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I Once Was Blind but Now I Rock: Nine Conversions Put to Music

The following list was compiled and annotated by David Zahl, and published in the latest issue of The Mockingbird magazine on Faith & Doubt. Best enjoyed with the volume up: The Road to Damascus has been well traveled in pop music. Perhaps not enough to make “conversion songs” a legitimate subgenre, but enough for a pretty […]

Jamming on Pentecost II: “Full of Fire” – Al Green

October Playlist

With a little help this time from SVC:

  1. Total Serendipity – Mates of State
  2. Sydney (I’ll Come Running) – Brett Dennen
  3. Avenging Annie – Andy Pratt
  4. Me and Bobby McGee – Willie Nelson
  5. Arms Like Boulders – The War on Drugs
  6. Nothing But Our Love – Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr
  7. That’s The Way Love Goes – Lindsey Buckingham
  8. Hero Takes a Fall – The Bangles
  9. When I Was a Boy – The Who
  10. I Can’t Explain – David Bowie
  11. If I Had a Gun… – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
  12. Sunshine – The Gun
  13. Give Peace a Chance – Louis Armstrong
  14. The Lord Will Make a Way – Al Green
  15. The Great Beyond – R.E.M.
  16. Hold on Hope – Glen Campbell
  17. Save Me Jesus – Bobby Charles
  18. Mockingbird TimeThe Jayhawks

Al Green Explores Your Soul (and Spirit, too)

Al Green was a total stud, in every sense of that word, at the very top of the soul music food chain in the early 70s, when something Earth-shattering happened to him. A woman with whom he was involved asked him to marry her, and he brushed her off. A few minutes later she returned […]

And Now… Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey (and Converted/De-Converted Rockers)

1. I was reminded over the weekend of the brilliance of Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey, a SNL treasure from the 90s if ever there was one. Some favorites, including a few with thematic relevance: I think a good product would be “Baby Duck Hat”. It’s a fake baby duck, which you strap on top […]

Al Green

Al Green is the preacher here in the true sense. You can tell he is troubled, wounded (arm), and potentially high. He is literally holding his heart out for everyone to see and singing about Jesus as Savior. It is the opposite of a conceptual head trip, yet it holds up the Gospel. I love the recitation of the Lord’s Prayer at the beginning.