Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Liturgical Chicken...

Courtesy of Hilary over at Orwell's Picnic. You click on this link, and then click play. The idea is to see how long you can survive before you have to click stop.

Looking at the link URL, it seems to be a setting for the new translation of the Gloria.

This blog post carries a health warning. I was frozen in shock for 50 seconds. I now need to go and have my ears syringed or something... I also need a restorative brandy. It is not a game for the faint-hearted...

...and certainly not a game for anyone who likes music.

20 comments:

Seraphic Spouse said...

Got through the whole thing, but then I had a Jesuit education. There are some truly funny parts, if you can make yourself get even as far as 1:30.

For an antidote, google "lucas" "gloria" and "st.andrews" together and click on the youtube site.

catholicofthule said...

Please tell me this is a spoof! I didn't get very far at all before I gave up.

Mick said...

It would sound better if the person treading on her foot moved !

Mac McLernon said...

Mick - You think he should be treading on her throat instead? Good point...

nazareth priest said...

You'd need a good round or two to get through this monstrosity...
sorry!
Another round?

Mac McLernon said...

I've had a few rounds already and I can't get past the first 75 seconds...

*hic*

;-p

Rubricarius said...

They cannot even get the title right 'Glroy...', yet alone the music.

dillydaydream said...

MMm. I can almost see flash of the signet rings; the pink frilly shirts; the purple velvet jackets, with matching elasticated bow-ties; the compulsory bell-bottoms swaying gently over the nylon socks in time to the bossanova and the sideburns - oh the sideburns with matching Mark Spitz moustache. And for the ladies the C&A midi-dresses with white pvc platform boots sparking against the burnt orange shagpile. Is there Life on Mars? If so, can we call Gene Hunt to ARREST THEM for Grievous Auditory Harm?

Mac McLernon said...

Ohhhhhhh Dilly... now I need eye bleach to go with the ear syringe and the medicinal brandy...

That was so funny...

Clifford Carvalho said...

Ya know, it was pretty sadistic to post this. It sounds like something NBC would play as part of a non-denominational protestant TV special/service. Then again, I don't think anyone with an above room temperature IQ would confuse this for Catholic music in any way.

LarryD said...

The "Glee" Mass! Let's dance, everybody!

I'm linking to this. I've had nothing to write about all day, and since I still don't, this will have to do!

Paulinus said...

5 seconds. I didn't get to any singing first time round.

The music was the sort of thing you used to hear on Rainbow or Play School. Close your eyes and imagine Brian Cant about to sing something about a hippopotamus or something...

Rusticus said...

Just over a minute.

And I thought I had a fairly stong stomach....

eulogos said...

30 seconds. But I thought it was longer.

Nice picture of a Golden Comet chicken, by the way.

Susan Peterson

john-of-hayling said...

Loved the chicken........... the intro was sort of OK .......... then the 'singing'started (20 seconds sine you asked). Is this Catholic Patrimony or have I missed the point! (I'm only a poor entrant via the ordinariate) - it's not compulsory is it?

Mac McLernon said...

It's definitely not compulsory - and hopefully common sense and good taste will prevail...

eulogos said...

Mac,

Good taste?

Are you familiar with Gerard Manley Hopkin's statement in a letter to his father, "One is always finding bad taste in the accessories of Catholicism." ?

And outside of the Ordinariate, while traveling, unfortunately something like this might be compulsory with the alternative being not fulfilling one's Sunday mass obligation. ( still a mortal sin, you know.) Or you could LIVE somewhere where you had to drive 40 or 50 miles of a Sunday to avoid this sort of thing.

And when you are actually in the church you usually have to see the smug faces of the performers, always up front to the side of the altar, who clearly believe they are the cat's pajamas.

Susan Peterson

HannahElizabeth said...
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eulogos said...

Hannah Elizabeth, Yes I would dodge out because of the music, unless there were no other way I could go to mass. And even then, I just might not be able to stand it. I haven't been back to my Latin rite parish since the "going forth song" was "This little light of mine." And that is only inappropriate for the setting-I would be glad to sing it around a campfire. The music you describe would be simply impossible for me to tolerate. Thank God I live where I can attend-and have joined, a Byzantine rite parish.

If there were no masses I could drive to except those with music such as you describe.... I would more cheerfully face the lions than that.
God might have to forgive me for becoming Orthodox. I think He would, too.
Susan Peterson

Timothy Putnam said...

I too, made it all the way through. Though having been a Methodist choir director before coming into the Church, I'm inoculated against bad music (I've heard worse).

All I could think of was "Thank you, thank you, we'll be here all week. Don't forget to tip your servers!"

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