Sunday, September 07, 2008

Freaky Things That Happen

I’m not finished with my edits, but I had to take a break for this post. When I met my husband long ago, he was in a Christian band, Sonseed. He played percussion and the band had about fifteeen members. They even recorded an album called, First Fruits.

Understand that this was about thirty years ago. They were quite popular in Brooklyn and traveled on the weekends playing different churches. They hosted a coffee house called, His Place, once a month in which hundreds of people would come and listen to them play. The band had long disbanded.

That is not the freaky part.

Our son called tonight and told us that he was at work and he heard some of the guys listening to a song that sounded familiar to him. He goes to investigate and they are watching a YouTube video. He couldn’t believe they were watching a Sonseed video on YouTube.

Sonseed had gone on a Christian television program and sang one of the songs from the album. They couldn’t fit all the members of the band on stage, so only eight of about fifteen members. My hubby didn’t make the cut.

I don’t know how it ended up on YouTube, but it’s just a must share. Remember this is the early eighties.

So I hope you enjoy this freaky moment with me.


© Nadine Z. 2008

38 comments:

Tom Zawacki said...

alas, I didn't make it on TV that day but I remember the song and all those wonderful people fondly. Where has the time gone... wow.

linda said...

How cool is that! It's amazing the things you can find on youtube!

Kellan said...

Very cool - aren't they cute!!

Hope you had a good weekend - take care - Kellan

JoeyJoeJoeJR.shabadoo said...

Well Tom... I was laughing through the entire thing. Sometimes I look back and at the 80's and I get a shiver down my spine.

Prairie Chick said...

*that* is cute! For the first half of the video I thought the drums made it on set but no drummer, but then finally the drummer showed up in the shot at the end. Too cute!

doug said...

Hey Nadine -

Thanks to you & Tom for the kind words on my blog. It's great that so many people get a kick out of "Sonseed" and "Jesus is a Friend of Mine". Like I've said on my blog - I've had it on tape for over 25 years and have shown it to hundreds of people. It never fails to make people smile. It's good to know that all kinds of people have a sense of humor. :)

-Doug

Demara said...

where was Tom?
why didn't he make the cut?
was he to the left of the keyboard or right of the drums???

my fav. part of the song was: ZAP!

I laughed out loud at that...
He WILL zap you any way He can!

haha
I loved it!
thanks for the great lullaby...going to sleep now. g'night

Dawn said...

That was too fun. I don't know whether to miss the 80's or just be glad we've moved on, right?

My hubby is a drummer, too, so I've had my share in being a roady, sound tech, etc. Thankfully, he only plays with the worship band at church now.

Blessings!

HOBO said...

Too Good.
Thanks !
I listen it 5-6 times...
Wonderful.
:)

Scarlet said...

This video and my morning espresso have me climbing the walls. LOL

How funny and fun! I can't believe you can find just about anything on You Tube these days.

Btw, I'm glad to see you're back!

jennifer said...

It could be a kids Christian Song even today! I would take SonSeed over the Wiggles any day of the week!

How cool that Tom has this as a part of his Christian journey!

Jen

chelle said...

That is too cool!!! I (heart) You Tube!

Sue said...

We remember the good old days, 70's-80's and were in a christian band too...I think it was good that God moved Tom on,( lol )! Times have sure changed but the message hasn't...Jesus is a friend of mine!
Give Beth and Joe a big hug for us.
Kraig and Sue

Sharon - Mom Generations said...

I LOVE it! I was actually singing along... !

My biggest regret is not seeing Tom. Is a reunion in the works!?

Art said...

That is a wild coincidence!

Damselfly said...

Wow, that is freaky!

Also, a 15-person band is huge.

palmtreefanatic said...

lol! looks like the 70's era!
I really liked the catchy tune!
very cool!!!

Keshi said...

To me, Youtube is also God :)

Keshi.

Debz said...

AWWW It said it was no longer available.......bummer.
Sounds like it was a real sight to see.

Debz said...

That is awsome! And yes freaky as well! LOL
Thanks for fixing the link. ;O)

Jesus' friend Debz ;o)

Jen(n) said...

No Way! Too funny!!!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Wow. Wowwwww.

Tammy said...

Too cute, Nadine!
How incredible that your son's friends found it on youtube!!!

Jillian, Inc. said...

Oh my goodness! How cool. I'm going to play this for my son. He'll love the "rid-em" and the "med-o-wee".

Strider said...

When I read this post, I was feeling sorry that Tom got cut out.....but....after watching this video.....I think Tom got the better part of the deal!!!!!

Lala's world said...

love the matching outfits :)
have to admit that I was chuckling too...but at the time that must have been cutting edge stuff!
too cool to finding that on YouTube, who would have thought that would have happened 30 years ago!

Reva said...

What fun to find something come to the surface from the past. Bet your hubby was proud to have been part of it all.
I've been wondering how your book is coming along. I am still working on mine but had to set it down again for alot of the summer since we have been so busy. I will hopefully have it ready for other eyes to start hacking at it in earnest this winter.
Good luck with yours.

Cheri said...

Made me smile. C liked it and was starting to dance to it. She's still singing it now.

Putz said...

so, an author, i wrote ignoble enigma...had so much fun, put parts of it on my blog...

Shash said...

I saw this today on a Pastor friend's facebook wall. What a small world that you know someone in that?!! Cool, gotta love the good old days.

Dawn said...

That's wild! Kinda puts one in mind of the Brady Bunch! Too bad Tom didn't make the cut.

I have had to go private and would love to put you on my list, if you want to be there - I just need you to send me your e-address to mine, dawn.carlson@colostate.edu

Shash said...

Brian Barr, he and his wife Rachel just planted a church outside of Houston. http://www.onelife.tv/

They spent the night last night in a hurricane evacuation shelter.

Do you have Facebook too? If so email me at shasher underscore 72 at hotmail dot com

Shash said...

I found you on FB and asked to be your friend, I hope you don't mind.

Amanda said...

I just had to laugh!! Is your husband relieved he wasn't in the video or wishes he was??

Theresa said...

Oh, It's 4am and I trying so hard not to laugh out loud and wake up the kids.

That is soooo funny. It reminds me of the Wiggles.

LL said...

Wow. Really, just...wow.

Amydeanne said...

i'm laffin.. love the song! and it couldn't have come at a better moment in our house!

jennifer said...

I found this video posted on this site today

http://marcywrites.com

I felt so hip. I thought "Hey! Tom was in that band!" LOL!

Love ya Nadine!!

OMGosh! My word verification is storrys :)