The Prodigal Altar Boy

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Prodigal Altar Boy 100 Day Countdown T-80 Days to Go 30 October 2012

Prodigal Altar Boy 100 Day Countdown
T-80 Days to Go
30 October 2012

Goal:  2 hours per day working on the film
·     Reviewed web development proposal
·     Per advisory board, contacted another web developer
·     Reviewed Advisory Board comments on fundraising letter
·     Fine tune mailing strategy (mechanics)
Total time:  2 hours

Goal:  30 minutes per day music practice
·     Warm-up on the Roland-ready Stratocaster
·     “Dies Irae” (50X) – Stratocaster
·     “Dies Irae” - Annihilator
·     “It’s Your Thing” – Stratocaster and Annihilator
·     “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” - Stratocaster
Total time:  30 minutes

Goal:  15 minutes exercise per day Body Opus Week 10
Active rest
Total time:  15 minutes

Goal:  30 Minutes “Tangential Endeavors”
“Albert King Live in Sweden” – (You know the Flying V was headed somewhere)
Total time:  1 hour

Ceremony vs. Ritual
Scanning today’s newspaper I ran across these two articles.  The first article lays out how Poland is set to put a musician on trial for blasphemy after tearing up the bible onstage.  In the second, Egyptian Copts have narrowed their field of candidates for Pope down to five.
 Referring back to Richard Rohr's piece ("Accept No Cheap Substitutes), he describes ceremony as "...meant to maintain the status quo."  He goes on to say that ritual "...always reveals the shadow and is meant to change us or at least transition us."  

So in Poland, we are set for what will undoubtedly be a trial of ceremony.  This musician will go on trial after what the article describes a Supreme Court case that "pitted deep Catholic traditions against a new desire for free expression."  The court's decision that Adam Darski should go on trial is maintenance of the status quo.

In Egypt, the Coptic Orthodox Church began voting Monday on a new spiritual leader to replace Pope Shenouda III, who died in March.  They narrowed the list to five candidates and a child from the congregation will draw the name of the new pope.  Now that's ritual.  whatever name that child draws will be the new pope, transitioning the Coptic Orthodox Church to its new leadership.