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The Unintentional Theology of Rites of Spring, Or, The Gospel According to Guy Picciotto

As some of your own poets have said, “We are his offspring…” – Acts 17:28 Concept albums typically belong to the realm of progressive rock made popular in the 70s by bands like The Who, Rush, Pink Floyd, etc. Even Parliament had albums that were thematic epics set to music. Along with Hüsker Dü’s Zen […]

Searching Low and High for the Who Behind The Who

A flurry of thinkpieces circulating at the moment about the dark side of identity politics—for reasons that should be fairly self-evident. Just before starting in on a contribution of my own, a guardian angel reminded me that I’d already spilled plenty of ink on that subject in The Who chapter of A Mess of Help, […]

The Last Time I’ll See The Who

This one comes to us from Mickey Haist Jr. “Every year is the same / I feel it again / I’m a loser / No chance to win.” Hearing these words at my first concert, at age fourteen, is a powerful experience. Quadrophenia, the rock opera album on which these lyrics can be found, is […]

Can You See the Real Me? – David Zahl

The second video to be posted from our recent conference in NYC but the first to be recorded, this is from Thursday evening 4/3:

Can You See the Real Me? ~ David Zahl from Mockingbird on Vimeo.

A Little Is Enough (for Pete Townshend)

I’ve just finished reading Pete Townshend’s brutally honest autobiography Who I Am, and one section struck me as good Valentines Day fodder. Which may be a little ironic, given that Townshend and The Who are not known for making terribly romantic music. But by way of context, the end of the 70s found Pete in […]

Can You See the Real Me? A Few Thoughts on the Advent of Quadrophenia

This one comes to us from local mod Lex Booth: Last fall, my older brother (25) kept bugging me to listen to The Who’s 1973 ‘rock opera’ Quadrophenia, a concept album which tells a story about a kid named Jimmy who took amphetamines and rode a Vespa in 1960’s Britain… What are you trying to […]

October Playlist

With a little help this time from SVC:

  1. Total Serendipity – Mates of State
  2. Sydney (I’ll Come Running) – Brett Dennen
  3. Avenging Annie – Andy Pratt
  4. Me and Bobby McGee – Willie Nelson
  5. Arms Like Boulders – The War on Drugs
  6. Nothing But Our Love – Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr
  7. That’s The Way Love Goes – Lindsey Buckingham
  8. Hero Takes a Fall – The Bangles
  9. When I Was a Boy – The Who
  10. I Can’t Explain – David Bowie
  11. If I Had a Gun… – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
  12. Sunshine – The Gun
  13. Give Peace a Chance – Louis Armstrong
  14. The Lord Will Make a Way – Al Green
  15. The Great Beyond – R.E.M.
  16. Hold on Hope – Glen Campbell
  17. Save Me Jesus – Bobby Charles
  18. Mockingbird TimeThe Jayhawks

Another Week Ends: Horton on Legalism, Atheist AAs, Oprah, Irene Relief, Star Wars, Beach Boys, John Luther & Teenage Wastelands

1. Hopefully you got a chance to read our recent e-newslettter. We made a number of announcements about upcoming events and projects, including our next Spring Conference in NYC, which will happen from April 19-21, 2012, and at which none other than Michael Horton has agreed to be our keynote speaker! Needless to say, we […]

Why Can’t The Who Have Eternal Life? And Never Die?

When The Who re-released Live at Leeds in 1995, AKA the live album to end all live albums, they nearly doubled its length. It was a gutsy move, especially since so many fans had come to cherish the six-song original. But rather than ruining their classic recording with the revisions, the new record was somehow […]

Living Bread not Living Dead

Romans 5:6-8 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. […]

Belated May Playlist

For the bbq after the pool party… 1. Leaving Here – The Who 2. Safe European Home – The Clash 3. Walls Come Tumbling Down – The Style Council 4. Escape From New York – Chris Mills 5. New Test Leper – R.E.M. 6. A New England – Billy Bragg 7. You Were Right – […]

November Playlist

Pretty heavy on the classic rock this time. Happy belated Thanksgiving: 1. Heroes And Villains – The Beach Boys 2. Just Another Whistle Stop – The Band 3. Caribbean Wind – Bob Dylan 4. The Cross – Prince 5. Space Age Mom – Damien Jurado 6. Apple Of My Eye – Badfinger 7. Everytime I […]