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Tune Req: Songs about the Internet

Ed T 03 Dec 14 - 05:50 AM
GUEST,Gerry 03 Dec 14 - 07:16 AM
PHJim 04 Dec 14 - 03:20 AM
GUEST 04 Dec 14 - 04:55 AM
GUEST 04 Dec 14 - 05:51 AM
Joe Offer 04 Dec 14 - 06:08 AM
Ed T 04 Dec 14 - 01:41 PM
Bev and Jerry 04 Dec 14 - 02:15 PM
Bev and Jerry 04 Dec 14 - 02:18 PM
GUEST,Gerry 04 Dec 14 - 08:11 PM
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Subject: Tune Req: Songs about the Internet
From: Ed T
Date: 03 Dec 14 - 05:50 AM

Have you heard songs about the internet that you wish to share?

Here is one from Newfoundland that I came across:

Bernie Sheaves-On the Internet

 


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Songs about the Internet
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 03 Dec 14 - 07:16 AM

The Lily Of The Net, http://mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=6604


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Songs about the Internet
From: PHJim
Date: 04 Dec 14 - 03:20 AM

Here's one that the late Stan Rogers used to sing. New words by Nigel Russell to the old work song Linin' Track.

White Collar Holler

Well, I rise up every morning at a quarter to eight
Some woman who's my wife tells me not to be late
I kiss the kids goodbye, I can't remember their names
And week after week, it's always the same
And it's Ho, boys, can't you code it, and program it right
Nothing ever happens in the life of mine
I'm hauling up the data on the Xerox line
Then it's code in the data, give the keyboard a punch
Then cross-correlate and break for some lunch
Correlate, tabulate, process and screen
Program, printout, regress to the mean
Then it's home again, eat again, watch some TV
Make love to my woman at ten-fifty-three
I dream the same dream when I'm sleeping at night
I'm soaring over hills like an eagle in flight
Someday I'm gonna give up all the buttons and things
I'll punch that time clock till it can't ring
Burn up my necktie and set myself free
Cause no one's gonna fold, bend or mutilate me.
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Written by Nigel Russell and dedicated to the city of Bramalea,
Ontario, Canada.
Recorded by Stan Rogers on Between the Breaks - Live, Fogarty's


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Songs about the Internet
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Dec 14 - 04:55 AM

Add Me by Chumbawumba is a brilliant and very amusing song about the dangers of the Internet


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Songs about the Internet
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Dec 14 - 05:51 AM

Ain't found it on the net, but Les Barker's "Reinstalling Windows" is worth a listen (or a read if you prefer).


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Songs about the Internet
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Dec 14 - 06:08 AM

Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary was a tech geek from early on, and he was online before there was a World Wide Web. He's the one who introduced me to the Digital Tradition, back when you could get it on 5-1/4 floppy disks. In 1995, he wrote a song called VIRTUAL PARTY (See_You@Party.Net). It's on the Peter, Paul & Mary Lifelines (Live) album:

VIRTUAL PARTY (See_You@Party.Net)
Noel Paul Stookey, Elizabeth B. Stookey, Dave Tkachuk
©1995 Neworld Media Music Publishing

It's 11 o'clock in the evening - I'm barefoot -
And I'm logged-on to the INTERNET.
I usually pickup my e-mail in the afternoon
But on weekends sometimes I forget...
I yell down the hall to the bedroom, "Honey, I'll be right there..."
She says "that's ok, dear, I got a brand new book here and
I'm not going anywhere".

A funny thing about a couple when a couple of years've gone by.
You don't talk; you think you know each other so well you don't have to try...
you take for granted what you used to call enchanted just a while ago...
ah..when does a mystery turn into history?
I don't know...

Anyway, I got another meg of data coming down the line;
A Wall Street profile...spreadsheet from a friend of mine...
Up on the screen pops a little green box says 'click on me'.
Somewhere I swear Alice in Wonderland's callin'...

I look up at the clock (not as late as I thought: only quarter to one).
Download's finished, I could take five minutes and have me some fun.
The invitation's from a web location in Hong Kong.
It's already started, this virtual party runs all night long!
I say all night?

We're invited to a virtual party tonight...(you try it)
You're invited to a virtual party tonight...

There's computers in the microwave, computers in the automobile, computers in the phone.
Oh and even my wife who used to tell me to 'get a life'
has got a computer of her own.
I spend so much time saving time I can't find any time to spend ...
I've taped sixteen episodes of "Star Trek" but when am I gonna show them?!

It's un-believable, must be sixty, seventy people here at the party site.
Icons, Avatars, Images of Movie Stars surfing tonight...
Well I'm looking for a chat when I get a note that
says 'ya wanna go...to a place more private? I kinda think you'll like it...'
I say 'I...yi...'

