Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Heroes and Monsters and Skillet

Yes, my favorite band is named after a frying pan. I am pretty sure that I heard John Cooper say once that he hates the name. I have been following them since college when I saw them play for a "back to school" event. They have really changed a lot over the course of those 12 years and 7 albums. As a matter of fact, they started out as a 3 person band of college guys and now they are a four person band with two girls and John is the only original member. But the change has always brought better things for the band.

The latest video out is Hero. The first time I heard this song, I wasn't sure I liked it. But since seeing the video, it is growing on me. I really like the concept with the soldier, the surgeon, and the cop (fire fighter?). And that one line is the song, "A hero lives inside of me," while it took me off guard, really moves me. I have really never thought of Jesus as a hero, but if you look at the definition of a hero, Jesus is the ultimate Hero.

I am especially impressed with the new drummer, Jenn (well, new since Jan '08). She really holds her own. I can't believe she is only 19. That voice is awesome! But, I really hope that it doesn't mean that Kory won't sing with her husband as much. Her voice is different, not as strong, but I like it.

I am also liking their new video for Monster, but it's a lot heavier, so I won't post it here. (You can click to it if you want.) But I must confess that I have no idea what either the song or the video is getting at. I do love the last scene where John takes Kory's hand. I think it is awesome for a husband and wife to work together so much and have such awesome chemistry. I was really excited to hear this on a VERY secular station last week. They could easily reach people who listen to that genre of hard rock music. Sort of like Stryper in the late 80s. (Mmmmm. Spandex. . .)

Soooooo sad that I have to miss the concert this year because it falls on the same day as my Bradley instructor training.


won said...

Good morning to you!!

I was looking at the post prior to this one, and can I tell you something? You have a beyond beautiful son. He seems to have this light that just shines through him.

Beautiful face.

You are truly blessed, and the love you have for your son shines through. And for that, he is blessed as well.

Enjoy your weekend.

Punk said...

Hi, I clicked on over this way from a comment you left on my sister's blog (, and I was almost stupidly excited by, well, your whole site, honestly, but specifically this video. Our entire family loves Skillet, but Skillet's not known for making watchable videos and I love this one! I immediately linked my husband to your site and the video. ;-)

Have you heard Veggie Rocks? Christian bands covering Veggie Tales' songs? It's awesome. Skillet does a cover of "Stand Up" from Rack, Shack and Benny that honestly brings the house down.

How do you feel about Thousand Foot Krutch? That's our other family favorite. Christian rock that my kids can "dance" to just as crazy as they please. So much fun.

I'm so glad I found your blog. I'll be checking in a lot more!