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Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Jesus! The Lord is first and foremost in my life. My wonderful wife, Audrey. My family. Music (rock and roll, country, easy listening, R&B, real jazz, folk, etc. Baseball (God bless the Dodgers!!). Hockey (Montreal Canadiens). History. Media. Reading. The great state of California. The great nation of Canada. Politics (especially love trying to figure out what makes places like Cuba and North Korea tick).
Monkees, Rick Nelson, Beach Boys, Hank Williams, Kingston Trio, Leadbelly, Dean Martin, Jan And Dean, John Coltrane, George Jones, Dave Clark Five, Guess Who, Lovin' Spoonful, Buddy Holly, Billy Murray, Temptations, Byrds, Bill Anderson, Turtles, Rolling Stones, Harpers Bizarre, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chad And Jeremy, Eddie Cochran, Herman's Hermits, Otis Redding, Robert Johnson, Charly Patton, Mills Brothers, Chuck Berry, Paul Revere And The Raiders, Charlie Parker, Glenn Miller Orchestra, New Colony Six, Frank Sinatra. Amongst Christian artists: Barry McGuire, Carman, Point Of Grace, Jordanaires, Dixie Hummingbirds, Harpeth Gospel Quartet, Cathedrals, Mahalia Jackson, plus the Gospel releases by Rick Nelson and Elvis Presley.
The Bible, The Tragedy Of The Negro In America by Rev. Peter Thomas Stanford, autobiographies (Brian Wilson, Aimee Semple McPherson), history, political commentary.
Movies: The Music Man (saw it almost 200 times!), Head, Rock And Roll High School, Passion Of The Christ, Grease, A Hard Day's Night, Girl Happy, Las Vegas Hillbillys, State Fair, The TAMI Concert, Rebel Without A Cause, Sunrise, Rio Bravo, Love And Kisses, Mister Holland's Opus, Journey To The Center Of The Earth, all the Elvis Presley movies and all the Frankie/Annette beach films. TV: Ed Sullivan, Tonight Show (Paar, Carson & Leno), Ozzie & Harriet, Amos 'N Andy, Seventh Heaven, Shindig, Hullaballoo, Monkees, Ally McBeal, Swingin' Time, Boston Legal, Andy Griffith, Dick Van Dyke, Doris Day, Jack Benny, Hee Haw, Gidget (Sally Field version), Lawrence Welk, Where The Action Is. And some not so guilty pleasures: Hannah Montana, Jane And The Dragon, Days Of Our Lives.
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About Michael McDowell
Michael McDowell was born in Detroit, Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Journalism and Communications. He assumed the role of publisher of Blitz, The Rock And Roll Magazine For Thinking People in 1976. Michael moved the operations of Blitz Magazine to Los Angeles, California in 1979.

In the late 1980s, he began ministerial studies at the King's Seminary in Van Nuys, California and later graduated from LIFE Pacific University in San Dimas, California with a degree in Pastoral Ministry. Michael is an ordained minister in the Foursquare denomination and served on the pastoral staff of Acton Foursquare Christian Fellowship.

Michael continues to publish Blitz Magazine online and is the author of hundreds of published articles for numerous magazines and journals. Michael has also written the sleeve notes for dozens of album and CD releases by a variety of recording artists.

Michael has been happily married since 1995 to Audrey.
The Christmas Song   12/21/2010 - 1:58 PM
To be certain, the year 2010 has been a rough one in a number of ways for so many people. Obviously the economic climate factors into it, as does the job market and the growing unrest overseas. As Thomas Paine (and the Kingston Trio) once wisely obse... (login or sign up to read more)
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Don't Give Up   1/30/2010 - 4:34 PM
The new decade has gotten off to an interesting beginning on this end, to put it mildly. I pulled into my driveway yesterday afternoon after running errands, only to find several police cars parked in front of a home down the street. Within moments, ... (login or sign up to read more)
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Try A Little Kindness   11/29/2009 - 6:28 PM
The other day, I watched an episode of the television talk show hosted by the veteran musician, Chris Isaak. Isaak's guest that day was the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens, who some years ago had changed his name to Yusuf in conjunction with his... (login or sign up to read more)
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If You Were The Only Girl In The World   6/20/2009 - 9:50 AM
Several weeks ago, our next door neighbor, Pat was somewhat unintentionally used by the Lord to facilitate answered prayer. Pat had inherited a 1977 Kimball electric organ from her mother, who had passed away several months earlier. However, Pat d... (login or sign up to read more)
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Shake It Up - Rock And Roll Legend Needs Help   4/16/2009 - 8:03 PM
The insidious disease known as cancer has been a most unwelcome factor in the world of rock and roll over the past several years. One of its most prominent victims has been the beloved former Paul Revere And The Raiders/Brotherhood lead guitarist Dra... (login or sign up to read more)
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