Alan Sparhawk on God’s language

I apologize for the lack of Friday feature posts of late. I keep attempting to revisit Margaret Young’s novel Salvador again and failing to say what I want to say. Plus life has intervened of late. I still have hopes of saying something more about Salvador, but meanwhile: here’s a quote from Low’s Alan Sparhawk:

Sparhawk simply doesn’t see the divide that many outsiders envision between his Mormon lifestyle and his rock ‘n’ roll career. “Making music is one of the most spiritual things in the world,” he said. “This is God’s language, man, and you don’t touch that [stuff] without feeling something bigger than yourselves. If you don’t come to terms with that and call it what it is, you’re going to have a long fight.”

It’s a long fight anyway, but yeah. That’s an interesting way to look at it, imo.

For more, see the Star Tribune column I took the second paragraph above from. Also check out this article on Alan and Mimi’s work with Twin Cities choreographer Morgan Thorson.  Retribution Gospel Choir’s new album is simply titled 2 ( Amazon link ).

3 thoughts on “Alan Sparhawk on God’s language”

  1. You know, this album has been suggested to me by a friend of mine, and I simply haven’t had the time to check it out. I really need to. Perhaps I’ll put a review up at some point in the future.

  2. Oh, my gosh. It makes me almost wish I liked this kind of music, just so I could listen to this or maybe go to a concert. Duluth isn’t *that* far away…

  3. I wish I could afford tickets to the dance performance. The wife and I will be seeing Low perform in May, however — right here in Minneapolis.

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