Category Archives: Music

Blind Guardian’s “Curse My Name”

Let him curse my name
On these blood stained pages of misery.
Let him call me a tyrant, so cruel.
Let him curse my name. But remember the truth.

King Charles I was executed at Whitehall on January 30, 1649, at the climax of the English Civil War. “Curse My Name” is about this execution.

Cadillac Three – The South

Now this is some good country music.

Oh yeah.

Boots and buckles, red clay and sand
My point ain’t subtle here, I’m a Southern man
Where the beer seems cooler and the women seem hotter
Where the world don’t seem so damn modern
And a good ole boy like me still has a chance

This is where I was Born this is where I’ll die
Yeah, this is where I was born and this is where I’ll die

It’s all about the South (emphasis mine)

Lyrics courtesy of…

We Believe in God the Father…

One criticism of contemporary Christian music is that it is often theology weak if not in outright error. But the song below, which is currently popular, is practically a creed in song. Now whether this actually sings all that well is debatable, but in this time of so much depravity in popular culture, such blatant declarations of truth are much welcomed.

When all we know is doubt and fear
There is only One Foundation
We believe, We believe
In this broken generation
When all is dark, You help us see
There is only One Salvation
We believe, We believe

We believe in God the Father
We believe in Jesus Christ
We believe in the Holy Spirit
And He’s given us new life
We believe in the crucifixion
We believe that He conquered death
We believe in the resurrection
And He’s comin’ back again, we believe

So, let our faith be more than anthems
Greater than the songs we sing
And in our weakness and temptations
We believe, We believe!

We believe in God the Father!
We believe in Jesus Christ!
We believe in the Holy Spirit!
And He’s given us new life!
We believe in the crucifixion!
We believe that He conquered death!
We believe in the resurrection!
And He’s comin’ back again!

Let the lost be found and the dead be raised!
In the here and now, let love invade!
Let the church live love our God will see
We believe, We believe!
And the gates of hell will not prevail!
For the power of God, has torn the veil!
Now we know Your love will never fail!
We believe, We believe!

We believe in God the Father
We believe in Jesus Christ
We believe in the Holy Spirit
And He’s given us new life!
We believe in the crucifixion!
We believe that He conquered death!
We believe in the resurrection!
And He’s comin’ back,
He’s comin’ back again!
He’s comin’ back again!
We believe!
We believe

Lyrics thanks to Songlyrics.com

Enya’s “Boadicea”

No civilised man expects women to fight, but in desperate times the meek are called to rise above their natural station. Around 60 AD, Boudicca did just that. Of royal blood and an Iceni though, she was meek only by the very highest standards. Rebelling against the Roman Empire, Boudicca nearly purged Britain of its foreign occupiers. None can ascertain the outcome of such a gamble. Boudicca bet her life and lost. But she took a stand, and she nearly won.

Korn Lead Singer Blasts Obama

Since were talking about hard rock, here is a story worth mentioning. Weaver and Hawthorne, this one’s for you.

Korn frontman Jonathan Davis is unleashing the mother of all conspiracy theories — President Obama‘s secret agenda to become a tyrannical dictator with Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and Kanye West‘s assistance!

We asked Davis about his band’s new “Spike in My Veins” music video — which is filled with clips of Miley and other pop culture phenoms — and suddenly it was all aboard the crazy train.

You gotta see it … right in the middle of LAX, Davis spewed a theory about Obama using celeb scandals as a “distraction” … while he screws us out of our freedoms.

Read more…

 

File Under Things That Will Hurt Your Christian Testimony

Anyone who grew up in evangelical culture will be familiar with the often heard terminology that one is “not being a good witness” (to his Christian faith). A Christian is said to “not be a good witness” when he is caught in un-Christian behavior – smoking, drinking (at all or in excess depending on your denomination), shacking up with his girlfriend, etc. This is closely associated with the charge that engaging in open sin will “hurt your Christian testimony.” We’ll you can file this story under things that will most definitely hurt your Christian testimony.

Christian metal singer pleads guilty in California murder plot

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – The lead singer for the heavy metal Christian rock band As I Lay Dying pleaded guilty in California on Tuesday to a charge of soliciting an undercover detective posing as a hit man to kill his estranged wife.

