Sacred Songs, Part 1

Year: 2016
Original Format: MP3

They’re all sacred songs
They’re not easily won
Because there’s nothing
Sacred anymore
The thought can still be
But the sound is profane
But this and that you know they’re
One and the same
One and the same

—Daryl Hall, “Sacred Songs,” 1977

(Apologies if you’ve been down this road before, but I think the time is right for another tour.)

So what exactly is sacred music? Whatever we say it is. Daryl knows.

Playlist after the jump.

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Fear of a Black Cat (Side 2)

Year: 2019
Original Format: MP3

“The cat is cryptic, and close to strange things which men cannot see. He is the soul of antique Aegyptus, and bearer of tales from forgotten cities in Meroë and Ophir. He is the kin of the jungle’s lords, and heir to the secrets of hoary and sinister Africa. The Sphinx is his cousin, and he speaks her language; but he is more ancient than the Sphinx, and remembers that which she hath forgotten.”

–H.P. Lovecraft, “The Cats of Ulthar,” 1920

Playlist after the jump.

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