Tuesday Evening Melody: “The Birth and Death of the Day” by Explosions in the Sky
by Trent Gilliss, senior editor
This evening’s melody is recommended by Mila Vecore, a listener who heard our call-out for song suggestions on the radio and made her way to our submissions form. This is exactly the kind of story we were looking for:
“My mind (and soul) went straight to a song by an instrumental band, Explosions in the Sky, called “The Birth and Death of the Day.” It is amazing how much emotion it evokes without a single word being expressed. In fact, I chose this as our wedding march and, as if the weather seemed to conspire with the music, an unexpected and very temporary rainstorm hit our outdoor ceremony, only to dissipate shortly thereafter with beautiful sunshine.
I hadn’t heard this track before. But, after listening to it, you’ll madly long to have attended Mila’s wedding!
A big thanks to exposing us to this album! We’re glad you wrote.
Lady Gaga Spreading Like the Words of Torah
Trent Gilliss, online editor
The title of this week’s Friday afternoon video snack was taken directly from sichonstage’s comment on this YouTube video celebrating the Hasidic wedding of Shaya and Perry Weinberger (mazel tov!). If you’re not familiar with the song “Paparazzi” by Lady Gaga, I highly recommend you listen to the original first and then watch this cover. You’ll appreciate it so much more.
Dig the horns, harmonizing, and word substitution. It’s simply fabulous and complete fun!