Saturday, December 31, 2011

Lord give me Grace, and dancing feet

"Music is an invasion of the ear and mind that brings a conscious awareness of emotion." -Mookie
Saint Kele
Good afternoon men and women of the Church of MUSIC, In All Capital Letters. We congregate today to reflect on the end of a year and with hope for the next.

As the world of nations is to be pervaded by musical influence in this new year, so the world of Record Labels shall be, not annihilated, but transfigured in the understanding of how to best serve us. The Music Industry was cursed for the sake of the MP3 to thrive and grow, redeemed by the iTunes store and $0.99 song downloads. Now is time to open your virtual wallets; in this new year the Promised Land; and after that shall be the new world wherein the Record Labels and our Lord and Savior the Artist shall be all in all.

Soon we will all be counting down the last few seconds of this year with parties and laughter. I know that most of you view these parties with anxiousness and fear. Worried you may be tempted by the darkness of the calming shadow of the Lamp Shade, speaking in tongues basted in liquor. Fear not flock, for I will share with you the words of our great savior and shepard Kele Okereke. Please open your song books and MP3 players as I take this next passage from "The Prayer" Book of Bloc: Weekend In The City Track 4:1.

Click to hear the Sermon of Bloc Party - The Prayer

Lord give me grace and dancing feet
And the power to impress
Lord give me grace and dancing feet
Let me outshine the moon

Is it so wrong to crave recognition?
Second best, runner-up
Is it so wrong to want rewarding?
To want more than is given to you?
Than is given to you

Tonight make me unstoppable
And I will charm, I will slice
I will dazzle them with my wit
Tonight make me unstoppable
And I will charm, I will slice
I will dazzle, I will outshine them all

Standing on the packed dance floor
Our bodies thrown in time
Silent on the weekdays
Tonight I claim what's mine

Is it so wrong to crave recognition?
Second best, runner-up
Is it so wrong to want rewarding?
To want more than is given to you?
Than is given to you

Tonight make me unstoppable
And I will charm, I will slice
I will dazzle them with my wit
Tonight make me unstoppable
And I will charm, I will slice
I will dazzle, I will outshine them all

Tonight make me unstoppable
And I will charm, I will slice
I will dazzle them with my wit
Tonight make me unstoppable
And I will charm, I will slice
I will dazzle, I will outshine them all

May the power of music give you all you need to party and amaze. May the music ring on throughout your next year. Whatever your year has been like, whatever sorrows or joys it has seen, however you will remember 2011 (or maybe you'd like to just forget it). As we look forward to 2012 and beyond, we rejoice in the good news of Kele, who brings meaning and hope and promises untold to the vanity of this life. Keep your eyes on the horizon, and keep your faith and trust in him. Amen and Rock into 2012.

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