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Thread: Aubree Dieckmeyer
achentodaze

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01-25-2012 01:22 Forum: General Discussion


Much better vocalist than her "reluctant" father.
Thread: Daniel Amos - Darn Floor Big Bite 20th Anniversary
achentodaze

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Views: 546,752
08-28-2008 12:25 Forum: Upcoming Releases


I wonder if the Larry Norman anthology that ARRC released already did not do nearly as well as they thought it would and so they are skittish about releasing DFBB.
Thread: Daniel Amos - Darn Floor Big Bite 20th Anniversary
achentodaze

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08-04-2008 23:33 Forum: Upcoming Releases


Thread: What was the first...
achentodaze

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RE: What was the first... 07-30-2008 13:25 Forum: General Discussion


"Ain't Gonna Fight It" off of the Maranatha 5 album. I was hooked right away. "Ain't Gonna Fight It" is probably the 'tamest' DA song ever so I have been challenged musically and lyrically ever since.


A side story:

Shotgun Angel came out in 1977 when I was 11. In that same year, I developed a pre-teen crush on Debby Boone, who had released "You Light Up My Life" that year. The next year, Debby Boone and her sisters released an album that included a cover of "Father's Arms" on it. Talk about pre-teen heaven. My girlfriend (in my mind) had recorded a song by my favorite rock band. At the time, I didn't care that it sounded like a cheesy version of "Fathers's Arms".

I've always wondered if Terry's reference to Debby Boone in "Bibleland" was at least in part a result of her recording "Father's Arms".
Thread: Terry Holding Down
achentodaze

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RE: Terry Holding Down 07-30-2008 12:48 Forum: General Discussion


quote:
Originally posted by Lur King


I will say This, Terry Is LooKing GooD Cool

He/you have obviously Lost wieght, I hope it is a Healthy choice Smile
& not something else... KeeP on Rocking.


I could pretty much tell that he lost weight from the depth of his footprint.


Big Grin
Thread: Daniel Amos - Darn Floor Big Bite 20th Anniversary
achentodaze

Replies: 653
Views: 546,752
06-11-2008 11:31 Forum: Upcoming Releases


quote:
Originally posted by jiminy
whether DFBB is their pinnacle is a debatable thing..

but it certainly is a great milestone in any event.
( Im a bit partial to HD as well)


I personally don't look at DFBB as the pinnacle, but as the fulcrum point of DA's albums. On the one side you have the fun of the Maranatha!-era influenced albums (DA, SA, HD) and the common thread of the iAlarma! Chronicles quartet. On the other side of DFBB you have the remaining albums which express a deeper, yet simpler, lyrical maturity; and musical styles which tend to be more timeless and original.

DFBB contains elements from both sides (and sometimes neither) - and to me that is what makes it a great album.
Thread: Daniel Amos - Darn Floor Big Bite 20th Anniversary
achentodaze

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06-04-2008 16:24 Forum: Upcoming Releases


quote:
Originally posted by DwDunphy
Here's some good news to get you all buzzing... Guess who I saw in the "N" section of Best Buy's CD department today? None other than Larry Norman or, more to the point, ARRCO's Norman retrospective. It bodes well for the big box chains carrying "Darn Floor Big Bite".

Take hope, fans of DA... You may yet see a day when someone knows what the heck you're talking about.


ARRCO's Norman retrospective is also on iTunes.
Thread: iAlarma!
achentodaze

Replies: 163
Views: 92,893
04-17-2008 12:02 Forum: General Discussion


Props - I love this song and I think it fits in well with the theme of Alarma! The fact that it is a song about props and sounds like it could be a show tune is brilliant.

On the album credits, Marty is credited as 'reluctant lead vocal', so the vocal styling was either planned or Marty just can't sing.

edit: from a comment by Marty a few years ago on the Larry thread:

"I think one has to be honest about one's abilities and then make valued decisions. I can sing, but not as good as Glen Lystne (the vocalist on I'm In Love). I'd like these tunes to go futher then my voice can carry them, if there's any hope of that happening, then I don't pick my voice. I plan on singing one or two songs on this album, if I can convince myself."


Mortal Coil - Who can argue with a reference to Hamlet?

