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Friday Vari-e-tay

A friend introduced me to Florence + The Machine today. I am totally hooked on this song. (I can't decide if I love or hate the contemporary dance in the video.) I also like "Dog Days Are Over" (another weird video) . She is Feist-like. Catchy, lyric, rhythmic. Quirky like Zooey Deschanel. Slightly violent/dark. The song below describes an abusive relationship - its lyrics seem to contrast fairly starkly with the upbeat sound.




Another friend showed me this video from the English Al Jazeera channel. It is a look at the US military and increasing evangelical trends within its ranks. Raises some interesting questions regarding the use/abuse of state roles and religious beliefs.





And last but not least, a mini-essay "On Morality and Narrative" from Don Miller. Fascinating thoughts on the need for morality in creating a good story, and whether we might not be able to learn a great deal about universal morality from narrative.



ps. The rabbit and I are no longer friends. Not only does it sit on its own poo, but it has been out and chewing things this afternoon. Not cool, chewing.

Comments

Vanessa said…
Ah yes, Florence + the Machine. Good band/artist(?). ;)
Silas said…
interesting take on the faith/military. near the end, one man suggests that the first amendment must be upheld around the world? that is odd, as the first amendment is for the American nation, but other nations have their own constitutions.

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