“Black Soul Choir” by 16 Horsepower (David Eugene Edwards)

Another great song and video from David Eugene Edwards and 16 Horsepower. Continue reading

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“Monkey on a Wire” by Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson – An alt-country post-industrial updating of “Sixteen Tons”

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A great song and interesting video with animation that on the surface seems to speak of the “workaday” life of many of us in the modern world. The Kinks sang “All life we work but work is a bore, if life’s for livin’ what’s livin’ for?” This song portrays that “work” as something of much greater potential for disillusionment and dehumanization than mere boredom presents. Continue reading

“Bluebird” by Jim White – A song about a life

Bluebird

A really great song I stumbled on by a musician previously unknown to me, named Jim White. It seems to be autobiographical and I generally find it interesting to listen to these types of songs and wonder about the person whose life has been expressed therein.

“We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer.”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

 Dietrich Bonhoeffer

I hope you like this song and find it interesting also. Continue reading

“Straw Foot” by David Eugene Edwards – “It ain’t no sin boy, to be forgiven”

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I like this song because it is in a musical style I really like, has interesting lyrics, and because it is about the forgiveness of sin. Many of us have heard or read the late Christopher Hitchens promote his view that substitutionary redemption, on which Christian salvation is based, is “morally repugnant.” I don’t wish to present a critique of Hitchens here, or a defense of substitutionary redemption, although I have found a very excellent blog post that presents a fairly comprehensive response to Hitchens. My own purpose here is simply to share this great song by David Eugene Edwards, which includes the verse,
Tell me how it is that
You don't want what he's given
It ain't no sin boy
To be forgiven

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“If life’s for livin’ what’s livin’ for…” – A simple question from the Kinks

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“If life’s for livin’ what’s livin’ for…”

A simple question, or is it?

Do they know the answer in Oklahoma, USA?

“All life we work but work is a bore,

   if life’s for livin’ what’s livin’ for?”

A beautiful song by the Kinks, that begs for an answer!

Comments, questions?

BMC @ Manifest Propensity, 2013