Author Archives: Jonathan Scott

On the Occasion of a Christian Rock Chick’s Coming Out

On the Occasion of a Christian Rock Chick’s Coming Out

“I know they’ll bury me/ Before they hear the whole story” -Jennifer Knapp, “Inside” It was bound to happen: Girl finds God. Girl lifts guitar. Writes songs. Finds fame. Plays the nascent Lilith Fair. Garners awards, sells a million. Raises a million eyebrows, incites a riot of expectations. And catalyzes a litany of rumors about […]

Mix Tape

Mix Tape

“We were just a couple of fallen angels, rolling the dice of our lives. We’d heard all the horror stories of early marriages and fast divorces and broken hearts. But we knew none of them would happen to us, because as Dexy’s Midnight Runners sang to Eileen, we were far too young and clever. What […]

2007 in Review

2007 in Review

1. Spoon, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga – Merge This record simply sounds crafted by a band owing nothing to anyone – and it is just that. Once you get past the unfortunate Ga-to-the-fifth-power title, you’re whelmed with brilliant pop gems that are just off on the shoulder from the mainstream road. People spoke of […]

Now Wait One Hot Pop Minute

Now Wait One Hot Pop Minute

Okay … Britney. You know who I mean. No, she’s not one you’d tag as a women’s issues champion, and yes, yes, she often wears the wrong things. Regardless, the specter known as Ms. Spears came out to play at MTV’s Video Music Awards on Sept. 9. Only she didn’t. Hardly. It was garish and […]