For I am convinced that neither death nor life,neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
PLOY OF ORACLE
Gregory A. Bardasian:
Guitars, Bass, Piano and Keyboards,Vocals, and Drums
I am first and foremost a follower of Jesus Christ
My love, passion, and respect for music led me on a journey that would take me a total of 10 years to conceive, create, record, and produce the 3 albums that consist of "The Good Fight Trilogy". My vision, and my goal, was to create the first trilogy of concept albums in which all 3 of the albums could not only stand alone as their own individual concept album, both musically and theatrically, but also that all 3 albums made up one total body of work that grew and flowed into another. While there are a multitude of layers of symbolism that make up the artwork, themes, music, messages, tones, and lyrics of each individual album; the overall theme of The Good Fight Trilogy is that of a Christian allegory. I originally starting coming up with the concepts, music, and lyrics for the albums in 2001. I was 21, newly married, and newly Christian. By the time I actually began recording the first record in 2008 I was not only going through a divorce, but I had wandered about as far away from Christianity as one could possibly imagine. When the first record came out, in 2009, I not only had no clue what was going to come of these albums; I can also honestly admit, now, that I had no clue what was going to happen in my life either. From the very beginning of this project the whole point of these records was to possibly help a broken and hurting person to begin their own journey to find God; that would ultimately lead to faith. The irony was that by the time I put the first record out, I had completely deserted mine. I was far too busy chasing my own dreams and feeding my own lusts and passions. All the while I knew what I needed to do. I knew that what I was really searching for was the same exact thing I was running from. What ultimately resulted was something I never intended. That these 3 albums of music would turn into my own musical diary of sorts. I truly never intended it to document my actual journey. Hence, why I gave the main character a fictitious, albeit very suiting, name to begin with. (Gill T. Freeman; HINT: ponder the two ways the name can be interpreted) Instead something entirely different came to pass. If you listen to all 3 albums, and read all the lyrics to all the songs, a very distinct picture will be painted of a struggle between good and evil; and right and wrong. The struggle for a prodigal son to find his way back home. This struggle was my own. What I ultimately learned was that even with every single dream, desire, and accomplishment, coming to pass; that none of these things were the answer. The more I seemed to gain or obtain, or the more I seemed to live purely for myself, the more unhappy and unfulfilled I truly came to be. So, what started off as an attempt to somehow, someway, write 3 albums worth of music that could possibly encourage another soul to salvation; ended up doing something entirely different: it led me back to my own. By the time the last album was released in 2014, by the providence and grace of God alone, it would have come to pass that all that transpired from the creation of these very albums, and all that would ultimately came to pass a direct result of them coming into existence; would ultimately lead to me completely turning my life over to Jesus Christ. I am happy to say that my entire life has changed for the better, and I take zero credit for that. I give God all the glory. I now have a true joy, and true purpose, and a true fulfillment that I could not even attempt to express in words. My prayer for you would be, whoever is reading this, that you also know exactly what I speak of. If you do not, I pray that you would come to find it.
It just takes one decision to change your life forever.
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you."