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Another Week Ends: Insignificance, Kanye, Rooted & Fundamentals, Zadie Smith, Blue Like Jazz and Steve Martin

Another Week Ends: Insignificance, Kanye, Rooted & Fundamentals, Zadie Smith, Blue Like Jazz and Steve Martin

1. Mark Galli continues his hot streak over at Christianity Today with a thoughtful editorial entitled “Insignificant is Beautiful,” in which he rightly explores why young people are so intent on making “a difference” and what that might mean. He doesn’t trash do-gooders per se as much as discuss how the yearning for significance often contains an unconfessed element of narcissism. The takeaway line being:

“…the human soul [is] subject to self-deception, and this colors even our highest aspirations. Even the best of intentions mask the mysterious darkness within, which is why we need to be healed also of our best…

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Baroque N' Roll: The Left Banke, Honeybus and the Holy Spirit

Baroque N’ Roll: The Left Banke, Honeybus and the Holy Spirit

On either side of the psychedelic craze in 1967, scaling up to it and scaling back down again, a curious thing happened to pop music. It got interested in classical instrumentation. The resulting and very short-lived phase earned the label “baroque pop.”  Not prog rock, a la Emerson Lake and Palmer, that’s something different. This is before the music got too druggy and silly, or at least, while it was taking a short break from such indulgences. This is… The Left Banke and Honeybus.

More than a few people would point to The Left Banke’s hit song “Walk Away, Renee” as…

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