Throughout the past few weeks, we’ve embarked on probably one of the most ambitious blog series yet. The past 3 years, we’ve delved into and explored the music of influential artists and artists who are on the cusp of being influential. But these 50 artists Jon and I are going to write about… are in a whole new different category. Much more clear-cut with little to no room for disagreement about the artists; the category of Identity-Building and Iconic artists; reminds us that some artists are timeless, and some artists will just be legendary even 50 years from now. We’ve written about Celine Dion, Lionel Richie, ABBA, Bon Jovi, and Keith Green; and these 5 artists thus far, are some of the most powerful, confronting, and thought-provoking artists ever to have lived. And we will continue to write about iconic heavyweights of the music industry for the many months to come. Iconic artists, to me, differ to influential artists in the sense that these artists are iconic just because. You don’t need to justify the reasons why you believe they are iconic, and you don’t have to write an essay length piece… because all of the readers virtually will agree with you anyway. And as such, the past few installments have been different from how Jon and I have been blogging in the past. Simply because we do not write about every single hit song from every single album. It’s pointless, when these musicians and singers have etched their way into legendary status and folklore long before I even thought about writing about them; and so, perhaps the way forward for my structure of these blogs could be similar to how we’ve blogged in the past about Michael W. Smith, U2 and Bryan Adams? Anyway, I’ve decided to tackle someone completely unexpected this week (and probably not ordinarily in my preferences of musical genre); and after listening and ruminating on a number of songs in their discography over the past couple of weeks- can I say that pop band The Beach Boys is one of the most successful U.S. bands of the 1960’s and 1970’s, and deserves their place in this blog series, even though they’re still not my musical preference?
Welcome to the latest instalment of our most recent blog series Top Tens, which is posting roughly every Sunday, Australian time. We have been on a break for a couple of weeks, thinking about new topics so that this series doesn’t become stale, and here we are again with a new and fresh perspective. Last time I went very specific, and shared my top 10 new characters I would like to see on one of my favourite TV shows, Once Upon a Time (in the upcoming 4th Season and beyond). Now we’re pulling things back to the more general.
The faith based film The Perfect Wave (starring Scott Eastwood, Rachel Hendrix, Jack Halloran, Cheryl Ladd, Patrick Lyster, Diana Vickers and Nikolai Mynhardt) released on DVD a few days ago. I had the privilege of interviewing the director of the film Bruce MacDonald, Ian McCormack, who’s life the film is based upon, as well as actors Rachel Hendrix and Jack Halloran. Here we talk about the directing process of the film, as well as what drives these people to show the love of Jesus Christ every day. And we also delve into future projects from Jack, Rachel and Bruce!
Distributed by Divine Inspiration
Opening Theatrical Release Date: July 11th 2014
DVD Release Date: September 16th 2014
Reviewed by Joshua Andre
The Perfect Wave– Starring Scott Eastwood, Cheryl Ladd, Rachel Hendrix, Patrick Lyster, Nikolai Mynhardt, Scott Mortensen, Jack Halloran, Diana Vickers, Rosy Hodge, Matt Bromley
Release Date: September 9th 2014
Reviewed by Joshua Andre
Welcome to the latest instalment of our most recent blog series Top Tens, which is posting every Sunday, Australian time. Last week I shared my top 10 favourite Robin Williams films, and this week, in light of the tragedy that occurred last week, I’m going to create a blog that is much more buoyant, positive, and hopefully it’ll be a list to make us laugh, that is a bit funny, and doesn’t take itself that seriously.