I was listening to some old Janis Joplin on YouTube and read the following comment on how she affected this person who listened to her. I love his review and can relate to every letter; it reminds me of the kind of preaching I heard 45 years ago as a new Christian.
"I have to say this performance showcases stunning emotional dynamics -roaring, gut wrenching power followed by sections so quietly 'tense' you instinctively quiet your own breathing so as not to miss anything. Any rock or blues band can get loud however very few can take an audience on such a emotional roller coaster."
I hear few sermons where I quiet my breathing so as not to miss a word.