Monday, June 16, 2008

The Wise Trip On Grace

It occurred to me that a good number of people with whom we hang these days might not know this side of my...What do they it..Better half. If you can pull yourself away from the fact of the devastatingly charming woman for a moment, the song is also really something. All seamless I reckon.
Happy Bloomsday,
jdd
p.s. One can apparently acquire a crisper version on ITunes.

24 comments:

Annabanana said...

"sin-cracked creation"

(sigh)

i love that wordling and the way it has inhabited this house since i first heard it--oooo thankee sarah for unafraid writing

Marcelle said...

i just saw dorothy the whole time

Brook said...

Is that the legendary Art Institute back there? ;-)

nard said...

it cheers this jangle-enthusiast no small amount that the guitar that seemed to inspire the biggest smile from sarah was the 12-string rickenbacker. groovy, man.

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Ahna said...

Initially, I thought the first comment by annabanana was dubbing Sarah a "wordling" -- but then I realized it was just a fortuitous typo. I agree with annabanna on her comment. And I think I shall indeed take to calling Sarah a wordling. I aspire to being one, as well. :)

jdaviddark said...

oh to be good wordlings. an especially high calling i believe.
thanks for spotting it, sister wordling,
and thanks for vouchsafing upon us such a gracious mistake, annabanana.

hi-5's to all,
jdd

p.s. brook, art thou in possession of an art institute t-shirt?
p.p.s. the wordling bizness puts me in mind of the dark crystal.

Joan said...

That album got me through freshman year of high school. There were a lot of Tuesdays back then.

Brook said...

I've been kicking myself for years over misplacing that shirt! I bought one of the 15 or 20(?) they printed for their first Cstone show, and that thing's probably worth...who knows how much now! And now some hobo is probably using it as a hangover apron...

Annabanana said...

tee-hee, "wordling" was intentional, a reaction to the quoted lyric...i didn't want a finite expression...but, glad it's well-received anyway and happy for its evolution. it's nice when conversation presses imagination.

--also, is it ok to admit that i'm still trying to work up to viewing the dark crystal? a mite timid, i am.

Elizabeth Dark Wiley said...

I remember watching this before I really knew Sarah. David had shared with me his interest in her and I was trying to learn more about her. Seamless- very true.
Thanks Dave, for posting this. It's helping Olivia deal with her Sarah withdrawal- now she's going around the house singing and dancing- hope you don't mind, Sarah, she's somehow altered the lyrics, "All of us fall down."

Angela Hart said...

David, please let Sarah know that the next time I have the privilege of dining with the Dark's I want her autograph. And then I want her to teach me the "chorus dance." I love it.

mjaneb said...

that marcelle up there is melissa. by the way. miss you guys!

Variations On A Theme said...

She is so beautiful. I've missed listening to her music. I'm glad you reminded me.

Gar said...

So how did you get her to say yes to the marriage proposal again????

Anyway, on page 5 and you have lost me........



just kidding (is it supposed to be Obi Wan????)

David said...

I saw this article on Rene Girard and thought of you. (can't find your e-mail, so i thought i'd tell you here.)

all the best!
Scudder

jdaviddark said...

Thanks to everyone for the good words.
We're trying to figure out how to get all the new songs on Itunes at the minute.
And David Scudder, thanks so much for the very pleasant reminder of how much I like Girard.
hope this finds you well,
jdd

Randy said...

There were three artists back in the day I would have paid to play for: Julie Miller, Kim Hill, and your bride. Oh, the days gone by!

Annabanana said...

a little reminder of a visit we three-you, Sarah, and I-along with another friend of yours whose name escapes me-made to Vandy not too long ago...

http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-world-europe/20080625/Britain.Rushdie.Knighted/

...and of course glad to see props given for Ian McKellen

Matt Nightingale said...

I, too, was and am a fan of the lovely Sarah Masen Dark. Thanks for the great memories. And yes, Julie Miller is also an amazing artist and songwriter.

Jude said...

I can't believe that I've never seen this before! I love love and lub it.

Fave part is the running-into-the-wall sequence. I think we may have tried that since.

Less than 8 weeks till we're neighbours, friend.

xx

kate bowman-johnston said...

Said Joan: "That album got me through freshman year of high school. There were a lot of Tuesdays back then."

Oh, absolutely on my part, too. I have very clear memories of driving around in my beat-up Taurus station wagon and singing along with Sarah's first album. And I remember watching this video fanatically as I emerged from my CCM-ska obsession into more thoughtful "Christian" songwriting. I was like, "Who is this weird skinny girl running herself into walls and singing so desperately? She is The Coolest."

I am so glad to know you guys, even just a little, now. This was a fun flashback to the pre-FFM days!

Bethany Patchin said...

I'm with Jude - hadn't seen it before, and I loved the wall-jump (so did Gideon).

The Bergs said...

One of the great blessings that has come with my marriage to Shelby (formerly Browning) has been my introduction to Sarah's music. We even had We Are A Beginning played at our wedding. I wish that I had known your stuff when I could have seen you live Sarah!

I love your music and this is one of my favorite songs ever. I'm glad I got to see the vid! Thanks for posting it David.

Jonathan