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So I'm not the only one excited about the concert announcement!Jen
Ah! The memories of Rush concerts at the Checkerdome!:)/s
I didn't realize you were so excited about the new "Three Stooges" movie that's coming out.
I think a joint St. Louis Review/Saint Louis Catholic effort is in order. Wall-to-Wall coverage for weeks surrounding the concert.We owe it to humanity.P.S. Sharon, weren't you a Jack Wagner fan?
Game, set, and match...Sharon
Lucretius invented rock and roll.
Dearest thetimman,The key word in your PS question is "were". That, of course, was when I was young and immature.However, I did meet another young man shortly after that time period who easily took his place. Perhaps it would be wise for you not to criticize my taste in men. ;-)PS Thanks, dulac90!
Was I just called a Philistine? Guess I've been called worse on this blog. That might be the truest insult yet. Still, that quote was given directly from Professor Senior during my 2nd semester in the IHP program at KU. I will never forget it. Another great quote was when a friend asked during a discussion class how if no one was reading Lucretius, his philosophy was so rampant. Dr. Quinn responded, "The Beatles." Admittedly, I went to many rock concerts afterwards but always knew I was behaving like a barbarian. It is kind of like when you are headed to Clear Creek and you meet your fellow IHPer, now FSSP priest in McDonalds--you are both just so busted.
My apologies, Alison. Philistines was directed at Sharon and dulac90. Sorry!
Ironically, given this particular subject, I will take that as a compliment if this is the standard of high art and culture!
I agree that some joint Review/SLC coverage is in order here. Perhaps there could be a piece that explores the lyrics of RUSH's "Freewill" as it relates to how Cardinal Burke explained the topic in light of Church teaching: http://stlouisreview.com/article/2011-01-18/cardinal-burke(It was incredibly difficult during that interview for me to not ask Cardinal Burke the question, "If you choose not to decide, have you still made a choice?")Nevermind that you were also the one who pointed out John Michael Talbot helped them write "Closer to the Heart." I'm still floored by that.Jen
Christian Rock tends to be an oxymnoron. St. Thomas Aquinas defined a hierarchy to music from highest to lowest that went melody, harmony, rhythm. Not to say that rock and roll isn't clever but really I think it is hard to raise it to a great art form. I probably could be a Philistine so probably no apology necessary. Maybe I am redeemed by almost 15 years of season tickets to the Opera. The difference in the crowds does say alot. I know I did attend many heavy metal concerts with traditional Catholic which we would discuss and wonder why we like it. I suppose it is just fun. Still, I am taking my ten year old daughter to a Gregorian Chant workshop in the Fall and never to a rock concert.
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