Thursday, March 27, 2014

Cartoons Watch List 1960-1969

As television became more popular it moved from primarily being a way to present news to being a way to provide entertainment. Cartoons in the 1960s were greatly focused on the family structure and values of the 1950s. The shows were primarily clean, they often taught moral lessons, and they typically had adult characters even though they were geared towards child viewers. Hanna-Barbera was decidedly the most influential cartoon company of the decade.

Below are the most important cartoons of the second decade of cartoons on television.


  1. The Flintstones (1960)
  2.  Davey and Goliath (1960)
  3. Mister Magoo (1960) - Based on the theatrical cartoons of the 30s, 40s, and 50s.
  4. Top Cat (1961)
  5. The Yogi Bear Show (1961)
  6. The Jetsons (1962)
  7. Beany and Cecil (1962)
  8. The Hanna-Barbera New Cartoon Series (1962)
  9. Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tails (1963)
  10. Johnny Quest (1964) - One of the first real action cartoons.
  11. Underdog (1964)
  12. Magilla Goilla (1964)
  13. The Peter Potamus Show (1964)
  14. Roger Ramjet (1965)
  15. The Atom Ant/Secret Squirell Show (1965)
  16. Space Ghost and Dino Boy (1966)
  17. The New Adventures of Superman/Superboy (1966)
  18. The Marvel Superheroes Show (1966) [Captain America, The Sub Mariner, Thor, Incredible Hulk, and Iron-Man]
  19. George of the Jungle (1967)
  20. Batfink (1967)
  21. Birdman and the Galaxy Trio (1967)
  22. Spider-Man (1967)
  23. Fantastic Four (1967)
  24. DC Filmation (1967) [The Justice League of America, Hawkman, The Flash, Green Lantern, The Atom, and The Teen Titans]
  25. The Adventures of Batman (1968)
  26. Aquaman (1968)
  27. The Adventures of Gulliver (1968)
  28. Wacky Races (1968)
  29. Dastardly and Muttley and their Flying Machines (1969)
  30. The Perils of Penelope Pitstop (1969)
  31. Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! (1969)
  32. Here Comes the Grump (1969)
  33. The Pink Panther Show (1969) [Featuring the Ant and the Aardvark]
The Teen Titans
The late 60s saw a major increase in both DC and Marvel Comics superheroes in cartoons. At this time, cartoons began focusing more on boys than on girls. In the 1970s, we see more and more shows focused on a primarily male audience. We also see in the 1970s a number of detective shows that attempt to find success by cashing in on the style of Scooby-Doo.


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Rich Mullins Play List


Rich Mullins is was a thought-provoking singer whose lyrics have encouraged and challenged believers for years. Many of his songs have been covered by other bands. He began recording music in the early 80s, but was killed in a traffic accident in 1997 at the age of 42. Below is my recommended play list of Rich Mullins songs.
  1. Sing Your Praise to the Lord (1981)
  2. Elijah (1986)
  3. Screen Door (1987)
  4. The Other Side of the World (1988)
  5. With the Wonder (1988)
  6. Awesome God (1988)
  7. If I Stand (1988)
  8. Home (1988)
  9. Such a Thing As Glory (1988)
  10. ..And I Love You (1988)
  11. Ready for the Storm (1988)
  12. One True Love (1988)
  13. How Can I Keep Myself from Singing (1988)
  14. Hope to Carry On (1989)
  15. Alrightokuhhuhamen (1989)
  16. Bound to Come Some Trouble (1989)
  17. My One thing (1989)
  18. The Love of God (1989)
  19. Somewhere (1989)
  20. While the Nations Rage (1989)
  21. Step By Step (1991)
  22. Boy Like Me/Man Like You (1991)
  23. Where You Are (1991)
  24. Calling Out Your Name (1991)
  25. Sometimes By Step (1992)
  26. The Just Shall Live (1992)
  27. Here in America (1993)
  28. Hold Me Jesus (1993)
  29. Creed (1993)
  30. Peace (1993)
  31. Brother's Keeper (1995)
  32. Let Mercy Lead (1995)
  33. We are Not as Strong as We Think We Are (1996)
  34. Surely God is with Us (1998)
  35. That Where I Am, There You... (1998)
Later this year a biopic film on the life of Rich Mullins will be released. Information about the film can be found on this link: http://ragamuffinthemovie.com/

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Beatles Play Lists

The Beatles were one of the most influential bands in history. Though they were big for less than a decade, they managed to release 13 albums in 7 years. They were the first band to work with major over-dubbing. They released the first concept album (Sgt. Peppers). They released the first double album (The White Album). They moved from folk rock to classic rock and they released the first heavy metal song (Helter Skelter). They changed music greatly in the 60s and have continued to influence artists since. This year marks the 50th anniversary since the Beatles came to America. Below are my Beatles Play Lists based on each major release. The Playlists are in bold and the Albums the songs are on are found beside the songs.
 
The Early Beatles and Tony Sheridan

  1. Three Cool Cats (Anthology)
  2. Searchin’ (Anthology)
  3. Cry For A Shadow (Anthology)
  4. Ain't She Sweet (Anthology)
  5. My Bonnie (Anthology)
  6. Cayenne (Anthology)
  7. In Spite of All the Danger (Anthology)
  8. That’ll be the Day (Anthology)
  9. Slow Down (Live at the BBC)
  10. Glad All Over (Live at the BBC)
  11. The Hippy Hippy Shake (Live at the BBC)
  12. Memphis, Tennessee (Live at the BBC)
  13. Johnny B. Goode (Live at the BBC)
  14. To Know Her is to Love Her (Live at the BBC)
  15. Crying, Hoping, Waiting (Live at the BBC)
  16. Clarabella (Live at the BBC)
  17. Soldier of Love (Live at the BBC)
  18. Carol (Live at the BBC)
  19. That’s All Right Mama (Live at the BBC)
  20. Baby It’s You (Live at the BBC)
  21. Some other Guy (Live at the BBC)
  22. Sure to Fall (In Love with You) (Live at the BBC)
  23. A Shot of Rhythm and Blues (Live at the BBC)
  24. Young Blood (Live at the BBC)
  25. I’ll Be on My Way (Live at the BBC)
  26. Keep Your Hands off My Baby (Live at the BBC)
  27. Too Much Monkey Business (Live at the BBC)
  28. I Got a Woman (Live at the BBC)

Please Please Me (March 22, 1963)
  1. Love Me Do (Single) (PMV1)
  2. I Saw Her Standing There (PPM)
  3. Misery (PPM)
  4. Anna (PPM)
  5. Chains (PPM)
  6. Boys (PPM)
  7. Ask Me Why (PPM)
  8. Please Please Me (PPM)
  9. P. S. I Love You (PPM)
  10. Baby It’s You (PPM)
  11. Do You Want to Know  a Secret (February 11, 1963) (PPM)
  12. A Taste of Honey (February 11, 1963) (PPM)
  13. There’s a Place (March 22, 1963??) (PPM)
  14. Twist and Shout (February 11, 1963) (PPM)
  15. Love Me Do (PPM)
  16. From Me to You (March 5, 1963) (PMV1)
  17. Thank you Girl (March 5 and 13, 1963) (PMV1)
  18. Twist and Shout (Anthology)
  19. Love Me Do (Anthology)
  20. How Do You Do It (Anthology)
  21. Please Please Me (Anthology)
  22. One After 909 (Anthology)
  23. Lend Me Your Comb (Anthology)
  24. I’ll Get You (Anthology)
With the Beatles (November 22, 1963)
  1. She Loves You (PMV1)
  2. I’ll Get You (PMV1)
  3. I Want to Hold Your Hand (PMV1)
  4. It Won’t Be Long (WTB)
  5. All I’ve Got to Do (WTB)
  6. All My Loving (WTB)
  7. Don’t Bother Me (WTB)
  8. Little Child (WTB)
  9. Till There was You (WTB)
  10. Please Mister Postman (WTB)
  11. Roll Over Beethoven (WTB)
  12. Hold Me Tight (WTB)
  13. You’ve Really Got a Hold On Me (July 18 and October 17, 1963) (WTB)
  14. I Wanna Be Your Man (September 11-12, 30, and October 3 and 23, 1963) (WTB)
  15. Money (July 18 and 30, and September 30, 1963) (WTB)
  16. Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand (October, 17 1963 and January 19, 1964) (PMV1)
  17. Sie Liebt Dich (July 1, 1963 and January 29, 1964) (PMV1)
  18. Long Tall Sally (March 1, 1964) (PMV1)
  19. Shout (Anthology)
  20. You Know What to Do (Anthology)
  21. From Me to You (Anthology)
  22. You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me (Anthology)

