I'm Going Back To My iTunes

January 30, 2011 7:10 PM

Just a worthless little ditty, in response to some hilarious comments in a thread over at MeTa. Said comments start here. I'm working on an accompanying video: something involving a dancing merengue dog, wearing a powdered wig...

posted by flapjax at midnite (6 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

You should back that up with some sloppy disco punk.
posted by UbuRoivas at 7:25 PM on January 30, 2011

Though they appear in the thread where this was originally written, I'll post the poem here as well: all under one roof, you know, for posterity...

I'm Going Back To My iTunes

in my iTunes library, dear friends
artistic means justify ends
extra-musical shit?
you won't find a bit!
would you like it? well, that all depends...

i can demonstrate just why you should!
you see, science has proven it's good!
if you do not agree,
monkey, back in your tree!
alas! you have ne'er understood!

Bach and Chopin? now that's art!
not some savage's atonal fart!
hierarchies are clear
it says so right here
in this study! see? just read this part!

so, some crap your kid made yesterday,
has no musical value i say
and what's here on my 'Pod?
not a bit of it's odd
and with that, sir, I bid you good day!

copyright P & C Samm Bennett - all rights reserved
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:45 PM on January 30, 2011

Awesome. It would be believable as an outtake from my old cassette of Shel Silverstein reading from "Where the sidewalk ends." When it ended, I felt like I should hear "I'm being swallowed by a boa constrictor" next.
posted by umbĂș at 8:01 PM on January 30, 2011

I wish all MetaTalk arguments were instead conducted as song battles.
posted by danb at 8:03 PM on January 30, 2011

Samm, your voice would be perfect for a new version of Peter & the Wolf, akin to the one done in the '80s by "Weird Al" Yankovic and Wendy Carlos. In fact, since it's impossible to find for a reasonable price, the clear next step is to make our own version; complete with jawharp duck, stick dulcimer cat, whamola hunters, and so many more.
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 3:33 AM on January 31, 2011

Great stuff, flapjax, and beautifully executed!
posted by Zenabi at 1:00 PM on January 31, 2011

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