Amazon.ca, MSN, and Paste

The sales rank of our preaching U2 book today on amazon.ca is 3050. This just seems really, really good to me. I mean, it's not the DaVinci Code, but still. [This blog does not endorse the DaVinci Code, yadda yadda yadda.]

MSN Entertainment has three tracks from the forthcoming DVD U2 Go Home: Live From Slane Castle for you to watch online. It looks like it's going to feel much more "live" than Boston. 160,000 people is a lot of people.

I was reading ramblin' man, who links us, and listened to two free tracks he has up by a roots group called Pentecostal Bouffant (which is a great name for a roots group). On the publisher's site, Paste Music, there is a "Paste radio" link, and there were some Over the Rhine numbers on it.

Now, as a sort of follow-up to my post yesterday, this all typifies how I personally interact with pop culture: I am not very hip or in the know, but after I hear about something 4-5 times I feel obligated to check it out. Over the Rhine is a good example; I know they are very widely discussed and respected in Christian circles (and out of them), I even know they postponed their fall tour, but I wasn't (knowingly) familiar with their work. So here was my chance! I asked Paste Radio to play me some Over the Rhine.

It was good enough. Fine. You know, I could see the attraction, but no blinding lights from heaven or anything. Until we got to the song I Radio Heaven, which absolutely froze me at my computer screen. Oh. My. God. I've probably played it 8 times and do not anticipate stopping any time soon.

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