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Some Assembly Required (A NeoSurrealist Forsaking a Habit for Lent)

 

Chapter 4

Did You Hear the One about V-8 Nate?

Prior Restraint

Premarital Skydiving

"Characters don't always say what writers want them to say, and it's ignorant to presume otherwise."

 

Different Drummer: Jackie Speier

We are here now, going nowhere, for very loving reasons.

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As the old saying goes, imitation is the highest form of flattery, a well crafted remake is the musical version. 

Years ago, I named Mark E. Smith as a Different Drummer on an episode focused on used record stores, which is how I discovered his band, The Fall, during the transition from high school to college in the American Midwest. They are still my favorite band, or as close as I'll ever get to naming a favorite. 

The amount and quality of remakes by The Fall was not evident to me early on. Their approach to music was so unique that songs rarely stood out as remakes. There are exceptions, not always from the Country & Western genre but often enough. Here is a list:

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It isn't an exhaustive list, either. 

Used Record Stores and a Healthy Aquarium

 

As the old saying goes: the church is not a building; the church is the people. Well, I've been interacting with some of those people in new/old ways lately. The early episode of Walk The Earth was about walking away from one congregation. We had not yet found a new one yet. Now, years later, the church I've since joined is planning to start a podcast. Some of our sessions have been planning, others recording. I'll share links to Harmony Springs Gives Voice when podcasts are posted, probably on TalkBacks like this one. I've also recently joined a panel discussion on the podcast This Week In Gay with religious freedom/liberty among the topics. I'll share that the same way at the appropriate time. 

For now, I did need to define "church" if I wanted to talk about walking away from one, either permanently or on the way to something better.

http://www.inappropriateconversations.org/e/walk-the-earth-2/

 

Some Assembly Required (A NeoSurrealist Forsaking a Habit for Lent)

 

Chapter 3

"Gone, But Not Forgotten"

Timed Test

Hostile Takeover Bid

Fine Tuning

Replay

"If you cannot address the concerns of one increasingly irate customer, then those concerns ultimately may cost you the business of other customers as well."

 

Different Drummer: Bob Walkenhorst

The Rainmakers in Norway

When a new member of a church pledges to join a congregation, the public statement is often about supporting the church with prayers, presence, gifts, and service. At the point of deciding to leave a particular church, though, that pledge gets called into question. For some, leaving a congregation can reflect an abandonment of everything, all of that plus belief itself. For my family, though, the tension was more about whether the commitment was to a particular local church or something different, something more.

This episode, #wte 001, started the series of questions in a spinoff podcast of Inappropriate Conversations
simply called Walk The Earth.


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