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A Coffee and Some Rockumentaries Friday

A Coffee and Some Rockumentaries Friday

The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary defines a documentary for English-language learners as “a movie or television program that tells facts about actual people and events.”

Now I have nothing against a good documentary. I even watched one a little while ago about John Lassiter and his company Pixar. Documentaries can be fun, informative, serious, emotional, or lead to you lunging for the remote so you do not lose even more precious seconds of your life to it. So I can understand why the word ‘documentary’ causes some people to scurry away. They can be a bit of a mixed bag.

But what about the word ‘rockumentary’ – what sort of a reaction, if any, does it produce? Perhaps it brings to mind the sound of screaming guitars or images of musicians rocking out on stage and living an excessive life off it.

When I hear the word ‘rockumentary’, any of the following things pop into my mind:

  1. A garden gnome named Rupert (who always rides shotgun).
  2. Fruity Pebbles and ketchup.
  3. Kazoos.
  4. Post-apocalyptic rock bands.
  5. The dangers of Twitter (RIP, Rufus).

Yes, thanks to the talents of the David Crowder*Band, all that (and sometimes more) will spring to mind when I hear “rockumentary”. The first five of the (so far) six videos were put together while the band was recording the album Church Music, with number six being added after the completion of their final project – Give Us Rest. They are short, funny, and, well . . . you should plain and simple check them out (because I don’t want Twitter to kill you).

  1. Shred On, Buddy: Jack believes his mad guitar skillz should dominate every song.
  2. You Can Bet Your Life On It: Words of the not so wise . . . and kazoos!
  3. Turn the Other Cheek: Bwack packs up his drums and gives literature a turn, Mark teaches of humility, and the freaky cymbal monkey. O_o
  4. Twitter Will Kill You: Mark tries to warn the guys to stay off Twitter for their own good. Results are mixed.
  5. Apocalypse, Duh: 2012, 5D cameras, Lambz of the Abyss, and Steve 3PO. Can we say quadruple win?
  6. What, the Band’s Over?: Yes, DC*B is done. *sniffle* But Jack doesn’t know -- shhh! And wait – where’s David?

*Photo Credit: SparkCBC (Flickr via Creative Commons)

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