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Mother
Sun., May. 12. 2002 1:55pm EDT

Karl Messner, lead guitarist/producer for ApologetiX (That Christian Parody Band) here.

Happy Mother's Day! In honor of this day, I'd like to tell you a little bit about my mom, Shirley Stacy Wise.

My mom has always kept music at the center of our lives. She taught me to play my first chord, "C Major," and My first song, "Green Green Grass of Home" (Editor's Note: a #4 country hit in 1965 for Porter Wagoner, whom J. interviewed many years later as a college intern, and a #11 pop hit in 1967 for Tom Jones.)

This Mothers' Day, I've finally gotten the chance to thank her. Every time she comes to an ApologetiX concert, she says "THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ME," but she had to quit to raise her kids. (Editor's Note: Alert ApologetiX fans may already know that Shirley is the voice that says "radical idiots," near the end of the song "Choirboy" on the band's "Spoofernatural" CD.)

A couple months ago, I decided that I was going to try to find a way to let people hear my mom's beautiful soprano voice and Aunt Betty's smooth alto harmony. I thought, I'd get like "stacysisters.com" and post the mp3 of it and tell our friends and fans once about it.

I finally found a cassette copy of an old 78 rpm record of the Stacy Sisters singing on Wilkin's Amateur Hour when they were teenagers. Unbelievable. I've never done anything with it until now, because, 1) I didn't know where it was, and 2) you can't make out the music for the noise. ApologetiX Studios now has the capabilities of cleaning it up maybe. So I found it, took it into the studio -- and lo and behold, I can hear them now!

So, I posted the mp3 of the song, and the story in my mom's own words (although she had no idea why I was asking about it) and the picture taken that day, that I found recently in my Aunt Betty's House. I also posted a "guest book" to capture people's comments, and count the number of people who come to the site.

Last night at our concert in Corapolis, PA, I told her story and presented her with CD of the restored song, and a huge "tour poster" made from the photo. And I told everybody about the website, and encouraged them to leave a comment.

Please go and let her music be heard, and please leave a short comment for "Stace." And please forward this email on to a couple friends so she can see a lot of hits and comments ;)

http://www.stacysisters.com

Thanks!

Karl -- Karl Messner karl@apologetix.com

Proverbs 31:28a
"Her children arise and call her blessed;"