Wednesday round up
Some items that don’t warrant a post of their own but are worth getting out there until we return to our regularly scheduled blogging.
- The Steve Ladd thread has stayed remarkably on target for a post with comments running up over a hundred. Some interesting ideas have cropped up along the way, including the suggestion that Wes Hampton take Ladd’s spot (not gonna happen) and another that a woman get the job (and this wasn’t even a sister tenor joke). See what happens when we stay focused?
- VIA musicscribe, the latest non-news to come out of Anthony Facello’s trio, Beyond the Ashes (Kyle calls them a cross between the Booth Brothers and Rascal Flatts). There’s a phoenix-not-rising joke in here somewhere … But unlaunched jokes aside, isn’t it sad to watch yet another gifted gospel singer flounder and languish.
- Larry Ferguson and family have filed a civil suit in Missouri related to the bus crash that killed Dottie Rambo and injured several members of the Ferguson family. Among those named in the suit, the coach company from which Rambo’s bus was leased, the driver, and Reba Rambo McGuire (For the original docs, search the Missouri civil court docket for case number 09LW-CC00043) (h/t, SM). I’m no lawyer but I assume this is the kind of wide-net litigation that’s involved in trying to recoup costs for medical care in cases where liability is in question. Update: another news report on the suit is here.
- This just in: The SN’s Jerry Kirksey thinks homosexuality is a sin “powerful temptation”, which is rather like calling heterosexuality a strong procreative urge. This from his latest Writer’s Block column. Better be careful what you pray and preach for, though, Jerry. Get rid of all the homuhsexshuls in southern gospel and there’d be a lot less southern gospel music for the SN to write about (not to mention appreciably fewer artist/advertisers to pay for the thing in the first place) (h/t, BW). Writer’s block indeed.