Tuesday, January 26, 2010

iSNARK! 158


Listen below, or download here. (49:39/45.4 MB)

In addition to continuing our series on OCP's 2010 Music Issue (hymns 624-705), we'll get a glimpse of what to expect in GIA's forthcoming Worship - Fourth Edition, and an interview by the Pray Tell Blog with GIA's Bob Batastini.

We also talk about my really freaky Facebook profile picture (as mentioned in the intro) is at left, compliments of Baseball Super Freaks, discuss medical happenings, and my advantage over the late night TV wars

Feasts for the Week:  January 25-31.
Commercials for our three official products as shown on our sidebar are scattered throughout the show.
iSNARK! Semi-Live on US-6: This past weekend I played the role of substitute organist at Holy Cross Church in Providence for the Third Sunday of Ordinary Time. Here we reveal our music list.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Day before Septuagesima Edition
Don't Do This at Church: two scattered instances
Basso Profundo, the Singing Fish sings Alleluia! Dulce Carmen to help celebrate the Day before Septuagesima (that's in the Extraordinary Form; in the Ordinary Form, it would be Fat Tuesday!)
Paul Lisney sings the Divine Praises, courtesy of Music Alley.
Shamus' Adventures in Classical Latin: Shamus O'Reilly wreckovates Alleluia! Dulkay (Dulce) Carmen, courtesy of Snarks Gone Wild
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Sunday, January 17, 2010

iSNARK! 157


Listen below, or download here. (40:13/36.8 MB)

On today's show, in addition to continuing our rant on the 2010 OCP Music Issue's issues (and upholding the good pieces in the book, hymns 538-623), we talk about the address given at the Year For Priests Clergy Conference in Rome by Pontifical Master of Liturgical Ceremonies Msgr. Guido Marini, particularly the part where he discusses the priest facing ad Orientem (to the East). Also, the Jungle Screechers have returned (along with Feasts for the Week), and three commercials for our "official products" that will be appearing regularly on iSNARK! (BTW, all three of these products are on the sidebar here!)
Feasts for the Week:  January 18-24

Commercials: 
1. Krakowska Kielbasa (text written by David Lauria, tune: Lourdes Hymn, sung by Shamus and the Schleps)
2. K├Ânig Ludwig Weissbier (text written by yours truly, tune: Hanson Place, sung by members of the School of Snark Football Team)
3. Christus Vincit Whitewash (text written by yours truly, tune: the chorus of Cielito Lindo, box design by David "Shamusrocks" Doyle)

Basso Profundo, the Singing Fish sings Ubi Caritas (chant, Mode VI), but not before telling us how he outdrank Shamus O'Reilly
iSNARK! Fun Fact
Jefferson Youth Performing Arts School Vocal Ensemble (Louisville, KY) sings The Lord Bless You and Keep You (written by John Rutter), courtesy of The Classic Cat
Joey the GIRM
Top Ten Uses for Glory and Praise and Gather Hymnals, brought to you courtesy of Christus Vincit Whitewash
The Proper Way to Announce a Bad Song
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Friday, January 8, 2010

iSNARK! 156


Listen below, or download here. (44:26/40.6 MB)

Today we not only continue our 2010 Music Issue review (hymns 458-537), we introduce five brand-spankin'-new Psalm settings for you, , written by yours truly, and uploaded to the Chabanel Responsorial Psalm Project.
We also uncover the Catholic Grade Point Average of a couple of certain politicians
Top Ten Reasons Why Progressives Don't Like Chant
Commercial: Chabanel Responsorial Psalm Project
Joey the GIRM returns for two new liturgical tips!
Shamus' Adventures in Classical Latin: Shamus O'Reilly tells the tale of the recent havoc he's wreaked with his snow machine, then wreckovates Jesu, Dulcis Memoria, brought to you by Liturgical Bluegrass

Music:  (1-5 written by yours truly)
1. Proclaim His Marvelous Deeds (Psalm 96)
2. Your Words, Lord, Are Spirit and Life (Psalm 19)
3. I Will Sing of Your Salvation (Psalm 71)
4. In the Sight of the Angels (Psalm 138)
5. Blessed Are They Who Hope (Psalm 1)
6. Johnny Proctor returns with the tried and true Power to Believe, courtesy of Music Alley

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

iSNARK! 155


Listen below, or download here. (26:49/24.5 MB)

More on the 2010 Music Issue's issues (hymns #372-457 to be exact), and, in a special presentation of Liturgy 911 (encore from CVA #61 - yeah, the OLD show!), Papa Joe Ratzi and Frank A. Rinze have been hired to pursue the Clorox Martini Lady. We then follow with the origin of the Clorox Martini.  We also have something new: a couple of iSNARK! Fun Facts!
We begin with a brief ditty by the Three Snarks.
Basso Profundo, the Singing Fish croons the Mode I chant setting of Ave Maria.
Don't Do This at Church

Bubble rocks out with Christmas Time in Mars, courtesy of Music Alley.
One of These Things Is Not Like the Others: Organs and Instruments Other Than Organs.
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