Wednesday, October 06, 2010

because I'm feeling surly today...

... please allow me to make your day miserable, I need the company.



You can thank, Ms. Fortis for this little lovely.

18 comments:

Rick said...

What's wrong with the Gloria sang with a little BossaNova? [snark off] Is nothing sacred anymore?

Jim said...

I laughed when I read the post, then made the mistake of listening. This is the new stuff they are churning out? Good Lord, now I want to open a vein.

Old Bob said...

Is THAT what it is?! BossaNova?! Sounded like a horrible mixture of styles to me -- as disgusting as beets in spaghetti. Ughhh!!!

s.marakfreeman said...

Sounds like The Little Mermaid + Oklahoma...

hauntingsacristy said...

It would be GIA that would take the corrected translation and morph it into some disgusting, tasteless drivel. If they bust out with that in my parish, I'm moving.

Karen said...

I bet there will be some crappy folk song music coming out, too. And here I was hopeful that the new translation would also serve to eliminate the awful music.

Denita said...

I wonder if this is accompanied by liturgical tap dancing...:0

Mac McLernon said...

I'm so, so, sooooo sorry... Can you ever forgive me?

;-p

tubbs said...

so like a fool, I pushed the button.

Girl, you got MEAN streak!

s-p said...

OK OK!!! PLEEAAASE STOP IT!!! I'LL TALK!!!!

Anthony S. "Tony" Layne said...

Ran into the link over on Fr. Z's blog. After one false start, I made myself listen to the whole thing. Avenue Q blended with a lost scratch track from the Yes Union CD. It might be good for a secular chorale doing Vatican II: The Musical, but as liturgical music ... OH, HELL NO!

Piotrek said...

Hmm, looking at the URL they seem to have put this music in the wrong directory and they misspelled the word "mess".

Gina said...

The only thing missing is Snoopy doing his little dance with Woodstock.

Music serves Liturgy--it should invoke prayer. How can anyone pray to this?

Minkykat said...

OMG! It's UP with "the people!"
"Getting gay with the liturgy is here,
We make you wanna ram an ice pick in your ear,
we're just one big happy pain in your rear,
getting gay with the liturgy is here!!"

J2 said...

Music serves Liturgy--it should invoke prayer. How can anyone pray to this?

Fantastic Comment Gina!

PaxetBonum said...

I can't attribute it, but there's a saying, "Bad art tends to drive out good art." The present state of Catholic liturgical music is proof positive of this effect. I'm certain the usual suspects are busy right now shoehorning the new Mass texts into their existing junk music melodies, or writing new junk music to accomodate the new translations.

Most of the good, inspired, beautiful Church music extant predates the 20th century, and is in the public domain, i.e., it is, or should be, free. Why Catholic clergy and Church musicians continue to pay commercial publishers (OCP, GIA, etc) and therefore composers millions of dollars a year for disposable publications filled mainly with post-VII junk music has always been a mystery to me. It's like the drug trade; publishers have addicted pastors, liturgists and music directors to these throwaway pulp publications (Music Issue XXXX, Gather Hymnal, Flor y Canto, etc, etc) filled with bad but "contemporary" music. The solution is simple- if pastors and PMDs would "just say no" and cancel their orders/subscriptions and buy a set of hardbound hymnals filled with truly good music in singable arrangements, the Catholic junk-music industry would die on the vine.

Musical merit and artistic taste has always been subject to discussion ("De gustibus non disputandum"), but with the plethora of modern "music" written for use at Mass still under copyright protection, it's mainly about the money, not art.

Every Catholic who has any concern about the "music" they are forced to hear and urged to sing at Mass should read "Why Catholics Can't Sing" by Thomas Day.

There is always hope. The epicenter of the Good, the Beautiful, and the True in Church music in the U.S.A. is the Church Music Association of America, website musicasacra.com. If you want to initiate positive change in your parish music program, this is where to start.

Pennycake said...

how about "Alleluia 'Ch-Ch'." http://v-forvictory.blogspot.com/2009/01/unbelieveable.html

Lydia McGrew said...

I made my husband listen to this. When it was over, my Mr. McGrew uttered these immortal words:

"It makes you want to shake the composer's hand and say, 'I have a shotgun, fifteen acres, and a shovel, so never compose anything again.'"