Thinking of Mr Sinkers thoughts on the Langley Kids, and his desire to hear more kids singing Hymns, I am reminded of this pop culture and theory class that i am taking, and thinking about music that is not pop cult, that has not been excorporated, and the only ones i can think of are hymns, ritual singing of a culture that is slowly dying.

(But then there is also Xian pop music, where in an act of transubstiation,the methodology of pop is being used by these people, but not the content.

So we have hymns to jesus sung in the style of Britney Spears that are selling millions of copies in an underground economy, but not anything that resembles Kyrie Elision or Ave Maria or a Mighty Fortress is My God.

Don’t get me wrong, I love Britney as much as I love Luther as hymn maker, but there is a certain mourning about what is lost in conflating the two.