Summer Break open thread
Some Big Life Transitions are happening chez Avery for the next few weeks, so you’ll need to (continue to) talk amongst yourselves.
In the meantime I would note the following:
1. Jason Crabb’s most recent live album cements his status as the single most masterful singing showman in the bidness (Exhibit A: he made the overdone and threadbare “Unclouded Day” interesting again).
2. Spontaneous audience singalongs during “Blessed Assurance” in the Broadway rendition of Trip of Bountiful reminds us of how deeply embedded gospel hymnody is in the North American psyche, and (given the NYT’s coverage here) how “gospel” is something almost always already sung by black people in the eyes and to the ears of the uninitiated.
That is all. For now.Email this Post