Another Thing Chesterton Would Like…

…is the phenomenon of Indie Music.  Sure, he wouldn’t like most of the music itself (he wasn’t even keen on early jazz and, in fact, didn’t care much for J.S. Bach, which I find inexplicable).  But the idea of musicians making their own music and marketing it on the web directly rather than going through [Read More...]

A Lovely Moment from “America’s Got Talent”

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Seminarian makes a Music Video

He writes: My name is Alvaro Vega and I’m a seminarian in my second year of theology, studying for the Archdiocese of Miami at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Florida. It is with great joy that I share with you the music video for “iBelieve,” a hip-hop song I wrote/produced/performed that proclaims faith [Read More...]

The Maccabeats are Fun

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More Dominican Awesomeness

Dominican Sisters of Mary hold the No. 1 spot on the Billboard chart for seventh consecutive week The sounds of Mater Eucharistiae opening hearts and minds to heaven  ATLANTA, Oct. 2, 2013 – The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist’s debut CD, MATER EUCHARISTIAE, has quickly become a bestselling album that shows no [Read More...]

Because I Can and You Are Powerless to Stop Me!!!!


Well done, Sinead O’Connor

I’ve never paid much attention to Sinead O’Connor.  I’m one of those people who sort of stopped paying attention to pop music somewhere around 1983.  No time.  I was dimly aware that she ripped up a picture of JPII and also dimly aware that she apologized for that and, if memory serves, went for some [Read More...]

Attention Jonathan Coulton Lovers!

Somebody is trying to turn the music of Jonathan Coulton into a musical and has started a Kickstarter page to get it off the ground.  A worthy effort. [Read more...]

Hey Portlandia, OR! Go Hear Chris Thile tonight!

He was here in Seattle yesterday and gave a *fantastic* show.  It was just him and his mandolin, plus a generous helping of J.S. Bach and an eclectic mix of his own compositions, Civil War tunes and other wonderful music.  You just felt the joy as he played.  A delightful experience.  And can that boy [Read More...]

Brad Birzer writes…

Mark, much to my delight, one of my favorite musicians–Roine Stolt (Swede) of the Flower Kings, Transatlantic, and Agent of Mercy–just reposted your paragraph on distributism twice. Very, very cool! Long live Catholic Prog Rock! I hate to say it, but I’ve never heard of these bands. I’m happy, however, to find that Chesterton is [Read More...]

I like Chris Thile and the Punch Brothers

HT: Pittsford Perennialist [Read more...]

I love Audrey Assad

Here’s a little feature on her over at the Register. [Read more...]