David C. Mitchell is a Biblical scholar, archaeomusicologist and the author of the influential The Message of the Psalter released back in 1997. In The Songs of Ascents, he applies these skills to create a fresh and novel study on Psalms 120-134. Though he calls it a “commentary”, one soon recognizes a book that surpasses expectations from this label by encompassing ancient Israelite worship. If this still sounds too narrow or abstract, let me spoil the ending: this would have been a strong contender for my favourite book of 2015 if I had read it before the end of the year.
And now for something a little different, a collection of all Snowmine-related audio and video I can find. This is where you get to see the ‘I-wish-I-had-a-music-blog’ side of me. Actually, I used to have one years ago, and both the posts were outstanding…
David Eugene Edwards (aka Woven Hand) is one of the most unique artists that I’ve heard, and is by far one of my favourites. His musical influences vary from Joy Division to American and European traditional folk music with lyrics heavily drawn from his Christian faith and the Bible. He is a fascinating character.
More than a little off-topic for this blog, but this video must be shared.
My good friend Dave (D-Cype) giving us the Gospel: