Tuesday, October 15, 2013

a blog with no name

This year, I have had more parodies circling my brain than ever before. I do enjoy a good parody. Laughter is an emotion you know.  Emotions go good with music.



There are two problems with my parody efforts. One, I can't sing. I can only carry a tune if I have my I-pod in my pocket. Second, being old I tend to parody older rock classics. I suspect that doesn't work as well with younger listeners.

Oh well, I can’t sing. I ain’t pretty and my legs are thin. Don’t ask me what I think of you. I might not give the answer you want me to. Now that we have that cleared up lets get on with the parody. It’s a gold record from the 70’s (thanks and sorry America).


(guitar strumming - click the youtube clip below if you want background music)

On the first part of the journey, 
I was looking at all the pics. 
There were chat rooms, and apples and things, 
There was video and a cat that sings. 
The first thing I used, was modem with buzz, 
And the screen, with no clouds. 
The PC was hot, and loading was slow, 
But the site was full of sound.

I've been through the internet on a blog with no name, 
It felt good to be out of the same. 
On the internet you can forget your name, 
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no claim. 
La, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la

After two nights, the internet spun, 
My eyes began to turn red. 
After three nights, in the facebook fun, 
I couldn’t make it to my bed. 
And the story it told, of a comment that flowed, 
Made me sad to think it was from Fred.

You see I've been through the internet on a blog with no name, 
It felt good to be out of the same. 
On the internet you can forget your name, 
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no claim. 
La, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la

After nine nights, I let the blog run free, 
'Cause the internet had turned on me. 
There were rants and tweets, and clicks and things,
There was text and a cat with blings. 
Facebook is a desert, with its life underground, 
And a perfect disguise above. 
Under the pages lies, a heart made to pound, 
But twitter will give no love.

You see I've been through the internet on a blog with no name, 
It felt good to be out of the same. 
On the internet you can forget your name, 
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no claim. 
La, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la



More?  want more?  really?  check out this other parody I posted. 

13 comments:

Bearman Cartoons said...

They had one of those 70's greatest hits infomercials on last night and I was just telling my wife how much I always hated that song.

lisleman said...

I like honest comments. Did you like my lyrics better than the original? The song did go gold on the charts. I discovered on the wikipedia page for it that many other people like myself thought Neil Young sang the song. Should I start a list of songs I hated?
thanks

Joanne said...

I loved this song; it came around at an interesting time in my life. And, maybe you've spent too many wee hours horsing around in the ether.

lisleman said...

Horsing around in the ether - never thought of it that way. It sure is easy to get distracted.
thanks

CaliforniaGirl500 said...

I have never understood this song. I like it. I just don't get it. Btw, I hope you know I mean the America version.

Cheryl P. said...

You really are good at developing parodies. Your parody is easier to decipher than the original song. People still have forums on what the original lyrics meant.



I didn't hate the original song but didn't love it either. It was just so-so.

Tami said...

I had no idea what song you were referring to. I'm glad you had the YouTube clip. Once it began playing I shouted "Oh Yeah I know THIS song!"
I like your parody better!! =)

lisleman said...

thanks - I know many younger readers might not recognize some of the songs I pick on. Good that you recognized it after you played the clip. Thank goodness for youtube.

lisleman said...

It's not my all time favorite but it was from a period when I was getting ready to explore the world. I think the music during your "formative" (not sure what form I took?) years creates lasting memories. Do you get involved in any of those forums? Forums are even older than blogs. I don't heard much about them anymore.

thanks

oh I did a comparison of blogging and ABBA songs once -

http://afcsoac.blogspot.com/2011/11/blogging-by-abba.html

Cheryl P. said...

I do occassionaly get on forums if the subject is something I can add something of creedance to and I am sure of my facts. The problem with weighing in on what you think something means (such as thinking what lyric might mean) just sets you up for someone to say your full of sh**. And as with any Internet discussion people can get rude.
That ABBA post is very clever. I think a person could find just about any subject represented somewhere in ABBA song. The fact you tied it to blogging is very creative.

lisleman said...

thanks again. I certainly don't care for the rude comments. I think youtube comments are the worst for being rude. Most of those rude comments come from people who don't know sh**. Everyone has subjects that they don't know sh** about but most people know enough to keep their mouth shut in those situations. Of course, you, researcher of odd ball criminals, don't need to be reminded of all the people a few fries short of a happy meal roaming the streets.

Nita said...

:D
I have to say I do like the original song but your parody is great! It certainly encompasses some of the dangers of internet use. Of course the chorus is wonderful but my favorite line is "After nine nights, I let the blog run free, 'cause the internet had turned on me." That so reminds me of all the BS that seemed to always be present in the old AOL and MSN groups and chat-rooms.

lisleman said...

Thanks - Yes people do act/speak differently when they are behind their screens. I think it is similar to how some act in their cars.

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