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Lisa Gungor and Finishing My Degree

Posted February 25, 2015 @ 1:12pm | by Tripp

I am listening to Lisa Gungor's album, "From the Ground." I have always liked her voice. And her collaboration with Michael Gungor (her husband) in the band Gungor is always interesting. Still, he gets the majority of the attention there. His guitar is prominently featured. Lisa's...

 

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Semiotic Snowballing (Brevis) #occupycomps

Posted February 3, 2015 @ 8:30am | by Tripp

My hope for this essay is to demonstrate through ethnography and semiotic theory how one might begin to articulate in a Christian context what ethnomusicologist Guy Beck calls "sonic theology" in his book, Sonic Theology: Hinduism and Sacred Sound published in 1993. Relatedly, in her...

 

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Jim Erb

Posted November 12, 2014 @ 1:02pm | by Tripp

The white is the paper. The black is the notes. Now, sing! ~ Dr. James ErbThe man who taught me to sing has died. Word came through social media last night. A beautiful obituary or two are circulating around. I've posted a link to my Facebook thread below. I'm still searching for...

 

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MLK and U2: How Long to Sing This Song

Posted January 15, 2014 @ 9:16am | by Tripp

I will say to the boasters, "Boast no more",and to the wicked, "Do not toss your horns;"Do not toss your horns so high,nor speak with a proud neck."From Psalm 75How long, to sing this song?" cries Bono, lead vocalist of the band, U2, in their...

 

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Songs for Landing Our Arses in Jail?

Posted January 14, 2014 @ 7:11am | by Tripp

He comes, with succour speedy,To those who suffer wrong;To help the poor and needy,And bid the weak be strong;To give them songs for sighing,Their darkness turn to light,Whose souls, condemned and dying,Were precious in his sight.Words: James Montgomery...

 

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A Year in Music Reviews?

Posted December 30, 2013 @ 8:57am | by Tripp

This year I have been trying something new to me. I'm trying my hands at a little music or concert review. It's a chance to experiment with this nacent methodology I'm developing. The posts have been some of the most commented upon on Facebook and even on the blog. Thanks for...

 

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