Episode #131

May 13th, 2011

All of the music this week has been inspired by various works of literature.  We'll hear from well-read artists like Eric Peters, Eisley, & Brooke Fraser.

Songs Played in This Episode (10)
  • The Blessing Ancient Words
    on The Blessing
    by John Waller
  • Room to Breathe Broken Places
    on Room to Breathe
    by Andy Gullahorn
  • Caged Bird Ithaca
    on Caged Bird
    by Jake Armerding
  • Albertine Shadowfeet
    on Albertine
    by Brooke Fraser
  • War and Peace The Legend of Pope Joan
    on War and Peace
    by Randall Goodgame
  • Land of Living Bus 152
    on Land of Living
    by Eric Peters
  • In Feast of Fallow In Feast or Fallow
    on In Feast of Fallow
    by Sandra McCracken
  • Songs Creed
    on Songs
    by Rich Mullins
  • Room Noises Marvelous Things
    on Room Noises
    by Eisley
  • The Far Country The Haven's Grey
    on The Far Country
    by Andrew Peterson
Comments (2)

One of my favorite episodes.  Thanks!

Jeff C 10:57 AM Fri, May 13, 2011

Great episode. If you do another literature-themed episode, I recommend Jason Gray’s “Everything Sad is Coming Untrue” (Part 1 or 2) from the album by the same name. It’s inspired by the following passage from Lord of the Rings:

[Sam:] “Gandalf! I thought you were dead! But then I thought I was dead myself. Is everything sad going to come untrue? What’s happened to the world?”

“A great shadow has departed,” said Gandalf, and then he laughed and the sound was like music, or water in a parched land; and as he listened the thought came to Sam that he had not heard laughter, the pure sound of merriment, for days upon days without count. It fell upon his ears like the echo of all the joys he had ever known. But he himself burst into tears. Then as sweet rain will pass down a wind of spring and the sun will shine out the clearer, his tears ceased, and his laughter welled up, and laughing he sprang from his bed.

“How do I feel?” he cried. “Well I don’t know how to say it. I feel, I feel” – he waved his arms in the air – “I feel like spring after winter, and sun on the leaves; and like trumpets and harps and all the songs I have ever heard!”

Josh Bishop 11:13 AM Fri, May 20, 2011

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