> Musical monks rock
> Group of Greek clergy breaking pop star
> December 30, 2000
> By Theodora Tongas, Associated Press
> TRIKORFO, Greece --
> The monks keep
> After soaring up the
> pop charts in the
> summer, a group of
> Greek Orthodox monks
> is working on another
> music video for an
> upcoming single about
> the dangers of
> technology without
> The video features a
> gold-garbed man who represents an evil computer
> user armed with personal data. The bearded monks
> belt out the lyrics to "Tsipaki," or "Little Computer
> Chip": "I'm a chip, so small, that will lead you to
> Somehow these monks -- known as Eleftheri, or
> "the free" -- compete with Madonna and dozens of
> superstar Greek singers.
> "It is not the music but the lyrics that are an issue,"
> said Archimandrite Father Nektarios Moulatsiotis,
> one of five monks who contributed to the 10-song
> compact disc "I Learned to Live Free," released last
> year. "Today's music is sterile of messages."
> The CD went platinum in Greece, selling more than
> 52,000 copies. It was distributed without a bar
> code, which some Orthodox faithful consider a sign
> of technology's encroachment.
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