the book i’d most highly recommend from my summer reading is “body piercing saved my life: inside the phenomenon of christian rock” written by one andrew beaujon.
andrew beaujon is/was/is a contributing senior writer for spin magazine which, according to their website, purports both “music for life” and “reaching cool, trend setting young adults.” here, observe diagram:
at some point during the writing of his book andrew called to ask me a number of provoking questions that i in turn attempted to the best of my ability to provide answers to. there appears a fantastic index in the back of the book that, when i first saw a copy, i turned to. i browsed for my name. sure enough, there it was. i turned to the first page number listed. here is my first appearance in the book: “when stryper came along i was like, ‘holy crap!’” and it only gets better. and so i say that you simply must go immediately to your local book store or amazon.com and pick one of these things up. i’d loan you my copy but right now another friend of mine has it. i promise you, you will be both pleased and provoked. pleased – that someone took the time and presented the current scene so fairly with insightfulness, humor and humility. provoked – to think about the culture we breath in and out so readily with little thought and much assumption.
but most importantly, andrew rarely wears bandanas on his head. here, observe the following:
for immediate purchase and to retain my friendship (as it will ensure that we have things in common for days on end… ):
body piercing saved my life: inside the phenomenon of christian rock