂 My work here is done.
As I mentioned, I got a Paste Music Sampler [Sampler IV, to be exact] today. The CDs had come in a while back, but I hadn’t gotten them out of the apartment office. [Why that place keeps bankers’ hours is beyond me!] I now also have:
- Impossible Dream by Patty Griffin
- Unspoken Requests by Linford Detweiler
- I Don’t Think There’s No Need to Bring Nothin’ (Music For First Kind Sight) by Linford Detewiler
- Grey Ghost Stories by Linford Detweiler
Yes, I had to pick up Linford’s solo piano work. I like the stuff he does for OtR so much that I figured this was a worthy purchase. [Jeff Holland did have some influence, though.] The Patty purchase was .net influenced; I’ll give Carla, Michaela, and Trey the most credit. I’ve seen Patty live, but I’d never heard a thing she’d done before that day. I have a far greater appreciation for her talent now! 🙂
And yes, I do seem to keep getting music at the end of each month. What’s odd is that I’d ordered all the above discs sometime in May…
Rick, Jessica can stop looking at you like you’re crazy now. OtR has put The Poopsmith Song up on the Web.
Now you can play the song for her so that she’ll understand why we were laughing about it weeks later.
For the non-King readers, you really should go listen to this if you find little-kid [like, two-year-old] potty humor to be funny.
are we dead or alive
hard to say either way
— Over the Rhine, “Toledo”, The Cutting Room Floor
No kidding. It’s really, really, really desolate north of Dayton.
I never will forget getting blown off of a very snowy I-75 at 0400 around New Knoxville, Ohio …