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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Q :"Doesn't that kill intimacy though?" A: "It does, absolutely. But you look great!"


Kurd Loder, MTV News : "Do you think the audience is getting something out of this?"
Yeah," Larry says. "They're coming to a rock n roll gig and watching television. What more can you ask for?"  link 
Kurd Loder, MTV News: "One of the things about rock 'n roll stars is that they're bigger than life, they're bigger than the audience; they're almost intimidating. Well, this whole set is like that. Right?" Bono, U2: "That's right, yeah!" Loder: "Isn't that — isn't that off putting, doesn't that kill intimacy though?" Bono: "It does, absolutely. But you look great!" link
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♪ WE WILL, WE WILL ROCK YOU ♪  WELCOME TO ZOO TV.
>> I CAN'T EVEN SAY THE BLOODY  WORD, ACTUNG BABY.
>> YOUR INDECK DANCE AND THE LAV  VEGAS TRASH.
>> THE THING ABOUT ROCK 'N' ROLL  STARS IS THEY'RE BIGGER THAN  LIFE.
THIS WHOLE SET IS LIKE THAT,  RIGHT?  >> YES.
>> DOESN'T THAT KILL INTIMACY,  THOUGH?  >> IT DOES.
BUT YOU LOOK GREAT.
♪ HERE SHE COMES  TAKE ME HIGHER  ♪ TAKE ME HIGHER ♪  >> PUT YOUR HAND on THE  SCREEN.
♪ YOU TAKE MY HIGHER ♪  >> DO YOU THINK THE AUDIENCE IS  GETTING SOMETHING OUT OF THIS?  >> THEY'RE COMING TO A ROCK 'N'  ROLL GIG AND WATCHING  TELEVISION.
WHAT MORE CAN YOU ASK FOR?  ♪ I FEEL YOUR COMFORT LET YOUR  SPIRIT TAKE ME  ♪ LIGHT UP MY NIGHT. ♪  >> ROCK 'N' ROLL IS WHAT ZOO TV  IS ALL ABOUT.
SO IS MUST BE OURS.
>> IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR  EMOTIONAL SATISFACTION, HIGH  ADVICE IS SEEK PROFESSIONAL  HELP.
>> DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE OR 
WISE WORDS FOR THE YOUTH OF AMERICA? >>WATCH MORE TELEVISION link



AND FROM 4:11 HERE:

"Careerism is leprosy! Leoprosy!" -Pope Francis

"Careerism is leprosy!  Leoprosy!" -Pope Francis
quoted in a great book, Pope Francis, Why He Leads the Way He Does" by Chris Lowney
p. 73...quote, in context here

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Virginia Postrel: 1)Economic value and buying what we don't need to need 2)Power of Glamour: Longing and the Art of Visual Persuasion

Economic value and buying what we don't need to need LOL, must be a college class, see 44 min mark..one  student on Google; another on Facebook during the lecture (:
 
Power of Glamour: Longing and the Art of Visual Persuasion:

"Reception exegesis": biblical studies conference of "Jesus and the Life of Brian"

Fr Burridge:“If you had been told 35 years ago that some of the world’s top biblical scholars and experts would fly around the world to discuss your work, what would you have said?” 
John Cleese of Monty Python:“Well it’s just as silly as everything else."

See  Sarah Prime's post on the "Jesus and Brian"  academic conference:

And now for something completely different: Brianology Comes of Age; or, What Have the Pythons Done for Us? – By Sarah Prime


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Steve Taylor and Jarvis Cocker, Infinite Jest, Richard Hell, Armando Iannucci

Steve Taylor’s ‘Goliath’ is a Roaring, Raging Comeback  by J. Edward Keyes  is not only a great review of the new Steve Taylor (and The Perfect Foil)'s new CD from a mainstream source, but in four comparisons Keyes makes , I've learned about four new (to me) intriguing artists:



1) "The best of Taylor’s writing casts him as a kind of Jarvis Cocker of American Religion, pointing out its foibles with an acid tongue and sanding his sharp darts with wry, expertly-applied satire." 

2)"It’s like 'The Entertainment' from Infinite Jest as filtered through a Richard Hell song "

3) "Taylor’s observations come off not so much as stuffy polemics as wry, Swiftian gallows humor--Pilgrim’s Progress staged by Armando Iannucci

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Don't miss this!:
Here's some of the album:


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Bonus: here's  some video of Steve and the Foil playing a couple of oldies, as I captured them here in Fresno recently.
Note: sub bass player
 

What the Christian Church Can Learn from The Church of Satan (by Christianity Today)

read it here