Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Time to choose a side

Image: Erin Tyner

Oh, Heaven Isn't Real - David Karsten Daniels

Why should Jesus get all the good music? It's not like it's for the devil or anything -- the song's just one great big secular humanist sigh of exasperation, as if Daniels has had it up to here with heaven this and hell that and will no longer hold his tongue. From the backyard of the Bible Belt, bluegrass swing, handclaps, holler and all, this one goes out to the atheists and undecideds.

From Fear of Flying (eMusic, Amazon), Myspace

Jesus Had a Sweet Girlfriend - Justice of the Unicorns

I suppose even to suggest Jesus had a girlfriend is blasphemy. But Justice of the Unicorns (dudes, you're gonna have to live with that--possibly for years!) means no harm I'm sure. They're just trying to humanize the deity and all that. How could shy, marble-mouthed singing and angelic girl back-ups be evil?

From Angels with Uzis (eMusic, Amazon), Myspace

I've been kinda out of the loop so this is a bit old, but Moistworks' collective post on that great indefinable, indie, is well worth reading (as are the comments).


Blogger Sara said...

Wow, that David Karsten Daniels song was so good that I just downloaded the entire album! Thanks for sharing it!!

5:45 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

(Oops, should've clarified: "downloaded the entire album from emusic" ... don't want you to think you're encouraging illegal activity...)

5:47 PM  
Blogger Charles said...

A couple great songs. I always wish there were more good-natured anti-religious songs. Most of them are so dour that it just doesn't feel worth the effort.

11:15 AM  

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