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.