For those of you who missed out on a free CD because you’re not a pastor or a music pastor or you don’t write your own blog…I wanted to make another give-away offer.
This week I was honored to receive the King of the Week award from blogger extraordinaire Tim Challies. Thankfully, I guess that means I can stop submitting my name for consideration.
Anyway, Tim mentioned that I’m probably best known for my involvement with Sovereign Grace music. In a comment, Brendt pointed out that Tim neglected to mention my former associations with the Christian group GLAD. I wasn’t personally offended, because I don’t expect anyone but my family to remember my years with GLAD. But for those loyal fans who haven’t forgotten, I want to offer a free WorshipGod Live CD to the first twenty of you (if there are that many) who can answer the following questions:
1. What two colleges did the four original members of GLAD attend?
2. What GLAD song mentions Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia?
3. How many recordings did GLAD make before The A Cappella Project in 1988?
4. Who first recorded the GLAD Christmas song “In the First Light?”
5. What original GLAD song was recorded by Debby Boone?
(Families of GLAD members or ex-members are excluded from this offer. But if you want a copy of WorshipGod Live, let me know.) And if we can’t find twenty people who know these answers, I’ll ask some easier questions later. Send your answers to email@example.com. And go ahead; use Google if you must.
1. Barnum & Bailey Clown College and Baylor College of Dentistry
2. Ode to Rittenhouse Square (only the instrumental remix actually mentions the Square though)
3. Beginning in 1945 they completed 26 recordings before the A Cappella Project
4. The little known jazz-fusion band George and the Jetsons.
5. “My Heart has a mind of its own”
Ok, so I might have gotten one or two wrong…
I have no idea what the answers are. However, if you had asked some Carman trivia – I would have answered every one in a heartbeat.
OK, OK, I know some of those answers were dead wrong. I already have three copies of the recording, but I can’t resist a great contest. So, here is the REAL DEAL!!
1) Vassar and Iceland U
2) Eleanor Rigby…..remix
3) 3 memorable recordings. 4 forgetable. 5 banned. 1 flammable.
4) Nat King Cole. Man, you wrote that a LONG time ago!
5) Wind Beneath My Wings, no, wait, that was someone else. I Will Always Love You! No, hold it, its coming to me…The Title Song from the “Critter County” kids recordings. I cry every time I hear it.
OK, I might have missed the last one.
I don’t qualify on the trivia questions, but I’m curious when you were with the band. I was privileged to see GLAD play the 1985 Summerfest in Enumclaw, Wash. It was my introduction to Christian music, and it’s burned in my memory. It’s hard to tell from the picture if you’re old enough to have been there, but is it possible you were at that show?
Finally someone leaving a real comment…
I left GLAD in June of 1984, but continued to arrange and write for them until last year. I think they’ve put out their final CD. But we’ll see…
Here are some of my guesses :). Maybe these can fill in some blanks fo others.
1. West Chester State University and ???
2. Gershwin Medley
4. Point of Grace?
5. No Idea!
I MISSED THE ‘WORSHIP GOD LIVE ‘….
AND CAN NOT ANSWER ANY TRIVIA QESTIONS, EVEN THOUGH I ENJOYED THE GLAD MUSIC.
HOW WONDERFUL TO RECEIVE THIS AWARD…
THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR JOYS WITH US..
At least two of the answers are actually given on Bob’s blog! He tells you where he attended university (which was NOT West Chester State where the band GLAD was formed) and he also relates the story of the original recording of “In the First Light”.
Bob, I’m gonna plead that “modeling grace” thing on #5! I know Glad songs, but finding a list of Debby Boone songs on the internet is nearly impossible!