I wore a Threadless shirt called Mic Chuck to scripture yesterday. You don’t need to tell me twice that it was a bad idea. You know how people like Adam Lazzara are uberskilled at throwing their mic around the stage without hitting the other band members too much? That, for those not-so-emo kids, is called mic chucking. There is a threadless shirt that represents it. The picture is of it. Before you rebuke me for bad clothing choices while doing ministry, I’d like to explain what connection it has with Matchbook Romance and my scripture class.
They asked about the t-shirt. I explained just what I explained to you and one of the boys rolled his eyes immediately and informed me that he hates screamo. One other person decided at that point that I was worthy of their respect because of my taste in music. Now as I reminice about being sixteen and listening to songs that made me cry but are now just fun like Monsters by Matchbook Romance I’m wondering if music is worth thinking about – not just the sort of music you use in your ministry, but the music that allows you to connect with the people you minister to. Now in the case of my taste, it either alienates me as an emo kid or brings me closer to someone else… But I know someone who shuns all forms of “weird music”, as he not so affectionately calls it, and listens to top 40 because he figures that if the masses like it, it must be okay. It’s actually a sound argument. He can then understand a lot of what’s happening in people’s musical minds, or the soundtrack to their lives at that current time.
(Hey, maybe there’s something to that… the popular music either influences the time, or more likely, the time influences the music?)
My year 6 class is torn when it comes to my questionable taste in music, but my inappropriate choice in t-shirt that day did lead to a shift in the class…
I think there’s something to it.
Thoughts, anyone? Without accusing me of joining the incarnational ministry club, please.