Hard Day’s Night (July 10, 1964)
  1. Hard Day’s Night (AHDN)
  2. I Should Have Known Better (AHDN)
  3. If I Fell (AHDN)
  4. I’m Happy Just to Dance With You (AHDN)
  5. And I Love Her (AHDN)
  6. I'll be Back (AHDN)
  7. Tell me Why (AHDN)
  8. Can’t Buy Me Love (AHDN)
  9. I’ll Cry Instead (AHDN)
  10. Things We Said Today (AHDN)
  11. You Can’t Do That (AHDN)
  12. This Boy (October 17, 1963) (PMV1)
  13. Matchbox (PMV1)
  14. I Feel Fine (October 18, 1964) (PMV1)
  15. Can’t Buy Me Love (Anthology)
  16. I Feel Fine (Anthology)
  17. I’ll Be Back (1) (Anthology)
  18. I’ll Be Back (2) (Anthology)
  19. You Can’t Do That (Anthology)
Beatles for Sale (December 4, 1964)
  1. No Reply (BFS)
  2. I’m a Loser (BFS)
  3. Baby’s in Black (BFS)
  4. Rock n Roll Music (BFS)
  5. I’ll Follow the Sun (BFS)
  6. Mr. Moonlight (BFS)
  7. Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey (BFS)
  8. Eight Days a Week (BFS)
  9. Words of Love (BFS)
  10. Honey Don’t (BFS)
  11. Every Little Thing (BFS)
  12. I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party (BFS)
  13. What You’re Doing (BFS)
  14. Everybody’s Trying to be My Baby (BFS)
  15. Yes it Is (February 16, 1965) (PMV1)
  16. Leave My Kitten Alone (Anthology)
  17. No Reply (Anthology)
  18. Eight Days A Week (Anthology)
  19. No Reply (Anthology)

Help (August 6, 1965)
  1. Help! (Help)
  2. The Night Before (Help)
  3. You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away (Help)
  4. I Need You (Help)
  5. Another Girl (Help)
  6. You’re Going to Lose that Girl (Help)
  7. Ticket to Ride (Help)
  8. Yesterday (Help)
  9. She’s A Woman (PMV1)
  10. I’m Down (PMV1)
  11. You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away (Anthology)
  12. Yesterday (Alternative) (Anthology)
Rubber Soul (December 3, 1965)
  1. Drive My Car (RS)
  2. Norwegian Wood (RS)
  3. You Won’t See Me (RS)
  4. Nowhere Man (RS)
  5. Think for Yourself (RS)
  6. The Word (RS)
  7. Michelle (RS)
  8. What Goes On (RS)
  9. Girl (RS)
  10. I’m Looking Through You (RS)
  11. In My Life (RS)
  12. Wait (RS)
  13. If I Needed Someone (RS)
  14. Run for your Life (RS)
  15. Norwegian Wood (Anthology)
  16. I’m Looking Through You (Anthology)
  17. 12 Bar Original (Anthology)

Revolver (August 5, 1966)
  1. Day Tripper (October 16, 1965) (PMV2)
  2. We Can Work it Out (October 20 and 29, 1965) (PMV2)
  3. Taxman (Revolver)
  4. Eleanor Rigby (Revolver)
  5. I’m Only Sleeping (Revolver)
  6. Love You Too (Revolver)
  7. Here, There, and Everywhere (Revolver)
  8. Yellow Submarine (Revolver)
  9. She Said She Said (Revolver)
  10. Good Day Sunshine (Revolver)
  11. And Your Bird Can Sing (Revolver)
  12. For No One (Revolver)
  13. Dr. Robert (Revolver)
  14. I Want to Tell You (Revolver)
  15. Got to Get You Into My Life (Revolver)
  16. Tomorrow Never Knows (Revolver)
  17. Taxman (Anthology)
  18. Got to Get You Into My Life (Anthology)
  19. Eleanor Rigby (Instrumental) (Anthology)

