27 March 2009

Hymn Sing


Every once in a while the radio station library of music I have in my head spins some religious music I heard as a kid on Hymn Sing. Hymn Sing was on CBC television every Sunday night, just before the Ed Sullivan Show if I am not mistaken. Hymn Sing was a bunch of Perfect Canadian Christians singing about Jesus, God and The Holy Motherfucking Ghost. Once in a while they would throw in a song about Mary to spice things up a little. The songs do not get played in my head often, thank fuck, but they will not go away entirely.

The only way I will ever stop that weird Christian music from entertaining me is with electric shock therapy and that is not going to happen with my consent. And I really do wish I could make it stop because I am pretty sure hearing Christian music in your head all the time is what makes people go insane, get homeless, join a gang or start a political party.

You would think listening to Motorhead and getting hammered for over three decades would have scorched the hymns from my brain by now. Guess I will just have to keep trying.

3 comments:

Jon said...

"Every afternoon when I wake up
I say a little prayer and I drink up
I thank the lord for driving me home
Once more

There's an open Bible on the table
And an empty bottle on the floor
Last night I thought I'd died
And I went to Whiskey Heaven"

Antoine "Fats" Domino- Noted hymnodist.

mollymew said...

My favourite from my childhood:
"Jesus puts his money in the Bank of Montreal.
Jesus puts his money in the bank of Montreal.
Jesus puts his money in the Bank of Montreal.
Jesus saves, Jesus saves, Jesus saves.

Jesus is the goalie of our local hockey team.
Jesus is the goalie of our local hockey team.
Jesus is the goalie of our local hockey team.
Jesus saves, Jesus saves, Jesus saves.


I forget the other verses, but they are many and always open to invention.Ditto for other hymns.

Gazetteer said...

"You would think listening to Motorhead and getting hammered for over three decades would have scorched the hymns from my brain by now."

Uhhhhh, Mr. Beer--

Did you ever wonder if, maybe, those hymns are one of the reasons that you've been listening to Motorhead and getting hammered for over three decades?

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