John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

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Advent 2008: The Christians and the Pagans

I owe a debt of gratitude to rustydog for making me listen to Dar Williams. I had heard of her, but I had never heard any of her music until rusty encouraged me to download her song "The Pointless, Yet Poignant, Crisis of a Co-Ed." I did, and I liked it, and a few days later I was at Olsson's Books in Dupont Circle, and happened upon a couple of Dar Williams CD. When I saw that Mortal City featured a song called "Iowa," I decided I should buy it. A silly reason, perhaps, but I've done sillier things for sillier reasons. Anyway, it all worked out for the best, because it's a great album.

One of my favorite songs thereon is today's download. "The Christians and the Pagans" is a charming and funny story about an extended family coming together on Christmas Eve and enjoying their time together despite some of them being devout Christians and others being neo-pagans. It's not particular deep, but it is a lot of fun. I posted the lyrics during by 2006 Advent project, so you can check out that post if you want to follow along as you listen.

Dar Williams - The Christians and the Pagans (MP3, 2.8MB)

Previous Advent posts:

2003: Star of Wonder
2004: The Annunciation to the Shepherds
2005: Grateful Greetings
2006: The First Christmas Eve
2007: Navajo pictorial rug, Santa and Christmas tree
Tags: advent: 2008, music

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