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2014-04-13 12:14:42 AM  
Was it this guy?

blogs.westword.com
 
2014-04-13 12:21:27 AM  
News that the priest sang during the ceremony? I guess this wasn't an Orthodox ceremony.
 
2014-04-13 12:27:59 AM  
Pretty. Pretty song.
 
2014-04-13 12:36:36 AM  
i want my 5 seconds back.
 
2014-04-13 12:38:50 AM  
Had to be Ireland. Musically inclined bunch, they are.
 
2014-04-13 12:44:40 AM  
Catholics:

½  Nelson

Full Nelson

Father Nelson

You know . . .
 
2014-04-13 12:45:12 AM  
I see that the killjoy liturgists hate what this priest did.

[clutches crucifix] "B-b-but it's against the rules!"
 
2014-04-13 12:48:54 AM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: I see that the killjoy liturgists hate what this priest did.

[clutches crucifix] "B-b-but it's against the rules!"


If it's a Catholic thing, well ... Catholics are all about the rules. Catholics who don't follow the rules are called Episcopalian.
 
2014-04-13 12:49:01 AM  
That's not the type of song I'd like sung at my wedding. Doesn't seem like the moment for melancholy
 
2014-04-13 12:54:17 AM  
He sure adapted that song perfectly for the occasion! What a nice wedding video they now have.
 
2014-04-13 12:58:38 AM  

megarian: Pretty. Pretty song.


They did a great job of rewriting it. What a cool surprise for what looks like a long ceremony. Anytime I get invited to a catholic wedding and I see chairs on the altar I try and escape before anybody knows I have been there....
 
2014-04-13 01:12:36 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: The Pope of Manwich Village: I see that the killjoy liturgists hate what this priest did.

[clutches crucifix] "B-b-but it's against the rules!"

If it's a Catholic thing, well ... Catholics are all about the rules. Catholics who don't follow the rules are called Episcopalian.


My friend was married in a Catholic Church. The priest was very conservative and resistant to his/his fiancee's music requests. That was, until they raised the honorarium. Another $100 and Father O'  Flipflop might have OK'd some Scandinavian black metal.
 
2014-04-13 01:19:09 AM  
I really, really, really hate that song. Don't care how well he sings it.
 
2014-04-13 01:39:26 AM  
that the guest broke into applause seems rather tacky.
 
2014-04-13 01:40:47 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: The Pope of Manwich Village: I see that the killjoy liturgists hate what this priest did.

[clutches crucifix] "B-b-but it's against the rules!"

If it's a Catholic thing, well ... Catholics are all about the rules. Catholics who don't follow the rules are called Episcopalian.


Our Episcopalian priest officiated our wedding and played the Widor Toccata as the recessional when we walked back down the aisle, so I'm getting a kick....
 
2014-04-13 01:54:05 AM  

Curious: that the guest broke into applause seems rather tacky.


I was raised Catholic, but I'd have been one of the first clapping.  That was completely awesome. I'm surprised by how many of the comments here are negative, even for fark. It was a lovely rewording of a pretty song and he did an amazing performance of it.  The wedding party looked touched and happy.
 
2014-04-13 01:57:44 AM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: My friend was married in a Catholic Church. The priest was very conservative and resistant to his/his fiancee's music requests. That was, until they raised the honorarium. Another $100 and Father O'  Flipflop might have OK'd some Scandinavian black metal.


I've not followed you much bro, are you saying the Catholic church may be corrupt, at least you've seen some examples of that?
 
2014-04-13 02:20:07 AM  

Curious: that the guest broke into applause seems rather tacky.


Yeah, a spontaneous expression of joy following an amazing bit of music on a loved one's wedding day...what a disaster.
 
2014-04-13 02:38:37 AM  
My God, that was impressive.

The dude could do an album and make some serious dough, hopefully to be used for helping others and not to buy bling.
 
2014-04-13 02:58:59 AM  

Stoker: My God, that was impressive.

The dude could do an album and make some serious dough, hopefully to be used for helping others and not to buy bling.


FTA: The clergyman said he is a trained singer and is working on his third album.
 
