15 June 2010
On Wednesday (16 June 2010) at Massey Hall, iconic recording artist Bruce Cockburn and guest stars will perform some of his best-known material. Cockburn talks over the set list with Brad Wheeler.
The image-laden song from 1973 was written in Stockholm on the day after Cockburn realized he was a Christian. He comments now on Christianity, and how he views the song so many years later.
"Itís emotional, in a way. It marks a signal moment in my life. Itís there. But I have to think when I perform it now, because I donít want to be associated with certain aspects of the Christian culture and tradition. Iím not so inclined to think of the imagery of what we associate with Christianity Ė the guy on the cross with the beard. Itís not so much that, as it is about what we call the Holy Spirit."
- from Bruce Cockburn Set for Luminato Honours - 40 Years of songs to Live By by Brad Wheeler.
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