I don't care if it rains or freezes....

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by xsedrinam, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. xsedrinam macrumors 601


    Oct 21, 2004
  2. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    Sounds like the Mac mini will make a great in car system. Are you planning to have one installed in your car and what model? It will certainly be better than a PC. It would be limitless the things that could be done.
  3. Thanatoast macrumors 65816


    Dec 3, 2002
    That article mentions two start-ups that are already using the superior design of the mac-mini to their advantage. And to think his Steveness didn't look terribly pleased when he intruduced it. How many more businesses will the mac-mini inspire?
  4. Xtremehkr macrumors 68000


    Jul 4, 2004
    ... as long as I got my plastic Jesus sitting on the dashboard of my car...

    Ironically, that Flaming Lips song popped up on Party Shuffle this morning.

    The song is *******(Porch version) from the She Don't Use Jelly single.
  5. aricher macrumors 68020


    Feb 20, 2004
    A little off topic but - The original Lips version appears on the "Transmmissions From the Satellite Heart" album but the song is much older than that...

    From http://www.songfacts.com

    Plastic Jesus by Eddie Marrs
    Album: Cool Hand Luke Soundtrack
    Date: 1967

    The Eddie Marrs version was made popular by the movie Cool Hand Luke. The song is often credited to him but was actually written by Ed Rush and George Cromarty. Ed Rush traced the song back to an African-American camp-meeting song with the lyrics, "I don't care if it rains or freezes, leaning on the arms of my Jesus," which was the theme song of a religious radio program broadcast from Baton Rouge in the 1940's.

    Some people are offended by the lyrics and fail to realize that the song is not meant to be sacrilegious but is actually aimed at those who cheapen the image of Jesus by selling plastic gee-gaws, cheap little trinkets in His image and other religious kitsch.

    It seems that the original version was recorded by Cromarty and Rush as The Goldcoast Singers, but in the context of a fake spiritual radio broadcast, including only two verses and no chorus. Marrs developed it into a much more complete song, and apparently took credit. There are many alternate verses that have been added over the years.
  6. virividox macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    Manila - Nottingham - Philadelphia - Santa Barbar
    if u were stuck in traffic in the back seat and you could control the mac mini :) that would be so much fun hehe
  7. Xtremehkr macrumors 68000


    Jul 4, 2004
    Thanks for the info, it's a quirky little song.

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