So tonight I answered my own question. TBA had it’s first official gig. I decided that since TBA was turning up so regularly in the church roster, we could score a regular slot by default…..
What happens when you start poking fun at the anti-scientific paranoia of Richard Dawkins and his ilk through the medium of heavily distorted guitar riffs, zydeco-slash-heavymetal rhythms, TISM-esque lyrics, all set against a backdrop of 1950s cult SciFi*, is that people wander in off the street and say incredulously “this is a church service?? Wow.”
We also performed songs we’d written about Judgment at the Second Coming (via overdriven glam rock), and about [not] abandoning faith (via blues-slash-psypop). Along with Intelligent Design Theory, these concepts don’t feature in songs that much. Come to think of it, outside of Primus and TISM these musical styles don’t either. I think TBA’s mission will be to explore other neglected areas of faith and apologetics through our somewhat randomly styled music.
It was a good night.
* If there was a video taken of us performing Monsters From The ID I’d post it up for you. Unfortunately, or more likely fortunately for my you all, there wasn’t. And my throat hurts.
I actually used this today when managing my staff. Mostly tongue in cheek, but even so you may need to kill me now before this sort of thing gets out of hand and I start trying to Incentivise my Team via the use of inspirational pictures….
I decided that this year would be no alcohol for me, and no coffee on weekdays, in an effort to give my body some detox and to cut back on the disgraceful amounts of junk food that I eat when I drink either type of beverage. I thought 12 months should be a decent stint. People keep asking whether moderation would be a better approach, but frankly I suck at it. Also, I find it a lot easier to work towards moderation from a point of total abstinence, than to try to work backwards from a point of over-indulgence (Silly Season….yeesh!).