Saturday News Roundup #69

In the News

  • Tim Duncan is making his first post-Ernie Haase and Signature Sound appearance. [EDIT, 3/16/13: Broken link removed.]Β Members of the Oak Ridge Boys and their band are appearing in a PBS special commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War; they will be singing “Dixie” and “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” The Oak Ridge Boys’ bass singer was unable to appear, so Tim Duncan will be singing bass.
  • This week, Homeland announced that the Anchormen had signed with their label.Β The Anchormen’s current lineup is Karl Rice (tenor), Dale Forbes (lead), Terry Carter (baritone), and Paul Harkey (bass). They are currently booked by the Adoration Agency.
  • A Japanese youth pastor, Kenneth Maiki Aiolupotea,Β recently recorded a version of Stuart Hamblen’s “Until Then”; it has garnered quite a bit of attention on GodTube as the “Tsunami Prayer Song.”Β (EDIT 8/6/11: Broken link removed).

Video of the Week

Revelation, the Southern Gospel trio from Northern Ireland who signed with Crossroads last year, recently performed in front of an audience of 8,000 at a revival. Though the video quality isn’t great, this does give a good taste of what they sound like live (for the 99% of us who can’t afford tickets to Northern Ireland to hear them live!)


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  1. I’d love to see Revelation in person. Why don’t you see if Crossroads will bring them back over here for a tour, Daniel?!?!?

    • That has already been discussed. However, it’s not cheap – I think round-trip airfare from and to Northern Ireland is something like $2000/person.

      • Perhaps something could be coordinated the next time they come to NC to record a CD.

      • Agreed.

  2. there is only 1 ORB member in that group daniel. Willaim Lee Golden. There is a former Statler Brother in there though.

    • That’s why I went with the wording I did.

      • The wording DID sound to me like all of the group was there except the bass and some of the band were there too. But maybe that is just Mark and me. πŸ™‚

      • I thought so too.

      • There’s at least three of us. πŸ˜€

      • I said “members of” to indicate that it was not the full group. If I had wanted to say the full group, I would have; I believe the wording “members of” clearly indicates that it’s not the full group.

      • Hey, if you like, I’ll just change it to “members of a secular country group” and watch Kyle (and maybe DBM) flip out on us. πŸ™‚ It’s predictable! πŸ™‚

      • But members is plural and William Lee Golden is singular. πŸ˜› Oh, and you can add me to the list probably. Although secular isn’t an insult, people use it as so sometimes and the Oaks not only have a long history with Gospel, but still do it in most of their shows. I suppose we are used to dealing with people who look down on the Oaks or cop an attitude when they are mentioned that we are quick to defend them. πŸ˜›

      • Okay, I see that you were probably intending to include the band as part of the “members”, but it is still a bit awkward. You could have just said, Oak Ridge Boys baritone (or member if you don’t know his position), William Lee Golden and members of the Oaks Band. πŸ˜›

      • Precisely – members of the ORB and their band. I didn’t say members of the ORB and members of their band! πŸ™‚

      • But since members is closer to Oak Ridge Boys than the band, one presumes it refers to the Oak Ridge Boys. Well, at least 3 or so of us presumed that. :p

      • Sure, and I’ll concede that you assumed that you said that. I’ll still maintain that I didn’t say either “members of the ORB and members of their band” or “members of the ORB and of their band,” either of which would have actually been incorrect.

      • It didn’t help that you said the Oaks’ bass couldn’t appear because that further cemented the notion that the others did. πŸ˜›

      • What constitues “secular,” I wonder? Since 2001, the Oaks have released 6 projects, and all but one have included at least two gospel songs (with two projects being completely gospel). Even the Oaks describe themselves as “an old gospel group singing country music.”

      • β€œan old gospel group singing country music.”

        I think you just answered your own question. πŸ™‚

      • You boys have a lot more time on your hands than me. LOL

      • Well, you have the last four consecutive comments, up until the time of my posting this one! πŸ™‚

      • Well, after an immensely busy Holy week, a little silliness was well-deserved. πŸ˜›

  3. very happy for The Anchormen. Gospel Music Veterans T. Carter and D. Forbes have really stepped in to stabilize that ministry/business. and the young guys are so glad that they did. by nature, i tend to be critical (and I repent) on group turnover, as well as the vocal and creative abilities. But if The Anchormen maintain a stellar song selection, they’ll resurface as a group to keep up with. D. Forbes is also one of the most godly men in the business i’ve ever known and he’s really taken on the role as “road pastor”.

  4. There is a new direct flight between Charlotte, NC and Dublin – starts next month. Intro rates are very cheap……
    JEB

    • Interesting, but I don’t think anything could get me to drive to the Charlotte airport!

      • Christ there healing people? The Cathedrals with Glen and George performing again? A possible future Mrs. Daniel Mount? Gold bars for the taking? Where do you draw the line? :p

      • (a) I would know it was a false report (see Matthew 24:26).

        (b) I would know it was a false report.

