First, I am not an audiophile--a fact that should greatly influence howseriously you should take my following comments, i.e., not very. Butwhen you mentioned a musician I immediately thought of Bono--but that'sa well-trodden path that probably isn't at all what you had in mind.Then, oddly enough, I recalled an interview I heard on NPR with PigeonJohn. He was a fascinating guy. I have since read/listened to otherinterviews and listened to two of his albums with much interest. I amnot at all a hip-hop fan (as evidenced by my knee-jerk reaction to thinkof U2), but Pigeon John seems compelling on some level. He'scharismatic, spiritual, and his music seems to be infused with the joyof life. I can totally see his fans experiencing his concerts in thesimilar way that Evangelicals experience worship with a good set ofpraise music.
Although my contact with Pigeon John doesn't lead me to think that he'sthe type of person you'd do a show on--especially given how you'reseeking to approach the topic. Then again, maybe the interviewers I'veheard weren't asking the right questions. Anyway, perhaps he can make aninteresting secondary interviewee with a short segment at the end.
Just thought I'd share some out of the box thoughts.
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