The Disillusionist Is Back Again

I’m going to see an illusionist tonight.

It should be a lot of fun, as I haven’t seen an illusionist in a long, long time. As a bonus, it is a fundraiser for the Yankton County Contact Center and the Yankton Homeless Shelter, an organization for which I have been a board member for the better part of a decade.

It’s a sold out show, which was more than we ever hoped to accomplish. Thanks to Reza (the illusionist) and his support staff, as well as the hundreds of people who bought tickets.

The point of this blog, however, was the fact that the prospect of seeing the illusionist today got me thinking about “The Disillusionist.”

It’s a song by one of the most criminally overlooked bands in the last 30 years. The Church. You are probably aware of them. They sing “Under the Milky Way,” a song that is still heard on many radio stations.

It’s a great song, and it deserves to be a hit.

But there are so many other great songs in The Church catalog.

One of my favorites is the mysterious and brooding “The Disillusionist.” The swirling guitars and breathless vocals all go together so well that I become totally captivated every time I listen to it.

The song appeared on what many fans (including myself) consider to be The Church’s best album, “Priest=Aura.”

I’m sure Reza the Illusionist has nothing in common with “The Disillusionist.” However, this is the association that is made in my mind.


But don’t get too close to “The Disillusionist” …

One thought on “The Disillusionist Is Back Again

  1. would have sworn that Chris Sonne, Staci Stengle and I would be the only 3 in Yankton to know the band the Church.

    Shouldn’t have doubted that you would know though.

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