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Sunday, April 09, 2006

Soundtracking Holy Week 2006

I am listening to Anonymous 4's recording, "1000: A Mass for the End of Time."

Somehow it just seems appropriate, given that the Washington Post has independently (and with no reference to him whatsoever) confirmed Seymour Hersh's New Yorker article. The only comfort I draw is that obviously the Pentagon is taking this threat to invade Iran very seriously, and are doing all they can to stop it, short of resignations and insubordination. And at least one of those is on the table.

I figure later I'll get out my recording of Messian's "Quartet for the End of Time." More and more these two seem like the appropriate soundtrack for Holy Week 2006.

Kyrie eleison
Christe eleison
Kyrie eleison


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