August 18, 2004

Found: Two excellent blogs

Nathan at Fighting the Little Fights recently took a spin around the dance floor with my belle du jour, church unity. You can read his thoughts on the topic here, but better yet, put him on your BlogRoll and check him out regularly.

And while you're at it, BlogRoll Baraita too. Be warned, though: Naomi's not even close to superficial, so don't go over there unless you've got some serious time to spend reading and thinking. Here recent post on liturgical development, The Holy One, is exemplary of her level of interaction with "the friction of the day."*

*Anyone who can guess the song that quote's from without the aid of Google wins 10 NeoTheoBucks to spend at the NeoTheo(b)log store! Rod, you're not allowed to play.


At 7:53 AM, Blogger Tony said...

Don't know what song it's a quote from, but as a title it *ought* to refer to any story, written or told, which has the deliberate (or possibly unintentional) effect of making you feel like going out and kicking the whole human race.
A prime example is almost any 'news' story in The Sun newspaper, especially anything about football personalities, sex, Big Brother, or celebrities in general.

At 8:56 AM, Blogger Daniel said...

Congratulations, Tony--you win five NeoTheoBucks for creativity. =)

At 3:09 PM, Blogger Dan Edelen said...

Wow, I saw this at about 10AM and when I came back no one had posted the actual answer. Though the bucks are gone, I had to put in the actual answer.

From the best band not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Rush, comes "the friction of the day" in good ol' "Tom Sawyer" off the album Moving Pictures. Rush debuted that song and two others off the album at the first stop on the second leg of their Permanent Waves tour in late 1980 in Cincinnati, OH. I was at that concert, turned to my two buddies with me and said, "Best album ever," though it would not be released for another six months.

I am so worldly. :(

At 4:20 AM, Blogger Daniel said...

Dan the Man! You win the 10 NeoTheoBucks! You can probably pick up a t-shirt and a coffee mug from the NeoTheo(b)log Cooperative Store with that! Congratulations!

I'm covetous of your experience on the Permanent Waves tour...must have been an incredible show.

At 6:29 PM, Blogger rod said...

Hey Daniel, thanks for the link.
But in all fairness, I think Dan should have been banned from the contest too!
Anybody who saw the permanent waves tour...
Hey Dan, are you old?

At 6:41 PM, Blogger rod said...

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At 12:35 AM, Blogger Daniel said...

(Removed a double posting above.)

Rod, there will be no accusations of oldness here at NeoTheo(b)log. =) Guys like Dan and I aren't old, we're just very experienced. (You can feel free to adopt that distinction for yourself as well...)

At 5:17 AM, Blogger rod said...

sorry about the double post, I didn't realize that had happened.
Yeah, I think I'll adopt that experienced distinction for myself as well. Especially since I've got a few years on ya.
I was in 10th grade in 1980 and Cincinnati was closer to me then than Atlanta is now. How did I miss that concert?
Young and inexperienced, I guess.

At 6:41 AM, Blogger Daniel said...

As I always say, youth is wasted on the young. (Tenth grade in '80? Wow, Rod, you are, experienced! ;-)

At 7:55 AM, Blogger Dan Edelen said...

I'd forgotten to return to this post and check out further comments. Sorry.

As for old, I was senior in high school when I saw the Permanent Waves tour. The other two songs Rush debuted off Moving Pictures that night were "Red Barchetta" and "Limelight."

Geddy Lee had said that tonight was the first night anyone outside the studio had heard the new cuts, so my friends and I were ecstatic. After hearing those three songs, we went nuts. Six months to wait for the album seemed like an eternity.

Sometimes I miss being young and stupid.

Now ask me about The Police concert I blew off because it was on Good Friday....

At 8:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thomas here, of Endlessly Rocking (I don't have a Blogger account). I had to scroll down ultra fast so as to avoid any hints - that there quote is from 'Tom Sawyer,' a song about white picket fences, or is it about pick pockets and fences? Anyway, that's the source of the phrase. Oh, and those are a couple of interesting blogs you spotted.



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