Tuesday, October 30, 2007

cover me up, run for the covers, cover cover

Whilst relistening to old Ricky Gervais I came across Stephan Merchant's old bit on their XFM show which was basically Smerch picking a cover song he liked. So in that vein here are some cool covers I found when looking:

John Meyer does Kid A

Ben Folds does Such Great Heights

Bjork and PJ Harvey do I Can't Get No Satisfaction

Nelly Furtado doing Crazy

Sunday, October 28, 2007


The Pharisee and the Publican, Christian Dare

The Pharisee took up his position and spoke this prayer to himself,
'O God, I thank you that I am not like the rest of humanity --
greedy, dishonest, adulterous -- or even like this tax collector.
I fast twice a week, and I pay tithes on my whole income.’
But the tax collector stood off at a distance
and would not even raise his eyes to heaven
but beat his breast and prayed,
'O God, be merciful to me a sinner.'
I tell you, the latter went home justified, not the former;
for whoever exalts himself will be humbled,
and the one who humbles himself will be exalted."
from today's Gospel (Luke)

Sunday, October 21, 2007


Joshua Slaughters Amalek, Nicolas Poussin

"As long as Moses kept his arms raised, Israel had the advantage; when he let his arms fall, the advantage went to Amalek. But Moses’ arms grew heavy, so they took a stone and put it under him and on this he sat, Aaron and Hur supporting his arms, one on one side, one on the other; and his arms remained firm till sunset. With the edge of the sword Joshua cut down Amalek and his people."
from the first reading (Exodus)

Friday, October 19, 2007

god's gonna cut you down

From JC's last album, the video includes a very wide array of people: Johnny Depp, Chris Rock, Bono, Jay Z, Chris Martin, Owen Wilson, Kanye, Kate Moss....and the list goes on, its a sweet video:

Sunday, October 14, 2007


"If we are unfaithful
he remains faithful,
for he cannot deny himself."
from the second reading (2 Timothy)

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Friday, October 12, 2007

All Hail Radiohead

I've been living in Rainbows lately.

Sunday, October 07, 2007


Job and his friends, Guy Rowe

"How long, O Lord,
am I to cry for help
while you will not listen"
from the first reading (Habakkuk)

Thursday, October 04, 2007

the man in brown

St. Francis, Francisco de Zurbarán

"What we are looking for is what is looking."
--St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis' tomb below the church in Assisi

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Angel of God, my gaurdian dear

A ghosted Caravaggio (a lot of ghosted art here)

Though odd, I shall wish happy birthday to all guardian angels who happen to read this, who also happen to have a birthday (are angels born?) on this their feast.

Monday, October 01, 2007

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