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Monthly Archives: December 2009
I was in fourth grade when Paul McCartney’s musings in 1976 that ‘you think that people would’ve had enough of silly love songs, I look around me and I see it isn’t so…oh no…’ filled the airwaves. Retrofitted by Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman during a montage dance number in Baz Luhrmann’s film Moulin Rouge in 2001, the question of whether there is a place for love anymore continues to perplex and … There’s more to read here.
As with most years, my wife and I sat in front of the fireplace and watched “It’s A Wonderful Life.” Perhaps it is because my Scots-Irish heritage goes back to the Bailey clan that I connect with George’s bildungsroman so well. I have to admit that I am a bit of a weeper when it comes to such things, and after years of watching the film (pretty much … There’s more to read here.
well… last week I started my top 9 list for 2009 spelling out the first five downloads and streamings for the year. This week will round off the final four for 2009. So… without further adieu…
4. Mark Knopfler, Get Lucky – As I have said in other postings, I have had the privilege of attending schools with great music alumni – Garfield High School (Jimi Hendrix, Quincy Jones) and … There’s more to read here.
Like most people I both love and detest “best of” lists – I often gawk at what people choose (I mean, do the Oscars EVER get it right?) but at the same time can’t keep myself from pouring over them. With that, I culled through my downloads and streaming for the year and akin to past Theology Kung Fu lists, have let the year set the number. So here are … There’s more to read here.
With the end of a decade comes the flood of lists – best movies, best CDs, biggest changes of the decade, man and women of the decade. etc. Pundits are racing to label this first decade of the 21st century – depending on whether you are a glass half empty person or glass half full, you could say that this has been the decade (00) of the ‘naughts’ or the … There’s more to read here.
The work on my book – Freedom of the Self: Cultural Identity and the Mission of God at the Crossroads – is wrapping up this month and will be sent off to the publisher in early January 2010. More to come!… There’s more to read here.
This past Monday The Kindlings Muse had their annual Christmas show at Hale’s Pub in Fremont. Always an eclectic gathering (read: island of misfit toys) of passionate artists, writers, singer/songwriters, and book worms reflecting on this season. For my part, I read a portion of an unpublished book I have had sitting on my hard drive for the past three years entitled ‘Fear Not! – Reflections on the Sounds of … There’s more to read here.
In a recent article by Tom Matlack in the Huffington Post entitled “Tiger Woods and the State of Modern Manhood”, Matlack zeros in on this latest account of fallen sports icons as an accounting for what he sees as the demise of manhood in America. As he surmises in the article:
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