Category Archives: Music

Dolly and Tammy Beyond Beauty School

This past weekend I spent some time on retreat at Laity Lodge outside of Leakey, TX.  On the final night of the retreat, the artist-in-residence for the weekend, Claire Holley, played a concert in the Cody Center.  Before the concert, … Continue reading

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“It Seems I Never Stop Losing You”

Leave it to good-old radio to surprise me with a new song from Death Cab for Cutie.  The new album, Thank You for Today, drops mid-August.  As is often the case, the melancholy emotion gets held at bay with a … Continue reading

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Ah, Those Little Things (that give you away)

Perhaps the one song from U2’s Songs of Experience that has really stuck with me over the last few months has been one of the album’s slower songs, “The Little Things That Give You Away.”  A few weeks ago I … Continue reading

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Once More, Rural Juror

Earlier this week I won a new TV (at the year-end luncheon).  It was a nice surprise.  So before I set it up this evening, I had one last episode of 30 Rock to finish on my old, two lines … Continue reading

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Every Breaking Wave Again

I’ve been holding onto this one for a while, if only because I keep planning on doing a “best of Songs of Innocence and Experience” list.  This is one of my favorites, for sure. You kind of get the sense … Continue reading

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9 Minutes of “40”

Sunday night at church we sang Psalm 40.  It was a nice rendition of the song and all, but I couldn’t help but think that maybe we could’ve sung U2’s (shortened) version of the Old Testament song of waiting and … Continue reading

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Singing as Responsive Confession

A few weeks ago, particularly the Saturday before Easter, I posted a video of Andrew Peterson’s “Is He Worthy?” video “sight unseen.”  As many others, I did my best to hold off on listening to Resurrection Letters Vol. 1 until … Continue reading

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