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Top Album Of The Week

Beck
Morning Phase
Capitol

beck is a rock & roll dumpster diver trying to make folk music dangerous
again. he is one special musician in it for the long haul. "morning phase"
features many of the same players and themes as he has mastered. and the result
is a set that feels like an instant folk-rock classic. the album often
sounds like a meditation on the painful ambivalence of a love affair. and the
real hero is beck who gives emotional punch where he uses a sensitive voice on
every chorus, verse and note. like much of the album it's ornate,

Read all of this week's Top 21.

 

 
AC/DC's Angus Young with Shelton
 
Shelton with Ozzy, seriously
 


Patti LaBelle and Shelton

Book Review
San Francisco TAXI
Alex SacKAlex SacK

Dad taught me that a man's worth in life is measured by what he's done for society; well, people need a ride... In a world, where a failed-rock star non-practicing Buddhist turns cabbie author, the streets of San Francisco go Zen with drugs, porn stars and cab schoool. Get lost in the fog as our antihero navigates through a 1st week in the life of a big city cabbie. Detour routes fraught with ethical quandaries, strategic learning curves, and majestic predawn views. Steep hills and bridges abound in... 

Book Review
Turn Up the Radio!
Harvey KubernikSanta Monica Press

Featuring hundreds of rare and previously unpublished photographs and images of memorabilia, this collection highlights dozens of iconic bands and musicians, including the Doors, the Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, the Byrds, CSN, the Monkees, the Rolling Stones, Ike and Tina Turner, Elvis Presley, Eddie Cochran, Ritchie Valens, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Frank Zappa, Thee Midniters, Sonny and Cher, and many others.

The book also digs deep to uncover the studio musicians, background vocalists, songwriters, producers, and engineers who helped propel the Los Angeles rock and pop music scene to such a legendary status, such as Bones Howe, Barney Kessel, B. J. Baker, Merry Clayton, Jack Nitzsche, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Bobby Womack, and Kim Fowley.

Finally, Turn Up the Radio! pays tribute to the DJs who brought the music of Los Angeles to fans throughout Southern California—and, ultimately, the world—including Art Laboe, Dave Hull, the Real Don Steele, and Dave Diamond.

Book Review
How to Pick Up a Stripper
Todd StevensThomas Nelson

The most effective way to reach people for Jesus is through servant evangelism—showing God’s love in practical ways. This type of outreach is what Jesus modeled, is culturally relevant, and values people. The goal should be to invite people to take the next step from where they are.

Friendship Community Church, led by Pastor Todd Stevens, has experienced tremendous growth through acts of kindness. The church’s most radical servant evangelism project is Nashville Strip Church, founded by Erin Stevens. Erin’s life changed when God told her to “go feed the strippers.” With home-cooked meals and gift bags, Erin shows dancers that God loves them. How to Pick Up a Stripper and Other Acts of Kindness includes the story of a dancer who has come to know Christ, left the strip club industry through Erin’s ministry, and is now serving with Erin to reach other strippers.

From feeding the homeless, to Easter egg hunts for special needs children, to ministering in a strip club,How to Pick Up a Stripper and Other Acts of Kindness provides exciting ideas for showing God’s love in practical ways.

The Rhetoric of Violence

At least nine people were killed and at least 35 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On Thursday police announced that a man had been arrested on charges of firing on a number of motorists recently, wounding three of them, on Kansas City-area highways. On April 13 three people, including a child, were murdered at two Jewish-affiliated facilities in Overland Park, Kan., leading to the arrest of a white supremacist.


Read more of this song's lyrics.
Ideology Lyrics
By: Billy Bragg

When one voice rules the nation
Just because they're top of the pile
Doesn't mean their vision is the clearest
The voices of the people
Are falling on deaf ears
Our politicians all become careerists

They must declare their interests
But not their company cars
Is there more to a seat in parliament
Than sitting on your arse
And the best of all this bad bunch
Is shouting to be heard
Above the sound of ideologies clashing

Book Recommendation

Marx for Beginners

Author: Michael Rius
Publisher: Pantheon Books

From reform to revolution - Marx's influence is unrivaled, but if you put five people in a room, you'll come up with six different opinions on him.

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