“been two-thousand years since you went away…”

A few days ago, in discussing Ypsi’s Heritage Fest parade, I mentioned that folks on one church float were performing a super-Christianated version of Toto’s hit song “Roseanna” entitled “Hosanna.” Well, I put the word out that I was looking for video documentation of the rolling redeemed rocktrocity, and, thankfully, a courageous reader by the name of Jill stepped forward…. So, here it is in all its glory. Enjoy!

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  1. Posted August 25, 2008 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

    That dog has an absolutely amazing voice.

  2. Kerri
    Posted August 25, 2008 at 11:53 pm | Permalink

    That dog looks just like the one I had growing up, only she had more black on her face. Australian shepherd, right?

    I miss you, Heidi!

  3. Posted August 26, 2008 at 1:27 am | Permalink

    Who knew that evangelism and 1980s arena rock could be so beautifully entwined???

    Still waiting for “Hold the line…Jesus is always on time…”

  4. Jill
    Posted August 26, 2008 at 7:58 am | Permalink

    Yep, he’s an Aussie. Poorly bred (when two merles are bred you get too much white in an Aussie, often leading to health problems, though he missed that bullet) but very much loved. He’s almost 11 years old but still peppy as a two year old.

  5. Posted August 26, 2008 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    What a sweetie — my Aussie, Pepper, lived to be 16 years old, incredibly. Still opening the front door and escaping out windows into his final year of life. What a mensch he was!!!

  6. Posted August 26, 2008 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

    What is wrong with these people?

  7. mark
    Posted August 27, 2008 at 12:10 am | Permalink

    Do you mean people who videotape their dogs, or people who rework Toto songs to pay tribute to God?

    (And, just kidding, Jill. I think you’ve got a fine dog, worthy of taping.)

  8. mark
    Posted August 27, 2008 at 12:21 am | Permalink

    “Hosanna” was good, but, if they really wanted to impress me, they’ll pick something a little more challenging next time…. Let’s see them delve deep into the the canon of punk rock.

  9. Brachache
    Posted August 27, 2008 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    “Sex and Violence,
    is really bad,
    unless in marriage,
    or God’s own judgement…”

    …or how ’bout:

    “Don’t riot, don’t wanna riot, don’t riot, cause I’m really content.”

    This is easy.

  10. Jiggs
    Posted August 27, 2008 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    Where’s the giant Dirty Bros. cat when we need it?!

  11. Brachache
    Posted August 27, 2008 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    “Salvation gonna pick me back up, yeah… one thing that I can depend on…” [Op Ivy]

    “One law for them, one law for them, one law for them, and he fulfilled it on the cross!” [4 Skins]

    Wow, I’ve got a gift.

  12. elviscostello
    Posted August 27, 2008 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

    My wife walked in the parade (I better not say who with), behind this float. She said they also did a version of “Stairway to heaven”. She said they were so loud, it was very annoying.
    My friend in California has met some of Toto, so I passed this along, hopefully there will be a copyright lawsuit soon!

  13. Brackache
    Posted August 27, 2008 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    Because well-meaning local churches being sued is totally awesome!

    *hi fives*

  14. elviscostello
    Posted August 28, 2008 at 1:36 am | Permalink

    Sarcasm, Brackache, Sarcasm…

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