Wednesday, January 22, 2003

Terrence Berres strikes again!
The next line in the Dean Martin song "Memories Are Made of This" is ""Add one stolen night of bliss... "

Which leads me to make an observation. The non-rock and roll popular music of the fifties was in some ways every bit as contrary to the Catholic moral vision as rock was, just not as pelvic about it. What can a stolen night of bliss be besides fornication? It is a very good song otherwise, in praise of family and even faith! The difference is that rock would eventually reject marriage as the logical end of romance. It would also reject romance as such.

Now how about some '70s nihilism. "Far away, across the field, the tolling of the iron bell...." Terrence, hold off for a few days....

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