Have you ever seen jazz? That’s right – “seen jazz.” Have you seen it played, experienced it in person. I know you have heard jazz – at the movies, on TV (The Charlie Brown Christmas Special), on the radio. But if you haven’t seen jazz played live, you only appreciate a fraction of its beauty … Continue reading Have you seen Jazz?
I heard music the very first moment I set foot in New Orleans. It was the breathy sound of a steam calliope atop a paddleboat on the Mississippi River. The sounds of the city (one that I would later call home) made a great first impression. New Orleans is a city with a soundtrack, and … Continue reading A City with a Soundtrack
U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” used to bother me. Don’t get me wrong, I have loved the song since the first time I heard it. Sweeping lyrics, subtle (but stunning) guitars and a hopeful inflection all come together in a beautiful way. It’s my favorite U2 song. But for years, the … Continue reading U2, Theology and the Longing for Heaven