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...]

One of the Reasons They Invented Youtube

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Hey Seattle! Messiah is Coming

A reader writes: Hi, Mark!  I was wondering if you could let your Seattle-area readers know about an opportunity this weekend to hear a holiday classic and support a really wonderful parish music program. Our Lady of Fatima in Magnolia will be performing Handel’s Messiah on Sunday, November 18 at 3:00pm.  We use period instruments [Read More...]

Chris Thile *and* J.S. Bach: What’s Not to Love?

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If Your Dad Doesn’t Have a Beard…

You’ve Got Two Mums: Some songs are simply imbued with Primal Truth from the Burning Core of Reality. The Beards, by the way, are a band which some might call “monotonous” in their choice of subject matter, but which I will clemently say are… pursuing their own unique vision. [Read more...]

Victor Wooten is right up there….

…as one of the greatest, if not *the* greatest bass player on planet Earth.  Here he is, being delightful and awesome, as is his custom: What joy! [Read more...]

Best Part About Politics

The Autotune the News Guys: [Read more...]

New Album by Justin Stroh

Twelve songs from a Catholic heart. O Sacred Heart is an album dedicated to guiding souls to the heart of Jesus. It is an album designed to assist you in praying for souls most in need of Divine Mercy. You are invited to encounter the living heart of Jesus Christ! [Read more...]

A Chance to Do a Work of Mercy

*and* score some music from a fine musician! Audrey Assad writes: As many of you may know, my husband was diagnosed in September 2011 with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. We were really glad to know it was such a treatable cancer, but it was cancer nonetheless! Billy just finished 6 months of chemotherapy, which came at a [Read More...]


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