Posted by spritzophrenia on July 4, 2010
My mouth turns down when I hear the term ‘christian music’ these days. That’s unfortunate, as there’s actually some good stuff out there musically and thematically. My first pick you might find surprising, it’s aggressive. Argyle Park was controversial, rare, and introduced me to Industrial music. The story I heard is that “Violent” is about a pastor who disappointed them in some way. “Liars can’t be trusted, but who doesn’t lie?”
Completely different, here’s Julie Miller with “All My Tears”. I love her voice, and the simplicity of this. Even tho I was postchristian when I heard this, it still brought tears to my eyes.
I think we’re nearly done with music week.
PS: Check out a guest post I just did for Agnostic Pentecostal.
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Posted by spritzophrenia on July 1, 2010
I’m the illest Buddhist you’ve seen
all the ladies wanna meditate with me
I look so serene when I bust a lotus
but i don’t have an ego so I wouldn’t even notice
Yes it’s humour from Arj Barker, no offence intended. More ‘serious’ music below.
“Tashi Dalek”. It’s Tibetan, and means “may you experience extraordinary good fortune”. They use it to say hello according to tweet friend Surya Devi. Here’s her beautiful Green Tara Mantra.
You’re in the middle of music week, normal Spritzophrenia disservice will be nonresumed momentarily.
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Posted by spritzophrenia on June 30, 2010
Music Week continues and I don’t want it to be forced into fixed categories, particularly with this poet. The first song is arguably nihilist, and contains Christian references. Leonard Cohen left music and spent about 10 years as a Buddhist monk before returning.
Leonard Cohen | The Future
Leonard Cohen | Anthem “There is a crack in everything. It’s how the light gets in.”
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Posted by spritzophrenia on June 28, 2010
Welcome back to music week. Today, atheist music and there’s such a lot to choose from. In the end I’m going with XTC | Dear God (more below)
Mainly because I love Slayer. I wanted to post the title track of Slayer’s “Christ Illusion” but it doesn’t seem to be on youtube. So “Skeleton Christ” will have to do. Lyrics
Interestingly, I read that singer Tom Araya is some kind of nominal Catholic but says he’s quite happy to sing the lyrics his atheist bandmates write.
I came across a new word this morning – misotheism. I think this song expresses that.
Don’t forget to check out other posts in music week. See you tomorrow for day three.
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Posted by spritzophrenia on June 28, 2010
Steve Miller Band | Fly Like An Eagle. Art is in the ear of the beholder, and this is “agnostic” to me. Besides, it’s great music
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Posted by spritzophrenia on June 27, 2010
As I mentioned, this week is Music Week on Spritzophrenia, and I’ll post some music every day.
Darnit, Youtube won’t let anyone embed the video. So here’s the link to Life’ll Kill Ya by Warren Zevon. (Lyrics). More below.
I checked the blog about the progress of a childhood friend on Friday and read “The chemo is no longer working. [The specialist] estimates that Dave has about 2 weeks left.” I shed tears reading that, and in writing to him. David is the pastor of a small christian church in another city, and was a good friend to me.
He is also a deep thinker, and probably sympathetic to my “open agnostic” beliefs. The above is black-humoured music from a man who died not that long ago, also from cancer. Disclaimer: I have no idea if Warren Zevon was agnostic, I find the song speaks to me in relation to my dear friend at this point.
Here’s the song that probably began my agnostic search when I was five years old. I still love it.
Supertramp | The Logical Song
See you tomorrow!
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