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Nord Report’s Top 40 of 2007

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Wow, I’m in music heaven this weekend! After finding The Blah Blah earlier this week my iPod got a second boost this morning when I came across a site called Nord Report. The blog isn’t updated often but this week he posted his Top 40 of 2007 and I’m stoked to have a ton of new songs to listen to this weekend. Another post that caught my attention is called What Be Playin’ On Ye Ol’ iPod and while it’s from way back in August there are some great tunes there as well.

While this blog doesn’t have MP3’s like The Blah Blah it does have links to YouTube clips for the videos for most of these songs which makes Nord Report a blog that’s definitely worth checking out.

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Written by Ryan

December 22, 2007 at 2:58 pm

Posted in Christian, MP3, Music

Christian Music Superbowl

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I’ve never been a huge fan of Christian music because it’s a lot like Canadian television – both usually fail to catch my interest but I feel like I should support both despite the fact neither really interest me. In fact, if I’m going to be brutally honest, both Christian music and Canadian television bore me. Even though I dislike Christian music as a genre I’m constantly looking for artists I like so I was stoked to come across a blog called “The Blah Blah” which highlights some Christian artists I haven’t heard of before while being wrote by someone having a similar struggle in embracing Christian music.

Something else that snagged my attention with this blog is they have MP3’s for artists I wouldn’t have normally heard of and a lot of times these artists are Christians who may have a secular release. One of my favourite finds on the blog so far has been the group Blyss (now known as Lifehouse) and their song You Can Shake The Mountains.

Another reason to check out The Blah Blah is because they are running a great contest right now called Christian Music Superbowl.

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Written by Ryan

December 22, 2007 at 1:21 am

Posted in Christian, MP3, Music

Blanket of Ghosts

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A new artist that I’m really digging is Dustin Kensrue from Thrice. He just released a solo album and it’s a nice mellow CD with some great lyrics that I’m going to be rocking in my classroom this fall.

You can check out a live version of Blanket of Ghosts by clicking on the YouTube link below.

Written by Ryan

September 7, 2007 at 12:44 pm

Posted in Christian, Music, YouTube

Beautiful Scandalous Night

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How great of a name for a song is “Beautiful Scandalous Night?” Maybe it’s the geek in me that loves to play with words to create mental images but I’m amazed by the name of this song. Simply amazing.

I just head Bobbie Seay Band cover this but I was unable to find a  YouTube clip of their version so I’m posting Leigh Nash’s version instead. If you want to hear Bobbie Seay Band’s version you can dowload their entire album for free this week courtesy of Relevant Magazine. Enjoy 🙂

 

Written by Ryan

August 24, 2007 at 1:51 pm

Posted in Christian, Music, Ryan, YouTube

Another Josh Garrels Clip

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I posted a YouTube clip of Josh Garrels last week and I came across another gem that I wanted to post. This clip is of him performing “Freedom” and I’m hoping I can find an MP3 version of this performance on the ‘net. Can someone help me out with this?

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July 30, 2007 at 12:19 pm

Posted in Christian, Music, YouTube

Josh Garrels

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I have a hard time getting into Christian artists so I’m stoked to find two artists this summer that I can blast from my iPod. The first was Jeremy Camp (who I’ve gotten my buddies hooked on as well) and the latest is a new artist called Josh Garrels. His official site has some free MP3’s you can download and I embedded a YouTube clip of my favourite song (Joyful Boy ) so that you can check him out doing a live performance. Enjoy!

Written by Ryan

July 25, 2007 at 10:33 am

Posted in Christian, MP3, Music, YouTube

Jeremy Riddle

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This week I came across new Christian artist Jeremy Riddle and he instantly became my favourite artist because unlike most Christian artists he talented vocally and lyrically. One of my big challenges is a Christian is watching the kind of music I listen to and I’ve always used the excuse that because I’m so passionate about music I can’t settle for something subpar just because it’s released by a Christian label. Jeremy Riddle is one of the few Christian artists who’s stuff I play because of the great lyrics and the fact that it’s some great music.

You can check out his official site by clicking here and watch his video for “Sweetly Broken” by clicking on the link below. Enjoy!

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July 18, 2007 at 7:57 pm

Posted in Christian, Music, YouTube