Friday, October 03, 2008

Pop Culture Roundup

I'm between books at the moment.  I need to start Recreating the Church in preparation for my Association's upcoming fall meeting, which will feature the book's author and will be centered around the themes contained therein.  I must say that it's been very heartening to me the past few years that these types of conversations around the church relating to a changing culture are happening at the wider settings of the UCC.

TV-wise, it's still mainly been True Blood and Entourage.  For me, there's a huge Sopranos-shaped hole in my Sunday evenings.  True Blood is okay, but it's definitely not the same.  I mean, obviously there's a huge disparity between a mobster-themed show and a vampire-themed show, but besides that, it certainly doesn't grab me like The Sopranos did.  And I really don't watch many other TV shows regularly.  I haven't even been keeping up with new episodes of House, Terminator, Bones...I just haven't had the interest.

This week's main musical selection has been Flight of the Conchords, which caused me to laugh out loud more than once.  Good thing I was in the car so no one else was around to hear me.  This is a duo from New Zealand (maybe you've heard of or seen their HBO show) who clearly don't take themselves too seriously.  Their sound is...uh...acoustic R&B/rap.  It makes more sense if you just listen.  This CD is what I expected Tenacious D's CD to be: sharp musicianship with hilarious lyrics.  

Around the web, the long-dormant blog Bridget Jones Goes to Seminary has a new look and a new name: Irreverently Reverend.  Meg has graduated and is now into her first ministry gig.  Go check it out.