Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy News Year!

     May there be happy news for all of you next year.

     God bless. (If you're into that)

Saturday, December 26, 2015

December 26 saintlist

     Saints Dominic of Silos, Peter Canisius, John Kanty, and Stephen, and Blessed Jacopone da Todi, around this time of remembering St. Francis of Assisi's creating the first Christmas crib at Greccio in Italy, and this time of the Feast of the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord, please pray for us.

Joyous Kwanzaa 2015!

     Habari Gani?

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas! Funk nite at the BL pt. XXVI: "Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto"

     Merry Christmas! Let's hear the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, deliver his funky Christmas tune "Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto":

     Funk it up!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Virgin Mary as "Christmas Eve" etc.

     The Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of You-Know-Whom, has often been called the "New Eve", i.e., making up for the mistakes of the old one.

     So can we also call that former, blessed lady by the name of "Christmas Eve"? ?? ???

     Your call, as usual. --Hang your stockings with care, etc.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Saturday, December 19, 2015

December 19 saintlist

    Saints Lucy, John of the Cross, Lazarus, and Hildegard of Bingen, and Blessed Anthony Grassi, Mary Frances Schervier, Honoratus Kozminski, and Pope Urban V, and Berthold of Ratisbon, Servant of God, please pray for us.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Funk nite at the BL pt. XXV: Czech funk

     Tonite we have some Czechoslovakian funk, namely, "Zarli" by Discobolos. So, Czech check it out now:

     Funk it up!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015


     This Wednesday, let us consider an eponymous avatar of the day, Wednesday Addams, whose character (played by Christina Ricci) appeared in arguably one of the better films of the 1990's, Addams Family Values.

     George Bush senior's Vice President Dan Quayle's maybe-sanctimonious idea of "family values" was a meme of the time, but the film turned it around by having a bunch of ghouls in a haunted mansion show better family values--albeit in subversive ways--than a bunch of "WASPs" (sort of like Quayle) at a country-club summer camp. One could say more, but the links above probably say it better. Enjoy.

     ...Okay, here's a video too:

Saturday, December 12, 2015

December 12 saintlist

     Saints Nicholas, Ambrose, Juan Diego, and Damasus I, and Blessed Adolph Kolping, around this time of the Feasts of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and of Our Lady of Guadalupe, please pray for us.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Funk nite at the BL pt. XXIV: Trouble Funk

     Tonite we have "Pump Me Up" by the nicely-named Trouble Funk from Wash DC:

     Funk it up!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Saturday, December 5, 2015

December 5 saintlist

     Saints Andrew, Francis Xavier, Sabas, and John Damascene, and Blessed Charles de Foucauld and Rafal Chylinski, please pray for us.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Requiem night at the BL

     Seeing the recent massacres, we shall play Mozart's Requiem: