A Primer on Christian Alternative Rock: Undercover WHO ARE THEY? Lots of Christian rock bands that formed in the early 1980s underwent a change from straightforward, openly evangelistic lyrics to something more nuanced and poetic.[…]
Download or stream this episode. Michial Farmer discusses the 1992 L.S. Underground album The Grape Prophet with David Grubbs and Nathan Gilmour. Buy this record! The lyrics Articles on the Kansas City Prophets: “Minister Removed[…]
Nathan Gilmour risks hellfire by discussing Dungeons and Dragons with Michial Farmer and David Grubbs.
A Primer on Christian Alternative Rock: The Swirling Eddies WHO ARE THEY? Well, the short answer is that they’re Daniel Amos under assumed names and with a different drummer. After DA’s Darn Floor—Big Bite (1987),[…]
Download or stream this episode. David Grubbs talks about the early Christian text the Didache with Nathan Gilmour and Michial Farmer.
Download or stream this episode. Michial Farmer discusses six stories (“Rocket Summer,” “Ylla,” “And the Moon Be Still as Bright,” “The Fire Balloons,” “Usher II,” and “There Will Come Soft Rains”) from Ray Bradbury’s The[…]
A Primer on Christian Alternative Rock: Poor Old Lu WHO ARE THEY? Hailing from a youth group on one of the many islands off the coast of Seattle, Poor Old Lu was one of the[…]
Michial Farmer discusses Toni Morrison’s 1983 short story “Recitatif” with Nathan Gilmour and David Grubbs.
Nathan Gilmour discusses John Locke’s “Letter Concerning Toleration” with Michial Farmer and David Grubbs.
A Primer on Christian Alternative Rock: Marc Byrd and Christine Glass WHO ARE THEY? I don’t know the actual story, but I like to think that Marc Byrd and Christine Glass fell in love when,[…]