Sgt. Pepper’s (June 1, 1967)
  1. Sgt. Peppers (SP)
  2. With a Little Help (SP)
  3. Lucy in the Sky (SP)
  4. Getting Better (SP)
  5. Fixing A Hole (SP)
  6. She’s Leaving Home (SP)
  7. Mr. Kite (SP)
  8. When I’m Sixty Four (SP)
  9. Lovely Rita (SP)
  10. Good Morning (SP)
  11. Sgt Peppers  (Reprise) (SP)
  12. A Day in the Life (SP)
  13. Good Morning (Anthology)
  14. Sgt. Peppers (Anthology)
  15. A Day in the Life (Anthology)
  16. Paperback Writer (PMV2)
  17. Rain (PMV2)
  18. Lady Madonna (PMV2)
  19. Lady Madonna (Anthology)
Magical Mystery Tour/Yellow Submarine (January 17, 1969)
  1. Magical Mystery Tour (MMT)
  2. The Fool on the Hill (MMT)
  3. Your Mother Should Know (MMT)
  4. I Am The Walrus (MMT)
  5. Hello, Goodbye (MMT)
  6. Strawberry Fields (MMT)
  7. Penny Lane (MMT)
  8. Baby You’re a Rich Man (MMT)
  9. All You Need is Love (MMT)
  10. Yellow Submarine (YS)
  11. Only a Northern Song (YS)
  12. All Together Now (YS)
  13. Hey Bulldog (YS)
  14. Strawberry Fields (Anthology)
  15. Only a Northern Song (Anthology)
  16. You Know My Name (Anthology)
  17. The Fool on the Hill (Anthology)
  18. Hello, Goodbye (Anthology)

White Album (November 22, 1968)
  1. Back in the USSR (WA)
  2. Dear Prudence (WA)
  3. Glass Onion (WA)
  4. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (WA)
  5. Wild Honey Pie (WA)
  6. The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill (WA)
  7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps (WA)
  8. Happiness is a Warm Gun (WA)
  9. Martha My Dear (WA)
  10. I’m So Tired (WA)
  11. Blackbird (WA)
  12. Piggies (WA)
  13. Rocky Raccoon (WA)
  14. Don’t Pass Me By (WA)
  15. Why Don’t We Do It in the Road? (WA)
  16. I Will (WA)
  17. Julia (WA)
  18. A Beginnig (Anthology)
  19. Happiness is a Warm Gun (Anthology)
  20. Glass Onion (Anthology)
  21. Junk (Anthology)
  22. Piggies (Anthology)
  23. Don’t Pass Me By (Anthology)
  24. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (Anthology)
  25. Rocky Raccoon (Anthology)
  26. I’m So Tired (Anthology)
  27. I Will (Anthology)
  28. Why Don’t We Do It In the Road? (Anthology)
  29. Julia (Anthology)
  30. Birthday (WA)
  31. Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey (WA)
  32. Sexy Sadie (WA)
  33. Helter Skelter (WA)
  34. Revolution 1 (WA)
  35. Honey Pie (WA)
  36. Savoy Truffle (WA)
  37. Cry Baby Cry (WA)
  38. Revolution 9 (WA)
  39. Good Night (WA)
  40. Honey Pie (Anthology)
  41. Good Night (Anthology)
  42. Cry Baby Cry (Anthology)
  43. Blackbird (Anthology)
  44. Sexy Sadie (Anthology)
  45. While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Anthology)
  46. Not Guilty (Anthology)
  47. Glass Onion (Anthology)
  48. Step Inside Love (Anthology)
Abby Road (September 26, 1969)
  1. Come Together (AR)
  2. Something (AR)
  3. Maxwell’s Silver Hammer (AR)
  4. Oh! Darling (AR)
  5. Octopus’s Garden (AR)
  6. I Want You (She’s So Heavy) (AR)
  7. Here Comes the Sun (AR)
  8. Because (AR)
  9. You Never Give Me Your Money (AR)
  10. Mean Mr. Mustard (AR)
  11. Polythene Pam (AR)
  12. She Came in Through the Bathroom Window (AR)
  13. Golden Slumbers (AR)
  14. Carry that Weight (AR)
  15. The End (AR)
  16. Her Majesty (AR)
  17. She Came in Through the Bathroom Window (Anthology)
  18. Mean Mr Mustard (Anthology)
  19. Polythene Pam (Anthology)
  20. Something (Anthology)
  21. Come and Get It (Anthology)
  22. The End (Anthology)

