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God Bless Aaron Gilliespie… And Goodbye

"God's heart is humanity, and you really find it in Haiti. We are so convinced that we have it all figured out here, with our prosperity and all of our stuff, but we don't. God's heart is waiting, go find it."

OK, bye.

See here is the light switch that turned off my fan ship of Aaron Gillespie.  He has officially crossed out of rock and roll and into Evangelical music.  I don't care how fast your beat is you're basically a bible thumping choir boy and that's all well and good.
But lets not kid ourselves, there is a difference.  Lets not kid anyone and admit that you sacrifice your rocker card when your back beat is the Book of James.  Believe what you will but don't jam it up my ass.
Henry Rollins (prepare yourself for random pearls of Rollins wisdom for awhile) said it best with the following statement. I have nothing against religion as long as its not mixed up in politics. 
I'm not Rollins and I do.  Not even taking in to consideration my religious beliefs I can tell you Aaron is doomed to spirit fest.  He may like it there but he should in no way be in a category like his former band Underoath or any other of that genre'.  Hes out. 
This isn't a derogatory statement. 
 Its a fact. 
 He can spearhead a Christian movement or something but even bands such as We Came as Romans had the sense to keep the faith and not preach in sandals.  I presume this is why Mr Gillespie stepped away from UO.  It was wise and I admire his convictions.  To spread the word of your God is a noble act.
But should publications such as Alternative Press or treat this as a facet of the hardcore or alt movement?  I believe in the separation of religion and rock. G'head and believe g'head and speak of angels.  Do it in a clever way.  A Rocket Summer, WeCar and others do it so well so tactfully.
Some make joyful noise and so be it.  But you are now under the umbrella of a new genre.  Lets not kid ourselves you just wont sell out the stadium unless its Jesus Fest or something.
Now on to the point.
Although I am not a fan of Aaron Gillespie's reinforced (for he always was quite spiritual) direction I do owe him, (I believe) the courtesy of promotion for a final time.
His talents have brought me much joy over the years and its a bitter end. I cant cover him anymore Im just not down with his scene. You may be, this new direction may speak to you, it turned me off.  But I wish him well.
Here is the video for his new single "We Were Made For You".  This isn't a link typo, its really on God Tube..oi vey..

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