Evening Prayer

Here’s another YouTube video with a beautiful work by composer Ola Gjeilo, “Evening Prayer.” [Read more...]

Critical Thinking

My colleague Elizabeth Mix gave me the idea for this song, suggesting that a song on one of our core curriculum student learning outcomes, “Critical Thinking,” would work to the tune of “Eleanor Rigby.” Let me know what you think. The lyrics are in the video above (click on the image if it does not [Read More...]

You Raise Me Up

Although I’ve been involved in singing in church for a while now, I had never before today sung a song as a solo. Today, with some help from my son on the violin, I sang “You Raise Me Up.” Even though I found it challenging (while as nervous as I was) to play and sing [Read More...]

Viva La Library at 10,000 Views

Yesterday the information literacy video I made almost a year ago reached 10,000 views on YouTube. Thank you to everyone who has watched and/or shared it. It seems as though I ought to do something more to mark the occasion. Is it time for another educational musical parody? What about a song about footnotes and [Read More...]

I Believe in Easter Bunnies

I actually had the vague idea for this song last year, when it was snowy around Easter time. Today, as it is snowing outside again, and I have a cold for the third time in a row, I felt the need to finish writing the words and record it. I am sure that if I [Read More...]

Holding Out for a Rapture

After I shared a link to some parody songs that appeared on the blog “Stuff Fundies Like,” Chris Eyre shared a post that he wrote a while back with some modified song lyrics, to be sung to the tune of a famous Bonnie Tyler song. Here’s the chorus of “Holding Out For a Rapture”: I [Read More...]

Bernard Herrmann – Symphony

Everyone knows at least something from Bernard Herrmann’s work as a film composer. His concert works deserve to be wider known than they are. [Read more...]

Reinhold Glière – Symphony No.3 in B minor, Op.42 “Ilya Muromets”

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Grace

I mentioned previously that, challenged with coming up with a list of the core beliefs of my church, the members basically only agreed on one word: grace. And so I am grateful to Dănuţ Mănăstireanu for drawing my attention to the fact that U2 have a song with the title “Grace,” which I’ve shared above. [Read more...]

Lily and Madeleine

Above is the song “Back to the River” by local musicians Lily and Madeleine. Below are a few other songs of theirs, “Come to Me,” “And Tonight,” “Tired,” and “You Got Out.” They performed with Time for Three, Tony Styxx, and members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at the recent Happy Hour concert, and having [Read More...]

Every Major’s Terrible

Via IO9, I learned about the song in the video above, which comes from this XKCD cartoon: [Read more...]


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