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It's tough being a Catholic who still has an appreciation for the style of Black Metal. I have to comb through the lyrics and themes before I even try to listen to bands I once enjoyed (hint: 99% of them I can't even look at anymore)

Thankfully, Ukranian band Drudkh (pronounced "drood") is one that I can still revisit and enjoy their atmospheric tracks. This one is a particular favorite from their excellent album, "Blood in Our Wells"

(06-20-2019, 09:25 PM)Jeeter Wrote: [ -> ]Social D

Or, since we’re traditionalists, the original version  :D

A famous song in my neck of the woods...

A huge state of the art all electric lumber mill opened in Vernonia in 1923. Then in 1961 for some unknown reason they decided to burn it down for the filming of some lame juvenile delinquent movie named 'Ring of Fire'. 

All that remains is the old powerhouse (where they made the electricity, (no hydroelectricity 'till the 1930s) 

Everyone in Vernonia knows it by heart.
I've been finding a lot of Christian black/death metal bands lately. This one is a favorite.

I'm in the mood for a melody or 3

It's weird to hear a song by a secular band about St. Theresa of Avila and St. Therese of the Child Jesus. Honestly, the whole album is great and has some Catholic themes in the lyrics.

Good morning

I listened to about half of Orff's Carmina Burana last night. I hadn't ever looked at the lyrics before. For the most part they're mediocre Latin songs one wouldn't expect to have been written by clerics (i.e., they're mostly allusions to sex!). I have to be honest I'm not a huge fan. Not sure why one would have chosen to write a choral work using those lyrics.

As for the music itself - obviously it's considered a classic nowadays. Some parts are better than others. Certainly a better work of art than the lyrics themselves.

Edit to add: I do have conversational modern German and I read it pretty well, but I'm anything but an expert in Middle High or low German. However, even I can tell that the Middle High and low German songs in Carmina Burana are almost a worse use of language than the Latin ones. Somehow.
Denver's 1 &1\2 hit wonder 

sugarloaf - don't call us, we'll call you ~1974

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