Monday, May 10, 2010

Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Chorus @ Martin Luther College

Here's the concert of the Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Chorus at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota.

These are schools of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod and their sole purpose is the training of church workers.

Please let All for Hymn know of any other sacred concerts available for embed on the net. You can drop the suggestion in any comment box.

Bob Dylan, Wierd Al and Palindromes: What a combination!


One side topic I wanted to incorporate with this blog was usage and grammar.  I don't see many people writing about this, so I do not have a reference point to go off of (please excuse the dangling participle!).

On a side note, if you know of blogs or other sites that deal with these subjects, feel free to leave a link in the comments.

Back to the topic at hand, facebook friend Bob posted this video from Weird Al Yankovic.  It is a parody of a Bob Dylan song that uses all palindromes.  A palendrome is a word of phrase that is spelled the same forwards and backwards.  Simple palendromes include the word, "noon" and the name, "Bob."  A classic palendrome sentence is, "Able was I, ere I saw Elba."  Another example (provided by Weird Al) is found at the top of this post.

This literary device does not get used much in the church realm, but it does get you thinking about creative writing, so here is Weird Al's "Bob" followed by the original Bob Dylan work, "Subterranian Homesick Blues."


"Bob" by Weird Al Yankovic


"Subterranean Homesick Blues" by Bob Dylan


Note: Can someone explain to me what They Might Be Giant's "I Palindrome I" has to do with Palindromes?