Tag: music

Holy Thou Art

 

What does it mean for something to be holy? I think it means that a thing or person directs us to God or expresses His presence. Holiness is connected with pious awe. 

What artistic works seem holy to you? Which are the most peculiarly holy — holy in some unusual and perhaps less obvious sense? Is there some work of sculpture or architecture, painting or music, oration or literature that draws you closer to God in a way your associates don’t fully share? 

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There is not a clear line between them.  Novels are often considered more intellectually challenging than movies. But many readers prefer what I call “junk fiction” which, though respectable, offers thrills and little else. It’s mind candy to be enjoyed and quickly forgotten. Films can similarly offer shallow but pleasing content, of course.  Preview Open

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Allow me to be the first to wish a happy birthday to the greatest composer of all time. I suppose I should offer up something like my favorite Bach composition.  Well, that’s not possible, because 10 minutes from now something else would come to mind.  And 10 minutes later . . . you get it.  […]

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This is, I suppose, about as off-the-wall as a question can be, but my memory has once again failed me.  Many many years ago I read a story, surely science fiction, wherein the author posited that the number of pleasing musical score had to be a finite number.  As I recall, there was something in […]

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As a relatively new-ish R member (read: still trying to figure this place out) I admit to being slightly befuddled by an earlier post, People I Hate #21 Coming of Age (music). When I read the description of the PIT, and then saw some of the music videos that were being shared in the comments, […]

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In the long standing Tradition of the “People I Hate On Ricochet” thread, I am preserving the numbering of the “PiT”s.  Even though Max, our beloved Admin, has created another.  Since PiT 20B there has a been a parallel “music PiT”: 14 Biii (at the request of the PiT Mistress). ############# cut and copied from the […]

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Only 64. Apparently, he died suddenly at his desk. The Long Ryders and REM were my gateway to music miles from the charts in the early ‘80s. Tom and his mob did a reunion album in 2019 that cements his status as the George Harrison of the band. I interviewed him a couple of times. […]

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I’ve written several posts about my rather schizophrenic musical tastes, and how, even as a child of the 1960’s, I never owned a Beatles album (or even a 45!) until after I got married and Mr. She gave one to me as a gift. My early childhood (mid-to-late 1950s) was spent mostly in Nigeria, sometimes […]

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On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, The Federalist Assistant Editor Kylee Zempel and BRIGHT Editor Kelsey Bolar analyze Taylor Swift’s newest album and how she has affected pop culture over the last decade and a half.

A Cornucopia of Thanks Songs

 

 gramophone cornucopiaIn keeping with the approaching season, I offer an early post, a playlist of songs about thanks. Turn that frown upside down and let your toes start tapping through the madness of the moment. Feel free to add to the list in the comment section.

We start with a 1942 song from Holiday Inn. Bing Crosby sings “I’ve Got Plenty To Be Thankful For.”

Ep. 257 – This week’s episode feature Dave’s interviews at The Real Side Radio; Movie Critic Christian Toto, purveyor at HollywoodInToto.com discusses the controversial Netflix film “Cuties”, Sam Elliott, Burt Reynolds, and the Oscars. At @22:43 Jon Gabriel, Editor in Chief at Ricochet.com discusses the “Harris-Biden Administration” and why Arizona may be big trouble for both President Trump and Senator Martha McSally. At @42:22 Billboard’s Top 40 pop recording artist Ricky Rebel discusses his viral video MAGA (YMCA parody played in full at the end of the interview), and his thoughts on the Lefts’ identity politics.

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I’ve been going through somewhat of a Rolling Stones phase recently. (The fact that I’m trying to prepare for the GRE and the packets that have to be submitted for grad schools, doing substantive research for an article that’s due way too soon, and working on Russian and Hebrew as intensely as possible may have something to […]

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Fishing bores me. I hate the taste of fish, so I would just be torturing the critters. Sure, I could sit in a boat or on the shore all day, maybe with a book. But fishing? It reminds me of Mark Twain’s description of golf, “A good walk spoiled.” And movies? Generally I had rather […]

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