Wednesday, May 21, 2008

A Musical Coda to 'Jesus Week'

Jack Logan--"Female Jesus" (mp3)
Justice of the Unicorn--"Jesus Had A Sweet Girlfriend" (mp3)

In lieu of the "missed hits" which no one misses anyway, here are a couple of fun little twists on the Gospels that are irreverent, creative, and probably blasphemous. Both songs add sexuality to the mix--a no-no as we found out when The Last Temptation of Christ was released as a film.

Hailing from Georgia, Jack Logan was maybe the original lo-fi, super-prolific songwriter who would record with whomever was around under whatever recording circumstances were available at the time. His idea of a good time on the weekends was making music with his friends. Sounds pretty fun. He may still be doing it. I wonder if Bob Pollard of Guided By Voices got his idea from Logan. "Female Jesus" comes from his CD Bulk which skimmed the surface of his garage sale full of home recordings.

"Jesus Had A Sweet Girlfriend" is as fresh as someone else's blog this week. It gives Jesus a kind of teen angst that he is working through.

Both songs, in my opinion, have an endearing sweetness and honesty to them. I recommend them highly.

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