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Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: July 26, 2012
Originally Posted: 07/26/2012 - 4:35pm | Type: Blog

Highlights of the 2012 Euro tournament are reenacted with string --- Tim Heidecker beats Bob Dylan in releasing a song about the Titanic --- Philadelphia to open world's first Pizza restaurant and museum ...

Let the Good Vibes Roll: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Originally Posted: 07/17/2012 - 9:32am | Type: Blog

As I listen to Here, the flowery vibes flood my mind with peace and goodwill. It's the psychedelic dream of a bygone era I never knew. But as a Millennial pursuer of peace, justice, and equality, these tu ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: July 11, 2012
Originally Posted: 07/11/2012 - 5:03pm | Type: Blog

John Hodgman reads a story of aliens buying the rights to all of humanity's music – Face Math – The United Shapes of America – rising R&B star Frank Ocean – 1,000 parachuting teddy bears for free spee ...

Holy Biofuel & Justice Juice: A Musical Review of Wild Goose
Originally Posted: 07/03/2012 - 7:30pm | Type: Blog

Sadly, too much of today’s so-called “praise-and-worship” music sucks the humanity out of our adoration and contemplation, leaving us with a sugary synthetic salvation that’s all Easter lilies and neutered lam ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 06/08/2012 - 1:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter God and the Godforsaken — Searching Harmonies — In Shadows and Hope — Bible Culture 101 God an ...

An Indie Call to Worship
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 10:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Joshua Witchger Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices, by The Welcome Wagon. Asthmatic Kitty Records. ...

Heat, Hope, & Hootenanny: The Holy Spirit Gets Cooking At Wild Goose
Originally Posted: 06/26/2012 - 5:42pm | Type: Blog

Without a doubt, the blossoming and beckoning of the Wild Goose movement in North America heralds a bright radical future for today’s Jesus followers bringing the kingdom come. On ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: June 26, 2012
Originally Posted: 06/26/2012 - 4:28pm | Type: Blog

A load of links to counter those mid-week blues... a video of Wild Goose performers Damion Suomi and the Minor Prophets -- an Arrested Development art show -- Alec Baldwin interviewed by Terry Gross -- lists o ...

Links of Awesomeness: June 13, 2012
Originally Posted: 06/13/2012 - 4:05pm | Type: Blog

The girl with the mobile garden dress -- cover songs by Iron & Wine -- kid reacts to first sip of root beer -- art from wine stains -- and Conan teaches first-graders how to sing the Chicago blues. See the ...

FIRSTS: A First Look at Townes Van Zandt
Originally Posted: 06/13/2012 - 1:02pm | Type: Blog

This is the first post in a series called FIRSTS, where some of us take a look at classic works of art, music, film and literature for the first time. We hope that a fresh perspective on these influential pop- ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: June 5, 2012
Originally Posted: 06/05/2012 - 4:26pm | Type: Blog

An award winning new short starring Kevin Spacey -- the most extroverted city in the U.S. -- Wilco releases free e-book -- The Daily Show's coverage of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee -- Jason Schwartzma ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: June 4, 2012
Originally Posted: 06/04/2012 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

Novelists set down the typewriter and pick up the paintbrush -- cross stitching electrical circuts -- beautiful photos of colored ink underwater -- Improv Everywhere strikes again with a car alarm stunt -- Pul ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: June 1, 2012
Originally Posted: 06/01/2012 - 3:52pm | Type: Blog

A batch of the best new audio and visual stimulation. Roman Mars' podcast explores the craft of Trappist beer -- nature-loving artist trades the electronic equipment for some earthy sounds — Andrew Bird&# ...

The Boss's Musical Indictment
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 3:05pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Springsteen sings what politicians won't say: We were robbed and the thieves have escaped justice. ...

From the Hollers to City Streets
Originally Posted: 05/04/2012 - 2:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

Beth Newberry Stream of Conscience, by 2/3 Goat THE VIDEO for the title track of 2/3 Goat’s EP Stream of Co ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: May 31, 2012
Originally Posted: 05/31/2012 - 3:56pm | Type: Blog

Politwoops presents deleted tweets from politicians -- bloopers from The Muppets -- crocheting massive portraits -- mashup of Men in Black III and Wes Anderson -- The Walkmen -- Rainn Wilson's airplane ma ...

