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Song of the Day: “No Rain” by Blind Melon

Ah, the early nineties, when it was a generational statement to say you were bored. In the post-cocaine, post-yuppie world, many of the cultural heroes were shitheads in, or recently out of, school who didn’t know what do with their lives, and didn’t particularly care. Think Bart Simpson and Beavis and Butt-Head. Richard Linklater even…

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Song of the Day: “Shine” by the Newsboys

When I was maybe twelve years old, my uncle and cousin (both devout born-again Christians) gave me two CD’s for Christmas: a Skillet album and a best-of Newsboys album. Both, unsurprisingly to me, have strong Christian messages. While I ended up enjoying both of them, I really stuck to The Newsboys (not to be confused…