(In 200 Words, we highlight a new record we like a lot, via a 200-word review by Marc Masters and 200 words (or so) from the artist about whatever they choose. And sometimes we go extra-long on a record we extra-love.)
Joyful Noise Snare Drums Arrive at Memphis Drum Shop
From Joyful Noise’s website “About Us” section:
“Based in Colorado, Joyful Noise Drum Company, LLC, produces world-class, limited production instruments. We are dedicated to providing exceptional sound and superior customer service. Most importantly, we serve the needs of children by contributing a portion of our proceeds to selected charities and children relief organizations.”
Joyful Noise’s metal drums are all Seamless shells. Their wood shells are all steam bent. Our demo videos really showcase the sensitivity and tuning range of these drums. Each one is handmade in Colorado and a feature list can be found on each listing. When walking through our recording facilities while these drums were being recorded, one could just feel the low end meatiness of the drum emanating, even at higher tuning ranges. This is something that is not often heard, giving them each that unique quality. They really did project very well.
But, take a listen for yourself! All of these drums have demo videos on our website.
Click on the pictures above to see the names and specs of the drums.
@joyfulnoiserecs just released a limited 1000 press run of this flexi-disc vinyl of music by Thurston Moore laced with excerpts from speeches by @berniesanders. I’m extremely excited that my artwork is involved with something so undeniably badass. Each cover is screenprinted! Thanks to Joyful Noise for using the art and doing all of the hard work it takes to put out a record. CALIFORNIA - ITS YOUR TIME TO VOTE ON TUESDAY JUNE 7TH. (To pick up the record go to joyfulnoiserecordings.com) #berniesanders #vinyl #joyfulnoise
I’d be a damn liar if I said I actually paid money to see this movie, simply because I never actually cared to see this movie. Don’t get me wrong, I love Dolly Parton and Keke Palmer (usually), but me and Queen Latifah ain’t been jelling since Set It Off (which is a fave of mine). However, since my pastor hosted a free private screening, I am obliged to give this movie a review. Plus I needed a new entry.
I honestly thought I would have hated it. Let’s be honest, black movies, musicals and Christian movies bank rolled by Hollywood have been having some extra mediocre scripts lately. However, Joyful Noise was not bad at all.
It was heartwarming and not over the top at all. Queen Latifah acted like an honest to goodness mom (and not what people would have you believe is the stereotypical black mom) and when her daughter got out of line, she handled that. Dolly Parton makes you wish your grandma was Dolly Parton. Her moments with Kris Kristofferson are just adorable! Keke Palmer and Jeremy Jordan’s lil romance gave me life. I won’t say I adore this movie about a church choir from small town Georgia, but it was pretty freaking good. And it was Godly without being preachy, which was good enough to keep the presumption of a Christian movie without isolating non-Christians who wanted to see the afore-mentioned actors.
Was this movie pandering? Maybe. Did I care? NOT AT ALL. I like Dolly Parton. I liked Kirk Franklin’s appearance in this movie - he did what he did without having to actually act. I didn’t know who Karen Peck was before this movie, but that chick and her whole choir can sing. The choir of little kids? Al-freaking-ready. They did that. The Recession making a small town smaller? I felt that. Interracial romances and marriages? That’s all I need to see to know that this was a good movie. I’m a sucker for them.
All in all, Joyful Noise was a great. I honestly do recommend it. It was a good Modern day Christian film. It wasn’t over the top, the writing wasn’t horrible; it was real. I recommend that all of my followers, some of their friends and most of their families go see it. It was honestly a good experience.
NEW #joyfulnoise #snares just hit our website under #newproducts This is a #luminary #elite 14x6.5 seamless aluminum, #handengraved by the legendary John Aldridge #music #snaredrum #demovideo #drums #drummers #drumming #rare #gorgeous (at Memphis Drum Shop)