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Another Week Ends: Ancient Riddles, Death by Treadmill, Buzzing Bees, Sad Smartypantses, Physical Dependence, the Rise of the Monotaskers, and How to Burn a Witch According to Radiohead

Another Week Ends: Ancient Riddles, Death by Treadmill, Buzzing Bees, Sad Smartypantses, Physical Dependence, the Rise of the Monotaskers, and How to Burn a Witch According to Radiohead

Click here to listen to this week’s episode of The Mockingcast, which features an interview with author/theologian John Newton.

1. Let’s start with this weird and beautiful story from The Washington Post: “The key to these ancient riddles may lie in a father’s love for his dead son.” For a hundred years, archaeologists have been trying to make sense of an extensive series of ancient Swedish runes which bear the dedication: “In memory of Vämod stand these runes. And Varinn wrote them, the father, in memory of his dead son.” Although many of the riddles that follow seem completely unrelated to this mysterious father/son…

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Black Day, Stormy Night: Don’t Die Without Knowing Prince

Black Day, Stormy Night: Don’t Die Without Knowing Prince

Deeply saddened by the news of Prince’s death today at age 57. Since it’s borderline impossible to find his music online, those looking for some immediate catharsis would do well to tune into Minnesota public radio The Current, which is streaming his records non-stop.

Like everyone else who was alive in the 80s, Purple Rain and its many singles were my entry point into the music of Prince Rogers Nelson: the bassless “When Doves Cry”, the euphoric “Let’s Go Crazy”, the Journey-cribbing title track (no joke). Yet while I treasured my “Batdance” cassette single, I’d be lying if I didn’t say…

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The Freedom to Fail Before a Benevolent King…or “Prince”

The Freedom to Fail Before a Benevolent King…or “Prince”

Yes, that’s Prince holding a scepter while watching Rafael Nadal play at the French Open this past weekend. Larry David rocked a cape in a Seinfeld episode, but it didn’t catch on. I’m not holding out hope for the scepter as a fashion accessory fad, but I’m kind of rooting for it. Best line in the USA Today article? – “Meanwhile, the folks at Prince, the tennis equipment company, looked at Prince watching tennis and couldn’t believe they never made this connection before.” Nadal seemed to respond well to the presence of “royalty”, making quick work of his opponent in…

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Lenten Jams, Pt I: The Artist Sings His Calvary Song

Proving once again that if all he did was play guitar, he would still be a Prince among men:


11 The Cross – LoveSexy Tour Dortmund 1988 by samsarax

March Playlist

  1. We Must Be In Love – The Five Stairsteps
  2. I Remember The Feeling – Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart (RIP Davy Jones)
  3. I Wanna Dance With Somebody – David Byrne
  4. Inside of Love – Nada Surf
  5. Stupid – Long Winters
  6. Humpty Dumpty – Aimee Mann
  7. New Friend Jesus – Craig Finn
  8. Lovers Need Lawyers – The Good Life
  9. Wig-Wam Bam – Sweet
  10. Hold Me in the River – BrakesBrakesBrakes
  11. Lily – The Electric Soft Parade
  12. Laura – Billy Joel
  13. Reach Out – Eleven
  14. 7 – Prince
  15. Needing/Getting – OK Go
  16. Why Am I the One – Fun.
  17. Accidentally Like a Martyr – Warren Zevon
  18. Love Is Making Its Way Back Home – Josh Ritter
http://www.mbird.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/01-We-Must-Be-in-Love.mp3,

And this may be the most exquisite music video I’ve ever seen – at least in recent memory:

November Playlist

November Playlist

Pretty heavy on the classic rock this time. Happy belated Thanksgiving:

1. Heroes And Villains – The Beach Boys
2. Just Another Whistle Stop – The Band
3. Caribbean Wind – Bob Dylan
4. The Cross – Prince
5. Space Age Mom – Damien Jurado
6. Apple Of My Eye – Badfinger
7. Everytime I Itch I Wind Up Scratching You – Glen Campbell
8. Better Things – The Kinks
9. September Gurls – Big Star
10. Love Is The Law – The Seahorses
11. I Want Love – Elton John
12. Glorious Day – Embrace
13. Rue The Day – The Walkmen
14. God’s Comic – Elvis Costello
15. The Mercy Seat – Johnny…

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Thursday Morning Rock N Roll: Prince’s Guitar Gently Weeps

The Wilburys do a decent job with the vocals but it is Prince’s solo, which begins around the 3:30 mark, that is the real gem here. Apparently he had never heard the song before being asked to contribute…