I sometimes enjoy listening to the Philosophy in Action podcast. It's a good little listen when you're concentrating on other things, and I enjoy it in spite of some of the politics that don't jive with me.
A recent post at the blog, however, caught my eye, in regards to John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress.
I just finished listening to the classic allegorical novel of protestantism, The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan. It was truly atrocious, even aside from the Christianity. I cannot imagine Christians finding any value in it… and yet it is a classic.
I battled my way through TPP a couple times, once on my own back in 1999 or so, and then in 2001 for a University class. It was a hard slog each time. The sort of appalling logic represented in the article quoted above made it an eye-roller every time. And I`m pleased to note that somebody else might think it isn`t worthy of being called a "classic." Historically important as the text is, and as representative as it is in regards to Puritan attitudes, its logic is utterly obsolete.
Let's relegate it to the sidelines of our canon, OK? OK.
I realized the other day that I haven't updated this blog with the stuff I've been doing. I've been heavily working on getting my songs done, mainly on lead vocal tracks and guitar tracks.
So here are the songs I hope to have done for the next set of demos, in no particular order:
Don't Know How You Found Me
Is that really 18 songs? Jeez! I hadn't added those up yet. I guess that's what happens when you don't record anything for 7 years.
I've done all of my lead vocal tracks in my family's RV. They've been up North, camping with grandparents, and I've been down here in Victoria getting recording done.
My friend Seth Hardie came through and recorded one of the guitar tracks for "Don't Know How You Found Me," and Nicola Linde contributed some background vocals while I still had everything set up in the RV. I have a few other people who have said they would like to be involved as well.
I wanted to record guitars in the RV as well, but there was some infernal clicking, some signal, that my guitars were picking up on, so I had to move the recording stuff indoors. Fortunately, my brother has been out camping as well, so I've been able to move inside easily.
Realizing that it's 18 tracks helps explain why this is taking such a long time.
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