The Lucy Hammond Band — Talk To Me

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a music video to start the weekend. This one’s too good to pass up. It’s made even better because I know Lucy Hammond (and she’s a Facebook friend). Looks like it’s time for me to go see the Lucy Hammond Band.

Visit the band’s website to check out upcoming dates and to enjoy the music streaming in the background. \m/

Easter Message: Highway to Hell?

This last Sunday, NewSpring Church started its Easter service with a cover of AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell.” After watching the video of the service, it didn’t feel right to me. Instead, it felt tacked on to the beginning of a more typical church service.

I’m sure I come to this issue with biases. I grew up in a conservative denomination that’s still debating “music style.” My congregation now debates drums and electric guitars; acoustic guitars, electric bass, and the occasional conga or djembe are now “blessed.” I also play electric guitar and I appreciate loud, raucous music.

Somehow, though, I don’t expect to see my church’s praise team covering “Highway to Hell” anytime soon. Not even (especially?) on Easter.

Was this just an attention-grabbing gimmick? Maybe. If so, it succeeded. After all, I am writing about it. But it still feels like a gimmick to me. Maybe if I read the lyrics one more time…

Update. Pastor Perry Noble says he wouldn’t do it again. ;-)

Hat tip: Tony Morgan.

Kutiman — The Mother of all Funk Chords

It’s Friday, time to remix. If anybody does it better than Kutiman’s dicing and slicing of YouTube videos, I don’t know who.

Kutiman has more remixes at http://thru-you.com/. Listen to them all, rinse, and repeat. Kutiman provides links to the originals so you can get an idea of Kutiman’s work and creativity.

Hat tip: Lessig 2.0, who discusses the legal implications of remixing. Just enjoy!

Rice Custom Guitars — Sweet Home Chicago

Ran across this clip while cruising Rice Custom Guitars. I knew it was perfect for a “start of the weekend” video — if this doesn’t bring a smile to your face, check your pulse. It might be missing.

Enjoy!

Just love Rich’s laughs at the beginning and end. ;-)

For variety, check out Buddy Guy’s rendition of the same song.