She says her name is 'Mata Hari' and that she's particularly fond of older men...
Well maybe so, maybe not, maybe she's a guy that's got this urge to pretend...
And then it occurs to me, I don't need this fantasy...
after all, everything I'd be looking for, I've got and even more,
sleeping at the end of the hall...

I shut down the box, still it's three o'clock by the time I get to bed...
I lift up the covers; snuggle next to my lover; find a note there instead...
it says "the book was dumb, logged on, found a message from Hong Kong...
for a virtual party (I'm goin' as 'mata hari') may be all night long..."
I say all night?

Oh, Oh, you're invited to a virtual party tonight...
(what did you say now...?)
Oh, Oh, you're invited to a virtual party tonight...
(one more time now)
Oh, Oh, you're invited to a virtual party tonight...
(one more one more one more)
Ready or not here comes the 21st century
You're invited to a virtual party tonight...


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Songs about the Internet
From: Ed T
Date: 04 Dec 14 - 01:41 PM

Google it (Blues) 


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Songs about the Internet
From: Bev and Jerry
Date: 04 Dec 14 - 02:15 PM

Here are a couple you can see on YouTube that we wrote:

Royal Internet

There's an App for That

Also, there's this one which is a parody on the shanty "Donkey Riding":

KEYBOARD SURFING

1. Was you ever on Ebay
    Making offers all the day
    For things you don't need anyway
    Surfing on a keyboard

chorus:

Way, hey, and away we go
Keyboard surfing, keyboard surfing
Way, hey, and away we go
Surfing on a keyboard

2. Was you ever at Google's site
    Searching, searching day and night
    Using cable or satellite
    Surfing on a keyboard

3. Was you ever at Google earth
    Fly to Paris, Rome or Perth
    Even see your place of birth
    Surfing on a keyboard

4. Was you ever at Snopes dot com
    Where the tales told by your mom
    Are debunked without a qualm
    Surfing on a keyboard

5. Was you ever at Craig's List
    They have deals you can't resist
    Onyx, jade and amethyst
    Surfing on a keyboard

6. Was you ever at Amazon
    You can buy a lexicon
    And books about Lake Woebegone
    Surfing on a keyboard

7. Was you ever at Yahoo News
    Articles you can peruse   
    There you'll find out who is whose
    Surfing on a keyboard


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Songs about the Internet
From: Bev and Jerry
Date: 04 Dec 14 - 02:18 PM

Oh yeah, there's one more verse to "Keyboard Surfing":

Was you ever at Mudcat
Drop in for a little chat
Find out where the words are at
Surfing on a keyboard

Bev and Jerry


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Songs about the Internet
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 04 Dec 14 - 08:11 PM

Back in 1996, I made this up and posted it to rec.music.folk:

Daisy, Daisy, send me some email, do
I'm half-crazy all for a byte of you
I can't afford a modem
I don't know how to code 'em
But you'd look good
Upon a node
Of the internet built for two.

Gerry, Gerry, here is your email true
I'd be crazy to interface with you
Why don't you get a clue be-
Fore ranting like a newbie
And I'll be damned
If I'll be spammed
On an internet built for two.

Jeri Corlew responded with

Daisy, Daisy read my chain letter do
Though I'm crazy, I swear it all is true
Then send it to five others
Their sisters and their brothers
And you will stash
A lot of cash
Off this e-mail I sent to you

Moron, moron, I read your chain letter through
I'd be crazy to do what you said to do
So take your bloody spamming
Dispose of it by cramming
I hope you're flamed
By all those named
When the letter comes back to you


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Songs about the Internet
From: GUEST,Rahere
Date: 04 Dec 14 - 08:33 PM

This is an actual alert to IBM Field Engineers that went out to all IBM Branch Offices in the early 1980s. The person who wrote it was very serious. The rest of us find it rather funny.

Abstract: Mouse Balls Available as FRU (Field Replacement Unit)

Mouse balls are now available as FRU. Therefore, if a mouse fails to operate or should it perform erratically, it may need a ball replacement. Because of the delicate nature of this procedure, replacement of mouse balls should only be attempted by properly trained personnel.

Before proceeding, determine the type of mouse balls by examining the underside of the mouse. Domestic balls will be larger and harder than foreign balls. Ball removal procedures differ depending upon manufacturer of the mouse. Foreign balls can be replaced using the pop-off method. Domestic balls are replaced using the twist-off method. Mouse balls are not usually static sensitive. However, excessive handling can result in sudden discharge. Upon completion of ball replacement, the mouse may be used immediately.

It is recommended that each replacer have a pair of spare balls for maintaining optimum customer satisfaction, and that any customer missing his balls should suspect local personnel of removing these necessary items.

To re-order, specify one of the following:

P/N 33F8462 - Domestic Mouse Balls
P/N 33F8461 - Foreign Mouse Balls


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Songs about the Internet
From: Jeri
Date: 04 Dec 14 - 08:34 PM

Word!


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