Monthly Archives: December 2012

ABBA for New Year’s Eve

 

I was going to post the ultimate New Year’s song, “1999”, by Prince, but couldn’t find the actual video from the 80’s.  Oh, well–can’t go wrong with ABBA, either!  Happy New Year!

Another Genesis Cover

 

One of the weirder songs of Genesis’s middle period, and a personal favorite of mine.  A superb cover of the original!

Rubá’í of the Day

67
Drunkards are doomed to hell, so men declare,
Believe it not, ’tis but a foolish scare;
Heaven will be empty as this hand of mine,
If none who love good drink find entrance there.

In Honor of the Holy Family

The Sunday after Christmas (referred to liturgically as the “Sunday within the Octave of Christmas [that is, in the eight-day period after Christmas, inclusive]), which is today this year, celebrates the Holy Family (Jesus, Mary, and Joseph).

Quote for the Week

nativity-scene

 

How many observe Christ’s birthday! How few, His precepts!
― Benjamin Franklin

Yes, it’s still the Christmas Season!  Courtesy of here.

Rubá’í of the Day

66
In drinking thus it is not my design
To riot, or transgress the law divine,
No! to attain unconsciousness of self
Is the sole cause I drink me drunk with wine.

Movie Night: Becket

A great classic in honor of St. Thomas Beckett, whose feast day is today.

 

 

Rubá’í of the Day

65
Though Muslims for my sins condemn and chide me,
Like heathens to my idol I confide me;
Yea, when I perish of a drunken bout,
I’ll call on wine, whatever doom betide me.

Rubá’í of the Day

64
One draught of wine outweighs the realm of Tus,
Throne of Kobad and crown of Kai Kawus;
Sweeter are sighs that lovers heave at morn,
Than all the groanings zealot breasts produce.

Some Christmas Music

It’s still the Christmas season (that lasts until Epiphany).  So, for this Friday’s music,  enjoy a couple hours of Christmas music!