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Martin Luther vs. English Christmas Carols

Merry Happy Christmas!

An Imaginative Festival of Lessons and Carols

A yearly Christmas pleasure is King’s College at Cambridge’s famous Festival of Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve, nine lessons and nine carols with a beautiful choir and traditional music. For those who just can’t wait, here’s a bit of the rationale of the King’s College service, followed by an Mbird-friendly, fresh and down-to-earth spinoff to tide […]

Silent Night Day 4: Phil Spector

Silent Night Day 3: Tom Waits

Silent Night Day 2: Richard Hawley and Jarvis Cocker

Silent Night Day 1: A Kraut-Rock Christmas

Are you familiar with the German band CAN?  They are legends in the world of alternative/hipster music (and with good reason), a bit like the German equivalent of the Velvet Underground.  Their best lp is probably Ege Bamyasi, which you should get. They recorded much of their music in a castle and featured the odd-ball […]

The Muppets and John Denver Sing Silent Night (Auf Deutsch)

And then there’s the infamous Smurfs Christmas Special, which features perhaps the lamest carol on record:

And don’t forget He-Man and She-Ra!

A Little Joke Regarding Hymns and Praise Tunes

An old farmer went to the city one weekend and attended the big city church. He came home and his wife asked him how it was. “Well,” said the farmer, “it was good. They did something different, however. They sang praise choruses instead of hymns.” “Praise choruses?” said his wife. “What are those?” “Oh, they’re […]

Beauty and Longing in Aston Martin

A couple of us Mockingbirds (Sean Norris and I) are serious petrolheads, as they say across the pond.

I’m not quite sure what to say about our (silly?) obsession, but what follows is perhaps the most beautiful auto-related piece of art I have ever seen.

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things. (Phil 4.8)