Posts Tagged ‘steve taylor’

Daffodilie Dash DJing

May 27, 2010
GSS had their Daffodilie Dash. That’s a bunch of kids running in a big circle in the field next to the park. I played weird up beat music at them to influence them to run away, or keep running in circles.
Here is my Play list
  • Chariots of Fire Theme

    Chariots Of Fire


  • Swing the Mood

    Jive Bunny

  • In the mood by Chickens ?
  • Old Dan Tucker – The DeZurik (Cackle) Sisters – Checkerboard Squares Radio Show Recordings
  • Boom 



  • Speed Turtle – Brian Wilson

    Blue Moo 

  • That’s Amore 


    Dean Martin

  • Mae East 



    (Steve Taylor)

  • Kum By Ya 

    The History of God and Man

    Paul Aldrich

  • Runaway 


    Fleming and John’s Myspace page says:

     You can download a bootleg of their Awesome “Hoodwinked” Soundtrack here

  • Kum By Ya – Paul Aldrich
  • Cutest Lil’ Dragon

    Tri-Danielson, Vol. 2

    Danielson Famile

  • Zaceus was a wee little man  

    The Word & Song Bible

    Stephen Elkins

  • Kum By Ya
  • Ill-m-i 



  • Linus and Lucy 

    A Charlie Brown Christmas

    Vince Guaraldi Tri0

  • Charlie Brown 

    The End Is Now

    L.A. Symphony

  • New Way To Be Human 

    Learning to Breathe


  • Anima Fundi 


    Sandra/ Boynton

  • Happy Birthday – Frank Sinatra
  • Kum By Ya
  • Birthday 

    Forefront Records

    Kevin Smith

  • Willy Wonka Theme 

    Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

    Danny Elfman

  • Kum By Ya
  • Pump up the volume – Marrs
  • Get Down/Dive/All Fall Down

    Smash Ups

    Audio Adrenaline; Steven Curtis Chapman, G.R.I.T.Z.

  • Heaven

    Adventures of the O.C. Supertones

    O.C. Supertones

  • Take me to your leader Space Mix (The Space mix is not on the album, It was on a Radio CD I have from college.)

    Take Me to Your Leader


  • Plymouth Rock


    Brian Wilson

  • 303 Wise man 


    Prodigal Sons

  • (Yes, I should have played “The Final Countdown” at the end when I was telling them how much time they had left… Bummer)
  • At this point the “Dashing” was over and this was the sound track to the clean up effort

  • Little House on the Prairie theme

    Little House on the Prairie

  • Lucy Meets Mr. Tumnus

    The Chronicles of Narnia

    Harry Gregson

  • Zurgs Planet

    Toy Story 2

    Randy Newman

  • Ill-m-i instrumental Soul Junk 1943
  • (Hobbit Trot) 

    …Think the Dancers Mad

    Madison Greene

  • Ballad of Davy Crockett / Farewell “Tennessee” Ernie Ford
  • Spiderman theme
  • Melt Down Instrumental


    Steve Taylor

  • Learn your lessons well instrumental–  (Ripped from the dvd)


  • Old Man Tucker
  • Did I step on your trumpet 



  • Tribal Call

    …Think the Dancers Mad

    Madison Greene


    …of course when we were getting ready and when we were all done, I just played Soul Junk’s 1960 album.
    For more info about the actual Daffodilie Dash

    Kids Music for July and Beyond

    June 30, 2009

    Well, The last Car CD has been spinning on repeat in the Cruiser since March. Thus it was time for a new mix. Realising that my daughter knew nothing of our country’s heritage, this CD is very patriotic (as our latest trips to the Library have been as well.) So here is the “July Car CD” (that may last until October!)

    My daughter like many types of music, but the Danielson Familie, Joy Electric, Soul Junk and Sandra Boyntn are her favorites. The Cutest Lil’ Dragon and “I Want This Beat” were Specific requests from the lady herself.

    1. Battle of New Orleans  

      Johnny Horton’s Greatest Hits

    2. Star Spangled Banner – Barber Shop Quartet Free Patriotic Songs

    3. American Skies – 


      Havalina Rail Co.

    4. (They have a “thing” for giving music away – Check it out)

    5. Head Shoulders knees toes (as U2)

      Mother Goose Rocks! Volume 5

    6. Ephesians 6:1

    7. Cutest Lil’ Dragon 

      Tri-Danielson, Vol. 2

      Danielson Famile

    8. pi = 3.14159265

    9. Galatians 5:22

    10. Fireworks 

      Schoolhouse Rock!

