10 Feb

Whatever happened to the MUSIC?

I used to sing pretty well, but i did the dumb thing and smoked.  Now I can rumble bass with Gaither, but otherwise I sound like a dying bull in a hail storm.  That's my excuse, but what about you?  I recall attending 'worship' at a church and the lyrics were on the wall and a 'pop' group sang, but hardly anyone joined in.  What happened to the music?   Popular music awards go to "RAP" and contemporary worship leaves me cold.  King David loved music.  He wrote this in his Pslam, "But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble."  Boy! Are we in trouble all around today.  People look like bandits with all this COVID problem, so it's hard for me to understand what they are saying, much less if they sing.  We've lost our voice of praise and that's a shame.  Must be that God isn't our source of strength and our fortress today.  What do people really believe anymore?  Blacks belive us whites are out to do them in.  Whites are worried that the browns are going to take their jobs, but with the ink flowing on all those resolutions up there in Washington, it would appear that none of the illegals need worry since they will have all the benefits anyway.  Talk about music, back yonder there was a novelty song about a "Bump-de-Bump" that was taking over everywhere.  It seems to be a theme song of government, donchaknow.  Any way, I still love music.  Music with a melody.  I will never tire of great Hymns and God inspired praise songs.  Without a song, a man ain't got a friend; that field would feel no plow; a man is born, but he ain't good nohow, without a song. When God delivered David from the hands of King Saul, he sang, " I love you, Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.", and Aggies still sing!  

And that's what I get from My Box of Chocolates right here in my corner studio under the shadow of Kyle Field.


James G Austin '69

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