Thursday, January 18, 2007

Fun songs

David Pogue has written an Ode to the RIAA.

And did you miss Eric Idle's FCC Song? (Warning, it uses the word "fuck" a lot.)

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of a Weird Al song:

Don't Download This Song

Once in a while
Maybe you will feel the urge
To break international copyright law
By downloading mp3s
From file sharing sites
Like morpheus or grokster or limewire or kazaa.
But deep in your heart
You know the guilt would drive you mad
And the shame would leave a permanent scar
Cause you start out stealing songs
Then you’re robbing liquor stores
And selling crack
And running over school kids with your car

[Chorus]
So don’t download this song
The record store is where you belong
Go and buy the CD like you know that you should
Oh Don’t Download This Song

Oh you don’t want to mess
With the RIAA
They’ll sue you if you burn that CD-R
It doesn’t matter if you’re a grandma
Or a seven year old girl
They’ll treat you like the evil Hard-bitten criminal scum you are

[Chorus]
So don’t download this song (don’t go)
Pirating music all day long
Go and buy the CD like you know that you should
Oh don’t download this song

Don’t take away money
From artists just like me
How else can I afford another solid gold Hum V
And diamond studded swimming pools
These things don’t grow on trees
So all I ask is everybody Pleaseeeeee

[Chorus]
Don’t download this song (don’t do it no no)
Even Lars Ulrich knows it’s wrong (you could just ask him)
Go and buy the CD like you know that you should (you really should)
Oh Don’t Download This Song

Don’t download this song (oh please don’t you do it or you)
Might wind up in jail like Tommy Chong (remember Tommy)
Go and buy the CD (right now) like you know that you should (Go out and buy it)
Oh Don’t Download This Song

Don’t Download This Song (No no no no no no)
Or you’ll burn in hell before to long (and you deserve it)
Go and buy the CD (just buy it) like you know that you should (you cheap bastard)
Don't download this song


Here's a video:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=4IdnpXjs1m8

Anonymous said...

I wonder how much this song cost Eric Idle?... ;-)

Anonymous said...

Lucid Twilight said...
Reminds me of a Weird Al song:

Don't Download This Song


It's true, the lyrics mean well. I personally do download songs (But I pay for them legally.)
Pirating is wrong. Thanks for sharing Lucid.
BTW where ya been young man? You haven't posted in awhile. Glad you're back! Pull up a chair and I'll give ya any drink of your choice. :)

Anonymous said...

"Pull up a chair and I'll give ya any drink of your choice."
After we see some I.D., of course. Otherwise, it's fruit juices and sodas. ;-)

(Besides, I think I already sipped all the booze.)

Anonymous said...

(Besides, I think I already sipped all the booze.)

ah........you naughty barkeeper! for shame! :)

Anonymous said...

I know. :-(
This is it, precisely.
"I drink to forget.
To forget my shame.
My shame of being a drunk."
(From The Little Prince.)

Anonymous said...

Oh pish posh, I'm responsible enough to be able to hold my liquor. Not that I'd choose to drink it. Doesn't have much appeal to me. If I ever do drink an alcoholic beverage, it'll be wine. No particular reason other than I think I'd be a wine person.

My usual drink of choice is Mountain Dew, and lots of it. Forget the midnight oil, that stuff ain't potent enough for me. Give me the midnight rocket fuel. If I'm not on the moon by morning I didn't drink enough.

Though in actuality the stuff has next to no effect on me anymore, and I can stay up as long as I wish without the aid of caffeine. I just enjoy the occasional sugar rush, is all.

Anonymous said...

My usual drink of choice is Mountain Dew, and lots of it. Forget the midnight oil, that stuff ain't potent enough for me. Give me the midnight rocket fuel.

Me love the Dew TOO! Love the taste. I drink probably 6-8 cans per day. I'm a dew-aholic!
Good choice Lucid.
BTW, I don't drink alcohol either. Just don't like it.
On my deathbed just hook me up to an IV filled with diet dew and I'll go quietly lol.

Anonymous said...

Doctor: We have a problem. We found some blood in your Mountain Dew system.

Me: Well get it out!

Doctor: No... See, the problem is that you have a Mountain Dew system. How the hell are you still alive?

Anonymous said...

So, Lucid, your secret for holding your liquor is by keeping it in the glass?
Smart! I'll try it some day.

"I can stay up as long as I wish without the aid of caffeine."
I take it you don't need to drink Viagra either, eh? Ah, it's so great to be young and dynamic!

I remember a course in renal physiology, where the professor, a fun lady, told us about mutants having grenadine milkshake for blood, and who pee grenadine. Then we proceeded to learn about "renal clearance"...

I'll have an interesting, and almost serious, post about sodas tomorrow. Tonight I have a blind date somewhere in the Coma. Zzzzz!...

(Fading away voice) It doesn't help much that currently we only have power a total of 12 hours a day. My batteries are feeling weary.
And don't even mention Duracell, please. Over here, they're all lousy knock-offs produced in Syria. Barely good for those non-Energizer brands in the bunny ads!
):-P