Seeker of Truth, great coffee and good cigars. Lover of life.
C'mon guys, I think the only thing a DCTalk reunion would really accomplish is to put a bit of money in the coffers. Period.
DCTalk was great - for a season. I sat in Key Area (Seattle) at a DCTalk concert years ago with my Jr High girls and it was magical. But to recapture that now, 10 years later, is impossible.
We all age. And I think Kevin is doing it rather gracefully. For he continues to chase that elusive muse and capture what is speaking to his heart. THAT is current. THAT is fresh. Now, if it so happens to sell well too, then that is icing on the cake. But this music business - it's like catching a wave.
Conversely, IMHO, Toby, is continuing to try and appeal to the Jr High, church-camp/CCM festival crowd - and that is rather sad (albeit more rewarding financially). That crowd recycles and reappears each generation and at some point you become embarassingly irrelevant as a 40-50 yr old.
Leave Kevin alone. He's an artist, He's doing what he wants. It is fresh, current and always unexpected.
Some of you would only be happy to see him at your local outdoor CCM festival singing DCTalk songs with Toby and Michael until they were 70 yrs old.
Thank God he has the courage to avoid that.
I'm done now. Thanks for listening. I'm taking my Rangpur and Ghurka outside to enjoy the moonlight and stars.
Peace. God is love.
The fact that Stereotype B only sold 80,000 copies is appalling. THAT record is flat-out, amazing, wonderful, inspired, energetic, emotive, etc, etc, etc.
It's a shame that DCTalk hangs over Kevin like a curse. I think what he is doing is fresh and original and pushes the boundaries, but the industry (and so many fans) just can't let him leave that era behind - and resultantly, they process everything he does through some warped DCTalk lens.
I've witnessed the same thing happen to another extreme talent: Roland Orzabol of Tears For Fears. Like Kevin, pure musical genius, envelope-pushing visionary, an amazing voice, etc. - yet trapped in what others have defined him as - a holdover image from the band that made him successful.
What a shame.
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