I TOTALLY agree with what Rick says here. I heard a song on the radio a few days ago, and immediately knew it was Jeff Beck on guitar. Rick is a master at explaining the technical, but doesn’t talk about the heart, where this comes from, and then the technical makes it possible.

Beck is now 78. And I don’t know what’s going on with his heart spiritually, but what comes out of him is often amazing.

How in the world do people actually claim that any of us just happened by chance, created by no one?

Start at minute-2:45, if you’re pressed for time.


“Silent War” by Five Times August (Lyric Video) 2021

Somebody’s selling a new religion
Somebody’s selling a lie
Somebody wants all the strife and division
That’s driving us out of our minds

They’re telling the world not trust their own eyes
They’re telling the people they’re wrong
They’re keeping the truth for their power and gain
And taking whatever we’ve got

And some of you eat all the lies you’ve been fed
Some of you just go along
Training acceptance inside of your head
To give them whatever they want

You’re leaving your brothers and sisters behind
You’re told it’s the best thing to do
You’re shutting out friends ‘cause you’re told that’s what’s right
Now they win because all of us lose

And it’s so sad
Watching these times as they change
And it’s so bad
The battle’s been violent and strange
As they lock us indoors
In a prison of this silent war

Now someone is trying to sell you the cure
The same one who made the disease
And they’ll try to convince you and make you feel sure
But hey, there ain’t no guarantees

They covered your mouth and they’ve tied back your hands
They did it to all of the kids
And nobody knows all the damage that’s done
And won’t ask until the master permits

So take back your freedom
And fight for your life
Stand up before it’s all gone
Take back your freedom
And fight for your life
Stand up before it’s all gone

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“Jesus… What Happened To Us” by Five Times August

“Jesus… What Happened To Us?”
written by Bradley James Skistimas

Shut your mouth, get in line
Just behave or pay the fine
They’re pulling on your backbone
And taking out your spine

They want you weak, don’t speak
Don’t question, don’t think
Keep staring at your smart phone
Get dumber every week

Now give up your freedom and shush
Oh Jesus, what happened to us?

Leave the church, kill your faith
Judge the skin and learn to hate
Make yourself the enemy
But call yourself a saint

Learn the rules, be a fool
Remove your kid from school
And apologize for everything
Apologize for you

Now give the TV all of your trust
Oh Jesus, what happened to us?

Mark, Jack, Bill, Joe
They’ll tell you what you need to know
They give you your permissions
And tell you where to go

Lights, camera, action, edit
We’re so pathetic
You believe it ’cause you watched it
You believe it ’cause they said it

Now everybody stay home and rust
Oh Jesus, what happened to us?

We used to stand and fight
We had a voice alright
We had a life worth living
We had a damn worth giving
Now we’re watching it fall
That’s the truth of it all

So shut your mouth, get in line
Just behave or pay the fine
They’re pulling on your backbone
And taking out your spine

They want you weak, don’t speak
Don’t question, don’t think
Keep staring at your smart phone
Get dumber every week

Don’t nobody put up a fuss
Oh Jesus, what’s happened to us?

Oh Jesus
Jesus, what happened to us?

Kebu – ‘Fleeting Lights’

I LOVE Kebu’s new song: flowing forward in solid, unwavering, steadfast, in-peace, strong resolution — upward and onward!

Outstanding choice of analog tones: beauty & grit! Great for the soul! We’re on a journey, going somewhere wonderful, fighting darkness in Light together!

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Sebastian Teir. Finnish composer and keyboardist who creates instrumental, melodic synthesizer music. His music is heavily influenced by 70’s and 80’s synthesizer music as well as modern electro. Sebastian Teir alias Kebu makes his music using only analogue synthesizers.

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MARK FARNER: I’m Your Captain (Closer To Home – 1970) 2011 LiVE

From: Songfacts — Mark Farner (ex-Grand Funk)

Songfacts: How did you come up with that song? It seems so unusual – so long and it changes gears in the middle.

Farner: Initially the song came to me after I said my prayers one night and I put a P.S. on the end of my prayers. I asked God to give me a song that would touch the hearts of people that the Creator wanted to get to. I got up at 3 o’clock in the morning – I’m always getting up at different times of the night and writing things down. A lot of them are not songs but this happened to be one.