Tim Lambesis, 33, entered the plea in a San Diego court as part of a deal that will net him a 9-year prison sentence, said his attorney, Thomas Warwick. Lambesis remains free on $2 million bail until his May 2 sentencing hearing, Warwick said.

Lambesis had been in a custody dispute with his wife, Meggan, regarding their three adopted children when in May 2013 he asked a personal trainer at his gym if he knew anyone who could kill his wife, according to charging documents in the criminal case.

The trainer contacted the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, which sent an undercover detective to meet with Lambesis

Read more…

Yep, hiring a hitman to off your wife is definitely way up there on the list of things that wouldn’t be the best Christian witness. Now the old fuddy-duddy in me really wants to suggest that maybe there is something fundamentally (no pun intended) incompatable between Christianity and “heavy metal” music, but I will refrain for now. Such conversations take me back to my youth and the constant harangue … err … concerned admonitions of youth ministers in the 80′s. A second take home lesson from all of this, and I’m not suggesting it mind you, but if you are dead set (again, no pun intended) on hiring a hitman, perhaps, just perhaps, your personal trainer is not the go to person to help you locate one.

All kidding aside, Mr. Lambesis is said to have lost his faith and become a heavy user of steroids. Hopefully the steroids help explains this bizarre turn of events, and we should all pray that Mr. Lambesis returns to his faith. Maybe his will be one of those post prison conversion stories, but I hope all will indulge me one small suggestion. Perhaps post release Mr. Lambesis should try his hand at Southern Gospel. I don’t recall ever seeing any headlines that read “Lead Singer of The Inspirations Pleads Guilty in Murder for Hire Plot.”

Merry Christmas from CHT!

Go, tell it on the mountain,
Over the hills and everywhere
Go, tell it on the mountain,
That Jesus Christ is born.

While shepherds kept their watching
Over silent flocks by night
Behold throughout the heavens
There shone a holy light.

Go, tell it on the mountain,
Over the hills and everywhere
Go, tell it on the mountain,
That Jesus Christ is born.

The shepherds feared and trembled,
When lo! above the earth,
Rang out the angels chorus
That hailed the Savior’s birth.

Go, tell it on the mountain,
Over the hills and everywhere
Go, tell it on the mountain,
That Jesus Christ is born.

Down in a lowly manger
The humble Christ was born
And God sent us salvation
That blessèd Christmas morn.

Go, tell it on the mountain,
Over the hills and everywhere
Go, tell it on the mountain,
That Jesus Christ is born.

Lyrics courtesy of

Who’ll Stand for the Working American?

But the fruits of their labor
Are worth more than their pay
And it’s time a few of them were recognized – Alabama

Speaker John Boehner schemes on how to grant amnesty.

President Obama schemes on passing the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which EIC warns could involve 40% of the world’s economy.

China gains in the high-value segment of American market.

Who’ll stand for the working American?

Quotes from former US Senator Fritz Hollings, SC:

“The U. S. was founded in a trade war. The Mother Country prohibited manufacture in the colony, and the Navigation Act of 1651 required the colony’s exports to be carried in English bottoms.” Source.

“We now have the export profile of an eighteenth century colony.” Source.

Tom Petty’s “Rebels”

Notice the flag in the background. Why do some nowadays claim the Battle Flag is offensive? It clearly wasn’t just a few decades ago. The War wasn’t over slavery. Americans nowadays seem to believe the South invaded the North.

I’ve always felt just like in this song: Southerners born today have been predestined as rebels. If there’s to be a revival of traditional America, Southerners will be at the forefront of that revival. And if such isn’t to be, Southerners will be among the last “reactionaries” to resist that cold death.

Get correct views of life, and learn to see the world in its true light. It will enable you to live pleasantly, to do good, and, when summoned away, to leave without regret.

Ted Nugent Goes Birther

The Nuge wrote this op-ed for World Net Daily. He repeatedly uses the word phony because he is riffing off of the President’s recent mention of “phony scandals” (Benghazi, IRS, etc.). Here is the money quote re. birtherism:

And let’s all be honest here; more of us believe in the American hero Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s thorough investigation into your phony birth certificate and phony history than the phony media’s smoke and mirrors.

