Choral Music

Don’t you just love choral music? What’s that? You could care less about it? Oh, well. I’m gonna sing its praises anyway.

Today I’ve been very tired and just moping around. I wanted to blog a bit, but nothing heavy. I took a nap with KXPR on the radio and woke an hour later to the most beautiful music being performed by the Sacramento Choral Society. Good, modern choral music is the closest thing to “angelic” as I can imagine. Of course, you can’t beat John Rutter’s sacred works.

That doesn’t mean I still don’t love other simpler, more common or vulgar (said with a condescending, blue blooded tone) forms of music, just as much as I always have. Mike Roe’s Orbis, Fun With Sound and DayDream are phenomenal and I have been listening to the first three albums by Little Feat almost non-stop for a month.

I first saw Little Feat around 1970 as the opening act to a “new” blues band from Boston, J Geils Band and headliner Johnny Winter And, featuring Rick Derringer. An old friend’s date stood him up, so he called me up at the last minute… 15 rows back, center at the Santa Monica Civic. That’s one of those shows I remember vividly to this day.

Anyways, I’d heard and seen guys play a bottleneck before, but nothing like Lowell George! Oh, my… Apolitical Blues!

5 Comments

  1. said:

    My parents LOVE Little Feat. They’ve seen them a few times, I think. You have a lot of the same taste in music as my folks. That’s cuz you’re old, like them.
    *Big Smile*
    Peace out!
    Sadie

    March 7, 2005
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  2. said:

    Waaaaaait just a minute here… I’m talking Dixie Chicken and earlier, vintage Little Feat… the quirky blues band. The first three albums are timeless. After that, the drugs caught up with Lowell George and they moved to the mass market. They follow the jam-band circuit nowadays, catering to deadheads and phishphanatics. I completely disavow any connection to the party of neo-Feats and consider myself in the camp of the paleoFeats. There is a difference… 🙂

    March 7, 2005
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  3. said:

    OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. Well aren’t you the Bees Knees!

    March 8, 2005
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  4. Anonymous said:

    I used to love the Sing Along With Mitch albums. We still listen to his Christmas stuff. Perfect harmony, and no instruments.
    Do you ever catch the old men’s choir at Cornish Christmas. Man, they do a rendition of Shenendoah that’ll bring you to tears. Michele
    PS The best are black gospel choirs, but only live.

    March 8, 2005
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  5. If anyone wants to find a good collection of cheap choral music to download go to magnatune.com

    March 12, 2005
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