We here at [derekwebb.net] are excited to tell you that Derek Webb will be entering the world of podcasting, and that we’re going to be a part of it.
With Apple’s announcement that iTunes 4.9 will be supporting podcasting and making it extremely simple, Derek and the folks at Dryve feel that now is the right time for Derek to start podcasting, and for the interview portions of podcasting, they’ve asked me to come and do the sit-downs in Nashville.
Dryve and [derekwebb.net] want your input! Please, feel free to submit questions or topics that you want to see discussed. Be as general or as specific as you like, and don’t feel like you have to constrain your questions to theology, politics, and music. We’ll take all the input, sit down, mash it all together, and come up with what we hope will be interesting and insightful interviews that will be released over the coming months.
Thanks in advance for your input and for listening.
The nice folks at cMusicWeb have written in to let us know that they’ve finally reviewed i see things upside down.
Derek is now selling copies of How to Kill and Be Killed at shows. Now, if you’ve been following along, you know that the DVD’s availability fits the original timeline, that he’d have them in June. Turns out that the in-store sales of them won’t happen until October, but you can pick them up at shows now. I haven’t watched my copy yet, but I’ll provide a review as soon as possible.
Also, I conducted another interview with Derek, one that should answer many of the questions that some of you have regarding his recent appearances at One Table and other events outside the normal conservative theological circles that people expect to see Derek. An MP3 and transcript will be available just as soon as we can put it all together.
Jeff Holland writes in to let us know that Derek was interviewed for the Phantom Toolbooth by Steve Stockman. I think my favorite quote comes from a question asked about what influences Derek has:
I love honest songwriting, which draws me to folks like Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), Bob Dylan, U2, Indigo Girls, Elliott Smith, and the like. I just think it’s fascinating to hear such honest writing. It’s a sad contrast to look at the life of someone like Elliott Smith who wrote so much about his addiction to drugs and his incredible melancholy until quite tragically and poetically, he killed himself. While it was certainly heartbreaking, it wasn’t really a huge surprise. He had been honest about that stuff for so many years, and how close he had come so many times.
But then you look at so many Christian musicians who end up in really sad situations that end in divorce and abuse in their marriages, addictions of all kinds, and so on. But it’s always such a total shock because we never heard anything leading to it. Everyone is so happy and sinless. You never see the warning signs in the music like you should if people were really being honest. And if there’s anywhere where folks should feel liberated to be honest it’s in the Church. It’s just terrible irony.
Give the full interview a read—it’s worth checking out.
[Ed.: Actually, Dutch Reformed Steve noted that Jarcaines beat Jeff to it. --GFM]
You might have seen this, but if not … the nice folks at Dryve have set Derek up with a place on MySpace. If you’re as big of a fan of Derek as we are here at [derekwebb.net], you might not see too much you didn’t already know, but we do know that Derek will be leveraging MySpace’s multimedia-sharing functions as the MySpace platform develops, so that should make it worth visiting from time to time. So, give it a shot: check out Derek Webb’s MySpace.