- RT @PLeithart: "The entire object of true education is to make people not merely do the right things, but enjoy the right things." -Ruskin 3 days ago
Karl Barth (1886-1968) was known to start each day listening to the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In writing about the influence and importance of the man’s music, particularly in light of the tragic historical events that loomed large in … Continue reading
…You really should listen to The Oh Hellos. No, really – I’m telling you, they’re brilliant! Check out songs like this… Hello My Old Heart Like the Dawn Exeunt With lyrics like this… No, I am not afraid to die … Continue reading
Karel Kryl was born in German-occupied Czechoslovakia in 1944 and spent much of his life living under communism. He became a vocal critic of the state, using his songs to decry the oppression and violence of the regime – which … Continue reading
I can’t stop hitting repeat on this song… it’s like sad, heart-full-of-hurt tiptoeing.
The Civil Wars do music really well.
Another incredible song from John Mark McMillan – you should buy the album ‘Borderland’ here or here. “Tell the reaper Tell the repo man I’ve got nothing that belongs to him…”
Cast your minds back to high school, when everything in your immediate sphere of existence mattered more than anything else in the whole world. Ever. And no-one else understood this. (Ok, so I stereotype!) My teenage years were shaped by … Continue reading
I know my last post was a) a very long time ago, and b) also a youtube clip, but I couldn’t resist sharing these songs (new to me!) with a wider audience. We sang them together at Word Alive, and … Continue reading
Not usually my typical musical fare, but I’ve been really enjoying this album this week. Gabrielle Aplin is possibly most well-known for her version of ‘The Power of Love’ which John Lewis used in their Christmas advert last year. I … Continue reading