To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub;
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause: there's the respect
That makes calamity of so long life;
Thread: your own DA best-of
achentodaze

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RE: your own DA best-of 03-13-2008 22:35 Forum: General Discussion


in alphabetical order (and subject to change Pleased ):

1. ' Aint Gonna Fight It
2. Broken Ladders to Glory
3. The Bubble Bursts
4. Child On A Leash
5. Colored By
6. Constance of the Universe
7. Days and Nights
8. Don't Light Your Own Fire
9. Easy For You
10. Fingertips
11. Grace is the Smell of Rain
12. I'll Get Over It
13. Meanwhile
14. Ordinary Extraordinary Day
15. Out in the Cold
16. Sanctuary
17. Sins Of The Fathers
18. The Glory Road
18. The Unattainable Earth
20. When Everyone Wore Hats
Thread: Maranath #5
achentodaze

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RE: Maranatha #5 01-28-2008 00:12 Forum: General Discussion


I received Maranatha 5 as a Christmas gift............over 30 years ago! And so began my journey with DA.

It is a cool album and I think the best of the Maranatha compilation albums. Although I also like Maranatha 2 as it is a good sampling of early 70's Maranatha music.

I always liked the cover art of Maranatha 5.

IIRC, "Golden Ages" by Sweet Comfort Band was written in relation to the death of Bill Sprouse, who wrote "Shotgun Angel".
Thread: Terry's Move to the Bay Area
achentodaze

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Views: 4,372
11-12-2007 00:29 Forum: General Discussion


Days and Nights (DA, Shotgun Angel)
It's Sick (DA, Vox Humana)
What A World, What A World (SE, Let's Spin)
The Glory Road (DA, Songs of the Heart)
Snow in a Can (SE, The Midget, the Speck and the Molecule)
Broken Like Brooklyn (Lost Dogs, The Lost Cabin and the Mystery Trees)
Thread: earthquake in the bay area...
achentodaze

Replies: 9
Views: 7,874
11-02-2007 09:52 Forum: General Discussion


quote:
RE: Terry is in San Jose now
Terry's moved back to the Bay Area


Does this mean that there are now zero bums in Corona del Mar?




Cool
Thread: Daniel Amos - Darn Floor Big Bite 20th Anniversary
achentodaze

Replies: 653
Views: 546,752
10-08-2007 22:27 Forum: Upcoming Releases


audioris:

Is this version going to be remastered? The original on CD is said to be a bit flat. If I recall correctly, 'Unattainable Earth' was remastered for Dr. DET, and has more of a fuller sound.

Any info on how Arena Rock became involved in this?
Thread: Terry at Church
achentodaze

Replies: 40
Views: 39,196
09-13-2007 23:06 Forum: General Discussion


Nobody's done "Praise Song"?!?!?


Praise Song
from the album "Shotgun Angel"

Words and Music by Terry Scott Taylor

©1977 Maranatha! Music

Love that brings a light
To a darkened room
Then there is no night
'Cause love's bright and new
Feeling it shine on me
Knowing it's in my heart
What can I tell you
'Cept what's in this rhyme
Which grows in my heart
And stays on my mind

Chorus:
I praise you (Wonderful Savior and Lord)
I praise you
Giving you (Glory and honor and praise)
(Lord you are worthy of praise)

Love that gave Your Son
To Die for me
Shedding precious blood
On Calvary's tree

Knowing His blood has power
To cleanse me hour by hour
What can I tell you
'Cept what's in this rhyme
Which grows in my heart
And stays on my mind

Chorus

Love that brings a light
To a darkened room
Then there is no night
'Cause love's bright and new

(Glory and honor and praise be yours)
(Glory and honor and praise be yours)

Feeling it shine on me
Knowing it's in my heart
What can I tell you
'Cept what's in this rhyme
Which grows in my heart
And stays on my mind
Thread: Swirling Eddies - the midget, the speck and the molecule
achentodaze

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Views: 305,725
08-01-2007 15:54 Forum: CD & DVD Reviews


quote:
Originally posted by navfox
I agree in some ways, that "Snow in a can" doesnt fit as well as the other songs... But what is the concept of this album anyway? Thats what gets me, since there is "ALWAYS" a concept to anything Terry related.

However, I think this song lyrically is the best written, smart and witty, love the way he uses words!


Although there are multiple themes to TMTSTM, a main theme I see is 'perspective' Perspective found in many different ways and means - the whole looking back in a rear view mirror after you have passed something and seeing it differently. And being 57, Terry probably has fair amount of perspective.

Some lyrical examples:

It All Depends: "I guess it all depends on how you look at these things"

The Midget, The Speck and The Molecule: "Can you see me through your glass darkly?"

