January 2009 Table of Contents

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Cover Dilemmas

I’ve always wondered why some magazines do flip covers so much. It’s pretty cool once, but gets hard to read after a while. This issue helped me understand that a little more – as we had a great cover story lined up, and then Rick sends in this awesome Brian Doidge image. Brian has a great story, so we had two possible cover stories. What did we do?

Procrastination can work wonders sometimes in solving dilemmas. Turns out our original cover story got busy with a tour of all things, so that story was totally out for this issue. But we will see it in the future.

Second issue, and we still have a few other surprises in store. We still keep a blog about the progress of our ‘zine as well as other random thoughts we have, so feel free to stop by and leave a comment.

Action Spotlight:

Don’t just complain about the world – do something to change it

Right now, 1.1 billion people on the planet don’t have access to safe, clean drinking water. That’s one in six of us. 4,500 Children will die today from water related diseases. Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of all sickness and disease, as well as killing more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Many people in the developing world, walk more than three hours every day to fetch water that is likely to make them sick. Charity: water is a non profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. They give 100% of the money raised to direct project costs, funding sustainable clean water solutions in areas of greatest need. See www.charitywater.org (Charity: Water did not buy this ad nor do they endorse this magazine – just givin’ ya food for thought)

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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.


2 Responses

  1. Already a correction to report – “In your review for the Sound Gallery “Umbra” record, you have it listed as a 2008 Lo-Fidelity release. While we dig Herb and his music, this info is incorrect as we have no connection with the release.” The Sound Gallery album is an independent release – sorry for the mix-up. I’m not even sure why that was put there.

  2. Wow, a Vigilantes of Love and King’s X review, and then a Gene Eugene tribute issue! Where have you guys been all my life?! Finally, a magazine that talks about all the music I love. Keep the good stuff coming!

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