... I had never listened to the David Crowder Band. I pretended to. I mean, I knew some of Crowder's songs, because, let's face it, every church and youth group in the country is singing them. To be perfectly honest, I can't stand "praise and worship" music, except in the context of an actual worship service. I can't imagine buying a cd of that kind of music, and I certainly can't see myself popping it into the CD player while I drive, or study, or clean the house.
This is the point where you're thinking, "What line of work are you in, again?"
Yeah, I know.
Today was the first full day of the National Youth Worker Convention in Austin, TX. There were 2 General Sessions today, and the David Crowder Band led worship both times. I was blown away. I think the David Crowder Band might be my new favorite. Not only is Crowder hilarious (he sounds nothing like I would have imagined. And what's up with that drawl - is that real?), he was totally cracking jokes during the worship set, and it wasn't a distraction because the music and lyrics were strong enough to speak for themselves. It wasn't like "praise and worship" music, at all. It was rock opera, heavy metal, bluegrass, key-tar, turntable, electric violin, screaming and whistling. Amazing. This may call for some sort of intervention. Somebody stop me before I spend 100 bucks on all their CD's.
On another note, I met the editor of HM Magazine (as seen in my left hand column links!), formerly known as Heaven's Metal, a magazine I have been reading since I was but a wee lad. They have a booth here. I am such a geek.