In any case, posting by moi will necessarily be sporadic for a few days.
But in my absence, here's a fun project for you all to contemplate:
Best Post-Elvis Song or Album Referencing God(s), Religion or Spirituality Generally
Self-explanatory, I think, so no arbitrary rules this time. Except none of that Creed crap, obviously.
Okay, here's my totally top of my head Top Five:
5. One of Us -- Joan Osborne
I happen to think this song is just ineffably touching, but I'm aware that some of our more cynical commenters disagree.
4. Rough God Goes Riding -- Van Morrison
Because I couldn't find a video of "Into the Mystic." Just be glad I didn't nominate "Veedon Fleece."
3. Dear God -- XTC
Sacrilege! And they made some poor little kid sing the thing, the bastards!
2. Jesus -- The Velvet Underground
I don't know about you, but I always thought -- given their various backgrounds -- that they were being ironic. Damn thing certainly sounds sincere, though.
And the number one ode to something bigger than all of us, c'mon, you're thinking exactly the same thing, obviously is --
1. Fire -- The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
"I am the God of Hellfire...and I bring you -- FIRE!!!" Because nothing says communing with the infinite more than a singer with a bunsen burner on his head.
Awrighty then -- what would your choices be?
[Shameless Blogwhore: My parallel Cinema Listomania -- theme: Worst Film Titles Ever!!! -- is now up over at Box Office. As always if you could leave a comment over there, I'd be your best friend.]