Woof, that was a long blog hiatus. First my WP app broke. Then I was sick. And then anti-momentum set in.
Plus, Google broke ordering by date. This is a bad and dumb move for a bad and dumb reason (and just incoherent since they let you search by recency or by a search range…screw you Google. Screw. You.)
But, there was some Zoe news in the past 6 weeks or so. Most of it is bits from trailing reviews or reactions to the tail end of Joan’s Fare Thee Well tour without a lot of new in them. (The song is great!)
I did like this bit:
Her reading of Zoe Mulford’s post-Charleston church shooting ballad, “The President Sang Amazing Grace,” was cheered wildly. The lyrics (about Barack Obama) seem fantastical in the Trump era.
I’m not sure why I find this weird, but the lyrics showed up in a column (“Journey in Faith”) in The Catholic Times by Chris McDonnell:
Reflecting back to the attacked on a church in Charleston, South Carolina, where nine were killed when a visitor joined in their prayer I was reminded of a song recently released by Joan Baez:
May this Lent bring us all to a greater awareness of our need to pray, not only for ourselves but for others who find it hard to pray.
I mean, it’s a perfectly fine column and a perfectly fine use of the song.
Someone posted the tabs to “Sister Sail”. HOW COOL IS THAT!
And, while hardly scientific or even well put together, I love this list of top 10 songs that mention other songs:
9. “The President Sang Amazing Grace”, Joan Baez. An Obama-themed song on her latest album, nominated by William French.