For the past few weeks, Mrs. GTFUP.org has been digging up great, old holiday songs - songs that capture the complicated, often dark wonder of the Christmas season. One that has particularly spoken to us is the Peter, Paul and Mary song, "Light One Candle," and ode to the history celebrated by Chanuka, and a … Continue reading Rebel Art Fridays: Don’t Let the Light Go Out.
For the past many weeks, I've been working my way through Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s “Letters and Papers from Prison,” a book of correspondence, prayers and philosophical probings, written by the German theologian while locked in a Nazi prison during World War II. Bonhoeffer's story is remarkable, the stuff of legend and honest-to-God martyrdom (his biography, which is … Continue reading “False composure,” in this American Crisis
Nobody sings a rebel song quite like the Irish. And having dropped fully down the rabbit hole recently – touring as many corners of a mighty canon of Irish rebel music as a clueless, arrogant American can find – the song that, for me, best captures the essence of the genre is “Four Green Fields.” … Continue reading Rebel Art Friday: Irish Rebel Songs – Part I