Friday, June 03, 2011
3 Chords & the Truth: Light it up
We like the light . . . or so we say.
I know the Bible likes light, because it talks about it so much -- and so glowingly. Darkness, not so much.
Well. a large chunk of this week's edition of 3 Chords & the Truth has to do with light. And how we sometimes talk a good game when it comes to light but would just as soon talk about light than be light.
Sometimes, what really worries those most obsessed with showing us "the light" is appearances. It's the old bait and switch.
IN THAT EVENT, the name of the Big Show would have to change to 3 Chords & Looking Good for the Neighbors.
This go around, we're gonna play one of the great gospel songs ever. It was written by a creative genius who often liked to crawl inside a bottle.
For that reason, some would like you to hear the song, but not the suffering soul who gave it to us by the grace of God. That's an example of putting keeping up appearances over seeing the light.
We don't do that here.
Hank Williams died a hopeless drunk. I may yet die a hopeless A-hole. But Jesus died so that there might be hope for drunks like Hank and A-holes like me.
MEANTIME, I propose that the saints and the sinners come over to my place, home of the Big Show, and we'll gather around the record player, have a hell of a time . . . and look for the light while we're at it.
It's 3 Chords & the Truth, y'all. Be there. Aloha.