(Learning) From a Distance

This is the follow-up to my song parody about online learning, “Message Sent on Moodle,” although I actually had the idea for doing a parody of “From a Distance” on this topic first. Hope you enjoy it. Here are the lyrics: From A Distance From a distance An online course can seem Like something that [Read More...]

Half Life

The YouTube video above is of a very rough recording (one take, live, just me and a guitar) of a rough draft of a song that I started writing a while ago, when a niece of mine died. It was at that point just some rough ideas, snippets of lyrics, articulated as an outlet for [Read More...]

Islamo-Christian Music: Ave and Adhan

Via the blog Chibzuieli, I learned of the above combination of the Ave Maria and the Adhan, the Muslim call to prayer. It doesn’t work fantastically well musically speaking, but the very act of combining the two is interesting from the perspective of interreligious dialogue, especially coming (as this arrangement and performance does) from Lebanon. [Read More...]

End of the World (Asia)

Click the above to listen to the song by the progressive rock band Asia. Here are the lyrics: “End Of The World” Buildings burning, blazing in the night Searchlight sweeping, lazer beams of light Desolation, smoke has filled the sky Siren wailing, who can hear my cry? So the darkness leaves me never And the [Read More...]

“Let It Go” in Ancient Greek

Click on the above to watch the video on YouTube (I’m still having trouble getting videos to embed in blog posts). HT Chad Bauman [Read more...]

Immortality (Korngold)

From the song cycle Unvergänglichkeit op.27 by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, one of my favorite composers. Here is another YouTube video of the same song. [Read more...]

Road to Emmaus

We opened our church service today with the above song by Jason Upton, to fit the theme, which was (as you probably guessed) the road to Emmaus. Click the video above to listen. [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...]

North Star

A while back I shared a quote from Samantha Field which I turned into a meme image. I’ve been thinking since then that “North Star” ought to be a song, exploring the theme of that quote. I’ve been tinkering with ideas and the above is a demo version of what I’ve come up with. Let [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...]


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