Let it Be
  1. Two of Us (LIB)
  2. Dig a Pony (LIB)
  3. Across the Universe (LIB)
  4. I Me Mine (LIB)
  5. Let it Be (LIB)
  6. Maggie Mae (LIB)
  7. I’ve Got a Feeling (LIB)
  8. One After 909 (LIB)
  9. The Long and Winding Road (LIB)
  10. For Your Blue (LIB)
  11. Get Back (LIB)
  12. Hey Jude (PMV2)
  13. Revolution (PMV2)
  14. Get Back (Single) (PMV2)
  15. Don’t Let Me Down (PMV2)
  16. Let it Be (Single) (PMV2)
  17. You Know My Name (PMV2)
  18. Free as a Bird (Anthology)
  19. Real Love  (Anthology)
  20. I’ve Got A Feeling (Anthology)
  21. For You Blue (Anthology)
  22. Teddy Boy (Anthology)
  23. Shake, Rattle and Roll Medley (Anthology)
  24. The Long and Winding Road (Anthology)
  25. All Things Must Pass (Anthology)
  26. Get Back (Anthology)
  27. Old Brown Show (Anthology)
  28. Hey Jude (Anthology)
  29. Ain’t She Sweet (Anthology)
  30. Let it Be (Anthology)
  31. I Me Mine (Anthology)

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Movie Watch List 1890-1929

(Birth of a Nation)

Must See Films 1880-1919:
  1. Annie Oakley (1894) Documentary
  2. The Execution of Mary Queen of Scots (1895) Short
  3. The Kiss (1896) Short
  4. A Trip to the Moon (1902) Short
  5. The Great Train Robbery (1903) Short
  6. The Birth of a Nation (1915) Film
  7. The Tramp (1915) Film
  8. Intolerance: Love’s Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916)
These films highlight the creative nature of early film directors. They reflect values in the current society and depict historical situations.

 (The General)

Must See Films 1920-1929:
  1. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
  2. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)
  3. The Kid (1921)
  4. Nosferatu (1922)
  5. Sherlock Jr. (1924)
  6. The Gold Rush (1925)
  7. Battleship Potemkin (1925)
  8. The General (1926)
  9. Metropolis (1927)
  10. Napoleon (1927)
  11. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
  12. Pandora’s Box (1929)
These films represent the best in film making in the 1920s. These are silent films that are remarkably well-made and that still loved by audiences today.


(The Lost World)

Of Note:
  1. Les Vampires (1915)
  2. The Golem (1920)
  3. The Mark of Zorro (1920)
  4. The Phantom Carriage (1921)
  5. The Sheik (1921)
  6. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)
  7. The Ten Commandments (1923)
  8. The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
  9. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
  10. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)
  11. The Lost World (1925)
  12. The Wizard of Oz (1925)
  13. The Scarlet Letter (1926)
  14. Sunrise (1927)
  15. The Jazz Singer (1927)
  16. The Circus (1928)
  17. The Iron Mask (1929)
  18. The Taming of the Shrew (1929)
  19. The Glorifying of the American Girl (1929)
These films are noteworthy because they were important at the time for cutting edge special effects, controversial content, epic stories, or because they were incredibly popular at the time.  A Number of these films have been remade.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Collective Soul Playlist


I have always been fan of music that has something to say, music with a real message. To that end, Collective Soul has been one of my favorite bands since 1994. They are celebrating their twentieth year as a band this year. In honor of their 20th Anniversary, below is a playlist of some of my favorite songs they sing.

Hints Allegations & Things Left Unsaid (1993)
  1. Shine
  2. Love Lifted Me
  3. In A Moment
  4. Burning Bridges
  5. Wasting Time
  6. Sister Don't Cry
Collective Soul (1995)
  1. Simple
  2. December
  3. Where the River Flows
  4. Gel
  5. Collection of Goods
  6. The World I Know
Disciplined Breakdown (1997)
  1. Precious Declaration
  2. Listen
  3. Maybe
  4. Full Circle
  5. Blame
  6. Forgiveness
  7. Link
  8. In Between
  9. Crowded Head
  10. Everything


