Tuesday, November 30, 2021

"Oh That Will Be Glory for Me" – Charles M Alexander, 1905

I've posted here about this song before, nearly three years ago (previous post here). It was the first worldwide gospel "hit" in the new-fangled era of recorded music. Below is a YouTube video of  Alexander's original recording. My aunt Agnes, my late mother's closest sister, is in her final days and is preparing for her onward journey; she has chosen this as one of the hymns for her funeral service.

And somebody has quite recently done this to it –

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

"Ulster-Scots is basically just bad English. It's not a language its just bad pronunciation"

So said one of NI's most lauded musical figures in a very recent FB video stream. Class prejudice dressed up as intellect, a cheap shot to amuse one's socially superior peers. I am thankful to the friend who brought it to my attention.