Tuesday, February 4, 2014

And the darkness spills over into "christian" music

I am not one to go to many concerts, but I do enjoy them.  For the last several years my family and I have attended the Rock and Worship Roadshow.

Most of the groups were pretty okay.  Many of the songs had been aired on KLOVE so they were recognizable...but nothing prepared me for the insane screaming of teen-aged fans when one particular group came onstage.

Family Force Five.

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 Family Force 5 is an American Christian rock band from Atlanta, Georgia.[1] The band was formed in 1993 by brothers Solomon "Soul Glow Activatur", Joshua "Fatty", and Jacob "Crouton" Olds. As of 2013, the group has released four studio albums (including a Christmas album), nine EPs, and two remix albums. They are often noted for their raucous, party-centric personae and eclectic mix of genres, ranging from rap metal to dance-pop.

I can't even begin to express my doubts of being truly a christian band...not with songs such as Wobble and Zombie

Airborne, sound the air horn
It's a contagion, invasion, rampaging with no vaccination
Six feet down, coming out of the ground
Looks like it's getting around
It's a virus, apocalyptic,
You won't survive this
You can't predict it, hey!

[Verse 2:]
Chaotic, psychotic
Death defying, lifeless logic
It's scary, supernatural
Knock me down, I'm so come-back-able
Not dead, undead, a new creation
Zombie regeneration
Fresh flesh, but I don't need a headshot
Still hot, still rock

Worldwide, infected
I'm back, resurrected
Whole life I remember it fondly
Watch me walk like a zombie

Zombie zombie zombie,
Zombie zombie zombie,
Back-back-back-back from the dead

Walk, watch me walk, watch me walk,
Watch me walk like a zombie
Walk, watch me walk, watch me walk,
Watch me walk like a zombie

[Verse 3:]
I'm a zombie, who I want to be
Not a wannabe but a zombie
I know, insanity, unattainable, unchainable
Zombie-ance is uncontainable
Run for your-ru-ru-run for your life, what
Bon-Appetite, I got a new appetite
Transformed, be-be-be-be-reborn, uh
Love bites and it's in rare form

Uh...reborn?  Reborn into what?

They were signed by Gotee Records
 Gotee Records (established 1994) is a record label founded by dc Talk member Toby McKeehan (professionally known as tobyMac), Todd Collins, and Joey Elwood.[1] The label began as a production company.

Now I had been looking into TobyMac anyway, because of a very questionable song...imagine my surprise to hear his production company was named Gotee (goatee)  He claims it was because he was growing one, but coincidences are no longer coincidences when it comes to the music industry.

Toby McKeehan (born Kevin Michael McKeehan;[2] October 22, 1964), better known by his stage name TobyMac (styled tobyMac), is a Christian recording artist, music producer, hip-hop/pop artist, singer-songwriter, and author.
TobyMac was one of the first and best-known Christian rappers. He was first known for being a member of the Christian vocal trio DC Talk, staying with them from 1987 until their announced hiatus in 2000. He has since continued a successful solo career with the release of five studio albums: Momentum (2001), Welcome to Diverse City (2004), Portable Sounds (2007), Tonight (2010), Eye on It (2012), as well as two remixed albums of the first two albums titled Re:Mix Momentum and Renovating Diverse City respectively, and one remix album for albums number three and four titled Dubbed and Freq'd: A Remix Project (2012). He also has a full-length Christmas album Christmas in Diverse City (2011). TobyMac became only the third Christian artist to have a No. 1 debut on Billboard's Top 200 chart with Eye on It.[3]


And it is here we begin to see that all too familiar symbols...

KLOVE plays Steal My Show...one that I absolutely hate

If You wanna steal my show
I'll sit back and watch You go
If You got somethin' to say
Go on and take it away
Need You to steal my show
Can't wait to watch You go, oh, oh
So take it away

So now the crowd is hype
That you showed up tonight
Anticipatin' cravin' somethin' more than smoke and lights
So I'll step out the way
I'll give You center stage
Give 'em what they came for ..

Since when did Jesus need to steal the show?  He should be the center of all worship...not given permission to do so.

Well, we can see just which master he is serving. 


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