Monday, December 19, 2005

All I Want For Christmas – Part 3

It is less than one week before Christmas is upon us. If you are thoughtful, you have spent hours contemplating the perfect gifts for everyone in your life. If you are like me, you just realized that personally autographed headshots of yourself do not make good gifts. They apparently come across as pompous, or so my wife tells me.

This sudden realization has left me scrambling for gift ideas. Music is always popular and a great last minute gift purchase. There are so many choices. If you’re going for kitsch value, you could give a CD by either Big Daddy Weave or Barlow Girl, the two bands currently battling for the title of “Dumbest Name For A Christian Band Since 2nd Chapter of Acts.”

David Phelps
has a new CD, Life Is A Church.

Do you think this album cover is trying to send the subtle message that David Phelps is the foundation of the church? I mean, he is holding the church in his hands. Isn’t that the job of the Holy Spirit, not David Phelps? Talk about pretension. (Note to David Phelps fans that randomly find this site: don’t be like the moron Chris Rice fans. Learn to take a joke.)

Of course, if you want real music to give to friends and family, there is always the new EP from Astronaut Pushers. This is the new project from Sam Ashworth, John Davis of Superdrag, Lindsay Jamieson (played with Ben Folds among others), and Matt Slocum. Many of you will remember Slocum from his first band, Sixpence None the Richer, one of my all-time favorites. If you only know Sixpence from their song “Kiss Me,” I feel very sad for you. (All you Sixpence fans who are still morning the band’s breakup can follow the professional lives of the various members over at Sad But True.)

If none of these musical milestones seem to right, you can always go with Left Behind Gym Shorts.


grace said...

Geez! It's about time you posted! Love you blog!

Matthew61 said...

I just stumbled onto your blog tonight. I love it! I will definately be coming back for a read!

onetenchelsea said...

hmmm. a cynical look at christian retailing huh?

My dad used to manage a christian bookstore in mn. they made him quit.

why? he wouldn't work on sundays.

cynical. yeah.

Devin said...

Hee hee hee... Actually, every time I see that cover I expect that David is closing his eyes because it's actually a model rocket.


Inheritor of Heaven said...

My first time reading some of your blog. Happened to click the link to "Left Behind" gym shorts. Had a hard time not laughing too loud and waking the family! Ever see "The Wittenburg Door" Christian satire mag?

dorsey said...

I hope I don't cross the line here, but Dave Phelps "church" seems awfully phallic, don't you think?

What's that supposed to mean?