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Rock On Williams! 24 Jun 2004
Hey Williams thanks for posting the song in MP3 format. I was so glad. I mean, I am not going to listen to it every night, but I did want to have a copy.

Ok for those who think this song is the worst song ever. I have made a list of songs that are 10 times worse. Feel free to add to the list.

1-Abrakadabra (reach out and grab ya)
2-That annoying Maroon 5 song.
3-The first cut is the deepest (how much longer are we going to be tortured via radio?)
4-Anything from Ben Folds (I know these are Carolina boys, but they are form Chapel Hill, and that is in the "evil" Raliegh Mission)
5-Any song from from EFY. Seriously, the mission song beats any cheesy old rotten song written for a bunch of youth who have $300 to spend on LDS speakers. If I remember right, I never paid a dime to hear the mission song.
6-Who let the dogs out? (try singing this at every zone conference)
7-John Mayer Music (I wish I could read the lyrics, because I can't understand what he says. At least with the mission song we knew the words.)

Anyway, they are many songs that are tons worse then the mission song. So add them to the list...
Bevan Bruce Buchanan Send Email
 
Download Mission Song 24 Jun 2004
I've posted the three different versions of the NCCM Song. They're all in MP3 format.
http://www.akseez.com/nccm/

Enjoy.
Jason R Williams Send Email
 
Download Mission Song 24 Jun 2004
I've posted the three different versions of the NCCM Song. They're all in MP3 format.
http://www.akseez.com/nccm/

Enjoy.
Jason R Williams Send Email
 
Mission Song 24 Jun 2004
I liked the Mission Song. I was touched every time we sang it at our zone conferences. Thanks for the song. I'm glad it was part of my mission experience. -Dale Dimond serving under President Stewart
Dale Richard Dimond Send Email
 
mission song 24 Jun 2004
everyone has likes and dislikes when it comes to music. The composer himself said that at the end of his mission he was tired of it. As for the elder who said that many missionaries he knew had tears in their eyes when they heard the song well!!!! I never saw that when I was on the trail,(serving a mission), in N.C.,(the old cacalaki). As the brothers in my unit call the state. I still feel that the song is stupid. But the composer has a good attitude.
Glenn Rivington Send Email
 
Mission Song 24 Jun 2004
Elder Conklin, I want to personally thank you for that song. as well as other music you wrote that was given to me by a sister who knew you. I was told that I started my mission just a few months after you left North Carolina. I have enjoyed your music very much, and have long desired to have the opportunity to tell you so.

I'm glad you have such an open mind about the comments that have been posted. One "dangerous" thing about Internet conversation is that we tend to forget that, while there is NOTHING wrong with stating an opinion, as those who profess to be God's people we ought to state those opinions with an attitude of dignity, compassion, and respect for each other. Even when leaving one's name, it is easy to slip into the myth of anonymity that seems to go with the medium.

My personal opinion of the song is that it is very sweet. I agree that you have written better songs, from a musical standpoint. But it suited the purpose, and it holds a dear spot in my heart. I, for one, would be very grateful for a copy of the recording.

Thank you all,

Sister Janice (Carrell) Eyre
Janice Eyre Send Email
 
Mission Song 23 Jun 2004
I am amazed that the mission song I wrote over 20 years ago is still being used. The original song was very specific to our mission culture under President Ralph Bradley. I never thought that it would continue to have meaning very far beyond the time of my mission.

The lyrics have been revised several times, but a few of them are still mine. When I started my mission, our official mission song was "Love One Another" with a verse added that was specific to our mission. President Bradley asked me to write a new song after I had been out about two months.

Even when the song was new, not everybody liked it, but none of the critics ever submitted their own. I am not offended by anyone's opinion. I even got tired of it by the end of my mission. I have written better songs since then.

In addition to the recent recording, there was one made in the late '80s. I think I have both recordings. I could dig them up and post an MP3 of them somewhere if anyone is interested.

Thanks for the interest. It has been entertaining reading all your posts.
Thomas Conklin Send Email
 
mission song 23 Jun 2004
I appreciate and understand that many people liked the mission song...and I respect that. But I think that should run both ways and others who do like it should respect the fact there are those who didn't. Gosh, it's almost like saying you're unpatriotic if you aren't in lock step with everything the government says. No hard feelings, just stating an opinion. :o)
Elizabeth Thompson Send Email
 
mission song 23 Jun 2004
Elders Brent Seavers and Micah Player are the ones that recorded the newer version (clear tape) of the NCCM song. I'll try and dig up my copy and post the recording. Brent Seavers' sister lives next door to me so I can probably track it down through her if I can't find my copy.
Jason R Williams Send Email
 
Mission song.. 23 Jun 2004
I appreciated the mission song. I think it's easy to be critical of something if you haven't ever tried to do it. If you can do better, by all means write another song! It would be great to have more than one song about missionary work in North Carolina. Everyone can have their own opinion, but I like the song and the message. And I'd like to hear more if anyone can come up with another song.
Marianna Adams Send Email
 
mission song 23 Jun 2004
Thank you so much Elder Bishop!!!!! I am surprised at how many music critics that we have. I wonder why all of you are not wealthy or famous for your opinions.
I loved the mission song and the time that I served in North Carolina. I am really tired of receiving such negative messages about a song that didn't appear to mean anything to those sending the messages.
Tiffanie M (Ortega) Best Send Email
 
mission song 22 Jun 2004
You know I don't care if you think it was a stupid song or the worst song you ever heard. It meant something to me and I know a whole lot of other missionaries that cried as they sang that song for the last time. It might not be a billboard top 40, but it has some good meaning behind it.
Christopher Bishop Send Email
 
mission song 22 Jun 2004
I agree...the worst part of any zone conference was having to sing that song. Yeesh!
Elizabeth Thompson Send Email
 
mission song 19 Jun 2004
Napster having a mission song? Am I to believe this?
Rebecca Hessey Send Email
 
mission song 19 Jun 2004
who cares about that stupid song. it was one of the most worst songs i have ever heard anyways!!!!!!
Glenn Rivington Send Email
 
mission song 18 Jun 2004
I threw mine away. Try napster, they might have it.
Bevan Bruce Buchanan Send Email
 
mission song 17 Jun 2004
The second version of the mission song came out in 1998. Pres. Bair added a verse and then some of the very musically talented elders recorded it at a member's basement studio. They recorded one "normal version" and on the other side of the tape was a jazzed up version of the same song, a more lively beat.
April Jo Pérez Send Email
 
Mission song.. 15 Jun 2004
I didn't know that there are 2 versions of the mission song. What's the difference?
Marianna Adams Send Email
 
Looking for a tape of the mission song. 14 Jun 2004
Hey there, I'm trying to find someone who has a tape of the mission song (The one's that were made in 1998 with Pres. Bair's words, not the blue tape) That's the tape that has two versions of the song. Please let me know. Thanks!
April Jo Pérez Send Email
 
The Conklin tune 12 Jun 2004
Does anyone else think the mission song was kind of gay?
Matthew William Van Horn Send Email
 
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