• Posts Tagged ‘paul simon’

    lenten journal: soul music

    by  • February 22, 2016 • lenten journal, music • 7 Comments

    When I asked for words to ponder during Lent, one friend offered two: soul music. As I started thinking about it, I began to think of songs, though not necessarily Motown. I began to think of songs that have spoken to me in recent times–some old, some new. Tonight, then, I offer a Lenten...

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    advent journal: singing in the dark

    by  • December 16, 2014 • advent journal, music • 2 Comments

    Going to the mall each day means being inundated with holiday music — well, the same ten songs. I thought tonight I might offer a soundtrack that has found me in these days. Talking about Patty Griffin’s “Mary” a couple of days ago set me to thinking. My list is by no means exhaustive,...

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    lenten journal: a time for singing

    by  • March 27, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Writing about time — and finishing up with Tom Waits — has sent me in search of time songs. Today I offer a soundtrack to pass the time. Bruce Cockburn opens the set with “Lovers in a Dangerous Time.” John Mellencamp continues: “Save Some Time to Dream.” An old favorite — Shawn Colvin singing...

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    allergies and acceptance

    by  • February 8, 2012 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    If you press me, I’ll tell you my favorite Paul Simon record is one of his least known: Hearts and Bones. I’m in the minority because it’s his least known record, I think, other than the soundtrack from his Broadway show. Nevertheless, it’s one I can listen to over and over. I thought about...

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    still here

    by  • June 10, 2011 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    these are the days of miracle and wonderthis is the long distance call . . .— Paul Simon, “The Boy in the Bubble” I know I’ve been away . . .I have seen many thingswalking in our neighborhoodin conversations at churchand around tables at the pubI even have stories to tell –but tonight I...

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    lenten journal: it is unfinished

    by  • March 12, 2011 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    “It is finished,” Jesus said, and then (according to old King James) he gave up the ghost. I know I’m getting ahead of myself, as far as Lent goes, but unfinished things have been on my mind and I find myself looking at that sentence once again. Like any pronoun that begins a sentence,...

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