A song for Epiphany: ‘So why love anything?’

I like the original from Vampire Weekend, but Phosphorescent’s take on the song “Ya Hey” finds something sad and beautiful and heartbreaking in there. Stripped down like this, it becomes a love song about an unrequited love that never gives up. That’s Epiphany in a nutshell. Through the fire and through the flames You won’t [Read More…]

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Dear Capt. Stubing: All TV theme songs are about Jesus

Gavin MacLeod was surprised to realize the true meaning of “The Love Boat’s” theme song, but if you’ve ever paid attention to TV theme songs, you won’t be surprised at all: All TV theme songs are really about Jesus. [Read more…]

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The Apocalypse of St. Peter (Garrett)

“Bible prophecy” teaches gullible Christians to mangle the words of the Bible. So I guess it’s not surprising that those poor folks would turn around and apply the same interpretive method to the songs of Midnight Oil and of 1980s hair band Europe. For those who can’t watch the video, it’s an earnest word of “prophecy” [Read More…]

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Everything I’ve had but couldn’t keep

“Lou Reed, a massively influential songwriter and guitarist who helped shape nearly fifty years of rock music, died today on Long Island. …” [Read more…]

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Tune That Name: W-Z

It’s the Friday music game — I’ll show you mine and you show me yours. This week we wrap up the failed experiment of Songs with Names in the Title — including Walt, Wendell, William, Willie, Winona, Woody and Ziggy. [Read more…]

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Tune That Name: T-V

It’s the Friday Music Game — I’ll show you mine and you show me yours. Here’s all the songs-with-a-name-in-the-title I’ve got for T and V (I haven’t got any with names that begin with U), including Tangie, TC, Teddy, Terry, Tom, Veronica and Virginia. [Read more…]

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Friday music and Left Behind combo post

I guess the logic is that Larry Norman, Hal Lindsey, et. al. weren’t wrong when they said the world was about to end back in the 1970s. They were merely premature. And so now we must be even closer to The End and now there’s even less time to change your mind and now all those people who were wrong decades ago are more right than ever. [Read more…]

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Tune That Name: Shaft to Suzie

It’s the Friday music game — I’ll show you mine, you show me yours. Got any more songs with ‘S’ names in the title? I’ve got Shaft, Sharky, Sharon, Sheena, Sonny, Stacy, Stalin, Stella, Stephanie, Susan, Susie and Suzie. [Read more…]

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