Dosage (1999)
  1. Tremble for My Beloved
  2. Heavy
  3. No More, No Less
  4. Needs
  5. Slow
  6. Dandy Life
  7. Run
  8. Generate
  9. Compliment
  10. Crown
  11. She Said
Blender (2000)
  1. Skin
  2. Why Pt. 2
  3. Turn Around
  4. Perfect Day
  5. After All
  6. Over Tokyo
Youth (2004)
  1. Better Now
  2. How do You Love
  3. Perfect to Stay
  4. Counting the Days
  5. Under Heaven's Skies
  6. Satellite


Afterwords (2007)
  1. New Vibration
  2. What I Can Give You
  3. Never Here Alone
  4. Bearing Witness
  5. Good Morning After All
  6. Hollywood
  7. Georgia Girl
  8. Adored
Collective Soul (2009)
  1. Welcome All Again
  2. Dig
  3. You
  4. My Days
  5. Understanding
  6. Staring Down
  7. Love
  8. Hymn for My Father
It is also well worth it to check out their acoustic album, From the Ground Up.


Thursday, March 6, 2014

TV Watch List 1948-1969


The following watch list represents the most culturally significant shows from 1948-1969, approximately the first two decades of television.

1948-1959
  1. Twilight Zone (1959)
  2. I Love Lucy (1951)
  3. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955)
  4. Bonanza (1959)
  5. Leave it to Beaver (1957)
  6. The Honeymooners (1955)
  7. Gunsmoke (1957)
  8. Perry Mason (1957)
  9. Rawhide (1959)
  10. The Rifleman (1958)
  11. Zorro (1957)
  12. Mister Ed (1958)
  13. Adventures of Superman (1952)
  14. Lassie (1954)
  15. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957)
  16. Maverick (1957)
  17. Dennis the Menace (1959)
  18. The Lone Ranger (1949)
  19. Wagon Train (1957)
  20. Dragnet (1951)
  21. Cheyenne (1955)
  22. The Little Rascals (1955)
  23. The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1952)
  24. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948)
  25. Father Knows Best (1954)
  26. The Donna Reed show (1955)
  27. Captain Kangaroo (1955)
  28. The Mickey Mouse Club (1955)
  29. The Untouchables (1959)
  30. The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959)

This first decade could easily be seen as the decade of the western. The shows of this decade also reflect a utopian philosophy of the home and family structure. Perhaps the most realistic show of the era was Dragnet, which showed more grit and less utopia than other shows of the period.

 1960-1969
  1. Star Trek (1966)
  2. Monty Python’s Flying Circus (1969)
  3. Columbo (1968)
  4. Batman (1966)
  5. Bewitched (1964)
  6. Get Smart (1965)
  7. All in the Family (1971)
  8. The Brady Bunch (1969)
  9. The Andy Griffith Show (1960)
  10. Gilligan’s Island (1964)
  11. I Dream of Jeanie (1965)
  12. The Addams Family (1964)
  13. The Munsters (1964)
  14. Hogan’s Heroes (1965)
  15. Mission: Impossible (1966)
  16. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961)
  17. The Beverly Hillbillies (1962)
  18. The Outer Limits (1963)
  19. The Avengers (1961)
  20. Hawaii Five-O (1968)
  21. Coronation Street (1960)
  22. Green Acres (1965)
  23. The Carol Burnett Show (1967)
  24. The Wild Wild West (1965)
  25. The Monkees (1966)
  26. Mister Roger’s Neighborhood (1968)
  27. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1967)
  28. My Three Sons (1960)
  29. F Troop (1965)
  30. The Lucy Show (1962)
  31. Flipper (1964)
  32. Land of the Giants (1968)
  33. The Rat Patrol (1966)
  34. Hazel (1961)
  35. Dr. Who (1963)
  36. Sesame Street (1969)
The second decade of television showed in increase in the sitcom. More comedy is clearly present. There are fewer westerns, and but values are still focused around those of the ideal society of the 1950s. It is interesting to see how shows both reflect culture and define culture.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Petra



I have been a big fan of Petra (the band) since I received a greatest hits album as a birthday gift in 1992. I know Petra's music tends to sound like other popular songs of the same era (depending on which album one listens to), and that there music may not be that edgy to non-Christians, but one thing they always did well was teach doctrine. Their music gave me my first real education in the beliefs of the Christian faith. I think that partly stems from their lyricist and lead guitar player having such a love for theology.

