Posts tagged "Bob Seger"

Another Week Ends: Francis I and God as Love, Llewyn Davis Is a Failure, More Brene Brown, Questing Against the Wind, the Horror of Breakfast Meetings, Christmas Is Alright, and the Death of the Funeral

Another Week Ends: Francis I and God as Love, Llewyn Davis Is a Failure, More Brene Brown, Questing Against the Wind, the Horror of Breakfast Meetings, Christmas Is Alright, and the Death of the Funeral

1. Reflections on Pope Francis continue, with the increasingly-familiar tension between acclamation for the Pope’s compassionate, grace-focused tone and suspicion, from another camp, concerning his lack of doctrinal rigidity. Enter Rod Dreher, the prolific ex-Catholic writer, who published a while back in Time an essay saying the following:

I fear his merciful words will be received not as love but license. The “spirit of Pope Francis” will replace the “spirit of Vatican II” as the rationalization people will use to ignore the difficult teachings of the faith. If so, this Pope will turn out to be like his predecessor John XXIII: a dear man,…

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Turn the Page (Already): In Defense of Bob Seger

Turn the Page (Already): In Defense of Bob Seger

One never really needs a reason to write about Bob Seger, but if you are the sort of person who requires one, take the recent Gaslight Anthem record, Handwritten, which made a lot of critics’ year-end lists, including our own. People have described that band as splitting the difference between Social Distortion and Springsteen, but all I hear is Seger, glorious Seger (backed by The Replacements). I hear it in their widescreen anthems of discontent and in their unabashed American-ness, in their obvious belief in the power of rock n roll. I hear it most of all in singer Brian…

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April Playlist

April Playlist

One of the features I was most excited about on this new site was the ability to host the monthly playlists. Instead of, say, relying on the kindness of anonymous strangers… So from now on, the playlist will be available to stream each month, both in the playlist post and in the sidebar of all the individual post pages (i.e. not the index/front page) for the duration of said month. This month’s collection has a surprisingly 90s vibe… Enjoy:

I Know You Love Me – The Smoking Popes
I Know What I’m Here For – James
Annie, Let’s Not Wait – Guillemots
Candyfloss –…

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Belated March Playlist

Belated March Playlist

1. Wake Up (acoustic) – Arcade Fire
2. You Need A Mess Of Help To Stand Alone – The Beach Boys
3. Breakdown – GNR
4. Back in ’72 – Bob Seger
5. Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now – The Smiths
6. Miracle Cure – Blank + Jones feat. Bernard Sumner
7. Give Some Love – JAZ
8. Just the Past – Peter, Bjorn & John
9. Moment Of Surrender – U2
10. By Thy Mercy – High Street Hymns
11. The Man – Pete Yorn and Natalie Maines
12. This Tornado Loves You – Neko Case
13. Through The Looking Glass – Peter Doherty
14. Read My Mind [Friday Night Lights mix]…

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February Playlist

February Playlist

A bit of an 80s/euro vibe this time around. With the notable exception of “Song For Him”, as far I know the only song Bob Seger ever wrote about Jesus. Which is ironic, considering that during the early 70s – i.e. the out-of-print Seger golden period – Bob rocked the Jesus-look harder than anyone (which is saying something). Enjoy:

1. The Riddle – Nik Kershaw
2. Left To My Own Devices – Pet Shop Boys
3. 1963 – New Order
4. The Gift – INXS
5. The Feeding Of The 5000 – Ian Brown
6. Juxtaposed With U – Super Furry…

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