Just learned on my calendar of important holidays that today is Old Rock Day. I must say, I'm very excited about this day. Being a lover of old rock, I was overjoyed to know that there's a whole day dedicated to celebrating it and I wanted to share it with you.
Of course, as a Christian, my listening habits have modified over the years. And I guess that "old" is a relative term. So for this celebration I'll focus on the "old" days when I was working in Christian radio: the mid 80s. Bands like Petra, Whiteheart, Degarmo & Key, Resurrection Band were all on the scene in those days. Great times.
I remember taking my then-fiance to see Whiteheart on their Don't Wait for the Movie tour. Here's a great video from that concert featuring a drum (Chris McHugh) and bass (Tommy Sims) solo followed by the great classic Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Christian (featuring awesome guitar solo by Gordon Kennedy):
Ah, those were the good old days.
Wait a minute...I'm getting a message...
Oh, um, I think I've made a mistake. According the official important holiday site, Old Rock Day is actually "an opportunity to enjoy and appreciate old rocks and fossils." They meant rock, rock day; not rock-n-roll rock day. Uh, sorry about that.
But hey, according to my kids, Whiteheart would fit into the category of "fossils" so I guess this still counts. So find some old rocks, or some old rock songs, and enjoy Old Rock Day. Just don't become a fossil yourself!