“Sometimes I am too shy to pray …but not today, not after we tore like that, and skies spewed black, a million poets in the streets, and corpses..” I wrote this around the riots in Mumbai, Waiting to Dance was the title, and it got me thinking how easy it is to write or even sing some pretty words, but to be who you are inside out 24 x 7, that is a tough call these kids take seriously. This is spirituality right off the mouth of babes, literally.
Last night there was this Facebook Notification from an All Girl Band Bangalore, sweethearts the lot of them but don’t be fooled by their sweetnesses.
These are 2014 lassies with no issues except one:SAY IT like it is inside, never mind the race out there, the maddening politics and silent violence, never you mind these are the much touted ‘End Times’ Waabaa waabaa. I am impressed enough to write this one for them, for they pass the acid test of genuinity. Ask me how.
Hey it is tough to talk about God and associated goodness. This is Age of Cool, sour and some. Hangout or just plain hang, who bothers to ask. We maybe Suicide Capital, Bangalore, am I supposed to know why. If the vibes off this Band are anything to go by, am thinking this is energy you don’t want to mess with. “End of Silence” are College raw, 19 – 20 year olds with eyes like stars and you don’t dare ask,”Where next girls ? ..
Isn’t this tough enough in a city with crashing schedules, manic traffic and crime..? Where do you get the nerve to stand long hours of rehearsals, time snatched between classes, between Projects and a zillion things you know best that you sacrificed because you girls had to meet ? Hey, sure I know now you’ve won Inter-college prizes eeeenough – even though Sound check was not at its best, even though this and that could have been better…”
Read This, from their Band Description ; https://www.facebook.com/pages/End-of-Silence/325026820982252?fref=photo
An all-girl band that bonds over Contemporary Rock
While popular trend may say Gospel music is boring, we can testify to the thunderous passion of God who storms His love into our lives. We want people to know that He is the reason for our existence, and if we allow Him to be our Savior, we would need nothing else.
Our band is not merely about the momentary pleasure available on stage. It’s about holding hands in prayer before we begin, the fleeting smiles at each other, the way we lay our souls bare in worship and the hugs afterward no matter how we may have messed up. We are a medley of cultures and we’re absolutely blessed to have each other!!”