Monday, October 01, 2007

England Has Its Cross to Bear

The delightful Damian Thompson reminds us that the US is not the only country infested with the Liturgeist worm.

Let me introduce you to an influential body called the Society of Saint Gregory (SSG). It’s supposed to be the national association for liturgy and church music in the British Isles. A better name for it might be the Society for Composers of Gruesome Seventies Ditties that Make You Want to Run Screaming for the Exit.

...this is seriously bad music. We’re talking Hollywood Oirish meets 1970s advertising jingle in a Liverpool cocktail lounge.

Well, it could be "Fred Rogers meets...(etc.)" which is the situation here.

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