aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

A clinker in the celestial choir

I was asked this evening if I could play guitar/piano/whatever in backup to some vocalists for a Chrysalis event. (We're really low on musicians.) I said, sure, but I'm not sure what I can do is what they want to sing to.

Having grown up attending Boy Scout campfires, I see nothing wrong with singing w/o accompaniment, or with a simple rhythm guitar or piano underneath. But some of our churchy types these days want PRODUCTION VALUE. I mean, they're not singing church camp songs. They wanna do Christian pop/rock.

My interlocutor corrected me: "It's called Praise and Worship music," she said.

"Yeah, yeah," I replied: "Schlock and Awe."

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