Thursday, August 10, 2006

Garrison Keilor and choral music

I like listening to Garrison Keilor until he goes off on politics. About choral music, he said this.

"To sing like this, in the company of other souls, and to make those consonants slip out so easily and in unison, and to make those chords so rich that they bring tears to your eyes. This is transcendence. This is the power that choral singing has that other music can only dream of." --Garrison Keillor

Hat tip to Dr. Dick.


DTinAZ said...

I like listening to Garrison Keillor especially when he goes off on politics. :-)

His gentle spirit inform his politics, which is all part of the whole person. Many more artistic types are toward the "left" end of the politcal continuum than the "right." I'll take people like Keillor, Ed Asner, and Harry Belafonte over Mel Gibson, Ben Stein, and "Ahnold" any day, when it comes to the whole person, including both their artistic and their political sides.

David T. in AZ

Philip L. Copeland said...

I genearlly like GK, but IMO he became less than gentle in spirit in the last election.

There were two things I didn't like:

1. In the times I heard him, he sounded bitter and mean-spirited. That's not what I've come to expect from him and I was disappointed in what I heard.

2. He was one-sided in his veiled attacts. An entertainer like GK is best when he gently prods both sides of the fence/issue.