    11. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag – John Wane – Free Patriotic Songs

    12. No More Kings 

      Schoolhouse Rock!

    13. Johnny Freedom 

      Johnny Horton’s Greatest Hits

    14. Here in America (The Music video was directed by Steve Taylor!)

      A Liturgy, A Legacy & A Ragamuffin Band

      Rich Mullins

    15. I’ve Got peace Like A River 

      You Are My Little Bird

      Elizabeth Mitchell

    16. This little Light of Mine as Sting 

      Mother Goose Rocks, Vol. 4

    17. Children, Obey Your Parents 

      The Word & Song Children’s Bible cd SET 

    18. The Modern Church Historical 

      The History of God and Man

      Paul Aldrich

    19. Tricycle 

      Fascinating Creatures

      Frances England

    20. Mr Buechner’s Dream

      Mr. Buechner’s Dream

      Daniel Amos

    21. Tom Bombadil 

      Lord of the Rings At Dawn in Rivendell

    22. Virse of the Ring

      Lord of the Rings At Dawn in Rivendell

    23. In the Hall of the Mountain King

    24. books of the Old Testament Song
    25. books of the  New Testament Song
    26. Psalm 1 



    27. Psalm 11 



    28. Psalm 27 

      The Audio Bible Drama. Audio Drama

      Faith comes by hearing

    29. Courage (Someday I’ll Be Heard), Psalms 27:14 

      Five Stars for Failure

      Joy Electric

    30. I want this Beat

      Motion Factory


    31. Ill-M-I 


      (tobyMac got it from THEM – but my Daughter just does not like his versions – This may be her favorite song)

    32. Psalm 7



    33. The Gettysburg AddressJohnny Cash Free Patriotic Songs

    34. This Land Is Your Land – Woody GuthryFree Patriotic Songs

    35. Star Spangled Banner (live) – Sufjan Stevens

    36. old testement bible dance WTB – Amnesia CD – Old Testament

      Walk Thru the Old Testament

    37. Sweet to My Soul (White Hot Apostle Mix)




    Steve Taylor Movies – The Second Chance and Blue Like Jazz

    February 6, 2009

    Here is one of the most exciting bits of movie news I have heard in a while.

    This means that I will be reading Blue Like Jazz as soon as I’m done with Kronos!

    0785263705 Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality

    1935142011 Kronos


    For those of you not up on Steve Taylor’s film career, his last film was


    What Is It?

    See a bit of it here!

    After doing a direct to video comedy, “Newsboys: Down Under The Big Top” rumors were flying about a full length feature from rocker turned movie maker, Steve Taylor.  After its limited theatrical release, Steve’s independent film, picked up by Sony, is now on DVD.

    Michel W. Smith plays Ethan Jenkins, a charismatic* Associate Pastor with a book deal, being groomed to take over at his father’s mega church. The board thinks the best way to “clip his wings” is to send him down to work under the Pastor of “The Second Chance.” This is a struggling inner-city church that his father ( J. Don Ferguson ) founded and is now run by Pastor Jake Sanders (Jeff Obafemi Carr). So, the squeaky clean preppy boy needs to learn to put his faith into action in a place that does not welcome him.

    *charismatic personality, not theology 

    How Was It?

    This is not going to blow the doors off Hollywood , but it is a good film. This is a Christian film and the message is for Christians. Despite the usual Christian fare, this film is Cheese free! (God Not Gouda) I don’t know if Michel W. Smith can act outside of this, but if nothing else, he was type cast well enough that it works. The movie is clever and interesting all the way through. It doesn’t resort to clichés, nor does it feel like they are doing something just for the sake of avoiding a cliché.

    Is It Good For Kids?

    This is a Christian film, which does not make it a Family Film. Though it is discussed that “God doesn’t like it” there is cussing (but never the Lord’s name). Sub plots deal with gang violence, drugs, as well as references to Abortion, genocide, and children taken from their family. It is all handled very well. There are biblical perspectives communicated about all of these issues, but they are there.

    (I’m trying to “list” a little more because this movie is not on

    What about Spiritual Issues?

    That is what this movie is about. The big question posed here is “If you are going to follow God, are you willing to take it all they way?”

    This film is not here to challenge what you believe, but to challenge what you do with what you believe. James 2:17

    What Is Your Recommendation?

    Go rent it. You will definitely get the value of your rental fee out of this film. This would also be a good thing to kick off talks in your church about service or missions.

    And if you don’t know Steve Taylor, check him out.



    The Music that did not make it on the Sound Track CD is from the L.A. Symphony!

    B000FIHNA2 The Second Chance DVD

    6304252447 Newsboys: Down Under The Big Top VHS

    B000CC1TRY The Second Chance CD

    B000B66POI Disappear Here CD

    And Steve Tayler was a Solo artist himself

    clone-front-cover1I want to be a clone

     B001B3PCYE Meltdown

    B0002Q5ZT8 On the Fritz

    cgChagall Guevara

    B000VI1352 Squint

    B000SR6BBW Steve Taylor, Now the Truth Can Be Told

     (Best of Steve Taylor covering everything before Squint)

    The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything – A Veggietales Movie

    October 13, 2008

    What Is It?

    It has been years since the asparagus incarnation ofJonah hit theaters, but here is the follow up film based on side characters (sort of) from the first. Pa Grape (Phil Vischer), Larry The Cucumber (Mike Nawrocki) and Mr. Lunt (Phil Vischer) play George (Pa), Elliot (Larry) and Sedgewick (Lunt), three guys who work as bus boys at a Pirate themed dinner theater. After being fired, they find a blinking electronic ball that sends them back hundreds of years to the time of Pirates. (Luckily they happen to be dressed in their pirate costumes.) Here hey have to overcome their individual issues to follow the clues and save the Prince from the King’s evil exiled brother.

    How Was It?

    I went with my daughter Eowyn. We were one of three families in the theater. When I giggled at a reference to the soap opera “The Days of Our Lives” I brought the grand total of laughter up to “1 giggle”. This was a lack luster comedy where everything had the feeling of “haven’t I seen this before?” If you have a background in film (by which I mean you have seen more that 15 movies in your life) you will pretty much know what is going to happen by the end of the first 20 minutes. This flat, yet contrived, plot line is then accented by jokes that feel like the script simply said “insert obvious cultural reference here.”These references then have no joke connected with them. We are just supposed to think the irony of a kids movie quoting Pacino, in
    Scarface” is funny, which unfortunately, it isn’t. Even Mr. Lunt running from a mob of living cheese curls, is just not as wacky and fun as you would expect. By the time they are running from giant rock people you just do not care.

    Still there were two bright spots. During a useless montage of the pirates “not doing anything” (seriously for 2 minutes 31 seconds.. nothing) they play a new Newsboys song (Yo Ho Hero) with lyrics written and sung by Christan Music Legend: Steve Taylor! The other spark of genius comes when the credits start and are interrupted by Mr Lunt saying they forgot to show a part of the movie. The following 2 minutes is the Brilliant Veggie wackiness that we have been waiting for the entire film! (Ironically, that song clip is on the
    Pirates web page! under “Video” and then “A Look Inside”)

    According to, the script was written before Johnny Deep ever dawned a Captain’s hat. This would explain why there are none of the expected references to the Caribbean. Hold on. This film was a pirate movie by people who had done great things in the past, but a contrived plot and the ruining of great characters made it painful other than 2 really cool scenes…. maybe this IS “Pirates of the Caribbean 3!”

    Is It Good For Kids?

    There is nothing here that is new for the Veggies. The biggest caution would be for children too young to understand repentance and personal growth. It would be necessary to point out that the character’s attitudes through the bulk of the movie was wrong, and the right way to respond was when they repented and changed their behavior.

    You can see a complete break down of what is on the screen at

    What About Spiritual Issues?

    There are references to God but there is no time with QWERTY at the end to spell it out for you. It seems to be left open for Parents and Sunday School Teachers everywhere to get to say “Do you know what that means?!”


    The Father/King who does return at the end had a plan the entire time and meant to help everyone by it. The symbolism is a notch less obvious than Pilgrims Progress, but almost as silly. The antagonist of the story is the King’s evil brother. I could see where some people could twist this to be an endorsement of the Mormon theology of Satan being Jesus brother, but I do not see anyone bringing that up outside of self important religiously minded movie critics trying to over analyze a film to make you dependent on their reviews and recommendations. Ya, you know the type.

    What Is Your Recommendation?

    I have found that Veggie Tales is very hit or miss. They are very good at taking an existing story and packing it full of irony and gags or doing a short free form bit. They have no talent in coming up with their own story
    and making it work. (Case in point: Jonah – Story taken from the Bible, Pirates – They made it up.) It would be a nice thing to support this outing, unfortunately it’s so hard to support a poorly done kids comedy. I would wait for the DVD in the hopes that the special features are funnier than the movie was. In the mean time
    you can down load the MP3’s of Steve Taylor and The News Boys doing “Yo Ho Hero” and the ending Veggie song. (I mean download them legally from a site where you pay per song.)