QUIRK: Reggie Watts' Bizarre TED Talk
Originally Posted: 05/29/2012 - 2:12pm | Type: Blog

Reggie Watts is a comedian and musician who has an intangible style. He mixes hip-hop vibes with stream of consciousness talking and singing. Part satire, part a capella, with plenty of wit and humor, he’s bee ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: In Their Own Words
Originally Posted: 05/25/2012 - 4:28pm | Type: Blog

Artists are telling it in their own words: through the airwaves, written on paper, on physical walls, etc. Our Friday links feature some notable creatives, new and old, expressing their craft at its finest. Fr ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: May 21, 2012
Originally Posted: 05/21/2012 - 4:49pm | Type: Blog

A Day of Video and Song: Pomplamoose pumps out a fun new tune -- upcoming song from Sigur Ros -- turkeys and dubstep -- stop motion paper cut-outs -- Saturday Night Live's "Lazy Sunday 2" -- and ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: May 18, 2012
Originally Posted: 05/18/2012 - 4:09pm | Type: Blog

Marveling at Mr. Smith's world of peach pit figurines. Plus, Jack White and the Guiness Book of World Records -- LEGO art from PBS -- literary maps of the U.S. and U.K. -- how to tattoo a banana. See thes ...

QUIRK: Kids Reenact Beastie Boys
Originally Posted: 05/16/2012 - 11:55am | Type: Blog

The video to Beastie Boys' classic anthem "Sabotage" features the three members donning sunglasses and fake moustaches as they race around a city creating a ruckus. Now, the spirit lives on as c ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: May 11, 2012
Originally Posted: 05/11/2012 - 3:28pm | Type: Blog

Mothers Day Links: awkward photos of mothers -- the daughters that span six generations -- ways to improve Mother's Day -- things you're mom is too old to be doing. Plus other links from This America ...

Bluegrass Mama: Watch, Sing, Pray
Originally Posted: 05/08/2012 - 2:36pm | Type: Blog

From the heart of Bluegrass, songs about (and by) mothers. From the heart of Bluegrass, songs about (and by) mothers.   Ricky Skaggs -I Heard My Mother Call My Name In Pr ...

QUIRK: Who Knew The Bishop Could Sing? (NT Wright Does Dylan)
Originally Posted: 05/08/2012 - 2:00pm | Type: Blog

On Tuesday, the Rabbit Room in Nashville, Tenn., invited Dr. N.T. Wright to speak to a fairly small gathering. He brought his message in both word and music. Here is, for more than a few in the room last night ...

Mother's Week: Music (Part I)
Originally Posted: 05/07/2012 - 4:01pm | Type: Blog

From bands singing about their mothers and songwriters promoting women's empowerment, to songs about reference mothers and girls and odes to the divine feminine, we give you Music for Mother's Week ( ...

QUIRK: A Sesame Street Tribute to The Beastie Boys
Originally Posted: 05/07/2012 - 2:02pm | Type: Blog

The Beastie Boy's Adam Yauch (aka "MCA"), died from cancer late last week at age 47. Take a look at a Sesame Street tribute to the vanguard musicians. (God's Politics, Music, Culture, Life and Peace) The Beastie B ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: May 3, 2012
Originally Posted: 05/03/2012 - 7:28pm | Type: Blog

Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari fools Anderson Cooper with a look-alike -- a child and a lion encounter one another at a Portland zoo -- Virgin airlines debutes new ice cubes -- Bruce Springsteen honors ...

Links of Awesomeness: May 2, 2012
Originally Posted: 05/02/2012 - 4:32pm | Type: Blog

The constructive mirror makeover -- the theology of Reinhold Bieber -- the most elaborate one-man-band you've ever seen -- Father John Misty -- and urban plant tags. See more in today's Links of Awes ...

Working Class Heroes: A Playlist for May Day
Originally Posted: 05/01/2013 - 8:13am | Type: Blog

A playlist for the working class: Ten songs in honor of May Day and workers everywhere. A playlist for the working class: Ten songs in honor of May Day and workers everywhere. ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: April 13, 2012
Originally Posted: 04/13/2012 - 5:02pm | Type: Blog

Stream Coachella this weekend in YouTube, 17 musicians inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, playable Star Wars organ, signs of the apocalypse, art installations, and LOST as a sitcom. See this and more in ...

Holocaust Violins Live to Play Another Song
Originally Posted: 04/11/2012 - 8:42am | Type: Blog

Violins that outlived the owners who played them in the death camps and Jewish ghettos are being brought back to life by Amnon Weinstein in his shop in Tel Aviv. As Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance) gatherin ...

Χριστός ἀνέστη: Christos Anesti! He is Risen!
Originally Posted: 04/08/2012 - 11:01am | Type: Blog

The Gospel of St. Matthew, Chapter 28 (The Message) After the Sabbath, as the first light of the new week dawned, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to keep vigil at the tomb. Suddenly the earth reeled and rocked under their feet as God ...

