The Prodigal Altar Boy

Friday, October 14, 2011

Pope John Paul II, TQ, and Occupy Wall Street

2011 last 100 days
77 Days Left
Day: 23
14 October 2011
  • Goal - 1 hour per day doing some work on the movie:

Reviewed Karen Everett video:  “How to Build Momentum in Act Two”
Listened to Karen Everett audio:  “Affirmations for Filmmakers”
  • Time:  45 minutes

  • Goal:  30 minutes per day basic music work:

Warm Up with the MojoCaster
“Talkin’ Loud and Sayin’ Nothing” - Living Colour version
"Granby Street" 2X through.  Work in lyric swap
Total time: 1 hour

  • Goal:  15 minutes per day (minimum) exercise:

Ground work:
Offset push-ups (push-up with one hand on a kettlebell)
6 sets of 10 push-up, alternating the hand on the kettlebell

Prone Planks 30 seconds up 30 seconds rest - 5 sets

Turkish get-ups with 12kg kettlebell
2 sets of 5 (per side)

Total time:  25:00

    • Goal:  15 minutes per day (minimum) scoring work for the movie:

20 minutes of "Dies Irae" - focused on the octaves and shads, then working the whole piece.
"It's Your Thing" - Isley Brothers
D-sus riff work (D-sus-Em-C-D)
R&B chord work
E-B/D#-C#m-A riff work
Total time:  45 minutes

What a week!  Accomplished a lot this week and looking forward to packing in some more over the weekend.  Goals for the weekend include creating the hard drive file bins for footage.  Will probably try to move more of the loop libraries to the hard drives.

There was an interesting letter to the editor in the 13 October Baltimore Sun.  The author, Michelle D. Breau, made a very astute connection between the Occupy Wall Street movement and Pope John Paul II’s  warning the “...all-consuming desire for profit and the thirst for power at any price with the intention of imposing one’s will upon others are opposed to the will of God and the good of neighbor.”

While TQ and John Paul II did not see eye to eye on many things, on the topic of egalitarianism and the dangers of concentrating the world’s resources in the hands of a few, they were in lock step.  Take a look at the trailer I put together for TQ’s book, “A Reluctant Malachi.”  TQ makes it a point of saying many churches have missed this point entirely.  

Take another look at the video and note how TQ’s description of our responsibility dovetails with Occupy Wall Street.  Pay particular particular to his ending statement, “The rich get richer and...”   Discuss amongst yourselves.  Thanks for tuning in.