Well, it looks like today’s Video Day. Margaret’s posting of that wonderful Sufjan Stevens rendition of “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” has inspired me.
Every year on the Christmas episode of The Late Show, David Letterman invites the magnificent Darlene Love to close the show with a rocking performance of “Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home).” Love was a Phil Spector protégé’, and had a long and distinguished singing career, capped by a semi-legendary Christmas show she puts on in New York City each year.
While most of us will never get to hear those pipes live, we can at least watch her shake the house down through the power of YouTube. This was her performance last Christmas:
Brian Saint-Paul is the editor and publisher of Crisis Magazine. He has a BA in Philosophy and an MA in Religious Studies from the Catholic University of America, in Washington. D.C. In addition to various positions in journalism and publishing, he has served as the associate director of a health research institute, a missionary, and a private school teacher.
He lives with his wife in a historic Baltimore neighborhood, where he obsesses over Late Antiquity.