me: okay, apropos of nothing
who rocks more – mormons in bands, or evangelicals?
Bridget Jack Meyers: you mean like, secular bands?
me: we’ve got brandon flowers
you’ve got lifehouse, switchfoot, and onerepublic. and the fray
i think you guys probably win
we do have jimmy eat world, but they’re all inactive
Bridget: I think so too. but there are a lot more of us.
what about maroon 5?
me: are they mormon?
Bridget: lead singer is.
his parents are byu professors
me: really? nice!
Bridget: plus you have jewel. sort of.
but you get sixpence
Bridget: and scott stapp.
me: yeah, i think we’re outnumbered
hey, at least we don’t have to claim stryper :P
Bridget: and flyleaf is pretty cool borderline christian/secular group
me: i’ll have to take a look at them
oh, you guys have paramore too, i think
Bridget: is she christian? didn’t know that
me: i thought she was
and, what’s the deal with evanescence? are they anything in particular?
Bridget: ben moody was christian
but he hasn’t been part of the band for a long time
Bridget: we have jordan sparks. and who’s the guy who just won AI?
he’s evangelical too
me: hey, wait, we have the runner up
Bridget: “Battlefield” is a total knock-off of “Our God is an Awesome God”
that’s true. though I haven’t heard any of his stuff on the radio yet.
me: yeah, me neither
any other AI? isn’t Daughtry something?
Bridget: well, Clay Aiken and RJ Helms were evangelical…
doubt they still are
I’m not sure on Daughtry
me: we do have the New York Dolls (well, kind of). and Gladys Knight.
and Donnie and Marie
ooh, and the Jets
Bridget: heh. donnie and marie.
me: yeah, we have no chance, do we?
probably helps that evangelicals use such upbeat music in worship in the first place
and there’s the whole Christian music scene which some people transition to or from. Phil Stacey from AI has been getting played on Christian stations.
me: right, and didn’t some other mainstream bands start out with Christian station exposure?
Bridget: Jessica Simpson started on the Christian music circuit, believe it or not
me: i think i remember reading that the fray or onerepublic did. or something like that
hah! that’s right
and didn’t katy perry start there too?
Bridget: she claimed she got a lot of hell for being big-busted
maybe. dunno about her.
me: hah! she totally did
(just checked wikipedia)
Bridget: Fantasia Barrino is Christian, too. though I also haven’t heard any of her stuff on the radio.
me: hmm – this would make an interesting blog post
Bridget: Is that a hint?
me: heh :)
Bridget: I have meant to do one final post and note I was leaving, just got wrapped up in the move
me: no worries
i was considering being lazy and just copying the chat into a post
Bridget: I say go for it. Lazy is good. I’m watching Quarantine at the same time right now.
me: i don’t think either of us said anything embarrassing or problematic
okay, i’ll copy it and post it as “a discussion on music” or something of the sort
Bridget: No, don’t show them the part where I sent you all my porn links
me: i’ll edit that part out