They Might Be Giants

Because it’s my blog and I can: and furthermore: and plus: and also: and finally, in a cruel and earwormy way: [Read more...]

This Whispered “Post Me for Victor Lams”

April 1 and Easter Monday both being days for giddy hilarity–and reader Victor Lams really enjoying oddities like this, I offer the following: For those who, like me, are out of the loop on quirky music, this is, I am informed by my son, a specimen of “Chap Hop”. Why they don’t call it “chap [Read More...]

Help a Cool Music Project Get Off the Ground!

Here’s your chance at a work of mercy.  My friend Imelda Franklin Bogue is recording a series of musical meditations on the Rosary.  She is a very well-trained singer who does lovely work.  You can go here to throw some shekels into her Kickstarter account and help make it happen! [Read more...]

And speaking of Amazing Grace…

Here is an amazing “Amazing Grace”: HT: Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity blog [Read more...]

If you are musical and in Western Washington…

You might be interested in this: Our Lady of Fatima in the Magnolic neighborhood of Seattle is hosting a really intriguing liturgical music conference this coming weekend. I thought some of your readers would be interested in hearing about it. The different sessions are geared for all different levels – Music ministers, cantors, clergy, and [Read More...]

My friend Donna Cori Gibson…

…has a beautiful voice and sings Christmas Carols like an angel.  Which is, you know, how they should be sung.  Plus, she goes to Blessed Sacrament Church, the best Catholic parish IN THE ENTIRE TRI-STATE AREA!  Proof she goes to my parish?  That’s our Tabernacle and part of our altar behind her and the picture [Read More...]

Groove for Thought

…is a fantastic vocal jazz septet that includes a friend of Luke the Nordic Giant and his bride, the Tash. Her name is Stephanie Collins and I heard her sing years ago when they were all in Soundsations (the Edmonds Community College jazz group). Anyway, they are playing Jazz Alley here in Seattle last night [Read More...]

Your chance to do a work of Mercy

Help Donny Todd kickstart an album of Catholic music! [Read more...]

I love Jonathan Coulton

If you are not a Star Trek fan, you might want to bone up on what a redshirt is. Bottom line: Kirk, Spock, McCoy and a redshirt are beaming down to the planet. Guess who won’t be returning? [Read more...]

Dave Brubeck, RIP

A great musician and a Catholic convert. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. We ask this through Christ our Lord. “Take Five” from the seminal album, “Time Out” is written in 5/4. “Time Out” was a significant album because it was the [Read More...]

Mark Kolter writes…

An Advent song many have probably not heard. Franciscan Sisterss of Christian Charity’s featured Advent song “For God So Loved the World” (He cast aside His crown, and cloaked Himself in human shape…) performed by Vocalessence. Check thou it out! [Read more...]

A little beauty from J.S. Bach, one of the servants of God

HT: Caelum et Terra [Read more...]


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