Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Liturgical Chicken

You can play this game by yourself or with someone else.

Click the link then click play.

With your finger over the stop button, see how long you can last.

I did 20 seconds. More or less until the woman started warbling.



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21 comments:

Mac McLernon said...

I managed 50 seconds, but that was because I was frozen in shock... THAT is supposed to be used at Mass...???

Michael said...

This kind of garbage will never go away until people stop paying for it. When the parish priests spend money on decent music for church, decent music will be produced.

Until then we are stuck with this kind of thing.

D Cummings McLean said...

I listened to the whole thing, but my training in listening to such stuff began in 1971, the first Sunday after I was born.

It's so bad, it's hilarious. Try again. Really, I wonder how many people just burst into laughter at Mass before leaving, never to return again.

Meanwhile, I hope eventually someone follows the money. WHY does this stuff get promoted, and not much better music?

Ingemar said...

You know how they say that Evangelical music is an incompetent, sanitized analogue of pop music?


This stuff is an incompetent, sanitized analogue of Evangelical music.

Ttony said...

D Cummings McLean is on to the right way to react to this stuff. You wait a while then you sit down and start chatting to the person next to you: some sort of lay equivalent to removing the maniple at the sermon that says "this isn't part of Mass so we're not actively participating for the moment, even by paying attention"

nazareth priest said...

Nasty. Just nasty.
Reminds me...another round...how about some chicken wings, yeah?:<(!

Matt W said...

God bless us! I thought it was a cut from one of the Peanut's holiday specials.

Deb dlg said...

I couldn't help but start swaying to the music as I laughed. If I didn't laugh, I would start crying. I have heard similar music in Mass. But when will it end? Will it get worse before it gets better? Are these people nuts?

Toddehboi said...

holy crap....i lasted 34 seconds...until the Choir came in....that was just...ugh...what ever happened to gregorian chant...:(

Anonymous said...

Add a little liturgical dance and you've got a Broadway hit! :P

Jeb said...

Wow. Just... Wow...

Umm, probably not the most charitable, but: Kill it. Kill it with fire. We can spare the musicians, but burn all copies of that sheet music.

So... In their eagerness to be all avant gardee, it would seem that GIA has again missed the point of liturgical music.

I mean, that's not even bad music that the congregation can learn and sing along too, that's bad music during which the congregation is going to look around at each other feeling stupid, and wondering why they have this vague feeling of not-rightness, like the hairs standing up on the backs of their necks before a lightning strike...

Not saying that the congregation has to sing the gloria, but if they're not, it better be in Latin or being proclaimed by a four part choir with orchestra.

Or both :D

Jeb said...

You got me thinking... If I may propose the next round of Chicken, this isn't exactly liturgical music, but it has become something of its own Rick Roll at our parish...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-NOZU2iPA8

Yeah... Zap.

KnotWilbur said...

Wow! That's the stuff of Bossa Nova nightmares. Hideous barely begins description. I managed to last a paltry 25 seconds or so.

Abecedarius Rex said...

If it included some showgirls and some floppy tenors doing high kicks it could be kind of fun. Maybe if you play the tune accompanying this video (turn down the volume on the video) you might enjoy the show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCUfkMkVbwo

John Beasley said...

I might quit the church choir if we start singing this.

I came from the Church of Christ to the Catholic Church. CoC's have full congregational 4-part a capella with no worship team. I am simply mystified as to why Catholics are unable to do the same.

mike said...

MY EARS! MY EARS!! MAKE IT STOP!!!

Anonymous said...

@John Beasley

We've been under seige by liberal bishops for the past 40 years.

D Cummings McLean said...

"Why would anyone--even a young person--start attending a traditional Latin Mass?"

Gina said...

OOO OO OOOO! I KNOW I KNOW!!! Is it Linus and Lucy - the Peanuts Theme Song??

Sue Sims said...

Have mercy on us, indeed...

It's actually quite well crafted for its genre. Unfortunately, its genre is 1970s evangelical Holy Musical: I used to sing with a choir which specialised in the evangelistic musicals ('Come Together' and 'If My People' being the best known), and this is exactly like that stuff - which was cutting edge for young evangelicals (as I was then) 40 years ago, but now...

Mrs. Pinkerton said...

Five seconds in, it reminded me of the intro for "Linus and Lucy" (that cool piece they play during the dance bit in Charlie Brown's Christmas). It gets seriously uncool by 30 seconds (I tried to make it past 20). Are the male backup singers the St. Louis ex-Jesuits?