Music

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Alternative Christmas Music 2018

A few years ago I shared about Over the Rhine‘s Christmas music. It is a little bit melancholy and a lot of gorgeous. I shared then that I had found one of my all time favorite Christmas albums from 1988, “A Broken Christmas,” was and still is on iTunes. There are quite a few albums that I enjoy this time of year that are not the usual Christmas fare and I thought I would share some […]

The Ghost of Johnny Cash

UPDATE: While I first heard this a cover by Kerosene Halo, this is actually from Phil Madeira’s album “Motorcycle.” A great album and on sale! Buy it now and support PM, you will not regret it! Even the title song has a great story to it. Phil said he simply liked the pen and ink drawing a friend had done of the motorcycle you see on the cover. So he wrote the song “Motorcycle” so […]

iTunes: Family Sharing and Apple Music

I have not posted on tech in quite a while, but after finally getting some things sorted with Apple’s iTunes I thought it might be helpful to some and worthwhile to maybe 2 people to share my experience. This is not a review of the services in any comprehensive sense, there are better reviews than I could write and I do not have the patience for it. (See iMore in particular.) Apple Music This is […]

Something a little different for your Christmas music listening

I enjoy Christmas music, from the sacred to the silly (give Rudy Red a listen), and I am always looking for something new each season. One of my all time favorite albums is “A Broken Christmas” from 1988. The name comes from the now defunct(?) CCM label “Broken Records” and features songs by some of my all-time favorite artists: Gene Eugene, Adam Again, Riki Michele, OJO, 441, and others. I was thrilled to find it […]

The 77’s 2014 Summer Tour – Free music, GREAT music

Every now and then a group that I really care about goes on tour. It is rare, but it happens. Even more rarely I am able to go and see them. Such is the case next Tuesday!  The 77’s, a group I have followed since the 80s, will be in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and I will be joining them! There is an interview/piece about the (related?) 1989 album 7&7is available here and Tour Dates here. To […]

Music to translate by

This summer I have got to get more work done on TgRuth. Those who know me know that translation is not my favorite activity and working late into the night is for, well, its for grad students. Last night, however, this song came on (and I quickly put the whole album on) and I just grooved. Enjoy one of the greatest, Adam Again. Gene Eugene is missed.  

Finding the Lost Dogs

The previous post regarding Daniel Amos put me in mind of another great group whose concert I attended, The Lost Dogs. I had posted this piece on my old site in the summer of 2004, but never at Targuman. So, for your enjoyment, a reflection on Christian music and growing up. I was lost on the twisting, narrow state routes of Pennsylvania and cursing all the while that I would be late, but I was finally going […]

Daniel Amos is on Tour

Some of my readers may remember Daniel Amos, one of the earliest Jesus groups from the 70s and one of the few still around. Granted, it has been more than 10 years since they have toured and that long since their last original album, Mr. Buechner’s Dream. Still, they are alive and kicking and making great music. I am very excited to be able to see them in person. *DANIEL AMOS ON TOUR* 2011 Tour […]

What’s on Abegg’s iPod?

On the network in the hotel I came across this and feeling mischievous I thought I would post this this screen shot: Note that his music library is appropriately secured. But it got me wondering, what would be on Abegg’s iPod?  I think he probably gets in the groove with a little Earth, Wind, and Fire while reading the War Scroll. Your suggestions?