A Good Man is Hard to Find

Sufjan Stevens’ recent performance on Morning Becomes Eclectic is now available in streaming video. It’s a fantastic set. Three of the songs, “Casimir Pulaski Day,” “John Wayne Gacy, Jr.,” and “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” are on my “please, Sufjan, please play these when I see you in September” list. They’re also on my short list of the greatest hymns of the last century.

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Update: Welcome to the Midwest has converted the Morning Becomes Eclectic show to mp3s. Is it odd that I started crying when I first heard this live version of “A Good Man is Hard to Find“? Consider it an unoffical Song of the Moment. Tomorrow morning I’m headed to Illinois, of all places.