Malcolm Gladwell celebrates Jamaica’s 50 years with story

Malcolm Gladwell

We’re big fans of Malcolm Gladwell. He recently spoke about Jamaica and it’s 50 year celebration at the Toronto Library (we’re also big fans of libraries).

In case you’re not familiar with him – Gladwell is a Canadian journalist, bestselling author, and speaker – and an excellent storyteller. His family migrated to Canada in the 1960s. His mother was born in Jamaica and married and Englishman while studying in London.
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DCB and The Digital Age

While the full band has disbanded following their latest release, former David Crowder Band members have come together to start a new project – Digital Age.

Lucky for fans of the band, they’ve posted a couple videos from their rehearsals on YouTube.

From their website:

The idea of The Digital Age came from several conversations about the current state of technology and how we as humans can now interact. With the rise of the internet, our neighbors are no longer the people who live next to us. We have relationships with people not only within our communities and in our cities, but across the globe. Ideas and information spread quickly and shape how we choose to connect or disconnect from those around us. For example, the majority of the final DC*B album was recorded in separate locations. Files were uploaded and shared on a private server, and many artistic interactions occurred behind the veil of a computer screen. 1s and 0s turned into sounds, and sounds turned into songs. What started as small files are now songs that can be found floating across the internet. We are all neighbors. We are all connected. Art is everywhere, free to give and take. We live in the digital age.

It’s been awesome to see this band progress and change and lead over the years. My first memory of them was leading a revival at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in 2002 or so. I didn’t know much about them at the time other than they led worship up the road at University Baptist in Waco, their lead singer had a really cool goatee and they had a DJ in the band – that made ’em pretty cool in my book.

Check out the band’s new direction and let us know what you think:

Subscribe to their YouTube channel to see/hear new songs as they release them.

HT ChurchMag