Our ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDREDTH POST
Stolen from Fr. Erik...
1. You have to post the rules before you give your answers.
2. You must list one fact about yourself beginning with each letter of your middle name. (If you don't have a middle name, use your maiden name or your mother's maiden name).
3. At the end of your blog post, you need to tag one person for each letter of your middle name. (Be sure to leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged.)
M - Michael is my middle name. (well, DEE-DA-DEE!)
I - Insistant that music at Mass conforms to the official liturgy documents - that's me. Unfortunately, that's what keeps me from getting hired at most parishes.
C - Casavant built three of my home state's largest pipe organs (Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul, Providence, RI, IV/120; Grace Church/Episcopal, Providence, RI, III/103; St. Matthew Church, Central Falls, RI, III/70, was IV/70).
H - Heavy is my foot on the gas pedal of my motor vehicle
A - April is the month in which the only non-summer baby in my immediate family (parents, siblings, wife, kids, self) was born. My son Brian was born on April Fools' Day.
E - Eric is the first name of the front man (Eric Carmen) of my all-time favorite secular band, Raspberries.
L - Landry is my wife's maiden name. Sadly, it is also the surname of the former priest who composed such ditties as Hail Mary/Gentle Woman, Bloom Where You're Planted, and Abba Father, all of which became big hits in the hymnal Glory and Praise, one of liturgy's biggest sins. Thankfully, my wife and the composer in question are NOT related in any way.
OK - this meme's gone 'round and 'round and 'round, so TAG, YOU'RE IT! to the first SIXTEEN people who read this. (My seven plus Jason's NINE)