Music Monday: Ani DiFranco - “Icarus”
April 15, 2013
So, I had the pleasure of seeing Josh Ritter this past weekend, again. And again it was in the old Delaware Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church (side note: churches have amazing sound!) that has been turned into the location of Ani DiFranco’s Babville and Righteous Babe Records. Coincidentally, DiFranco is a self-identified atheist.
She was quoted in a 2000 Progressive article stating her views on religion:
“Well, I’m not a religious person myself. I’m an atheist. I think religion serves a lot of different purposes in people’s lives, and I can recognize the value of that, you know, the value of ceremony, the value of community, or even just having a forum to get together and talk about ideas, about morals – that’s a cool concept. But then, of course, institutional religions are so problematic.”
Enough of a back story, I suppose. Enjoy Ani DiFranco’s “Icarus.”
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About the Author: Cody HashmanCody Hashman is a Campus and Community Organizer at the Center for Inquiry. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa, with a degree in Psychology, where he was the co-founder and president of the UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers.
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