Friday, December 27, 2019

My Top Ten Albums of the Decade (2010-2019)

With the close of this decade fast approaching, and reading various top ten lists of the decade, I figured I would make up a few lists myself, beginning with my favorite albums of the decade. My criteria for my choices were simple: the album had to be on my phone playlist, one that I still listened to, I had to own the CD, and it couldn't be a compilation or a soundtrack. These are my own personal favorite albums of the decade, which I'm sure will be very different from most lists, and is not meant to be objective at all.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

An Appropriate and Timely Quote for Today's Feast of St. Sebastian

"St. Sebastian, having sent so many martyrs to heaven before him, was himself impeached before the Emperor Diocletian; who, having grievously reproached him with ingratitude, delivered him over to certain archers of Mauritania, to be shot to death." - Rev. Alban Butler (1711–73) emphasis mine

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

"Amadeus": An Allegory of Donald Trump and His Haters

The 1984 movie Amadeus is one of my favorite films of all time. As a child I would watch bits and pieces of it over and over again on television, because something about it fascinated me. I never really understood it until I saw it again, this time from beginning to end, in my twenties on television. This past weekend, however, I got the chance to finally see it on the big screen on 35mm film, and now it has firmly established itself within me as one of my all time favorite films.