Friday, February 23, 2007


Compliments of our good friend Paul Nichols.

Paul mentions the titles Gather Us In, Eagle's Wings, and Whatsoever You Do. The middle title reminds me of a funeral from last Wednesday at my parish (the family requested another organist, but, thankfully, I received my bench fee), while the organist was singing Beagle's Things, one lady was in the pew singing out loud, And he will raise ME up on eagle's wings.

Paul (as well as I) encourage those who have had it with bad music at Holy Mass to join the Society for a Moratorium on the Music of Marty Haugen and David Haas. The Society does not limit "bad music" to Haugen or Haas, btw, but to all of those "greatest hits" songwriters (as opposed to "composers") that have made their niche in so many a hymnal since 1970.


1 comment:

Laura The Crazy Mama said...

I've been a member of The Society for a while now. That site is super funny but now, when I go to Mass and they play one of those songs, I have to really try not to giggle thinking of the "alternate lyrics" that I've read on the site! I grew up in the 70's and while I really do not like the haugenhaas music I really can't help the fact that I have every word of almost all of their songs completely committed to memory (parish school) so last night after stations of the cross when they started to sing a haugen song I started singing it on autopilot and laughed at myself. I told my daughter, "let's just go" and didn't even feel guilty about it. Plus, we got out of the parking lot before everyone else.