2014-04-13 03:30:54 AM  

wiredroach: Curious: that the guest broke into applause seems rather tacky.

Yeah, a spontaneous expression of joy following an amazing bit of music on a loved one's wedding day...what a disaster.


Podmore: Curious: that the guest broke into applause seems rather tacky.

I was raised Catholic, but I'd have been one of the first clapping.  That was completely awesome. I'm surprised by how many of the comments here are negative, even for fark. It was a lovely rewording of a pretty song and he did an amazing performance of it.  The wedding party looked touched and happy.


These.
 
2014-04-13 03:55:58 AM  
I'm atheist and this is awesome.
 
2014-04-13 04:33:07 AM  

Flragnararch: I'm atheist and this is awesome.


I'm an atheist (recovering catholic) and it is one of my favorite songs. especially Jeff Buckley's version.


Kudos to the padre
 
2014-04-13 04:47:12 AM  
Raised Catholic, but I'm recovering nicely. That being said, I was a little shocked. Secular music in church, pridefulness from the priest and clapping ... all of it made me wince. Watching it was right up there with watching my non-Catholic-but-pretends-to-be SIL fill her plastic water bottle from the baptismal font because she wanted some holy water. It is all just ... not okay.
 
2014-04-13 06:41:18 AM  
"It's raining men. Hallelujah!"
 
2014-04-13 07:16:41 AM  
That was awesome.
 
2014-04-13 07:25:04 AM  
I ain't sentimental, got married on Halloween at Bate's Motel over in PA in full pirate regalia, and I haz a tear for how awesome that was...
 
2014-04-13 08:21:41 AM  
I couldn't watch more then 5 seconds of him singing. It made me really uncomfortable. I am glad my pastor didn't do any weird stuff during our wedding.
 
2014-04-13 08:27:21 AM  
I generally hate covers, and covers that change up the words doubly so.  So, yeah, I hated this.  Most covers make me run to youtube to hear the original and cleanse my mental palate.

The original is rather a deep and melancholy song that means something a little different to everyone, but it generally seems to me about the darker side of love as expressed in music.  You can change the lyrics, but I still wouldn't want it at my wedding.  It would be part like having a flower child steal the show, and part confusing sadness from being familiar with the original lyrics.

Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah is one of the songs that has been covered well.  Jeff Buckley, Rufus Wainwright, K.D Lang and Kate Vogel.
 
2014-04-13 08:49:24 AM  
There's a freaking microphone RIGHT in front of him. Why are we hearing the song through the video camera mic? I can loan you a cable...

[/audio guy rant]
 
2014-04-13 09:38:16 AM  
Nice, but I thought you weren't supposed to say that word in church during Lent?
 
2014-04-13 11:13:15 AM  

1lastcall: Raised Catholic, but I'm recovering nicely. That being said, I was a little shocked. Secular music in church, pridefulness from the priest and clapping ... all of it made me wince. Watching it was right up there with watching my non-Catholic-but-pretends-to-be SIL fill her plastic water bottle from the baptismal font because she wanted some holy water. It is all just ... not okay.


You appear to have some more recovering to do. Either that, or you still have an unconscious affinity to Mel Gibson-style Catholicism that you haven't yet shed. When I was in the children's choir in the 70s, we occasionally sang secular music as part of the Mass, and no one had a problem with it. Also, I see no "pridefulness" from the priest, just a smile at the couple partway through.

Good grief, some of you people need to unwind a little, or maybe get the stick out of your butt, whichever is more appropriate.
 
2014-04-13 03:21:58 PM  

Lydia_C: 1lastcall: Raised Catholic, but I'm recovering nicely. That being said, I was a little shocked. Secular music in church, pridefulness from the priest and clapping ... all of it made me wince. Watching it was right up there with watching my non-Catholic-but-pretends-to-be SIL fill her plastic water bottle from the baptismal font because she wanted some holy water. It is all just ... not okay.

You appear to have some more recovering to do. Either that, or you still have an unconscious affinity to Mel Gibson-style Catholicism that you haven't yet shed. When I was in the children's choir in the 70s, we occasionally sang secular music as part of the Mass, and no one had a problem with it. Also, I see no "pridefulness" from the priest, just a smile at the couple partway through.

