A Better Way (Single)

A Better Way is a song composed and recorded over a period of only 3 days in September 2020. It all began with a bass line reminiscent of Peter Hook of New Order. Its New Order influence is also expressed with the rich strings and guitar playing style, which is great considering the disappointing (recent) […]

A Spiritual Review: Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode is an iconic band from the 1980s and 90s. Perhaps their best-known track is Enjoy the Silence, but they wrote a string of remarkable hits when they were at their peak including Master and Servant, Personal Jesus, Somebody and Blasphemous Rumors. I will take a detour here to notice and deplore that many […]

Poetry: Hope in God (Alfred de Musset)

I have often said that it would be worth learning French only for the reason of being able to read French poetry, of which Alfred de Musset is one of the many towering geniuses. There is also a wonderful book about him and his spiritual struggles called Le Mal du Ciel which I highly recommend. […]

Doubt

Why “Faith&Doubt?” To a large extent, this site is inspired by an entire album and song by the UK band The Cure, released in 1981. The song “Doubt” is the ‘dark side’ of the other main track which is called “Faith”. Doubt is song #6 (#2 on the B-side), and I am pasting below: (1) […]