Chapo Trap House: Episode 102 - Maintaining Emotional Control feat. Rob Delaney (4/23/17)
April 23, 2017 10:12 PM - Subscribe

Rob Delaney stops by to talk healthcare, Bill O'Reilly, sniveling Democrats, and Gorilla Mindset. Then Matt tells us about the Juicero and Felix and Brendan reveal a new single by P.J. Dade, "U Give Me 3nergy."

Message from P.J. Dade below:

I am an evangelical Christian, the owner of a secondhand boat store, and yes, that was me in the news report about "bathroom encounters."

I sell rudders and motorboards during the day, but I have passions outside of work. Obviously, God is number one. But passion number two is my awesome wife Klyeelissa and my kick butt little guy Mason Jesse James Treibart (the best 4 year old in the world ;) ), Passion the third is, you guessed it, Evangelical EDM.

Yes, Evangelical EDM is the thirteenth largest growing music genre in the entire world, but I'm not in it for money. My entire life, I've been searching for a way to tell people how my soul felt. I tried to find it in the bottle, in the pipe, and yup, through the bathroom stall. But every time I thought I was breaking through, I was just putting barriers between my spirit and the world. With Evangelical EDM, I know that I'm finally speaking the true voice God gave me.

So I decided to send the boys in "The Trap" my newest song, "You Give Me Energy." I could try explaining my life, my journey, my triumphs, and my pain to get these guys to understand who they're mocking when they mock evangelicals, but they wouldn't understand it. the universal language of music is how neighbors can see eye to eye, though. It's been like that since the Book of Genesis, and it's like that now.

So without further ado, I hope you can begin to start to think about considering who I really am, and who you could be.

Blessing throughout you, your family, and the world.

"You Give Me Energy" lyrics

This song is dedicated
To a group of people I fail every day
But they're special enough to forgive me
I'm talking about my family and the Lord Jesus Christ
Let's go

Every day is just another chance
You can do evil as long as you come right back
Forgiveness is how the angels dance
It doesn't matter if you were born here or in Iraq

You are the best of me
You give me Energy
Once I was lost at sea
You give me energy

He's in our hearts before the coffee's in our cups
God is our breath every time we hiccup
He is the fistul of uppers when we crash
He will pump your stomach if you swallow sin for cash

You are the best of me
You give me energy
You wipe the sweat from me
You give me energy

Slouched in a stall, my luck's run out
I refuse to die, refuse to doubt
He is with me all around
I pick myself up off the ground
'Cause even if you relapse in the hole
Your Wife understands it's one step towards your goal

You are the best of me
You give me energy
The Holy Ghost nests in me
You give me energy

I'm sorry for everything that I have done
That I will do, and haven't done
And you're welcome for our son
posted by grobstein (5 comments total)
There is such an enormous amount of Alex Jones-imitating talent out there, it is just fantastic. This week it's Brendan James wrapping up the Alex Jones family court arc 👌.
posted by grobstein at 10:14 PM on April 23, 2017 [1 favorite]

My god, they've capture perfectly the tone of these ultra-capitalist white Instagram evangelicals. I'm utterly surrounded by them where I live, and they're all this sort of frat-boy, positive-thinking, "marketing guru" (read: does SEO for chiropractor's websites) dads. The South is absolutely crawling with them.

Another thing that struck me is how indebted the Cernovich piece is to the obfuscatory language of business/self-help (which are fully fused now). Crap like "mindset," which is just an extra-dumb way of saying perspective or attitude. His whole schitck is basically just Muscular Christianity for Bros.
posted by Kitty Stardust at 7:53 AM on April 24, 2017 [1 favorite]

This is also a totalizing ethos for trolls: "I made you feel a feeling. Haw haw!"
posted by Kitty Stardust at 8:32 AM on April 24, 2017 [2 favorites]

My favorite part of the Rob Delaney segment was when he read the story about Cernovich being attacked by a feral crowd and maintaining emotional control. He brought such a palpable sense of wonder and delight, it was really fun to listen to.

And, yeah, it is just so wonderful that Cernovich thinks he's "America's leading mindset expert" (that's clearly actually Carol Dweck, although tbh her stuff seems like the same kind of business/self-help mythology but pitched at a higher-powered audience).
posted by grobstein at 9:07 AM on April 24, 2017 [1 favorite]

This piece is
posted by grobstein at 12:53 PM on April 24, 2017

« Older Movie: The Fate of the Furious...   |  Silicon Valley: Success Failur... Newer »

You are not logged in, either login or create an account to post comments