I’ll have limited time and access to blogging for the rest of the week while I’m at a conference, so you’ll have to talk amongst yourselves. Some places to start:
- DBM already commented on Bobby All’s passing. All was one of those names that hopeless sg junkies like me grew up seeing in liner notes, and so while I never actually saw or knew him, it feels like something worth noting. And speaking of deaths, John Campbell, a Solid Gospel personality from the 90s, died recently (h/t, C).
- We are awash in lists (somewhere off in the distance I can hear Daniel Mount giggling with glee): a list for Dove Awards nominations, one for first-round finalists in the SN Fan Awards, and another for SGN awards. Three more disparate, cognitively dissonant and, in many ways, inexplicable lists there could not be … Your ways are wondrous, oh Lord. And the search for a Grand Unified Theory of Christian music fandom continues. Oh and the SGMA Hall of Fame inductees list is out too (in case you missed the Charlie Waller discussion down below).
- Almost forgot! … DBM is counting drum patterns over at musicscribe. Obviously, DBM and Kyle, who’s been listening for recording oddities lately with the intensity of someone trying to crack the DaVinci Code, are locked in a musicscribe deathmatch for who gets to wear the pocket protector over there. And to think, *I* get called pedantic? Welcome to the club, guys.