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Friday, March 21, 2008

Out To Lunch With Jesus Friday Playlist

Here's a little something to fill in the day around that one meatless meal observant Catholics are limiting themselves to today. I'm dedicating the Rockin' Holy Week Playlist this year to my late father-in-law, who played guitar in a church folk group for many, many years. I always paid more attention to the song choice and structure than the ceremony when we went to visit, and remember being completely freaked out by Lord Of The Dance, the first song below. It's simultaneously peppy, macabre, and defiant in a way that makes even Leonard Cohen's lonely wooden tower sound like a jungle gym.

Happy Season of Renewal, everybody.

Out to Lunch With Jesus Friday Playlist [Rhapsody Online Version]

Out to Lunch With Jesus Friday Playlist [Rhapsody Player Software Version]

Lord of the Dance - Ian Campbell Folk Group
Faith - Violent Femmes
Jesus In The Temple - Marah
God Knows I'm Good - David Bowie
Sitgmata Martyr - Bauhaus

Addendum: For another installment in my findings from listening through Alex Ross' The Rest Is Noise, let's add Igor Stravinski's Symphony of Psalms to the Rockin' Holy Week playlists this year. This version is taken from the monumental Original Jacket Stravinski Conducts Stravinski box set. Sometimes I try not to be too much of a Rhapsody fanboy, but if constant access to things like the entire Original Jacket Collection isn't worth fifteen bucks a month, I don't know what is.

Symphony of Psalms - Igor Stravinski [Rhapsody Online Version]

Symphony of Psalms - Igor Stravinski [Rhapsody Player Software Version]


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