Your Words are not Mine
Despite some accusations to the contrary, we do try to be balanced and fair here at Down The Line. Except against the music industry giant, of course. Most people get this… but we still get surprised at those that don’t. Not that they don’t get it, but the weird logical leaps they go through to prove (to us, at least) that they don’t.
A few people need to learn that printing someone else’s position in a magazine does not equal to us agreeing (or disagreeing) with what they say. The Earth is not going to stop rotating because someone else got to say something that I don’t like.
Of course, this is really just part of the culture we live in. How many million blog posts have been written just because someone has to get the last word in? The older I get, the less I care about correcting every wrong sentence in the world and the more I become concerned with righting what is wrong in me or the people that I am called to advocate for (my friends and the needy).
Don’t just complain about the world – do something to change it
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- Letters to Us
- Steve’s Corner
- Matt’s Musings and Meanderings
- Joey Taylor: “Ojo Uncovered”
- 4-4-1: “The 80’s were a lifetime ago for all of us…”
- Paravell: “A Lifetime Of Stars And Dreams”
- Ryan Weaver: “The Timeless Tradition of Tattooing”
- Bill Walden: “continuing the discussion on Homosexuality, God and the Church”
- Brian Kirsch: “Sterling Dishes On Life, Pain, Regression And Mr.Sunshine”
- Was It So Bad? by Josh Lory
- Jimmy Hotz – Beyond the Crystal Sea (30th Anniversary Edition)
- Lost Dogs – Old Angel
- Ojo – Relative
- mewithoutyou – It’s All Crazy! It’s All False ! It’s All A Dream ! It’s Alright!
- The Choir – Burning Like The Midnight Sun
- Maylene & The Sons Of Disaster – III
- Doug Burr – O Ye Devastator
- King Never – Possibilities
- A Hill To Die Upon – Infinite Titanic Immortal
- Vision – Mountain In the Sky
- Vision – Vision
- Voice Of The Mysterons – They Have Pulled Down Deep Heaven On Their Heads
- Grave Robber – Inner Sanctum
- Disaffection – Begin the Revolution
- The Rex Carroll Band – That Was Then, This Is Now
- My Silent Wake/The Drowning split
- King James – The Fall (re-issue)
- Adiastasia – Life War (Collector’s Edition)
- Blood and Water – In Character
EDITORS: Matt Crosslin and Steve Ruff
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WRITERS: Steve Ruff, Matt Crosslin, Joshua Lory
COVER IMAGE: Ojo Taylor by Susan Ann Luce
LAYOUT: Matt Crosslin
WEB DESIGN: Matt Crosslin for Monsoon River Designs
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Down the Line covers bands that explored the intersection between faith and art in the 1980s through the early 1990s – even though they were probably never accepted in to what is called “Contemporary Christian Music” because they were too edgy or alternative or liberal or for whatever reason. Some of these bands may still be making music today, and others may have moved on. We cover these bands (active or dormant) as well as any new projects by former members of these bands and any new bands that may have the same spirit as these bands.
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