October 31, 2013
Jesus, use me
No doubt you've heard that hoary old gospel song "He Touched Me." I never got that song. Surely there is another way to express the sentiment. Don't the singers hear what they are singing? Especially 3 part emotive bluegrass singers really digging in on the touched me? Maybe they can be forgiven since that is an older song recorded in more innocent times. Or something like that. I was not surprised to see "He Touched Me" on this treacly album titled "Jesus Use Me" from The Laymen Gospel Quartet. They are a local band, from Poquoson Virginia. There is no comma in the title. But I like the comma, it is more expressive. Anyway the album cover is interesting in terms of what might be called in the time honored phrase "the goddamn common courtesy of a reach-around."