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Monday, September 29, 2008

“He taught me how to praise my God and still play rock and roll!”

posted by on September 29 at 14:17 PM

First off, the band’s name is “Sonseed,” which is just so wrong. Second, there’sówell, just watch.

My favorite lyric: “Once I tried to run, I tried to run and hide. But Jesus came and found me and he touched me down inside. He is a like a Mounty, he always gets his man. And he’ll zap you any way he can!”

Thanks to Slog tipper Annie.

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1

This was posted on Slog the other day.

In fact, I had the "Jesus is a friend of mine, Jesus is my friend" line stuck in my head for the better part of the weekend. Lucky me.

Posted by Julie in Chicago | September 29, 2008 2:22 PM
2

I loved this song when Lindy West posted it last Tuesday, and I still love it now.

Zap.

Posted by JC | September 29, 2008 2:22 PM
3

"Zap you anyway he can"? That sounds oddly like Barebacking!!!! Jesus is not practicing safe sex and infecting you with his sonseed.

Clearly, Jesus is evil!!!

Posted by Andrew | September 29, 2008 2:23 PM
4

Did you not even notice this from last week? If you're reposting because you still find it funny, at least point that out. If you've never seen it, then maybe you should read your own blog.

Posted by Super Jesse | September 29, 2008 2:23 PM
5

via Matt effing Hickey, if i recall correctly.

So is Slog documenting your slide into dementia? Or is this just a Gleemonex moment?

Posted by chicagogaydude | September 29, 2008 2:26 PM
6

So nice we posted it twice.

Posted by Dan Savage | September 29, 2008 2:36 PM
7

@4 Maybe Dan believes he is a bad man and he won't even read his own blog?

Posted by whatevernevermind | September 29, 2008 2:38 PM
8

Yeah, it was cute the first time I watched it but I do NOT want to go another day with it stuck in my head, thanks.

Posted by monkey | September 29, 2008 2:39 PM
9

I didn't bother to listen to this the first time (having just watched the other Christian video posted that day) - but I have to say I'm glad you posted this twice - what a great little tune 8^)

I wonder if those lyrics are actually his way of getting out the message of being molested by a youth pastor or 'pray away the gay'

Posted by DavidC | September 29, 2008 2:47 PM
10

Someone on MeFi did a little digging into the backstory:

http://www.metafilter.com/74832/Jesus-came-and-touched-me-down-inside#2255266

Posted by billiard | September 29, 2008 3:14 PM
11

What are the odds that the mustachioed backup signer with the pedi-smile landed on 1983's equivalent of "Youth Pastor Watch"?

I'd say 1:2.

Posted by Mac | September 29, 2008 3:15 PM
12

They're no Donnie Davies.

Posted by mackro mackro | September 29, 2008 3:31 PM
13

@4 some of us read dan's posts exclusively

Posted by in milwaukee | September 29, 2008 4:21 PM
14

@6 - See Dan, that wasn't so hard was it.

Posted by Jesse Vohs | September 29, 2008 4:51 PM
15

Yeah, I'm with 13 I don't read regular slog...just Dan's blog!
Speaking of great things that you've all probably seen before: Anderson Cooper on Sesame Street
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmuvPr0BlxE

Posted by clarity | September 29, 2008 5:40 PM
16

And (drumroll), the official Sonseed band tee: http://www.jesusoftheweek.com/jesii/459/index.html

Posted by Michael Windle | September 29, 2008 8:14 PM
17

Ska - Soul = Sonseed

Posted by Mahtli69 | September 29, 2008 8:21 PM
18

Goodness, do I ever love the Slog at this moment. Not only did I get to read about the history of the band, but I also got to see Anderson Cooper on Sesame Street! How cool is that!

Two things about the video:

1. Is it just me, or is the guitar player rocking that early '80s, been-listening-to-The-Clash look a little too well to be convincingly Christian? I think there's a little bit of Satan in his pants.

2. How weird is it that the syncopated rhythm of that song got transferred from Africa to the New World, roiled around Jamaica for a few hundred years, turned into ska, and then became the WHITE-IST THING EVER? Cultural imperialism lives, man.

Posted by TVDinner | September 29, 2008 8:40 PM
19

I want to fornicate to this song.

Posted by Holy Frickin' Chicken | September 29, 2008 11:57 PM
20

Holy Frickin' Chicken, your comment made me listen to this song and laugh at it till I cried all over again.

Posted by raisedbywolves | September 30, 2008 1:24 AM
21

God is the biggest homo around. Nobody is more obsessed with the cock than God and Jesus. The obsession just trickles down to the followers.

Posted by GS | September 30, 2008 12:16 PM

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