You’d never think that the Beastie Boys, of all groups, could produce thoughtful, meditative/religious tunes. This one is god-free, but does pitch some supernatural Buddhist ideas: [wp_youtube]KtKhakSmwhA[/wp_youtube] I love to blast this and focus exclusively on the deep bass chanting. The following song is all about doubt and searching. The imagery is pretty generic, so … [Read more…]
A little dose of mortality: [wp_youtube]rdbkG6cZK5k[/wp_youtube]
One of my old atheist standbys: [wp_youtube]hk41Gbjljfo[/wp_youtube] I was delighted to learn later that Sarah McLachlan covered it (sorry, good music, sucky visuals): [wp_youtube]t4xgjgJkacU[/wp_youtube] Any preferences? I like ’em both, for different reasons.
Between jury duty and studying for midterms, I missed Music Monday. Like the Good Book says, better late than never. Here’s a little something for those of you who like your Jesus to be tasty, satisfying and deep inside your belly. Here’s Tom Waits performing the song on Letterman: [wp_youtube]1wfamPW3Eaw[/wp_youtube] Here’s the song with understandable … [Read more…]
I present you with more music to be all godless to. You’ll need new commandments to replace those old, threadbare ones: [wp_youtube]d-MYVv4tgQc[/wp_youtube]
Sisters and brothers and everyone in between, welcome to the Church of John! [insert organ riff] One of the great blessing of being a skeptic is that you can find your scripture anywhere. Emily Dickinson, Bad Religion, William Gibson and Joss Whedon are my prophets. When I was lost in the darkness of religious faith, … [Read more…]