Inspiration for this blog

I love music, all different styles of music, but my favorite would have to be “christian” music. It all started back in the summer of 1996, when I discovered a now defunct channel called ZMusic Television. At first I was a little underwhelmed, because they played a ton of Adult Contemporary bands, and at the time, that was definitely not my style. Then one day I was channelsurfing and stumble across them playing a song called “Jesus Freak” by a group named DC Talk. I was blown away. It was so much more aggressive then anything I had seen in “christian” music before. I stayed glued to the set hoping that the next video would be of a similar style, thankfully it was. That hour of music from 3pm-4pm was called Cycle16. Even the name sounded edgy and awesome. I would watch every day discovering new bands along the way. For my 13th birthday, I asked for a cassette player and a bunch of cassettes, with the first one I received coincidentally being by “Jesus Freak” DC Talk. From there I discovered another show on Z from 10pm-11pm that played punk and heavy music. Between that and the 1yr. Old 7Ball magazine, I was able to delve deeper into the tiny scene that was “christian rock”. That appreciation for the myriad styles of the scene definitely still exists today. I am a reviewer for a website known as christianrockrocks.com. I enjoy getting to ingest these albums and letting people know how much I like them, or at times think something isn’t up to par. It’s cool to see something that started 14 years ago still burns inside me today. I have been blessed to discover so many amazing bands, and this site is going to be used as a tool to try and get people to open up their ears and dig a little deeper into our heritage of all things christian rock.

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4 Responses to Inspiration for this blog

  1. Maria Alexander says:

    I am so proud of you. I love you so very much! And I’m glad to hear that after all these years that same passion still burns inside of you. You’re awesome and I know God will take you places you only dream about. Always have that same passion for God as for your music. I’m here for you always. God bless you mi amor. Te quiero mucho πŸ™‚

    • Thanks babe. I appreciate that. I agree about having the same passion for God. I feel bad sometimes, like I put the music before Him, which I do not want to do. I want God to be my first, my last, my everything. I love you too.

  2. Hey there!

    I just read the inspiration behind your blog, and I thought it was actually a little entertaining for one reason: I actually remember ZMusic Television! We used to tape all the videos and watch them all over again. That was the only music we listened to – what was on TV. πŸ™‚ To be honest, I think I still have one or two VHSs with those videos. I remember lots of Geoffe Moore & The Distance, Twila Paris, Steven Curtis Champman, and several others. They need more programs like that these days. Maybe we could start one. πŸ˜€

    • jayhawkfan3602 says:

      Haha Jay! They used to play the daylights out of GMAD, SCC, Michael W. Smith, Newsboys, and DC Talk. Point Of Grace too. I loved that channel. Same here. All I listened too growing up was christian music. At a young age, I just didn’t feel like listening to music with cursing, sexually suggestive lyrics, and violence. I still don’t to this day. The Bible verse about guarding your heart has always stuck with me.

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