Good grief, some of you people need to unwind a little, or maybe get the stick out of your butt, whichever is more appropriate.


Like 1lastcall, I thought of pridefulness as well. Although I got all teary at the beauty and his talent and the surprise on their faces and the special moment... it became his moment.
 
2014-04-13 03:29:16 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: ArcadianRefugee: The Pope of Manwich Village: I see that the killjoy liturgists hate what this priest did.

[clutches crucifix] "B-b-but it's against the rules!"

If it's a Catholic thing, well ... Catholics are all about the rules. Catholics who don't follow the rules are called Episcopalian.

Our Episcopalian priest officiated our wedding and played the Widor Toccata as the recessional when we walked back down the aisle, so I'm getting a kick....


Had to look that one up; nice piece.

/much better than Mendelssohn's cliché
 
2014-04-13 04:35:58 PM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: ArcadianRefugee: The Pope of Manwich Village: I see that the killjoy liturgists hate what this priest did.

[clutches crucifix] "B-b-but it's against the rules!"

If it's a Catholic thing, well ... Catholics are all about the rules. Catholics who don't follow the rules are called Episcopalian.

My friend was married in a Catholic Church. The priest was very conservative and resistant to his/his fiancee's music requests. That was, until they raised the honorarium. Another $100 and Father O'  Flipflop might have OK'd some Scandinavian black metal.


Had a Catholic wedding too. Walked out of the church to "Thunderstruck." The church's guitar guy was killer.
 
2014-04-13 05:28:00 PM  

Lydia_C: 1lastcall: Raised Catholic, but I'm recovering nicely. That being said, I was a little shocked. Secular music in church, pridefulness from the priest and clapping ... all of it made me wince. Watching it was right up there with watching my non-Catholic-but-pretends-to-be SIL fill her plastic water bottle from the baptismal font because she wanted some holy water. It is all just ... not okay.

You appear to have some more recovering to do. Either that, or you still have an unconscious affinity to Mel Gibson-style Catholicism that you haven't yet shed. When I was in the children's choir in the 70s, we occasionally sang secular music as part of the Mass, and no one had a problem with it. Also, I see no "pridefulness" from the priest, just a smile at the couple partway through.

Good grief, some of you people need to unwind a little, or maybe get the stick out of your butt, whichever is more appropriate.


Nah, no stick up mah butt ... just still 'recovering' not 'recovered.' These things just wouldn't fly in any catholic church I've attended. I went to St. Mun's school (Dunoon ... anyone? Anyone?) and it was pretty rigid.  When I got married, I wanted the duettina from Mozart's Marriage of Figaro played and was told no secular music.  *Shrug* No big deal. It all just seems 'off' to me.
 
2014-04-13 07:22:33 PM  

dmax: Lydia_C: 1lastcall: Raised Catholic, but I'm recovering nicely. That being said, I was a little shocked. Secular music in church, pridefulness from the priest and clapping ... all of it made me wince. Watching it was right up there with watching my non-Catholic-but-pretends-to-be SIL fill her plastic water bottle from the baptismal font because she wanted some holy water. It is all just ... not okay.

You appear to have some more recovering to do. Either that, or you still have an unconscious affinity to Mel Gibson-style Catholicism that you haven't yet shed. When I was in the children's choir in the 70s, we occasionally sang secular music as part of the Mass, and no one had a problem with it. Also, I see no "pridefulness" from the priest, just a smile at the couple partway through.

Good grief, some of you people need to unwind a little, or maybe get the stick out of your butt, whichever is more appropriate.

Like 1lastcall, I thought of pridefulness as well. Although I got all teary at the beauty and his talent and the surprise on their faces and the special moment... it became his moment.


I didn't see it as "his" moment - I saw it as his gift to them. They weren't from his parrish so he didn't really have information to personalize the service.
I thought it was wonderful.

/raised Catholic
 
2014-04-13 10:34:19 PM  
Beautiful singing of a beautiful song, written by the very non-Catholic Leonard Cohen.  The video was VERY shaky.  Glad I didn't watch long.
 
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