What’s going on in the sg world? Let’s check out the interwebs.
- Guy Penrod has a new website and album out but since I can’t seem to get the site to spool me the promised clips from the new album, I can’t say much about it. When I click on the play button, my browser simply says “Waiting for guypenrod.com” … indeed. Maybe I need to reboot.
- So how about Aaron Minick instead? I see he has a new album out, too, according to an ad on gospelmusicupdate. Ok … let’s click over to his site. Except, it seems, http://www.aaronminick.com/ “expired on 8/19/09 and is pending renewal or deletion.” Goodness.
- The Perrys have re-upped with Daywind (note to Sandy Knight’s press people: “re-up” or “renew” is far superior to the “re-signs,” which leaves the unfortunate image, no matter the hyphen, that she too is pending renewal or deletion). I guess at some point I expected them to sign with Vine Records, given their longstanding relationship with Wayne Haun, but then again, I guess DW is probably the only label in town that could afford to bankroll the thousand-piece orchestras that’ve become standard on P’s albums.
- Besides the Perrys’ new album, which I AM going to review very soon, despite all evidence to the contrary, any recommendations on what I should be listening to?
- Via Aaron Swain, there’s an interview, sort of, with Danny Riley about Gold City up at sogospelnews. I say “sort of” only because there are questions posed as if to Riley, but most of the answers are in a strange third-person transcription of what, one presumes, Riley said. Evidently, the part where Riley complains about the internet and discussion-board comments, during an interview with an internet magazine that made its name with its message boards, was not meant to be ironic. Anyway, for GC partisans the piece will be a rebuttal to all the criticism. To critics, it will probably be very dissatisfying. And so it goes …
- Rick Hendrix for TN Governor? Yeah, yeah I know. I snorted too. But then when it comes to southern gospel promoters with an interest in politics, one man’s joke is another man’s self-promotion. For his part, Hendrix would neither confirm nor deny when I asked him, which proves nothing so much as you don’t have to actually hold elective office to be a politician.
- The latest
David Phelps ShowGaither video preview clip is out, via Daniel Mount.