I had a good time this morning on Brian Craig’s internet radio interview. I don’t know what the turnaround time is on posting the audio file, but go over for a listen. I worry that I talked too much in the second half of the show. Jeffrey and Brian were good sports about it, if so.
I was glad to even make the show on time. We had a pet cat rushed to the vet this morning, our dog who dislikes rain decided to “mark her spot” in the Blue Room instead of the backyard. My cell phone was losing its charge. The listeners had problems hearing me. My daughter passed her sore throat on to me. The dog ate my h…
Well, enough of the excuses. You get the idea.
Jeffrey and I hit the Litany of the Holy Cross. We spoke a bit on the need for formation in music. I borrowed Liam’s idea of the USCCB commissioning composers for the new Mass ordinary. I tried to remain upbeat and positive about the state of Catholic liturgy. I would say I honestly feel optimistic, at least in the sense we have a good opportunity before us to take liturgical reform deeper and be more effective in the spiritual growth of Catholics.
I was also glad Brian and Jeffrey avoided the “censorship” issue of the other blog. I have to confess that in my personal contacts with people I’ve met online, there is a curious but happy well-met and positive attitude when I correspond privately, chat on the phone, or do this internet radio gig. I hope it’s more of a sense of being on best behavior. I wonder how much of the internet rancor is due to the impersonal nature of the medium of blogging, comboxing, and chat groups. Either that, or I’ve really calmed down and Jeffrey is an outstanding example of professionalism.
Actually, the latter fact I’m quite confident in stating. In our chats and by e-mail, he always presents himself as a gentleman, a scholar, and a man of honor. It was a pleasure sharing air-time with him. I hope to have the honor of doing it again.