Saturday, December 02, 2006

Sat. Dec 2nd, (TV SUCKS)

Sat Dec 2nd, 2006
507 channels. Ain’t Nothing on.
Television. The vast wasteland.

With three networks, we watched what the
powers that be told us to watch.

Then there was MTV and BTV, TVland, and Nick at Nite
And Cspan CNN & CourtTV show us what’s not right all night.

Cartoon Network, SciFi Channel take us from our house all day
And HGTV and game show network lets us play instead of pray.

And even discovery channel, animal planet can’t keep our intelligence
And show us stuff that we had to miss.

And yet we wonder why oh why,
Can’t our children spell or try
To read our world and know its true,

That just plain old truth that TV’s why
Our civilization has started to die.

507 channels and nothin’s on.

-----Original Placeholder follows:
In another placeholder, another song ...

Of course 17 years later, it's no longer

57 channels, and nothing's on
but
507 channels, and nothin's on
sigh


1992
Performer Bruce Springsteen
Title 57 channels (and nothing's on)
I bought a bourgeois house in the Hollywood hills
With a truckload of hundred thousand dollar bills
Man came by to hook up my cable TV
We settled in for the night, my baby and me

We switched 'round and 'round 'till half-past dawn
There was fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on

Well, now home entertainment was my baby's wish
So I hopped into town for a satellite dish
I tied it to the top of my Japanese car
I came home and I pointed it out into the stars

A message came back from the great beyond
There's fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on

Well, we might'a made some friends with some billionaires
We might'a got all nice and friendly if we'd made it upstairs
All I got was a note that said: "Bye, bye John"
Our love is fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
(Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on)

So I bought a .44 Magnum, it was solid steel cast
And in the blessed name of Elvis, well, I just let it blast
'Till my TV lay in pieces there at my feet
And they busted me for disturbing the almighty peace

Judge said: "What you got in your defense son?"
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on

I can see by your eyes, friend, you're just about gone
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on

Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on

2 comments:

Malissa said...

wow, you own a japanese car?!!!

they busted you for disturbing the peace...omg, thats funny...i would do the same thang (dont disturb the peace!!!)

well that dish was a waist of money for:
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on

Malissa said...

hey...if there are some certain songs you would like to hear, then leave a comment on my blog(s) and i will post the songs on my blog for ya...