- A Songwriting Rant -- "But...It is also true that many modern songs are scatty, cloying, fluffy, incoherent, repetitive, flighty, bumbling, empty, careless, shallow, heretical, repetitive, nauseating, anaemic or repetitive."
- Columbia's Shape-Note Singers carry on an American tradition for the love of music -- "When the Columbia Shape-Note Singers get together, no one knows exactly what they will sing."
- Dinner on the Grounds -- Even a recipe for "Persimmon Pudding"
- Is Jesus My Boyfriend? -- "Something is wrong when I can sing a worship song to God and then turn to my wife with the same lyrics."
- Raised sixths, and postmodern rootlessness -- "Lebanon by William Billings...if you try to raise the sixth...at one point you get part of a diminished chord."
- Sacred Harp Singing as Preserved Intangible Cultural Heritage -- "Some traditional arts have already become consumable objects, and proprietorship is under dispute."
- Singing News Fan Awards, 2015 -- "...Favorite Traditional Quartet is...Triumphant Quartet."
- Stuart Sutcliffe, the other Beatle -- "Sutcliffe’s face can still be seen on the far left side of the album cover of the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band."
Friday, October 23, 2015
Raised sixths, and other music links
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