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Reminding each other why it matters


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I was messing about in youtube again the other day and discovered that Sara Groves eventually did post an official (pseudo) video to my favourite of her songs, Why it Matters, back in 2014. I first shared the lyrics of this one in 2007, then a youtube video someone put together in 2011, so I

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John Cleese and the Sehnsucht in music and art


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I do believe John Cleese has felt the Sehnsucht. When asked by Margaret Throsby of ABC Classic FM why Mascagni’s Easter Hymn from Cavalleria Rusticana made him cry he says “it’s almost as though there’s a promise of something better”. Then I love it when he says ‘the definition of great art for me isn’t

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Latest song/video obsession


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For reasons I might struggle to articulate I keep wanting to listen to and watch this video clip from The Lumineers. It’s no Bob Dylan, but some of the lyrics remind me of what (little) I know of him. I particularly like this bit: ‘But I’ve read this script and the costume fits, so I’ll

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Something for Sunday


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Pinching this from elsewhere. I’m not entirely convinced of the use of the word “”fav’rites” (I know the nuance of language changes over time, but I’d say that’s unhelpful) but let’s just go with the sentiment. I believe it may have been written by Dr Isaac Watts. From an 1830 hymn book. Skye is putting

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