Monday, July 03, 2006

Last night while attending Mass with my girlfriend Lynn I received an unexpected blast from the past surprise. During communion the congregation sang John Michael Talbot's song Holy is his Name. Normally I am not one who wallows or engages in nostalgia but I confess this particular song triggered some deep emotions that have been kept under wraps for years. The song brought back some powerful and wonderful memories from my days in Bible College back in the late 1970's. I have many fond memories of this time in my life just hangin out with the other students listening to the likes of John Michael Talbot, Phil Keaggy, The Second Chapter of Acts, Keith Green and Chuck Girard/Love Song. I haven't listened to explicitly Christian music for many years running now but I still have a soft spot for the Christian oldies but goodies of the late seventies and early eighties....The sweet emotional rush spilled over into this morning and I found myself making a trip to Barnes and Nobles and Borders in search of some of my favorites. By the time my search was over I walked away with three new C.D.'s which I intend to listen to tomorrow as I travel to Lake Tahoe. I picked up Phil Keaggy's History Makers/Greatest Hits from the 80's and 90's, Keaggy's Acoustic hits, and John Michael Talbot's Library of 35 favorite songs.... I have always appreciated Talbot's unique sound and Keaggy's incredible talent. I also appreciate that Keaggy's music has less Christian jargon and is more "earthly sounding" than most Christian music I am familiar with and Talbot is just on a different wave length than everyone else. If you like listening to the psalms/scripture put to music or a sound that instantly puts one in a meditative mood than Talbot is the man....I look forward to listening to my new C.D.'s over the next week and just maybe my trip down memory lane will be just what the doctor ordered......

1 comment:

Kansas Bob said...

I love when this happens ...

Normally I am not one who wallows or engages in nostalgia but I confess this particular song triggered some deep emotions that have been kept under wraps for years.

... for you of course - not for me :)