Low Is to Mormons As Over the Rhine Is to Christians


(I know, Mormons think they are Christians—that’s another subject altogether …)

Minnesota Stories is an interesting videoblog that I just discovered this week because it’s nominated in the 2005 Weblog Awards. (What?! I wasn’t nominated?!) Anyway, Minnesota Stories appears to include regular vlogs from multiple contributors, which I think is a great idea. The latest post is a behind-the-scenes video of the band Low practicing John Lennon’s “Happy Christmas (War Is Over)” with a backing “choir.” Low is led by the husband-wife duo of Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker, who are Mormons. (In case you’re not familiar: Over the Rhine is led by the husband-wife duo of Linford Detweiler and Karin Berquist, who are Christians.) Anyway, check out Minnesota Stories. Good stuff.



Posted on 12-09-2005


  1. tony says:

    December 12th, 2005 at 5:28 am

    Steve, I love that vlog!

    I bet it makes you want to move back!


  2. paul merrill says:

    December 16th, 2005 at 7:06 am

    i’m a (christian) missionary living & working in nairobi, kenya. i wish i had a fast enough connection to even try to view the video thing.

    i love low & used to like over the rhine. (more just bored with the latter.) i nevr knew that low are mormons. i saw them about 3 yrs ago & they were one of the few concerts that needed no ear protection… nice!

    anyhow, i enjoy your blog.

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