Grin if you will, stop reading if you must, but...
...I love it.
I've written about it here before, but continue to return to the topic because some days are simply gospel music days. Doesn't matter if you believe what they're singing or to whom they're singing it. The voices, the rhythms, the enthusiasm, the soul with which the songs are sung...all make for an infectious, uplifting style of music.
I've seen a gospel group from Milwaukee come up and rock a small church in Reedsville, and I've driven down to Summerfest for an afternoon of gospel music.
I've also seen the Grammy-winning Soweto Gospel Choir a couple of years ago in Appleton, which I wrote more about after the concert.
Not sure what put me in a Soweto mood today...perhaps the quickly approaching Monday. If you need a boost to propel yourself through the start of your week, might I suggest clicking on the video below?
"Rock 'n' roll came from the slaves singing gospel in the fields.
Their lives were hell and they used music to lift out of it,
to take them away. That's what rock 'n' roll should do—
take you to a better place."