Posted by Happened to me guy on January 30, 2000 at 00:15:40:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Real tuba v. FAKE tuba posted by Joe S. on January 29, 2000 at 01:29:17:
Now Joe, lay the blame where it's due, but...
I've seen Phil Driscoll live, and I've heard his recordings, and he's pretty good (IMHO), even if he is painful to watch (and he is). He was the trumpet player and occasional singer for "Blood, Sweat and Tears". If he's not your cup of tea (as Sandi Patty is not one of my favorites), that's fine, but your other comments make it sound like being popular with a Christian audience automatically disqualifies one as a good musician. Listen to Phil Keagy or Billy Crockett play guitar, or Bryan Duncan sing, and tell me if you still feel that way!
My biggest beef (as a believer myself) is not with the level of talent of the performers; just like any pop music, some are pretty good and some are just plain dreadful. It's the phonies that bug me. The ones who talk like saints but live like the devil, and those that gyp their audiences with 'pseudo-live' performances.