Saturday News Roundup #89

Dr. Bobby Clark

Dr. Bobby Clark

Worth Knowing

  • Charles Burke’s funeral was on Tuesday; details about the arrangements are here.
  • Naomi Sego recently had gallbladder surgery, coming through it well; tenor Jerry Gill had back surgery days later. Both were expected to be back on the road this weekend.
  • Original Cathedrals tenor Dr. Bobby Clark will be launching a series teaching from the King James Bible. He will be streaming the video from his website each Thursday.
  • Homeland has re-signed Josh Garner and John Rulapaugh’s Freedom fo a new recording contract. They have moved up from the Riversong label to the main Homeland label.
  • (EDIT, 1:21 PM) Via a press release: Fox is featuring the National Quartet Convention on their 1:00 P.M. Eastern broadcast. I did not hear until this was under way (or perhaps over), so I’m not going to make a separate post. But if you saw it, let us know how it went in the comments!

Worth Watching

This site’s youngest contributor, Caleb Garms, pulls a prank on Scott Fowler. I must confess, with a twinkle in my eye, that it was at my instigation!

Worth Discussing

It’s open thread Saturdayβ€”you decide!


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  1. You, sir, are a terrible influence on the youth of America. LOL

    The Garms videos are always a highlight.

    • Thanks, Grisby! We have lots of fun making the videos and are glad people enjoy them. πŸ™‚

  2. Go Caleb!

  3. That was hilarious! esp. when Scott said couldn’t the bank give you dollars and Caleb said. NO. LOL. I loved it. hey Daniel didn’t you do that to Scoot Shelnut one year?

    • I sure did, with Pat Barker running the camera! But that was NQC week, and hardly anyone noticed or remembers that video. I thought it was a good time to recycle the idea, and besides, I knew Caleb had the personality to pull it off with far more flair than I could! πŸ™‚

    • Dear David J. Stuart,

      Well, we asked for pennies, so wouldn’t that be weird if the bank gave us dollars? πŸ™‚

      -Caleb for TGF

  4. The most hilarious bit was when he refused to give Scott the bag! LOL

    • That was funny! I think I saw a little hesitation, as in, “They didn’t tell me what I should do about this part!” πŸ™‚

    • Dear David Bruce Murray,

      I was thinking, “Should I give him the bag, or should I keep the bag?” Well, I decided I should keep the bag!

      -Caleb for TGF

      As a side note: it’s a good thing he didn’t give Scott the bag, as it was an unique bag Ben had had for a long time; and incidentally, the older three (BLT) used to use that bag to play Old Testament money changers. πŸ˜€

      • Er…make that New Testament money changers!

  5. I thought about paying my electic bill that way a few times! lolol

  6. That was hillarious!!!!! I thought Scott was gonna have a stroke. Classic.

    • Word has it that, compared to his reaction when he heard I was behind it, his reaction here as caught on camera was playing it cool! πŸ™‚

      • Yes, when I told Scott that Daniel J. Mount set us up to the prank, he about fell over in shock. πŸ˜€ If I remember correctly, he said he was going to get Daniel…

        -Taylor for TGF

  7. Fox is featuring the National Quartet Convention on their 1:00 P.M. Eastern broadcast. I got a press release well into the hour, so I’m not going to make a separate post. But if you saw it, let us know how it went in the comments!

    • I just saw the last part of it. I don’t know how much I missed. They showed the booths, talked about people seeing their favorite artists, Jason Crabb told about someone telling how “Through the Fire” had helped him in the loss of his kids, father-in-law and I believe a friend of the kids and how he was going to be there for the fans, then Gerald Wolfe and Scott Fowler talked about how current government regulations is hard on everyone. Gerald the government needs to get out of the way and let capitalism work and Scott mentioned how it appears that the government doesn’t want people to succeed as the paperwork and red tape involved is so hard.

    • It was just a short little ~3 minute blurb. Talked with Clarke Beasley, Jason Crabb, Gerald Wolfe, Scott Fowler. Showed a few mainstage clips of Kingdom Heirs (He Locked the Gates) and the Isaacs.

      Clarke said they draw 40,000 fans a year from 40 states and half-dozen countries around the world. Jason talked about fan interaction. Scott/Gerald talked about how the government makes it tough for groups to get started because of regulations and stuff.

      Did I miss anything?

      • Thanks, Josh and Quartet-Man! Great to know!

        Hey, even if nothing else made it on, at least the Kingdom Heirs singing a barn-burning convention song made national TV! πŸ™‚

      • It was opretty much just the first line of the chorus…but they did use the song audio instead of talking over it.

      • pretty, not opretty

      • Aww! More would have been nice!

      • The interesting factor was that the performances featured were from last year’s NQC. Billy Hodges was singing on “He Locked the Gates.”

        “He Ain’t Never Done Me Nothin’ but Good” had to have come from last year as well. The Isaacs didn’t sing the song at the 2011 NQC.

    • Great exposure for NQC and sogo music. It was very well done. I wonder if it will run repeatedly like some of the news does?

      Interesting that they used old clips from the stage, but guess they used footage from last year and didn’t record it live.

      • I mean just the part on stage was from last year. The interviews were from this year.

      • How could you tell?

      • Nevermind, I just realized the short guy wasn’t with the Kingdom Heirs.

      • Yep, you got it!

    • For Facebook users: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=2487538952519

      (Thanks to Gerald’s wife, Donna!)

  8. Will Dr. Clark be addressing the issue of pagan piano riffs?

    • πŸ˜€ LOL

  9. Are there any songs being written today that don’t have a bridge of another older song included? Come on, this is getting ridiculous. This is a terrible trend that will not go away. If the older song is so good just sing it or write a new one that will stand on its own.

  10. I guess I’ll never understand the KJV-only stance…

    • Sometime, if you do some intensive first-hand research into New Testament Textual Criticism – I say first-hand, so as to rule out being solely influenced by biased interpreters of the evidence – you may be surprised at how indefensible the Westcott-Hort / Nestle-Aland text is.

      That’s not to say that the KJV is the only traditional text Bible, but it’s certainly, by virtue of being the most widely recognized translation worldwide, the most known example.

  11. Well I went by my local christian bookstore and no new gold city cd. Now I’m sad. What’s the deal?

    • Delayed again. They’re going to cut the new member’s vocals.

  12. The cd is called Somebody’s Coming. That “somebody” may come before the cd is ever released