I Love Music

I love music. I cannot play an instrument and I am pretty much tone deaf thus I do little in the way of singing unless my brain is set on “annoy.”  However I do love music of all types, ah….well…. most types, and like many people I am a product of my generation.  This means that I really like music from the 1970s and 1980s. Of course I do go farther back to the music of the 1950s and 1960s and for Sacred music for the most part I prefer Hymns from the 1400s to 1700s, usually from Germany or England, unfortunately much of that music is not found in a music video format. Too bad I would have loved to see Handel or Charles Wesley rocking out to one of their songs….sigh, if I were only Bill or Ted.

However on this page I have provided links to my music articles which contain a bit of history as well as a lot of links to various music videos. I’m not ashamed to admit that I love Abba, Blondie, and the Eagles, Dr Hook and the Medicine Show, Journey and a host of other music greats.

I have also done a number of articles on different types of music, love songs, different styles and themes as well as articles about specific songs.

In fact these pages are some of the most popular on the site. So here they are, Padre Steve’s Music Articles. Enjoy.

I Miss the Music of the 70’s and 80’s

More about Why I Miss the Music of the 70’s and 80’s

Laughing to the Music: The Musical Genius of Mel Brooks

Padre Steve’s Favorite Love Songs…Happy Valentine’s Day!

Padre Steve’s Favorite Fun “Good Times” Songs

Padre Steve’s Flashback to Early Contemporary Christian Music

Padre Steve’s Favorite Peace, Protest and Social Justice Songs

Padre Steve’s Top 25 Lonely Hearts Club Valentine Day Love Songs

Padre Steve’s Favorite Popular Television Theme Songs

Padre Steve’s Look at Christmas Rhythm and Blues

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas: A Haunting Song of Hope

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day: A Prayer and Hope

Padre Steve’s White Christmas

“It Could be Worse, it Could be Raining” Rainy Day Songs and Monday Musings

Still More Reasons Why I Miss the Music of the 1970s

Soul Vikes: Fun Funk and Soul from my High School Years

I Guess That’s Why They Call it the Blues: Valentine’s Day Away from Those that We Love

Driving to the Music: Padre Steve’s Traveling Music Part One

Lili Marlene: The Song of Soldiers and Sailors away from their Homes and Lovers

Padre Steve’s Favorite Non-Religious Christmas and Holiday Music

6 responses to “I Love Music

  1. JuJu

    Hi, this is an interesting article. Will take some time to listen to your recommended songs. Thanks!

    • Like music same as you: the hymns from 1400 to 1700s pluse Gregorian chant as sung by the Benedictine monks.
      On another note: I knew David Wilkerson personally. What your wrote about him was pure speculation concerning his mental and emotional state, especially the “suicide by accident” conclusion was a bit of a stretch and fully implausible. I can see from your content and your attempt to cushion your harsh analysis with an introduction full of positive remarks about Wilkerson’s accomplishments did not in any manner clear you of disparaging comments; and I would have closed the remarks section due to the negative public response to your poor remarks.

  2. Padre Steve,
    I like you prefer hymns from England and Germany from 1400 to 1700s as well as Gregorian chant as sung by the Benedictine Monks.
    Just a last quick note: I new David Wilkerson personally, and your “suicide by accident” was stretching it a bit much as well as depression and other sordid remarks about Wilkerson’s mental and emotional state. You must have had a huge backlash of negative comments about your “psycho-analysis” that those who loved him did not appreciate in order to close the comments blog.
    Peace and grace for this journey,

  3. Dave M

    Gospel would be good for the “protests” in the US right about now. Peaceful march , all singing. When the Saints, go marching in for example…

  4. Dave M

    Music soothes the savage beast

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