Saturday, March 18, 2017

Donall and Conall Meet Richard Dawkins

Bob Dylan - "Hallelujah" LIVE

"Hallelujah is a Hebrew word which means "Glory to the Lord." The song explains that many kinds of Hallelujahs do exist. I say: "All the perfect and broken Hallelujahs have an equal value." It's, as I say, a desire to affirm my faith in life, not in some formal religious way but with enthusiasm, with emotion....It's a rather joyous song. I like very much the last verse. I remember singing' it to Bob Dylan after his last concert in Paris. The morning after, I was having coffee with him and we traded lyrics. Dylan especially liked this last verse; "'And even though it all went wrong, I stand before the Lord of song With nothing on my lips but Hallelujah'." — Leonard Cohen interview, Paroles et Musiques,1985. Performed 8.July.1988 at Montréal's Forum de Montréal, Canada

Monday, February 13, 2017

Paul Butterfield's Better Days - Baby Please Don't Go

'Man or Rabbit?' C. S. Lewis,

Christianity will do you good--a great deal more good than you ever wanted or expected. And the first bit of good it will do you is to hammer into your head (you won't enjoy that!) the fact that what you have hitherto called 'good'--all that about 'leading a decent life' and 'being kind'--isn't quite the magnificent and all-important affair you supposed. It will teach you that in fact you can't be 'good' (not for 24 hours) on your own moral efforts. And then it will teach you that even if you were, you still wouldn't have achieved the purpose for which you were created. Mere morality is not the end of your life. You were made for something quite different than that. . . . Confucius simply didn't know what life is about. The people who keep on asking if they can't lead a decent life without Christ, don't know what life is about. . . .
Morality is indispensable: but the Divine Life, which gives itself to us and which calls us to be gods, intends for us something in which morality will be swallowed up. We are to be re-made. All the rabbit in us is to disappear--the worried, conscientious, ethical rabbit as well as the cowardly and sensual rabbit. We shall bleed and squeal as the handfuls of fur come out; and then, surprisingly, we shall find underneath it all a thing we have never yet imagined: a real Man, an ageless god, a son of God, strong, radiant, wise, beautiful, and drenched in joy.


C. S. Lewis, 'Man or Rabbit?' in God in the Dock (Eerdmans repr., 2002), 112

Charlie Musselwhite - Juke (Hey Baby)

PAUL BUTTERFIELD'S BETTER DAYS - TOO MANY DRIVERS - (LIVE) 1973

Paul Butterfield's Better Days : Broke My Baby's Heart (Live @ Winterland Ballroom 1973)