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Bob Bennett visits Prodigy
Transcript from his visit to the Prodigy Classic online service's Christian music bulletin board. Includes mention of his contributions to Christian comedy group Issac Airfreight.
Bob Bennett
Official site. Includes biography, music, concerts, pictures, press, Q&A forum, audio, and merchandise.
Yahoo! Groups : Bob Bennett Email List
Discussions of Bob Bennett's music.
Bright Avenue: Bob Bennett's Home Page
Biography, discography, articles and interviews, MP3s, contact info, chord chart.
Fan page for singer Bob Bennett
Jay Rinkel offers a concert schedule, photos, song lyrics, links regarding Christian musician Bob Bennett.
Amazon offers Songs from Bright Ave. (Audio CD),September, 1991
Bob Bennett List price $12.98
A candidate for the greatest singer-songwriter album of all time / 5
"Songs From Bright Avenue" may very well be the single greatest singer-songwriter album of all time. It is absolutely, stunningly brilliant, a perfect release that rivals and may even surpass just about any great release that comes to mind, including Bruce Cockburn's "Humans"; Joni Mitchell's "Blue"; Bob Dylan's "Blood on the Tracks"; Cat Stevens' "Tea for the Tillerman"; Carole King's "Tapestry"; Mark Heard's "Second Hand"; Pierce Pettis'"Chase the Buffalo". It is as brilliant as any of these releases, which is saying a lot, since each of these listed records are magnificent.

If you seek to pigeon-hole SFBA as a CCM record (which would be unfortunate, because it is a release filled with universal themes and completely lacking in the triteness that all too often accompanies the CCM insudstry), then it qualifies as the best CCM release of all time. With all due respect to the "big names" in the CCM industry, no single release by Amy Grant or Michael W. Smith or Steven Curtis Chapman or Jars of Clay can even come close to the artistic and thematic brilliance of "Songs from Bright Avenue".

The opening "Here on Bright Avenue" is a perfect song. Perfect. With one of the truly great opening lines of any album anywhere, Bob begins by singing:

"I hear sounds above the shuffling of my feet, as I make my way down this strange familiar street. The holy sound of families, their dinners on the wind, will I ever be able to sit at that table again?"

This invitation to accompany Bob as he journeys down a figurative and literal street that, on one hand is filled with the "holy sound of families, their dinners on the wind", yet, on the other, is marred by the loneliness of a man wounded by the separation of loved ones through divorce, is an invitation to a true work of art.

Bob then gives us glimpses of a father's love and longing for his children ("No Such Thing as Divorce" and "Angels Around Your Bed"); the mistaking of a noble thought for a noble deed ("The Doing of the Thing"); the irony of divorce-related psycho-babble (the hilarious "Our Codependent Love"); the need to be saved from our despair ("My Secret Heart" and "Save Me"); the encounters we have with our Savior by serving the least of his children ("Unto the Least of These"); hope in the midst of despair ("Hope Like a Stranger"); Death (the absolutely killer "The Place I am Bound"); and, at the end of the day, enduring real pain and real loneliness with faith and a quiet hope ("Singing for My Life" and "I'm Still Alive Tonight"). Stunning. Perfect. "Songs from Bright Avenue" should be a staple in any house with a music collection.

It should be added that "Songs from Bright Avenue" is not only thematically brilliant, it is stunningly presented, with steller production and outstanding, world class musicianship, killer vocals by Bob (one of the great singers in any genre), not to mention the warm background vocals of David Wilcox.

SFBA easily makes my desert island discs, and is a release that deserves to be heard by anyone who loves intelligent music.

National Teaching Fellowship
Sylvia Hogarth, Judith Bennett, Bob Campbell, Fred Lubben, Alison Robinson. Paper 5. A systematic review of the use of small-group discussions in science ...
the situation room - Wonkette
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Ranchers Band Together to Stave Off Development (RedNova)
By Nancy Perkins Deseret Morning News KANARRAVILLE, Iron County -- Sandy Webster says his memories of lambing and herding sheep with his family are among his most cherished possessions. While life as a sheep rancher hasn't always been easy, it's the only one he has ever wanted.
Ranchers band together to stave off development (Deseret Morning News)
Sandy Webster says his memories of lambing and herding sheep with his family are among his most cherished possessions. While life as a sheep rancher hasn't always been easy, it's the only one he has ever wanted.
Lands Bill: For Preservation or Profit? (RedNova)
By Nancy Perkins Deseret Morning News ST. GEORGE -- Proposed legislation that would allow Washington County to sell up to 25,000 acres of public lands and distribute the proceeds to other projects within the county doesn't sit well with La Verkin resident Nina Fitzgerald.
Calendar (The Burlington Free Press)
Talk by writer Bob Bennett, noon, South Burlington Community Library. Bennett is author of "Johnny Podres: Brooklyn's Only Yankee Killer." 652-7080. "Bill's Bill and Other Stories of How We Got Here: Our History of Special Education in Vermont," 1 p.m., Chittenden Community Television, Burlington.
Washington County land-use bill assailed (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Too much growth, not enough conservation. That was the verdict rendered by a couple of hundred Wasatch Front residents who showed up Thursday night at Westminster College to voice their displeasure with Sen. Bob Bennett's recently introduced land-use bill for Washington County. The public hearing was sponsored by the Utah Wilderness Coalition.
From Brighton to West Point, a feast of Utah fireworks (The Salt Lake Tribune)
The Fourth of July falls on a Tuesday this year, but festivities around Utah extend through the weekend to the holiday itself. Here's a list of festivities around the state: Brighton - Tuesday: breakfast, live music and parade, beginning at top of Big Cottonwood Canyon, 7:30 a.m.; $5-$7, proceeds donated to charity. Cedar City - Tuesday: downtown parade, 10 a.m.; activities at Cedar
Opposition voiced to proposed U.S. wilds bill (Deseret Morning News)
Proposed federal legislation that would designate new wilderness areas as well as sell off public lands in Washington County to finance private projects was opposed by many who attended a public hearing Thursday on the proposal.
July 4th events around Utah (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Cedar City - Tuesday: downtown parade at 10 a.m., activities at Cedar City Park, fireworks at dusk. Clearfield - Tuesday: 5K run/2-mile walk at 7 a.m. at 55 S. State St.; activities at Fisher Park include an emergency preparedness fair from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., rides, entertainment from 11 a.m. to sundown; "Annie Warbucks" performed at the Bicentennial Park Amphitheatre at 7:30 p.m.;
Poll: 89% of Utahns Want Public Hearings on Washington County Bill (The Wil...
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, June 21, 2006 -- A recent statewide poll of registered voters in Utah shows strong support for holding public hearings throughout Utah on recent proposed legislation affecting federal public land in Washington County.

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