4.03.2008

Good Monster

A friend of mind pointed me to this August 2006 interview with Jars of Clay frontman Dan Haseltine. It gave me a new appreciation for their album, Good Monsters, and reminded me of how much I already loved it.

In the article, Dan speaks candidly of his former struggle with secret sins and self deception. I found this quote by him to sum it up perfectly.

"I am my own worst pop music station, constantly telling myself what I want to hear-and coming up with creative ways to do it."

1 comment:

Bo Salisbury said...

Good Monsters is excellent... I think Jars O' Clay is one of the best Christian bands of all time. Every album is fresh and new... very talented.

I found that surprising, after seeing them live the first time. The music was impeccable, but they had no "presence" or chemistry with the audience. I thought that was peculiar, because bands will usually get noticed because of their live performances... the buzz they create...

I'm just grateful someone (Adrian Belew?) could see past that to what they were doing musically and signed them. I suppose I may have seen them on an off night, but they weren't "off" musically and I couldn't imagine them connecting...

Anyways... great CD... great band... great songwriters...