Out of the Wilderness

Stories from an unmarried guy navigating through dates, owning a couple of dogs, being a brother, son, and friend, and looking for adventures along the way.

Move Me, Baby!


One observation I’ve made about Christian radio stations has really started to bother me… most of the music they play is deep, introspective, and self-denying. I support the mission of having positive, uplifting music as an option on the radio. I’m not knocking the radio stations. Deep, introspective, self-denying songs are great but do they all have to be so thought-provoking? I like to look inward and take personal inventory just as much as the next guy, but I’d be headed for a mental breakdown if this type of music were all I was listening to.

Sometimes the brain needs a break and lots of times the heart just needs to beat, not bleed. Perhaps that’s why I find my playlist full of the most random songs. For example, my most recent playlist includes:

Rock & Roll – Eric Hutchinson
Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley
Good People – Jack Johnson
Freedom – Amos Lee
The Man Comes Around – Johnny Cash
Tom’s Diner – Suzanne Vega
Bad (Live) – U2
Christmas Canon Rock – Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Good Good End – Waterdeep
Jump Around – House of Pain
Made To Love – TobyMac
Oh What A World – Rufus Wainwright
That’s Not My Name – The Ting Tings
Awful Beautiful Life – Darryl Worley
Say Hey (I Love You) – Michael Franti
Body Language – Jesse McCartney
Ridin’ Dirty – Chamillionaire
Paradise City – Guns and Roses

We all have depth at some level and it’s true that our souls long for music that moves us. But we also need music that can make us move!

Mumford & Sons:

Zac Brown Band:

Author: Driftwood

Since 2005, I've called Nashville my home. I'm the head of the household for now, with a 4-year old beagle and a 2-year old blue heeler mix. I say "for now" because at this point I'm single and wondering if that will change by way of marriage. Until then, though, I'm in the dating game and sharing stories on this blog. Actually, I write about anything from dating to music to pets to family to career to everything in between, I hope you enjoy reading!

3 thoughts on “Move Me, Baby!

  1. True dat: Sometimes the brain needs a break and lots of times the heart just needs to beat, not bleed.

    I think that’s why I realized recently that I don’t listen to “Christian” music anymore. It’s arguable that Coldplay is what modern and uncliche Christian music should be like.

  2. How about a radio station (perhaps like JackFM) that simply plays music, without regard to the subject matter? Good music is good music.

  3. http://www.youtube.com/ilamusic

    Hey man ! i see your blog and i think you love so much music!

    i’d like your opinion on my music …the link is a youtube page of us …with official videos and live shows …

    hope you like

    hughs from italy…

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