Art & Music

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Yesh Tikvah: There Is Hope

There is hope, truth and love in Truth and Love Himself To get the song, click here Yesh Tikvah sung solo by Benny Friedman in the music video, but with Six13 on the MP3 version Look around, far and near Where’s the joy, where’s the cheer? Why the fear, why the frown? Why the smile […]

When a problem comes along, you must whip it

I can’t help it. This is one of my favorite songs. It makes me laugh, good day or bad. To get the song, click here. Lyrics follow the video. Official band website: Bob Casel passed away in 2014. I know nothing about the band members or their beliefs, but may Bob rest in peace. “Whip […]

Policy of Truth

You’ll see your problems multiplied If you continually decide To faithfully pursue The policy of truth To get the song, click here

The Wexford Carol performed by Alison Krauss and Yo-Yo Ma

Here’s the beautiful 12th century Irish Christmas carol beautifully sung by Alison Krauss. I just wish Mary’s “guide,” Saint Joseph, was named. At Wiki, someone has written the song’s history, the lyrics in English and Gaelic, and numerous recording artists. “With Mary holy, we should pray “To God with love, this Christmas Day…” You may get […]

For Hanukkah and Christmas: Gifts NOT made in China

As you shop for Hanukkah or Christmas gifts, please boycott products made in China and other countries who enslave men, women and children to make their products. I’ve been boycotting products from China and other communist countries for most of my life. Given that Christmas is the birthday of Christ, given that He’s the Creator […]


Beautiful! IN DULCI JUBILO is one of my favorite Christmas carols. Merry Christmas to you! The original German/Latin song was written by Dominican monk Henry Suso, circa 1320. The English version by Robert Pearsall (1834) follows the original Catholic German “macaronic” style of mixing Latin with the vernacular language. Pearsall was an English composer living […]

‘Putin on the Ritz’

March 2014 update: Initially I posted this as entertainment. However, there’s nothing funny about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. —————————– Since November, I’ve been so extremely busy working on other people’s projects that my website has been stagnant. Nevertheless, I laughed out loud when a friend posted something on Facebook: none other than “Putin on the […]

Happy birthday to Neil Diamond

Happy birthday to Neil Diamond! Today he’s 73. Thanks to Neil for his beautiful music and for being a class act. Long live Neil Diamond! Long live America!

YES ‘Owner of a Lonely Heart’

Brilliant lyrics and music mix–Jon Anderson has a great voice. “Prove yourself, you are the move you make…” To get the song, click here. Owner of a Lonely Heart Written by Trevor Rabin, Jon Anderson, Chris Squire and Trevor Horn Move yourself You always lived your life Never thinking of the future Prove yourself You are the move […]

Answering Pope’s call, Catholic priest ‘takes to the streets’ with ‘Come My Way’ music video

CONTACT: George Goss, Media Assistant Dominican Friars Province of Saint Joseph Dominican Foundation 141 East 65th Street New York, NY 10065 On Twitter @blackfriarfilms NEW YORK – BlackFriar Films, a branch of the Dominican Friars, Province of Saint Joseph, is echoing the call of Pope Francis for young Catholics to “stir things up” […]

‘Rain in the Summertime’ by The Alarm

Too  much rain for you this summer? Keep the faith with an oldie by the The Alarm… Richard Fulco wrote about this “lost gem” on February 13, 2013 @

‘Coal Keeps the Lights On’ by Jimmy Rose

Fantastic. At the young age of 32, Jimmy Rose is a former coal miner and former U.S. Marine. God bless him, everyone who serves our country, coal miners and America. Here’s his audition for America’s Got Talent

‘America’s Got Talent’ when a Puerto Rican, a Korean & a New Yorker sing

Glorious for every reason. A Puerto Rican, a Korean and a New Yorker met online, named their group Forte, then auditioned for America’s Got Talent by singing in the language and poetry of the Catholic Church. God bless America!

Thousands ‘rock’ Brooklyn at NET & St. Athanasius youth festival

BROOKLYN, NY – On Friday, over 3,000 people from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn packed the Bensonhurst neighborhood for a youth festival celebrating the 100th anniversary of St. Athanasius Catholic Church. New Evangelization Television (NET) organized the festival and people of all ages came for free rides, games, food and drinks, plus live performances by Seri, […]

‘Happy Birthday’ by Flipsyde: Brave beautiful song

  Brave, beautiful and profound. “Happy Birthday” by Piper and Flipsyde. Click here to get the song. Piper on Twitter…

Steve Martin: ‘Atheists Don’t Have No Songs’

Ain’t it the truth? Enjoy … and click here to get the song.

Good Friday: NY judge tosses lawsuit over Sept. 11 steel cross

By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has tossed out a lawsuit that sought to stop the display of a cross-shaped steel beam found among the World Trade Center’s rubble, saying the artifact could help tell the story of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. U.S. District Judge Deborah Batts in a ruling […]

Aha! The ‘Don’t Drone on Me’ meme

Happy New Year! ‘I’m On My Way’

Happy New Year! Are you ready? How ’bout singing a happy classic by The Proclaimers? I know 2012 was a downer in many ways, but it’s time to begin anew. It begins with God, then me and you. “I’ll do my best “I’ll do my best “To do the best I can “Ah ha, ah […]

Kitty Cats’ Christmas by Leon Redbone

Can’t help it. As a lifelong lover of cats, current owner of 2 boys and feeder of 2 more feral girls, this is one of my favorite Christmas songs because it’s so true! No need to buy gifts for your kitties – they delight in crunchy paper bags, batting toilet paper rolls and sleeping in […]

Mixed emotions on the movie ‘Les Misérables’

Thanks to a friend and diehard “Les Miserables” fan, I saw the movie musical but have mixed emotions about it. Hugh Jackman is a fine Jean Valjean, but the Victor Hugo story is highly misleading on the French Revolutionaries; the musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, with lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer, is mostly mediocre; […]

Ring Christmas bells, Jesus is King

Ring Christmas bells Merrily ring Tell all the world Jesus is King… Joy to the world! Glorious classics by the Ray Conniff Singers – music videos pre-dating MTV. Click here to get this beautiful Christmas carol.

What child is this? Andrea Bocelli, Mary J. Blige

“The King of kings, salvation brings “Let loving hearts enthrone Him” Here’s Andrea Bocelli and Mary J. Blige singing my favorite Christmas song, I just wish they didn’t leave out the verse about His passion and death. Click here to get this duet or here for Andrea Bocelli’s album “My Christmas”

RIP Dave Brubeck

Dave Brubeck, legendary jazz musician and total class act, passed away on December 5, a day before his 92nd birthday. Carl Olson over at The Catholic World Report did a great summary of the lovely obituaries from various newspapers @ And here’s a glorious PBS interview with Dave Brubeck, whose candor about his conversion […]

Collin Raye: ‘Never Gonna Stand for This’

Oct. 9 update: Collin Raye’s official music video is here! August 11, 2012 – Country music star and patriot Collin Raye has released a new song for the 2012 Election Year. Last December I interviewed Collin about his life and work, so Collin’s manager sent me “Never Gonna Stand for This” When I interviewed Collin, […]

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