Monday, March 10, 2008

Lenten Post March 10th

Music at our home tends to go in rotational streaks. A group of CD's will get pulled out and listened to for a bit then others will replace them. There is also a difference in listening preferences that come into play as to what shows up in the CD player - I tend to like a group of old favorites (which includes their new material) while Jeanne is more likely to listen to new groups/artists. She's also much more likely to be listening to "new age" than I am - my preference to something analagous would be ancient music like gregorian chant.

This past week I was cleaning out my car (happens rather infrequently) and found Neil Young's "prairie wind". I had listened to it some last summer but didn't really spend much time with it. So the other day when I put it in the player and really heard "When God Made Me" I was blown away. I'm used to hearing Neil Young sing hard hitting songs about social issues, but this isn't like that. I see it as an honest questioning of what God had in mind when he created us.

You can listen to it here and clicking on "When God Made Me".


1 comment:

David said...

Thanks for reminding me of this wonderful song. It's funny how something you may have encountered awhile ago comes back later and grabs hold of you in a new way. That's part of the beauty of music and art.