I met my then-future wife in college. Our first date was on December 17, 1996, and just a few days afterward, we each went home for Christmas, her to Hot Springs, Arkansas and me to Orlando. We were a time zone […]
I hear you. I grew up and grew old with Dylan. I can recall with detail the first time I heard a Dylan tune. (Like a Rolling Stone). Had no idea who this guy was, but as kid who was still listening to The Archies on 45, I knew this was something different. Same reaction I had when I picked up – totally by mistake – a book by some guy named Dickens and started to read.
That Rain King/Thunder Road performance is one of my favorite things in the world.
Thanks for this, John. These guys have been such a huge part of my musical imagination since that first record. And how about that VH1 Live record!? The fact that they came up with new arrangements of almost all the songs was so brilliant. One of my favorite memories was playing 1492 for Aedan when he was little and talking about how Adam’s sense of loneliness and futility (“I am the king of everything/I am the king of nothing”) was an honest expression of our fallenness–and how Jesus was the best answer to all of his longings. Aedan (who’s 20 now) told me not long ago that listening to those records was a big moment for him, spiritually.
i wish i’d had big brothers like you people. It’s like there was a whole world overlaid with mine, and i missed it. i should watch that video.
Being a youngster, I was a late comer to “August & Everything After,” discovering it just last year. It’s now become one of my favorite albums. The music is soulful and surprising, and the lyrics are refreshingly honest. I read a great article a while ago that compared Duritz’s songs to the wisdom literature of Job and Ecclesiastes, and the more I return to songs like “Round Here” and “Raining in Baltimore”, the more I can hear that ragged ache for redemption.
Some of my favorite high school memories are hanging out the back of my friends jeep singing along to “Amy Hit the Atmosphere”. Thanks for sharing
John Barber commented on the post, Justin McRoberts and Scott Erickson Help Us To Pray 7 months ago
I got it, @chrisyokel – I’m saving it for my retreat at Gethsemani in a week.
John Barber commented on the post, Justin McRoberts and Scott Erickson Help Us To Pray 8 months ago
Dang, this is great. I’ve had this book in my Wish List for a while. Guess I need to pull the trigger on it.
Don’t listen to Adam Whipple’s new record if you’re going through something hard. I mean, seriously, don’t. Don’t listen unless you’re ready to work through those complex, deep-down feelings inside you. But, i […]
Thanks! Official street date is 2/2/18. Backers get it as soon as we have it in hand
Wow! First time I’ve come across your work, Adam. You’re a rare talent. Finely crafted stuff. I particularly appreciate the fact that you sing in a clean, natural way that doesn’t obscure your lyrics. (That’s a pet peeve of mine with a lot of current artists in the indie vein.)
John Barber replied to the topic learning how to let people love you. [an abuse survivor who needs help] in the forum The Rabbit Room Forum 2 years ago
Geez, @urfrgndlyngborhoodho – that sounds terrible. You’re in the right place! Us rabbits take care of each other.
Jennifer, here’s the pertinent info from the Hutchmoot site: Registration for Hutchmoot 2017 will begin on March 1st. There are 300 seats, which will be available on a first-come/first-served basis, and the cost is $295 per person. Snacks are provided for Breakfast and Lunch (there are a multitude of nearby dining options). Dinner each evening…[Read more]
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