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Another Week Ends: Kanye, Mavis, Scalia, Narcissism, Cancer, and A Saintly Smackdown

Click here to listen to the accompanying episode of The Mockingcast, which features, among other things, Jacob Smith discussing “A Lenten Theology of the Cross”.  1. Following the release of Kanye’s new album, The Life of Pablo, which dropped on Valentine’s Day, but which is only available on Tidal, many of us find ourselves once […]

Another Week Ends: Successful Blueprints, Redemptive Politicians, Don Draper’s Truth, Marital Advice, Humanist Blasphemy, Mavis Staples, Bono, and Dropping Keys

1. This is embarrassing to admit. As much as I love The Replacements, it is The Wilson Quarterly that has truly been rocking my world this past week. Two articles in particular, both from their Spring issue, are worth mentioning here. First, there’s Sarah Courteau’s “Feel Free to Help Yourself”, in which the author surveys […]

Tuesday Afternoon Music: Mavis, Tweedy, Belle… and Sebastian

A few clips to enliven your Tuesday (Mavis’ comment about “the devil’s music” is priceless!): The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Mavis Staples & Jeff Tweedy<a> www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes 2010 Election March to Keep Fear Alive The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Mavis Staples & Jeff Tweedy […]

Only The Lord Knows, and He Ain’t You – Mavis Staples at Lollapalooza

At Lollapalooza in August, Mavis singing “Only The Lord Knows”, one of two Jeff Tweedy-penned tracks from her new record You Are Not Alone (out today! $7.99 on amazon), with a fabulous intro of “Wonderful Savior”:

While we’re at it, an acoustic version of the stunning title track, the other Tweedy-penned song on the record:

Mavis Staples and Jeff Tweedy

I’m liking this new trend of trailers for albums and books, and this one is no exception. The single “You Are Not Alone” is available for download at iTunes and is highly recommended:

Another Week Ends: Interfaith Marriages, Mavis Staples & Jeff Tweedy, Bible Study Etiquette, FNL, Cage Fighting

1. Speaking of love and marriage (see below), The Washington Post ran a very interesting article earlier this week entitled “Love Conquers All. Except Religion” charting the rise and tragically frequent fall of interfaith marriages. Apparently Jewish-Christian marriages are most precarious, with Catholic-Evangelical not too far behind. Surprisingly, there’s only a passing mention of Atheist/Agnostic-Christian […]