Monday, November 26, 2007

To the Driver of the Red Minivan on Hwy 3W West of Ada This Morning…

…Yes, that was me driving the white Honda in the lane next to you—the guy wearing a suit and tie with my mouth wide open, my eyebrows arched, and my hands wildly gesticulating. …No, I was not having any sort of seizure or mental breakdown. Neither was I being stung by a hornet. …Actually, I was singing the bass part to "He Shall Purify the Sons of Levi" along with my CD of Handel's Messiah. …Didn't your mother teach you that it's not polite to stare, much less to point and laugh out loud? You're supposed to be operating a motor vehicle, for Heaven's sake! …As far as I'm concerned, anyone who can remain silent while listening to Sir Colin Davis's London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus sing about the Savior needs to examine herself to see whether she be in the faith. :-)

19 comments:

sean said...

you so crazy Bro. Bart!

Is there a banjo part in that?

Scott Gordon said...

Bart,

You are more right than you have ever been...about the Messiah!

:-)

SOLA GRATIA!

volfan007 said...

bart,

dont worry about it, bro. i've been pointed at and laughed at many times. i love to sing. i live to sing. i sing to live. and all that.

i have a good time praising the Lord in my car, too. it's great, aint it?

david :)

Bro. Robin said...

Hey, at least you weren't crying like a little school girl.

Okay, that's the last time I do that.

Bart Barber said...

Robin,

Stop that. PGBB is not a forum for personal attacks. Please leave The Weeping Churchman of Oklahoma alone.

Wes Kenney said...

How do we start with a post about Bart making a fool of himself in the car and end up making fun of me?

;-)

Scott Gordon said...

Careful guys,

Wes is on the verge...

:-D

Anonymous said...

I trust you were wearing your sword and magic helmet.

R. L. Vaughn said...

Bart, now that I know you are a singer, you have absolutely no excuse to miss the 24th Annual William J Reynolds Singing at Cowden Hall, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. This will be Saturday, January 26, 2008. Put it on your calendar -- no excuses.

Bart Barber said...

R. L.,

Are you going to be there?

R. L. Vaughn said...

Lord willing. I always "plan" to go, though once in awhile I don't make it.

Worship Leader Ron said...

Bart,

Good for you! I've been conducting symphonies and singing arias in my car for several years now. I don't stop for red lights, I don't stop for laughing, I don't stop for police cars. I have caught several pointing and staring. Might I suggest the very singable, very belt-out-loud-able Haydn's "Creation."

"And God created man,n His Own Image.
In the image of God, created he him,
Male and Female, created he them..."

This recitative is the best...

Keep up the singing!

Chad Kaminski said...

Anonymous,

Good one.

Grosey's Messages said...

:) only one thing worse to see...
My daughter's cried with laughter when i did a little victory dance after seeing the virtual stock exchange results.
They begged NEVER to see it again. I really must lose some weight.
Steve

Rhetorician said...

Bart,

I think you and I have a "mutual friend!" I just got off the phone a bit ago with Dale Brady. Do you know him? I will be watching your blog. I had no idea of your connection. "Stay by the stuff!" I would really like to meet you in person sometime if possible.
sdg!
rd

Roger said...

Hey Bart!

I am a good and old friend of Dale and Phyllis Brady. I just wanted to say hello!
sdg!
rd

Rhetorician said...

Bart,

Just a short follow up. I just got home from the Lifeway Calvinism Conf. I would love to get to know you better in person. How can we arrange that. I need a younger friend who knows what's what with the younger SBC pastors.
sdg!
rd

Bart Barber said...

Ron,

Perhaps sometime you can teach it to me.

Bart Barber said...

Roger,

My apologies for the lengthy delay. I've been otherwise occupied. Indeed, but for blogospheric eruptions today, I would still be grading papers (and will return there shortly). I'll see about getting in touch with you in the real world.