In dir ist Freude: A German chorale with roots in madrigal tradition that just makes me happy (especially this performance)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMcKrSjmo4s Capella de la Torre (https://www.youtube.com/@capelladelatorre7664) Dec. 8, 2020 Kind of a trifecta here. I've been posting YouTube videos lately of music that just makes me happy when I watch them, and this one hits at least three of my criteria: It's by one of my favorite early music groups, Capella de la Torre. It … Continue reading In dir ist Freude: A German chorale with roots in madrigal tradition that just makes me happy (especially this performance)

‘Money Musk’: A classic New England contradance tune that just makes me happy every time I watch this video

https://vimeo.com/2310136 Parked here until I can figure out how -- or whether -- to revive my old blog Hogfiddle (which may be a while). In the meantime, this video just makes me happy whenever I watch it. I posted it on Aug. 8, 2010, to the original iteration of the blog. Took me a while … Continue reading ‘Money Musk’: A classic New England contradance tune that just makes me happy every time I watch this video

Quotable (!) notes & quotes: Creolization

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELu_Nwblkgc Found when I was following up on an Imani Perry interview on the Washington Post website and Googled into a very quotable reference to créolité -- "The origins of everything American twist and shout their way through history." Shades of Chubby Checker! So I kept on reading. Turned out I had it in a … Continue reading Quotable (!) notes & quotes: Creolization

Imani Perry on history, Faulkner, ‘settler colonialism’ and the (Southern) soul of America

Notes from two interviews with Imani Perry. The first is about her new book South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation. The second, last year in the New York Review of Books, followed her review of a biography of Lorraine Hammond, author of Raisin in the Sun. … Continue reading Imani Perry on history, Faulkner, ‘settler colonialism’ and the (Southern) soul of America

VDOC.PUB copy of ‘Creolization of American Culture’ by Christopher Smith

d r a f t The Creolization Of American Culture: William Sidney Mount And The Roots Of Blackface Minstrelsy [PDF]  Authors: Christopher J Smith https://vdoc.pub/documents/the-creolization-of-american-culture-william-sidney-mount-and-the-roots-of-blackface-minstrelsy-49vtd6cookq0 While black-white exchange has long been recognized as a major element in shaping North American vernacular music, the extent, geographic distribution, breadth of time span, diversity, and terminus post quem of … Continue reading VDOC.PUB copy of ‘Creolization of American Culture’ by Christopher Smith

Header picture — main basilica, Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem

Screen shot of picture I took in the basilica at the Church of the Nativity, 2012 Scholars are not altogether certain that Jesus was born in Bethlehem -- they advance different hypotheses reconciling the birth narratives in Luke and Matthew -- but we can be quite certain that the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, … Continue reading Header picture — main basilica, Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem

Kaya Oakes: Portal to resources for aspiring writers by a creative nonfiction pro who teaches at UC Berkeley

d r a f t (altho' a better word might be 'work in progress' as I keep adding resources) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsxjVqYMomc Interview on Writing for Your Life: Resources for Spiritual Writers, Nov. 15, 2021 A writer whom I want to study (for reasons that will become obvious as you look at her bio and the blurbs … Continue reading Kaya Oakes: Portal to resources for aspiring writers by a creative nonfiction pro who teaches at UC Berkeley