SINful Sounds

Sin is something that is far from unfamiliar. Apparently there are 7 of them, when it comes to Christianity.  One of them is original.  They are rules that you do not disobey, pleasures that you do not partake in.  However, Billy Joel would rather “laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints – the sinners are much more fun.”  Shakespeare says, “Some rise by sin and some by virtue fall.”  Oscare Wilde shares his wisdom, “There is no sin except stupidity.”

I’m someone who has succeeded at sin several times over.   My favorite song about sin is the Keltic Cowboy’s “Pay For Our Sins Tomorrow.” There is one particular sin, however, that seduces me the most:  the band.  SIN is Cyndi Lancaster – Lead Vocals, James Lancaster – Bass & Backup Vocals, Jake Marker – Drums & Percussion, and Nate Kepner – Lead Guitar & Backup Vocals.

These metal music makers make me lust for their live shows.  I’m a glutton for their music, I can’t get enough.  I don’t even feel guilty about saying so and I don’t find any fault in it.  I have so much pride when they play.  If there’s anything at all wicked about them it’s their capability, I use it as a compliment.  They’re wicked good.  The only thing immoral is not seeing you at their live shows.

As always, you can see SIN and some other shows this weekend.  Tonight is Jam Night at River City and Down on Main Street.  Following that, on Friday, Uncle Eddie and Robin are at Down on Main Street and SIN is playing at Nicolozakes in Fairpoint.  Saturday offers the options of Bass Jams 101 at the 1056 Lounge, Stack of Monkeys at Scooters, Carl Pesi at Undo’s, and  Fallen Awake at Frank’s House.

No matter what type of sounds seduce you, the Valley has a musical vice for us all.  Whatever your ethical evaluations, be open and objectionable and see SIN for yourself.  So stop your sloth and envy of everyone who goes to see shows, challenge the wrath of the weather, and support live and local artists.  Annie Dillard wonderfully writes in Pilgrim at Tinker Creek:

Eskimo:  “If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?”

Priest:  “No, not if you did not know.”

Eskimo:  “Then why did you tell me?”

This time, I am telling you – indulge in some SIN!

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