Via Dolorosa: A Good Friday Musical Meditation
Originally Posted: 04/06/2012 - 10:46am | Type: Blog

“When you remember me, it means that you have carried something of who I am with you, that I have left some mark of who I am on who you are. It means that you can summon me back to your mind even though countless years and miles may stand betwee ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: April 5, 2012
Originally Posted: 04/05/2012 - 11:18pm | Type: Blog

Google Street view goes to inside the White House. Painting walls by whipping hair. President Obama gives the Vulcan salute in the Oval Office. Woody Allen's new film. Marshall amplifiers. The Beatles ...

Maundy Thursday: The Last Supper and Gethsemane
Originally Posted: 04/05/2012 - 10:24am | Type: Blog

We've compiled a playlist of songs inspired by or that speak in some way to the Holy Week journey that brings us to Maundy Thursday and the great mandate from which the day takes its name: "If I, the ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 29, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/29/2012 - 3:35pm | Type: Blog

Nothing quite welcomes the spring-time like a Girl Scout cookie milkshake. In Washington D.C. Batman is making his rounds to childrens hospitals, and the Supreme Court is debating where to order take out from. ...

Songs for the Lenten Journey
Originally Posted: 03/22/2012 - 4:50pm | Type: Blog

Music to aide contemplation as we head into the fifth week of Lent and Holy Week… I discovered Songs for Lent last year on Noise Trade – the site that trades music for promotion, and maybe a small donation — and I think it’s one of ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 21, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/21/2012 - 4:12pm | Type: Blog

James "Sugar Boots" Franklin is remembered for bringing boombox roller-skating to Congress. Time names 140 Best Twitter Feeds. LEGOS initiate simple design. More notable Banksy street art found. Vide ...

EXTRA 'BLUE': Menomena and the Music of 'Blue Like Jazz'
Originally Posted: 03/21/2012 - 12:39pm | Type: Blog

Blue Like Jazz has got a leg-up in the alternative world. Two years back Paste ranked it #18 in its “20 Best Books of the Decade.” The film just finished up its debut run at SXSW and it features a soundtrack t ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 20, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/20/2012 - 5:23pm | Type: Blog

Today is Spring Equinox Day , which is also World Storytelling Day ! Celebrate the art of the oral story by sharing an experience with someone you know, or by listening to some of our favorite stories…  TED talks like Chimamanda Adichie’s ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 19, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/20/2012 - 5:00pm | Type: Blog

Take a listen to this cover of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” performed on a Chinese instrument from the zither family, known as a Guzheng . [ The Awesomer ] Fifth Ward Jam is a housing redevelopment project that combines ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 16, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/16/2012 - 4:57pm | Type: Blog

Get ready for St. Patrick's Day with some laughs, crafts, and a look at some green musicians. Plus, a look at the impressive "Magic Mushroom House," an express book-printing machine, portraits m ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 14, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/14/2012 - 4:36pm | Type: Blog

Today is Pi Day -- March 14! Celebrate by learning a little more about one of the most irrational numbers around. [ Pi Day ] Oh the many things you wouldn’t be able to do if your arms were as tiny the arms of a T-Rex (like writing out the f ...

Top Ten Reasons Why I (Heart) Kristin Chenoweth
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 3:46am | Type: Blog

"I'm a very controversial figure in the Christian world. I don't believe if you're gay or you have a drink or you dance, you're going to hell. I don't think that's the kind o ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 12, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/12/2012 - 3:47pm | Type: Blog

While The Beach Boys are still kings of good vibes, the minions from Despicable Me give them a run for their money with a little wit, rhythm, and charm of their own. (And don't we all know someone who always has to take it a little too ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 9, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/09/2012 - 4:45pm | Type: Blog

Stop motion animator PES demonstrates the art of making fresh guacamole with some of the most unlikely, food resembling objects. [ Junk Culture ] As spring training is underway for Major League Baseball players, one pitcher is b ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 7, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/07/2012 - 5:02pm | Type: Blog

The exit poll stats are in from the 10 GOP primaries on Super Tuesday . According to the report, “Gingrich won a plurality of voters who fart during shoeshines and Santorum performed very well among voters who have crocheted a toilet seat cover.” Rea ...

Ten Songs for Super Tuesday
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 4:20pm | Type: Blog

Today is Super Tuesday, the action-packed day for GOP presidential hopefuls as 10 states undergo primary elections. To bring us further into the spirit of Super Tuesday, the blog team at Sojourners has compile ...

The SojoMusic Interview: Denison Witmer, 'Creating Space Where Truth Can Move'
Originally Posted: 03/07/2012 - 12:49pm | Type: Blog

When Witmer’s latest tour brought him through Washington, D.C. last month, I caught up with him backstage before his gig at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue. Singer-songwriter ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 5, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/05/2012 - 4:52pm | Type: Blog

The Guardian reframes the story of the “ Three Little Pigs ” as if it were a modern breaking news story, complete with social media updates and developing news blogs. [ io9 ] INFORGAPH: If you find yourself listening to Andr ...