        (c) I don’t intend to marry someone from a big city. πŸ˜›

        (d) I would assume that if the report was true, there would be a Charlotte-style traffic jam and that my trip would be in vain.

      • LOL. Funny. I was just doing one of those What If scenarios such as another bass for the Cathedrals. πŸ˜›

      • Another bass wouldn’t get me to Charlotte. πŸ™‚

      • Well, I would think another bass wouldn’t if George wouldn’t. My point was they are what ifs, like we did the other day on if Noel Fox had been the bass. But then, you probably knew that.

        Oh, and members of the Southerngospelblog.com moderators and blog have posted here today. :p

      • “I would assume that if the report was true, there would be a Charlotte-style traffic jam and that my trip would be in vain.”

        I think my middle name is “if-it-sounds-too-good-to-be-true-it-probably-is.” I see I’m not alone. πŸ˜†

        Just so you know, it’s a good idea to counter-balance yourself in marriage with an opposite. It results in some wild seesaw rides 😯 but it does help (both of you).

      • I think it’s a given in any marriage that the husband and wife are alike in some ways and opposites in others.

      • C. You know, just because she might be there, would not necessarily indicate she is from there or living there. She could be visiting or maybe she is there looking for A, C, and D. If she believed any of them, perhaps you could tutor her in why they wouldn’t be true. πŸ˜€

      • I don’t think I’d even want to marry someone who loved going to big cities, because if I did, then it would be a fair assumption I would find myself needing to venture into those perpetual motion nightmares. πŸ˜›

      • What if she were there tending to an ailing family member and it was a huge sacrifice she was making for their good? πŸ˜›

      • OK. You’ve got me there. That wouldn’t rule someone out.

        I would, naturally, wait to start any relationship until such time as the ailing family member’s disposition had been settled, for the better or worse. πŸ™‚

      • Funny. What if she needed help getting back and would rather ride in a car? πŸ˜‰ LOL

      • Well, that’s actually pretty easy – other than perhaps a dire medical emergency, I wouldn’t be driving her anyhow. I come from a conservative homeschooling background (graduate, still in touch with the culture, and wouldn’t consider any other route for my children) – and in my background, it wouldn’t even cross my mind to spend time alone with an unmarried young woman.

      • Wow, THAT would be tough, but I think a lot of people wouldn’t have succumbed to temptation if they followed the same set of rules. Not to say that people can’t resist. I have done it. However, that doesn’t make me or anyone else exempt from temptation. I learned a long time ago not to take such things for granted. It is too easy to fall if a person gets too prideful or cocky. Peter said he would never betray Jesus. We k now how that turned out. So, basically, you will do group dating until you are married, but that is it?

        As far as your original comment, I presume you mean married women too. (presuming they aren’t married to you) πŸ˜‰

      • Yes, I wouldn’t do an extended car ride alone with a married woman, either, except possibly under circumstances of a medical emergency.

        I know that no level of caution leaves one fully safe from temptation! But increased caution helps.

        And yes, I talk to young ladies in family and church-type settings, but don’t spend time alone with them.

      • Oh: And there is actually one thing that does stand a chance of getting me to Charlotte some time this year. (But that’s just once, and I doubt I would do it a second time even if the opportunity was open!) You just haven’t hit on it yet. πŸ™‚

      • Well, is it married? If not, maybe I could hit on it. πŸ˜‰ Do I get a hint?

      • You’ll get a hint within a month. πŸ™‚

        (No, a young lady doesn’t play a role in this particular story!)

      • Oh, I just thought of one. What about if Revelation needed someone to pick them up from the airport?

      • Probably not. (Sorry, guys!) I will say, though, that Asheville has a commercial airport, only about ten minutes from my house – they flew in there last time. I’d be more than happy to pick them up there!

  5. How does this relate to the news roundup? πŸ™‚

    • The grand poobah gave permission for off-topic discussions to be on open threads and defined open threads as the Saturday News Roundup. :-p

      • Precisely. Because it’s what the preponderance of the community wants, I’m working to keep the normal threads on topic. But on Saturdays, we relax, kick back in our virtual rocking chairs, and have a good time. πŸ™‚

    • So nanny nanny boo boo, Matt. πŸ˜›

      • Hey, we can kick back in our virtual rocking chairs and have fun, but let’s not call names! πŸ™‚

      • I wasn’t calling him names. I was sticking my tongue out at him. The nanny nanny boo boo thing is a phrase said by kids sometimes when doing so.

      • Oh, OK! πŸ™‚

  6. 😯 Ack! No new reading material this morning! What will I do?

    • Ugh . . . the post scheduler didn’t work. I’ll fix it and get up the post I was intending and had scheduled.

      • Was that because the time or date were entered wrong? πŸ˜‰

      • Actually, no – when I went back and looked, it had something to the effect of scheduled to be published 4/27/11 at 7:30 AM, but for some reason had a publish date of January 1 1970! That’s a system error, for sure!