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Thursday, October 02, 2008

That's Terrific Sal

Today I have two videos that have made the blog circuit so you may have already seen them, if not enjoy and pass on the hilarity to your cyber friends and neighbors.

The first thing to note is that the music is catchy, fun and it surprised me with the ska/reggae beat and a pretty sweet baseline. This is definetely from the early 70's, take note of the fly away collars.

Second, note the vocalization is still more church ensemble than rock or ska band, so it lends alot to the creation of the cheesiness. Not to mention the matching outfits.

Third, note the guitarist and his uncomfortable use of the "sex face" as he plays added to the fact that he is way to cozy with throwing his hip thrusts into his guitar. I was gonna describe the guitar as a Sunburst pattern but then I realized it was actually blushing.

Fourth, of course last but not least note the lyrics, at one point he actually says "Jesus came and found me, and He touched me down inside..." and wait for it, wait for it the rest of that line is too good to spoil here. So click play and be prepared to watch this over and over again for the next few days.

[ HT: Ed]

This second video just goes to show we really have to ask the right questions about being relevant to the culture, because at one time I am sure this group sincerely thought they were being relevant and cutting edge, never knowing they would end up a viral video punchline reinforcing every cheesy Christian stereotype available.

[HT: SK]

It was so bad and SO viral that it ended up on The Soup , see here and also PopTub, here.


tomcottar said...

I think i just threw up a little bit in my mouth...I had no idea Donnie Osmond played bass and sang about Mountie Jesus...

So bad, I just couldn't turn away!

Now I don't feel so bad for Michael W Smith... maybe.

Tim Lemons said...

Hey, saw ur comment on Tony's blog about mindmapping. I feel like I could be missing out on the whole mind mapping tool. Can you send a couple of your mind maps as an example of how you use them?

Thanks man!