Below are some of my favorite songs for the albums released in order:

Petra (1974):
  1. Wake Up
  2. Lucas McGraw
  3. Walkin' in the Light
Come and Join Us (1977):
  1. God Gave Rock And Roll to You
  2. Come and Join Us
Washes Whiter Than (1979):
  1. Why Should the Father Bother?
  2. I'm Thankful
  3. Taste and See
  4. Yahweh Love
Never Say Die (1981):
  1. Chameleon
  2. Killing my Old Man
  3. Angel of Light
  4. Without Him We Can Do Nothing
  5. Praise Ye The Lord
  6. For Annie
More Power To Ya (1982):
  1. More Power To Ya
  2. Judas' Kiss
  3. Rose Colored Stained Glass Windows
  4. Road to Zion
Not of This World (1983):
  1. Not of this World
  2. Godpleaser
  3. Not By Sight 

Beat the System (1984):
  1. Beat the System
  2. It is Finished
  3. Witch Hunt
  4. Hollow Eyes
  5. Speak to the Sky
  6. Adonai
Back to the Street (1986):
  1. Shakin' the House
  2. Whole World
  3. Fool's Gold
This Means War (1987):
  1. This Means War!
  2.  He Came, He Saw, He Conquered
  3. Get On Your Knees And Fight Like a Man
  4. Kenaniah
  5. You Are My Rock
  6. All the King's Horses
On Fire (1988):
  1. All Fired Up
  2. Hit You Where You Live
  3. Defector
  4. Counsel of the Holy
  5. Homeless Few
The Rock Cries Out (1989):
  1.  I Love the Lord
  2. Salvation Belongs to Our God
Beyond Belief (1990):
  1. I Am on the Rock
  2. Creed
  3. Beyond Belief
  4. Seen and Not Heard
Unseen Power (1991):
  1.  Destiny
  2. Ready, Willing and Able
  3. Sight Unseen
  4. Secret Weapon
  5. Hey World 

Wake-Up Call (1993):
  1. Midnight Oil
  2. Underneath the Blood
  3. Praying Man
  4. Just Reach Out
  5. Believer Indeed
No Doubt (1995):
  1.  Enter In
  2. Heart of a Hero
  3. No Doubt
  4. Right Place
  5. For All Your Worth
  6. Two are Better than One 
Petra Praise 2 (1997):
  1. Song of Moses
  2. Be of Good Cheer
  3. Only By Grace (Medley)
  4. We Need Jesus
God Fixation (1998):
  1. If I Had to Die for Someone
  2. A Matter of Time
  3. St. Augustine's Pears
  4. The Invitation
Double Take (1999):
  1. Judas' Kiss
  2. Beat the System
  3. This Means War
  4. Breathe
  5. The Longing
Revival (2001):
  1. Send Revival, Start With Me
  2. You Satisfy
  3. How Long
Jekyll & Hyde (2003):
  1. Jekyll & Hyde
  2.  Perfect World
Petra had two lead singers in its history and both have released some pretty good materials here are a few songs from them.

John Schlitt:

Shake (1995):
  1. Wake the Dead
  2. Don't Look Back
  3. Let It Show
  4. Carry the Burden
  5. The Road to Calvary
 Unfit for Swine (1996):
  1. Save Me
  2. Need I Remind You
  3. Helping hand
  4. There is Someone
  5. Can't Get Away
  6. Don't Have to Take It
  7. I Killed a Man
The Grafting (2008):
  1. The Grafting
  2.  Face of God
The Greater Cause (2012):
  1. Live it Loud
  2. End of Fear
  3. Hope that Saves the World
The Christmas Project (2013):
  1. Hallelujah Chorus
  2. Little Drummer Boy
  3. Do You Hear What I Hear?
  4. O Holy Night 
Greg X. Volz:

 Come Out Fighting (1988):
  1. I Come Out Fighting
  2. Dream On
Finally, worth checking out are the following songs:


  1. Onward Christian Soldiers (1989) - Petra - Our Hymns Compilation Album
  2. Holy is Your Name (2013) - Petra - 40th Anniversary Compilation Album
  3. Come, Now is the Time (2007) - II Guys from Petra - Vertical Expressions
  4. It's All About Love (2004) - Liberty N' Justice Featuring John Schlitt - Welcome to the Revolution
  5. Bargain Bin (2004) - Liberty N' Justice Featuring Greg X. Volz - Welcome to the Revolution
On a side note, all songs listed above can be heard on Spotify!!!