Wednesday, March 31, 2010
From Ryan Alons, the SAO student worker:
Nothing exhausts me more than a David Bazan concert. Discussing theodicy is a difficult thing to do and the problem of evil won’t be solved while we remain broken human beings. These are all heavy things to bring to the concert atmosphere. Bazan himself seems weighed down by it all. The arrangements were so slow and dark. Their last song “In Stitches” was almost terrifying to listen to!
Witnessing David Bazan’s public struggle with God play out on stage last night was inspiring. It was an introspective journey that required something a little different from everyone. I’m still feeling a little vulnerable, so I’m not going to share what his music required of me last night. Maybe I should take a page from David Bazan’s playbook.
“I could buy you a drink. I could tell you all about it. I can tell you why I doubt it and why I still believe.“
But first I have to take a deep breath and step back. What were your responses to the show last night? Any conversions of sorts that you’d be willing to share?