John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton
jheaton

Music Monday, a.k.a. Music Tuesday

And I didn't post any music yesterday either! Don't worry, I plan to give myself a firm talking to later. So let's see what we can find in the library to share today... Well, it's Holy Week, so how about a little old-time gospel?

Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver - Ezekiel Saw the Wheel (MP3, 1.6Mb)

This old spiritual refers to this Biblical passage, from the Book of Ezekiel, chapter 1:

As I looked, I saw a great storm coming toward me from the North, driving before it a huge cloud that flashed with lightning and shone with a brilliant light. The fire inside glowed like gleaming amber. From the center of the cloud came four living beings that looked human, except that each had four faces and two pairs of wings. The living beings looked like bright coals of fire or brilliant torches, and it looked as though the lightning was flashing back and forth among them. As I looked at these beings,I saw four wheels on the ground beneath them, one wheel belonging to each. The wheels sparkled as if made to be from chrysolite. All four wheels looked the same; each wheel had a second wheel turning crosswise within it. The rims of the four wheels were awesomely tall, and they were covered with eyes all around the edges.

Trippy! And no doubt deeply significant, though what exactly it signifies is beyond me. Good song though.

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