If you paid attention, you might be confused why I’m here.
It is a continuing conversation of how Patrol is supposed to be carried out. Defining the terms of this dialogue is a subject that has come up a few times in the last weeks. It’s a give and pull situation between a few people who see the world very differently sometime, but people who have a desire for Patrol to be a site where a free range of ideas can be thrown about and debated.
If you’d like to know about the conclusion of some of those ideas, please don’t hesitate to email me. Long story short though, I’ve got a tremendous love for Patrol and I’m excited to find a way that I can continue to contribute to this conversation. I’ll be blogging thoughts on life, politics, and the many shows that I spend my time at.
If Patrol actually had thumbs, she (yes, the site is a female) would be raising them firmly to the sky. In the type of move that might cause that place down below to get just a tad colder, The Next Right is calling for conservatives to stand against insanity and boycott the far, far Right's Wal-Mart of Fear, WorldNetDaily.
How do I know the world's ending soon? Let me give you a hint, it doesn't involve controversial tornadoes, Iranian nuclear ambition, or the election of a president with Hussein as a middle name. Palo Alto played host to the first ever National Cougar Convention this weekend, and 7×7 has pictures to prove it.
Please be warned children, this is not for the decent or proper of heart.
Most of us grew up or grew into Dave Bazan at some point in our life. The former frontman for Pedro the Lion has written some of the most devastating and terrifying looks into our own hearts and our own struggles with faith and trust.
Bazan's own journey from the realm of believer to agnostic has been well documented in article after article and song after song, and if you somehow missed the struggle in print, crawl out to see him live and you'd have to be blind to ignore the pain stretching out in his voice and lines. There's a wrestling that takes place every single time that Bazan starts whispering into the microphone and while I'd disagree with the resting place that he's currently at, I've always respected and hurt with this quiet bearded man.
The cover story on the Chicago Reader provides an incredibly well-written dive into Bazan's struggle and upcoming album, Curse Your Branches, weaving narrative with lyrics and painting a vivid picture of a man who just isn't sure about Him, and isn't always happy with that.
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