I got up and I wrote it, and as I’m writing it, I’m between the state of subconscious and conscious. I’ve got one foot in dreamland and my pen is writing these words down. It didn’t make a whole lot of sense. It was kind of weird, I thought, as I was writing it. I didn’t sit there on the edge of the bed and read it over and over, I just wrote it down, and when I got to the end of it, I just folded it over and put it on the nightstand. There it was.

Well, in the morning, I got up, I was drinking my coffee, I was looking at the horses out in the pasture, and I got my feet kicked up. I thought, I’ll grab my flattop here. I had an acoustic George Washburn, a resonant guitar from my kitchen – everybody would grab it when they came here. I started playing. Wow, that’s nice, what the heck is that? Then I made that C chord. I made a mistake. I was going for the G and it was a little short and I hit the C. And I looked down because that chord spoke to me in such a way. I’ve never heard that come out, that inversion of the C. I thought, Wow, that’s a cool chord. Then I thought maybe with those words in the other room, maybe that’s a song, so I grabbed the legal pad and laid it down on the table next to my coffee and I just started strumming. “Everybody…” And it just started coming out. …

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Petra: ‘Let Everything That Hath Breath’ (Praise the Lord)

I became a Christian in 1974 while reading the Paul and Silas jailer story in Acts 16 mentioned in this song. It was clear to me they had what I wanted. I was trying to find the true source of being able to love others — the one true religion that worked, which I hadn’t found while studying in the Lutheran school system K-12. While in my senior year, I don’t know why, but I decided to start reading the Bible in Acts 1, which I still think is a great place to start.

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Let everything that has breath praise the Lord
Let every creature under God’s sun praise the Lord
Let all the mountains, let all the valleys
Let all the hillsides sing of His glory
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord

Israel had a war to fight but the Lord showed them the secret
He said the battle this day is mine, but you must listen how to do it
Put your singers first in front of the rest
Let them praise and sing to me
And you will see the salvation of your God
And watch your enemies flee

Paul and Silas were thrown in jail
For preaching the gospel of Christ
Though in chains they praised His name singing songs in the night
Just then an earthquake shook the place and the chains and the doors were loosened
Then the jailer ran in scared to death and that day he found salvation

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Petra Classic (Greg X Volz lead): Back To The Rock Live Reunion Concert – Nashville 2011

[Note to myself: this 1080p version is just as sharp as this 360p one. The cover pulls up for sharing on this one, so I’m posting it.]

Refreshing, first concert in 25 years with all five of the 80’s line-up (with Greg X. Volz as lead singer)!

Wikipedia’s band history

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Back To The Rock is the twenty-second studio album by the band Petra, released in 2010 and which marks the band’s return with the classic 80s lineup (Bob Hartman, Greg X. Volz, John Lawry, Mark Kelly and Louie Weaver) .[1] The repertoire consists of a reinterpretation of 10 hits from Petra’s eighteenth phase plus two new songs. [2] The album also features a live version (Back to the Rock Live) released in 2011 on CD / DVD. [3]

Set List
“Bema Seat” – 03:43​
“Clean” – 02:51​
“Angel of Light” – 04:14​
“Rose Colored Stained Glass Windows” – 03:56​
“Godpleaser” – 04:29​
“Second Wind” – 04:20​
“More Power to Ya” – 03:21​
“Let Everything That Hath Breath (Praise The Lord)” – 04:00​ (Greg X. Volz)
“Grave Robber” – 04:37​
“Adonai” – 04:16​
“Back to the Rock” – 04:27​ (Greg X. Volz)
“Too Big To Fail” – 04:11​
fonte: https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Back_to…

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Daniel Rodriguez: ‘I’ll Walk with God’ — “I’ll never walk alone while I walk with God”

I’ll Walk with God from this day on.
His helping hand I’ll lean upon.
This is my prayer, my humble plea,
May the Lord be ever with me.

There is no death, tho’ eyes grow dim.
There is no fear when I’m near to Him.
I’ll lean on Him forever
And He’ll forsake me never.

He will not fail me
As long as my faith is strong,
Whatever road I may walk along.

I’ll Walk with God, I’ll take His hand.
I’ll talk with God, He’ll understand.
I’ll pray to Him, each day to Him
And He’ll hear the words that I say.

His hand will guide my throne and rod
And I’ll never walk alone
While I walk with God.

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