I don’t know if Nuge really wrote this himself. If he did, then he must be pretty tuned in. He even drops a Saul Alinsky reference. Nugent is what I call a visceral Red. He connects emotionally with Reds against Blues. We need more Red musicians and  entertainers.

The Official Theme Song of NSA Snooping

Given all the concern over the NSA snooping allegations, is Snowden for real, etc., I thought this site needed a little levity, and nothing says levity like a good 80s tune. I nominate this as the official theme song of the NSA scandal. (Have we dubed this as a “gate” yet? How about Snoopgate?) You know what they say. Just because you’re paranoid, doesn’t mean someone isn’t really out to get you.

Lyrics here: (emphasis mine)

I’m just an average man with an average life
I work from nine to five, hey, hell, I pay the price
All I want is to be left alone in my average home
But why do I always feel like I’m in the twilight zone

I always feel like somebody’s watching me
And I have no privacy
I always feel like somebody’s watching me
Tell mi is it just a dream

When I come home at night
I bolt the door real tight
People call me on the phone, I’m trying to avoid
But can the people on tv see me or am I just paranoid

When I’m in the shower I’m afraid to wash my hair
Cause I might open my eyes and find someone standing there
People say I’m crazy, just a little touched
But maybe showers remind me of psycho too much
That’s why…

I always feel like somebody’s watching me
And I have no privacy
I always feel like somebody’s watching me
Who’s playin’ tricks on me

(Instrumental)

I don’t know anymore
Are the neighbors watching me
Well is the mailman watching me
And I don’t feel safe anymore, oh what a mess
I wonder who’s watching me now (booo! ) – the irs?

I always feel like somebody’s watching me
And I have no privacy
I always feel like somebody’s watching me
Tell me is it just a dream

I always feel like somebody’s watching me
And I have no privacy
I always feel like somebody’s watching me
Who’s playin’ tricks on me

I always feel like somebody’s watching me
I always feel like somebody’s watching me
Tell me this can’t be

I always feel like somebody’s watching me
I always feel like somebody’s watching me
I always feel like somebody’s watching me

(Fades away)

One

Metallica – One (Official Video) from PhHä on Vimeo.

Memorial Day LRC, carried a column from Charles Burris, highlighting Dalton Trumbo’s Johnny Got His Gun.

Trumbo surely cheered when the Wehrmacht invaded Russia, if only so he could get right with the times; Trumbo was a Red who would be blacklisted, if offered enough work to write Spartacus under a pen name, let alone, the JFK assassination agitprop he co-wrote, amongst others, with Mark Lane — associated with the Liberty Lobby, Executive Action.

Media is a powerful thing, and it was by accident, that a populist video format on MTV, gave an opportunity for a San Fransisco thrash metal act, Metallica, recovering from the death by bus accident of their chief theorist, Cliff Burton, the opportunity to weave in a long forgotten movie, to their music video.

As a recovering, scared child of the Cold War fears, the media presentation, with an appropriate set of music, never leaves. The late ’80s was that sort of time.

Regardless of Trumbo’s geopolitical angle, his weaving of war and technology, not from the Junger “storm of steel” perspective, but the medical perspective, is timeless. There are, right now, thanks to technology, more pieces of meat in military hospitals then there was after the Great War.

The protagonist in Johnny Got His Gun, finds a will to live as a symbol of the horror, if only they would let him run the media circus.  Of course, that would never be allowed to happen, so he prays for death.

England’s Mumford & Sons channel Dixie roots

How about a happy post for a change?

Garden & Guns, a lively and well-written web site that specializes in Southern culture, has a great feature story on the English folk-rock group Mumford & Sons. I’ve featured this group in one of our Southern Music Break posts, and thoroughly enjoyed the Garden & Guns article. It’s a great introduction to this unique and talented group.

Here’s the takeaway quote, from band member Winston Marshall:

“The South is a lot like Ireland. I have no family, no connections at all. But within a week you meet everyone’s relatives. That never happens in England. Some of my best friends are here [in England], and I’ve never met their families.”