Best of Bloganuary 2023

In January, I took part in a WordPress challenge called Bloganuary. Every day for 31 days, I received a writing prompt to inspire me to write a post for that day, which I did. During those 31 days, I sang a song for you, wrote a poem, shared childhood memories, offered advice and aspirations, and much more. Below are what I consider to be the best of Bloganuary in no particular order. Thank you to those who read my posts and engaged with them. I appreciate it. I hope you enjoy this greatest hits retrospective of this fun writing challenge.

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Poem: It’s Just The Rain

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Today, as part of Bloganuary, I’m going to share a poem I just wrote about rain called “It’s Just The Rain.” I find rain comforting, especially within the confines of a heated house. How about you? Share your thoughts on my poem below, and let me know what you think of rain.

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Movie Review — John Waite: The Hard Way

The documentary John Waite: The Hard Way came out today, and it takes an intimate and nuanced look at the career of John Waite, the man behind the microphone, and the passion that drives him forward. Read on for my review of this documentary.

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Journey Member Jonathan Cain Releases Christmas Is Love EP

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and Journey band member Jonathan Cain releases Christmas Is Love today (Nov. 4) from Identity Records with The Fuel Music distribution. The EP is available now at digital and streaming outlets everywhere via https://slinky.to/ChristmasIsLove. Read on for more details.

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Journey Founder Neal Schon Responds to Steve Perry Legal Action

Former Journey lead singer Steve Perry filed a legal action against the band’s founder, Neal Schon, and the band’s longtime pianist and songwriter Jonathan Cain, according to Billboard and Rolling Stone. Below is the Rolling Stone story and Neal Schon’s response.

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Journey’s Jonathan Cain Releases New Album: Arise


Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Journey band member Jonathan Cain releases his solo studio album, Arise, today (May 27) from Identity Records with The Fuel Music distribution. Resonating with joy and a profound sense of God’s power and grace, the recording offers a wake-up call to the Church and is this iconic artist’s sixth faith-inspired, full-length project since 2016. As with all of Jon’s music, this album is spectacular. Read on for more details, including a couple music videos from his new album, Arise.

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Review — Steve Perry: The Season

I love Christmas, and I love Steve Perry. Therefore, when I heard that the golden-voiced singer was releasing a Christmas album, I was ecstatic. Let’s dive into The Season, Steve Perry’s first full-length foray into timeless Christmas classics.

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Jonathan Cain Releases Oh Lord Lead Us EP

When I interviewed Jonathan Cain back in July, he mentioned that a new EP was coming. It has arrived. Today, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Journey band member unleashed upon the world a collection of six spectacular songs, including the title track: “Oh Lord Lead Us.” Read on for more details, videos, and more.

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Journey Makes Epic Return To Atlantic City

Last night was my first concert since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. I also had the opportunity to meet both Jonathan Cain and his wife Paula before the show, which was delightful. I interviewed Jon last month about his new music, Journey’s upcoming album, and more. Having the chance to enjoy an epic night of live music and spend time with Jon and Paula beforehand was made possible by the man himself. So, I’d like to express a heartfelt thank you to Jon Cain for his hospitality. Read on for my thoughts about the show, videos, photos, and more.

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Jonathan Cain On New Music, Journey, Steve Perry & The Lord

Jonathan Cain is a brilliant musician and a kind person. He is one of the most prolific, influential, and skilled performers ever, and he’s back with new music, both as a solo artist and as a member of Journey. Today, Jon’s new single, “Oh Lord Lead Us,” is available to buy and stream. And, on June 24, Journey released the new single, “The Way We Used To Be,” from its forthcoming new studio album. Jon was kind enough to speak with me at length about his new music, Journey’s new album, hitting the road again, how the Lord inspires him, his wife, Paula White-Cain, Steve Perry, and so much more. I hope you enjoy our discussion, and make sure to buy and stream Jon’s new single because it’s excellent!

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