I've made it clear that I'm in a funk, but two things happened today to overcome it. One was a lunchtime conversation with an office mate that helps me with the fork-in-the-road I've hit with the church start, so more about that later.
The other is a twenty-two-minute-long musical composition called "The Most Unwanted Song" (or "The Most Unwanted Music"). It's a hodgepodge of forms of music that rated low in a survey. So cowboy music to tuba. An operaticÂ paeanÂ to Wittgenstein. A children choir's appeal to shop at Walmart for Labor Day. Reporting by BoingBoing (and NPR?) in 2008 gave it new listeners.
It puts me in a good mood from the sheer absurdism of it.
Then around the 18 minute mark, we get a political screed via bullhorn and elevator musicÂ (a riff on "Morning Has Broken" I think)Â followed by a tune Â -- again, cue the kids -- that in isolation wouldn't be too out of place in certain double-vowelled congregations. Listen to that if nothing else.
Be sure to download the whole thingÂ here. (MP3)
Also, the lyrics from the author/singer.