Some items that didn’t warrant a separate post but may be of interest all the same.
- Karen Peck has evidently been cast in a bit part in an upcoming Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah movie about “two women (Parton and Latifah) who are both trying to direct a small town choir after the choir’s director dies.” Oh my.
- Looks like Wayne Haun has been finding time to get some work done outside of sg. On his facebook page, Joel Lindsey recently posted that “My BFF Wayne Haun, arranged the strings for the Jessica Simpson Christmas record….I’m proud of him. So, if you can bring yourself to buy her Christmas record without vomiting on your kitchen floor, buy it and know that Wayne really is a great arranger!” Hehe.
- By now you may have already heard about or glimpsed some of the comments contretemps over at Daniel Mount’s site about this post. Most folks seem to be dinging Daniel - justifiably - for his kneejerk reaction to shut off comments the moment people started disagreeing with something he felt strongly about (he eventually reversed himself on the comments shutdown). But the whole thing stands out to me most for the rare glimpse of Daniel expressing a strongly held, non-plastic, unsugarcoated view about something. Good on ya, Daniel. I hope the fact that he was wrong on the substance (isn’t the point of the lyric in question to simply note that a belief in an eternal home of the soul doesn’t vitiate love for this life?) and wrong in his response to others’ reaction doesn’t discourage him from committing future acts of actual commentary.
- Grammy nominations are out. Mount rounds up the sg nominations and has the best line of the day regarding Grammies: “it is a good thing that Grammy and Dove nominations are not announced on a daily basis, for if they were, I would surely be scratching my head so much that I would have to find a toupee.” I’ve given up on caring much about these, I confess, but it is interesting that the Gaither Vocal Band is nowhere in the mix of nominations. I’m sure if the Gaither mothership cared about awards at all, this would be a point of consternation. But of course they long ago stopped counting these sorts of things, right?
- If there’s anyone left who cares, Kyle floats a post raising the possibility that Chris West is joining the quartet that still calls itself Gold City. Yawn.
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