Madonna Inn: "Come Sunday morning everything in there's true, but Friday night is no time for revival"

Giants in the Land: "Parchment plans and cobweb dreams"

Salton Sea: "We were kings and queens, now our brittle-boned dreams are shipwrecked on the Salton Sea"

My Cardboard Box: "In time I grew disgusted by all the homeless scum, but babe I've just adjusted now that I'm one"

Snow in a Can: "Abracadabra, alakazam, flip a switch and it's snowin' at Disneyland"

A Medley of Our Hit: "No this is nothin', really nothin' at all. Compared to coming glory, it don't compare a bit."

Tremelo: "In a trembling daze, an ephemeral haze that the trusting heart rejects"

The Humble Man Rises: "You're strongest when your knees are weak"

This is the Title: "I could always write a love song, still it's better to live it, better to give it"
Thread: Swirling Eddies - the midget, the speck and the molecule
achentodaze

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08-01-2007 15:06 Forum: CD & DVD Reviews


quote:
Originally posted by Audiori J
Actually I think it fits nicely, and especially considering the spiritual connotations. I believe there is a running thread through Terry's writing that points out how hollow the things the world have to offer are. When the vail is lifted and we the bride see the world through the eyes of Glory. All of our creations are shabby compared to what God has created.



In a similar vein, 'Snow in a Can' thematically reminds me of DA's 'Pay for Surf' - regarding the attraction we have to things that aren't the 'real thing'.

"Here's an artificial wave by the Astroturf
If the water's flat, he'll pay for surf
By inflatable palm trees on the shifting sand
She plays beach blanket bingo with her plastic man"

I like 'Snow in a Can' because of the juxtoposition between the musical style and the lyrical content.
Thread: Swirling Eddies - Cardboard Box (Preorder Preview)
achentodaze

Replies: 43
Views: 75,598
07-20-2007 16:01 Forum: CD & DVD Reviews


I think Cardboard Box comes from a metaphorically semi-autobiographical look by Terry at aspects of his own life - its a love song to his wife that essentially says "I don't have the world to offer, only my love".

I think (Only One Bum in) Corona del Mar is very similar. Put Terry in as the Bum and the whole song takes on an interesting meaning. I think the key line in that song is "and some of us think he may be the richest man who ever lived in Corona Del Mar"; and that would probably apply to Terry very well - in the sense that he posseses more important things in life than monetary riches.

In both songs, like a lot of Terry's lyrics, he is able to make a universal statement out of a seemingly much smaller and unrelated situation.
Thread: Swirling Eddies - the midget, the speck and the molecule
achentodaze

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RE: Swirling Eddies - the midget, the speck and the molecule 07-09-2007 16:20 Forum: Upcoming Releases


quote:
Originally posted by audiori
Still waiting on an ETA from the manufacturer. Keep watching.


I'm sure the manufacturer processes a lot of CDs every year. I wonder if they realize the genius that is passing through their fingertips. Or if they have no clue and my copy has been dropped on the floor twice already. Cool
Thread: Great Terry Taylor Lyrics
achentodaze

Replies: 33
Views: 31,553
05-22-2007 23:24 Forum: General Discussion


quote:
Originally posted by audiori
Thats actually something Terry's wanted to do for a while... I think it'll happen at some point. He seems interested enough in it that it comes up every now and then.

As far as illustrations go... I think last time the idea came up, he wanted to do not only have TenNapel and a few other folks like that do illustrations, but also open it up to have fans contribute potential illustrations as well.


Sounds great.

One of the advantages of a printed book is that it is nearly impossible/impractical to bootleg like the other media out there. Once you print 1000 books, you only have 1000 books (or less due to attrition). So it truly becomes an item for fans and collectors.

The only problem with a book is 50 years from now when Terry's genius is discovered by the mainstream, my great-grandkids will be bugging me to auction off my first-edition "Taylor's Book of Lyrics".
Thread: Great Terry Taylor Lyrics
achentodaze

Replies: 33
Views: 31,553
05-21-2007 13:50 Forum: General Discussion


audiori's:

Has there ever been any consideration to publishing a book of Terry's lyrics? He sure has the volume to fill a book. I would guess that 75% or more of his lyrics are poetry quality. And since Terry owns the lyrics, the major cost would be printing.

I know of a number of people that would enjoy such a lyric/poetry book who would normally be uninterested in CDs because their musical tastes differ.

(You might even be able to sell copies to some of the Literature Departments at the school's listed in "Hide the Beer...") Cool
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