Thursday, March 6, 2008

Has it Come to This?

Okay, I give.

Having posted NEW STUFF here, consisting of:
  1. "Word of the Day" from Dictionary.com (right column);
  2. "Philosophy Ramblings" from Britannica.com (bottom);
  3. Audio / Video, mostly to make my lectures available (right),

I feel like I at least owe it to my listeners / readers to go all the way, making a complete whitenerd-fool of myself. So I posted the infamous "Bill Boomin'" video. tobyMac will be horrified. So will my mother (God rest her soul).

Have you ever had one of those moments where you just went with the flow, let down your hair, etc. only to have it immortalized and mass-distributed? I now know what it feels like to be one of those poor saps on America's Funniest Home Videos (and lose to a kitten). Ugh.

On the other hand, there is a kind of perverse pleasure in knowing just how shocked and mindblown my children, grandchildren and former professors will be when they see this. May my foolishness be ultimately redeemed as a counterpoint to the serious tone often set by this overly Presbyterian father. Rock on (Colossians 3:23)!



31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bill, we absolutely loved your video. We viewed it the weekend it was posted and it was refreshing to see you being real! It also made me feel better when I am being "real" and my daughter sheilds her face. (somewhat like Dave did) :) tobymac just brings it out in you. Keep it up Bill!!!

Josh Lauritch said...

Bill, you are fantastic! You dance moves are great. Thank you for letting down your hair for all the world to see.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry Bill I did that once to Barlow Girls - I am never alone - sometimes you just have to let go...

Christine

Melanie said...

Well.. I guess you take "finding joy in all things" to a whole new level. You feel the music, you enjoy, you express the joy... not a thing wrong with that! And just think of all the joy it brings us when we get to watch it. Laughter is good for the soul, my friend. And you got your exercise in for day as well! I'm a pretty silly mom most of the time.. keeps me young at heart. At least you're not an old fogie .. reduced to READING THE PAPER while tobyMac is jammin.. You keep on enjoying life, my friend.
God Bless

Kerri said...

My son loves the video and it was good to see you let your hair down. Carmen is no longer his favorite...you are :-)

Tammy said...

Bill - the only thing I've seen funnier than this was when my husband (white man youth pastor) danced to "I Saw Pastor Dancing" as a skit for Pastor Appreciation Day! That was awesome!!! Thanks!

WendySue said...

Oh My GOODNESS! THAT was a riot! Loved it. Toooo funny... man, you guys have such a horrible, stressful job! LOL!
Thanks for sharing, Bill. You're "da bomb".
Wendy

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Ranae said...

Bill,
You are an 80's white boy through and through! Some things you just can't hide. Love the chair dancing!
Ranae

plant lady said...

I viewed your video and remembered hearing a man give his thoughts about why people love dog's. He basically described dog's just being who they are. Not afraid to look silly. They just hang their heads out the window of a car, tongue's flapping, ears flying, checking everything out. Not one bit afraid of looking "uncool" Well, Bill, Your'e my hero!!!!! A real inspiration.

David Hamilton said...

Dude!!!!
Rock on for the Father!!!!
(dance like no one is watching?????)

Bill Martin's Personal Ramblings said...

Thanks everyone, for your kind words and letting me know I'm not alone in releasing my innner hiphop diva. Plant lady's comparing me to a floppyeared, drooling, shaggy dog was especially eye-opening. Wendy, glad I could get an LOL out of you. Josh, I do hope that was hyperbole.

Anonymous said...

Well... that was certainly worth the price of addmission, for a first time MMP.
Marnie aka one42n81 because I am God has seen me through alot.

Anonymous said...

lol. 10,000 times more entertaining than Dancing with the Stars. :-) Nice moves Dave.

Anonymous said...

I mean Bill. Oops!

bonnie said...

Bill, Thank you for making me smile. It is nice to see you enjoy your work.. even if you do have to work with old stuff shirts. Just remember you are as old as you act. Poor Dave needs to trade in his chair for a rocker.

Matt Wallis said...

Dude, those moves are DOPE! Throwing down on the table top, man that's extreme!

Anonymous said...

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nice dance!! That was one of the funniest videos Ive ever seen! But don't be ashamed of you nerdyness I'm 13 and I play World of Warcraft, what do you think people think of me lol. Keep on Rockin!!!!!!!!!

Bev said...

That is one of the many reasons we love you!

April said...

Well, OK, hmmmmm??
Glad God loves us just the way we are,
rhythm or no rhythm.
Keep dancing!! (i do think TMac should
add u to his BFF list, I mean, did he
see the devotion in all those moves??)

OMH said...

Heard your phone conversation with TM this morning......maybe you can talk him into the status of BFFN at least (Best Friends for Now)....

Ben Cooper said...

Bless you heart.....

Anonymous said...

Bill, I think your Boomin video is great. Atleast you're having fun. Where's Carmen and Dave's Boomin video? Can't wait to see your next video.

April said...

Now THAT is what I'm talking about! Sacrifice... laying it all out for the world to see... posting it on the internet for goodness sake where it will NEVER be removed, Rock On Bill!
Well, except for that one move that I thought my husband made up and does only at home, the one with the two fingers on your chest then throwin your arm out thing, know the one? I've seen quite enough of that already thank you.
Other than that, I needed a good laugh, I do hope that we are laughing with you and not at you. God Bless you in your shamelessness.
Soli Deo Gloria!

Tiffany said...

That was very entertaining. After listening to you guys on the Cruise every morning (30 minute drive to work), it's fun to see you having fun. Besides, what a great song. I'm looking forward to the concert on Sunday. See you there!

tburg67 said...

Bill, you are awesome! I laughed so hard I cried. My son loved it. It was awesome to see you let your hair down and have a blast. Luv you in the mornings. Be blessed!

Just Me said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

That was beautiful!!! Thank you for the smile Bill. And RAWK ON!!!!

Anonymous said...

My son now thinks you are the coolest, next to his dad, of course...he has watched and rewatched your video trying to learn your dance moves, only I won't let him get up on the desk...other than that...he's getting pretty good at the Boomin' Bill Dance :):):)

Bill said...

May God's richest blessings be yours as you reflect on the extent of His love demonstrated through the death His Son on the cross and the awesomeness of His power exhibited through the resurrection.

To God be the glory!

-bill
a spiritual oasis

Anonymous said...

All I can say is WOW !!!!!! LOL Did your wife and kids move out of the Country???????? LOL Good work out.

Squeezy Q said...

Bill... Are you sure that this is not Dave with your head posted on it? This seems pretty radical for you!

I know computers can do a lot these days...

Just wondering?? Sue Swanson