Steve G.

Gene Chapman’s “Missed the Gist of Jesus’ Promised Land”

In Libertarian on August 2, 2008 at 7:35 pm

Jake Porter wrote an entry a couple of days ago, in which he mentioned Gene Chapman’s song “Missed the Gist of Jesus’ Promised Land”.

Gene Chapman is, of course, the self-described “American Gandhi”, the world’s only living multiple death-faster, and a self-styled exorcist of inanimate objects who once tried to set himself on fire to “end the IRS”.  He is also formerly a wacky LP presidential candidate who had absolutely no clue what libertarians believe, and he claimed on his presidential blog (among many, many highly questionable claims) that he was told in college that he is a “musical genius”.

As a result, it was one of the funniest campaigns ever, and one about which I made an entire blog, called “Gene Chapman for President of the United States of America, Incorporated“.  Unfortunately Gene nuked all of his old campaign blogs, but the best of it (or worst, depending upon how you view it) is on the blog I made anyway.

At any rate, I just happened to still have that song (which he sang in an audioblog more than once) saved on my laptop, so I thought I’d put it on LFV for laughs.  The song was written to the tune of “Okie From Muskogee” by Merle Haggard.  Don’t worry, Gene says Mr. Haggard won’t mind, since God told him to steal the man’s music.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t upload just the audio file, even though WordPress has a link to add audio; apparently they haven’t brought that up to speed quite yet.  So instead, I taught myself how to make videos this afternoon, and turned “Missed The Gist of Jesus’ Promised Land” into my first-ever YouTube video, LOL.  Make sure to visit the video on YouTube so you can rate it and leave a comment.  Surely, it is the greatest YouTube video ever.  😉

  1. Pretty bad, but I’ve heard worse…

    Try looking up Richard Stallman (Of Free Software Foundation and GNU / Linux fame) and his “Hackers song” (not sure about the title…)

    I have a great deal of admiration for Richard, but he definitely needs to keep the day job – Besides the Free Software movement needs him to keep everybody on track with the principles and ethics side of things.

    (I wish he was a Libertarian instead of a socialist, we could have used someone like him to say how wrong Barr was…)


  2. Old, but good –

    The audio file on there no longer works, but it’s the same as this one. Also, apparently I was missing the N in ENM back then.

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