Saturday, April 04, 2015

Sara and Sean Watkins, "You and Me"

Sara & Sean Watkins sing in a gondola.

Posted by International Bluegrass Music Association on Thursday, April 2, 2015

Friday, April 03, 2015

Earliest Piece of Polyphonic Music Discovered

This odd little organum predates the The Winchester Troper by perhaps a century. Who wrote the music, and which monastic...

Posted by San Francisco Early Music Society - SFEMS on Wednesday, April 1, 2015

New KBS Drama for SHG

Choice of the leading man could be better; he's too young for this romance to be plausible? Another noona romance?

Song Joong Ki / 송중기 and Song Hye Gyo (송혜교) Confirmed to Star in New KBS DramaWhat do you think of this pairing?~^^

Posted by Soompi on Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Good luck, Latin Church of San Diego

From San Francisco priests' council debates 'P.R. disaster' parish (via Cal Catholic Daily):

Toward the end of the meeting, then-Auxiliary Bishop Robert McElroy suggested that San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone issue a directive stating disagreement with Illo's exclusion of altar girls, the minutes report.

McElroy, whose appointment as bishop of San Diego was announced March 3, "distinguished between personnel issue and the policy issue," the minutes say, explaining that personnel issues belong to the archbishop.

However, the minutes continue, McElroy said "excluding girls from being altar servers is 'invidious discrimination' and to do this in this day and age in our culture has no justification."

McElroy "mentioned the Pope recently spoke on this very theme and said 'to live by exclusion is a corrupting method of living'" and "further stated that if this was just a case of a pastor acting rashly, he could be talked to."

Another useless Irish prelate.

To revive a parish

Auxiliary Bishop Robert W. McElroy
For San Diego, Francis Looks Left – SF Aux. McElroy Plucked for Border Post
New bishop may need to be miracle worker
Pope Appoints Robert W. McElroy, Advocate for the Poor, as bishop of San Diego.

Enough to Satisfy Fans?

First Teaser & Poster For Starz’ ASH VS EVIL DEAD!!

Tiny Desk Concert: Bruce Molsky and Anonymous 4

(via Burned-Over District Observer)

Mr. Molsky has performed over at the Freight before; I hope he and Anonymous 4 do a concert or two in the area with the material an their collaborative album before Anonymous 4 goes into retirement.

Srdja Trifkovic on Neoconservatism

Neoconservatism - Where Trotsky Meets Stalin and Hitler

Someone Whose Writings Roman Catholic Social Teaching Needs to Consider

Leopold Kohr: Prophet of a Coming Decentralization? by Steven Yates

Brion McClanahan on John Tyler

John Tyler Son of Virginia by Brion McClanahan

Plus: True American Whiggery: John Tyler and Abel P. Upshur

Nice Guys are OK in Korea?

or is there a breakdown in preference according to age, so that Korean young women are more likely to prefer nice guys because of their relative immaturity, while those who are older are more likely to prefer the bad boy?

Do you prefer bad boys or nice guys in KDramas?K-Drama Trend: Return of the Nice GuyMisaeng Hogu's Love 호구의 사랑 Angry Mom 앵그리 맘 Heard It As a Rumor 풍문으로 들었소 Kill Me, Heal Me 킬미, 힐미

Posted by Soompi on Thursday, April 2, 2015

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

To Exercise Charity in the Face of Opposition...

Clueless protesters in San Francisco prove Archbishop Cordileone's point by Carl Olson (via Insight Scoop)

Ha Ji Won to get Her Own Reality Show

Ha Ji Won (하지원) fans living in France – keep an eye out for her!

Posted by Soompi on Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Veering towards Uhm Jung Hwa territory...

What would Mr. C or Yoda say about this?

Fore more information on the video: more information on Falcon Operations Group:...

Posted by RECOIL on Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Cappella Romana for Holy Week

"Good Friday in Jerusalem" featured prominently this week on the Harmonia Early Music radio show.

Posted by Cappella Romana on Monday, March 30, 2015

Ever been curious about spending a weekend on tour with Cappella Romana? Here's your chance to see behind the scenes!

Posted by Cappella Romana on Saturday, March 21, 2015

Annie Staninec and KKB Vids

A few more from Steve Kaufman's Kamp.

had to miss the KKB earlier this month when they made the rounds...

Couple of more vids.

Peter Thompson has a few more.

張國榮 - 似水流年

Kyrie eleison.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Recoil, No. 18

Do you Instagram?Follow us: @recoilmagazine

Posted by RECOIL on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Another Sort of Learning

Premiering Tonight

on CBS - The Dovekeepers

An unjustified allocation of resources for a certain demographic during Holy Week, with a story which does not really pertain to Passover but does relate to a certain nationalism? Or do we really need the story of Masada to be told again? (I should watch the miniseries featuring Peter O'Toole all the way through.) Apparently this one is different enough, especially as it is gynocentric. (Another "strategic" decision by CBS, no doubt.) As this one is being produced by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, who are also producing NBC's AD which premieres on April 5, maybe they are trying to make sure they don't miss any customers. (Who's going to be the first to produce a miniseries about Muhammad?) An appeal to the supposed Judeo-Christian identity of the United States?

LAT review

Spring K-Dramas

Here comes spring and new dramas! Which ones are you excited for?

Posted by Soompi on Monday, March 30, 2015

Holy Week Homilies from Benedict XVI

Chiesa: Paschal Homilies by Sandro Magister
Exercises on liturgical preaching for Holy Week. From the archive of Benedict XVI


Someone I know was talking about the movie last week; will put it on the to-watch list.

Monday, March 30, 2015

To Bear Arms in Defense of Others and Self

Crisis: Chesterton: Patron Saint of Handgunners by Patrick Toner

Two in Anticipation of Pascha

Via Mere Comments:
Passover to Easter by William J. Tighe
On the Origins of the Primary Feast of the Christian Church

The Son Risen with Healing by Patrick Henry Reardon
Biblical Aspects of the Easter Revolution

Zenit Interview with Dawn Eden

What's Thrilling About Chastity?Author, Speaker Considers Why Disdained Virtue Should Have a Better Reputation

Posted by Zenit News Agency on Monday, March 30, 2015

The Death of Jeffersonianism

“His Accidency:” The Indispensable John Tyler by Dave Benner

and Lest We Forget Southern History by R.E. Smith, Jr.

Don't Suspect CST Because of This

Marxist Praxis, Catholic Solidarity, and Human Dignity

When has Marxist praxis ever worked out? At least the Marxism sympathizers are willing to seek common ground with Roman Catholic social teaching, even if they may ignore what is counter to Marxism.

Paul Craig Roberts, The Social Costs of Capitalism Are Destroying the Earth's Ability to Support Life
Neoliberalism as Economic Pornography by Rob Urie

Sunday, March 29, 2015


Are you planning to watch "Twenty" starring Kim Woo Bin 김우빈, Kang Ha Neul, and 2pm's Junho?

Posted by Soompi on Sunday, March 29, 2015