Thursday, May 14, 2009

I Am The Slime

It occurred to me when I used this tag earlier that many people may not know the reference. I use it broadly to indicate my distrust of media with commercial interuptions, or my distrust of commercials overall. This version uses the original studio soundtrack...

I am gross and perverted
I'm obsessed and deranged
I have existed for years
But very little has changed
I am the tool of the government
And industry too
For I am destined to rule
And regulate you

I may be vile and pernicious
But you can't look away
I make you think I'm delicious
With the stuff that I say
I am the best you can get
Have you guessed me yet?
I am the slime oozing out
From your tv set

You will obey me while I lead you
And eat the garbage that I feed you
Until the day that we don't need you
Don't got for one will heed you
Your mind is totally controlled
It has been stuffed into my mold
And you will do as you are told
Until the rights to you are sold

That's right, folks..
Don't touch that dial!

Well, I am the slime from your video
Oozing along on your living room floor

I am the slime from your video
Can't stop the slime, people, lookit me go

I am the Slime was on Zappa's 1973 album, Overnite Sensation. There's a fun live version from SNL (1976) here featuring Don Pardo doing the Announcer's voice. This was recorded 36 years ago... and the situation has become nothing but worse in that time.

1 comment:

Utah Savage said...

Zappa really had it. That's some poetry!

I really dropped by to silently make away with your http thingy, since I am finally getting around to putting my blog roll on feed. I started the project and then got snared by the bright shiny objects popping up each time a new post went up anywhere on that feed. This attention deficit thing slowed down my progress toward the complete expansion of my universe. But I am determined to clean up my act. Long time no see. Glad to now be a follower again.