Mi IPod is a life saver, no doubt about it. The poor thing must be suffering from an identity problem because the owner is not quite stable music wise. When the bands cover the range of Premiata Forneria Marconi, Dean Martin, Johan Sebastian Bach and Parliament Funkadelik, you can imagine the psychological trauma it has to shuffle. Yet the most abused playlist is the Podcast. Night shift would be unbearable without having somebody’s voice to keep me awake in this awful boring time. One of my favorites is Pastor Kenn Blanchard’s Black Man with a Gun.
I admit the first time I heard the Pastor about 2 years ago, we didn’t click. Maybe it was a bad episode, maybe I was in the wrong mood for his podcast (same thing happened with the TV series “Homicide: Life in the Streets” which now is my favorite Cop Show ever) but I found him boring and overbearing. Last year I somehow downloaded another episode and I got hooked on his “preaching” (more in a second), his view on guns and his view of life.
I placed preaching in quotes ’cause he does preach in my opinion but in the best way possible. Instead of sounding like that know-it-all from atop of the pulpit stuffed shirt, Pastor Kenn is more like a good wise friend offering his point of view and advice on a subject while having a cup of coffee sitting with you in the back porch. He doesn’t take himself too seriously or even you too seriously, yet his advice, (if you wish to accept it) is serious.
He is sneaky and smooth. He makes you think and re-evaluate things in the softest of voices yet not weak. Maybe your beliefs are right, but held only by a simplistic structure of thought. May it be your responsibilities as a parent or as a gun owner, you will be forced to re-evaluate them and make the roots either grow deeper or just tear the whole thing out and start all over knowing that it will be much stronger and better. He is like a Marvin Gaye of the Cloth and with Gun: when you least expect it, you are swinging, smiling and feeling better.
Preach On Pastor.
PS: I almost forgot! He has a segment serialized about Zombies on every podcast called Zombie Strike and he has his own Zombie Target. How damn cool is that?