Wednesday, May 11, 2011

nu thang (this could have been me)

i found this video on one of the blogs i frequent, and i just had to share it.  and i want you to know it's okay to laugh at it.  i laughed hysterically when i saw it.  it's from a christian tv show filmed in indianapolis circa 1992, and it is this kid's version of a dctalk song called "nu thang."  you need to understand that i laughed so hard for a couple of reasons.  first of all, christian subculture just makes me laugh.  the production quality of that tv show is so bad it's funny.  secondly, i laughed because that kid could have easily been me.  in the early '90s i was doing this same thing (although perhaps with a bit more breath) in the same ridiculous clothing.  i was embedded in the same christian subculture and i thought i was toby from dctalk, or dboy, or stephen wiley, or one of the rapsures.  there, i managed to throw four references to early Christian "rap" in one sentence.  you don't see that too often.  anyway, enjoy this video, but know that as you are laughing, i'm sorta taking it personally. 

you can read an interview with the kid, who is now a lawyer in arizona, here. 


Crafty P said...

hilariously painful.
did you even have a lilac "jesus is Lord" t-shirt?
I missed this whole Christian subculture thing.

Emoly said...

you know this is how I am, I'll thank you for loving me anyways: the tv show was actually in South Bend, Indiana (home of Notre Dame) which is 130 some miles north of Indianapolis. I guess that's not too far in the grand scheme of things, but I just had to point that out. Once I stopped laughing and wiped the tears out of my eyes.

greg. said...

yes, @emoly, that's my mistake. i had read south bend and somehow in between reading it and typing it, it got turned to indianapolis. and we wonder why there are descrepencies in ancient manuscripts of the bible!

@craftyp: no, i didn't have that particular shirt, but i had some winners. what do you mean you missed the whole christian subculture thing? when i met you, you were as big a dctalk fan as i was, no? or are you saying you don't know what i mean by christian subculture? maybe i need to do a post about it...

Joel said...

oh, yes. i remember the huh huh heaven bound days. love it