Saturday, November 05, 2005


The music that really turns me on is either running toward God or away from God. Both recognize the pivot, that God is at the center of the jaunt. So the blues, on one hand -- running away; gospel, the Mighty Clouds of Joy -- running towards. And later you came to analyze it and figure it out.

The blues are like the Psalms of David. Here was this character, living in a cave, whose outbursts were as much criticism as praise. There's David singing, "Oh, God -- where are you when I need you?/You call yourself God?" And you go, this is the blues.

Great Rolling Stones Interview with Bono


Baus said...

I was just having this conversation with some friends about Nick Cave, Trent Reznor, and Brian Warner (Marilyn Manson). These people all do art in reference to God. It doesn't make it God-loving, or good art, but it does make it interesting and worth paying attention to.

Jim Online said...

Thank you for posting that. Nice article by RollingStone. As usual.