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Song Parodies -> "Video, Video"

Original Song Title:

"Radio, Radio"

Original Performer:

Elvis Costello

Parody Song Title:

"Video, Video"

Parody Written by:

Rick Duncan

The Lyrics

I thought I submitted this yesterday. This is set in the near future...
I was looking through the wall of my DVD's
When I stumbled on a video behind
I'd heard of this format from my dear old gramps
Using tape that was now hard to find
I was seriously thinking about finding me a player
But they're all gone or they're old
The way folks used them I can hardly believe
That thing was really way too big for the hole

Video was a quaint invention
Videos are now too passe to mention
They only hold one show from any TV season
I can't imagine owning one for any crazy reason
That's why this thing was back there growing mold
Don't need the mystery of "Video"

I want more bytes in my new disc space
A trillion ten might keep me apace
I want to see the history of Disneeeeey

Some of my friends hang around in the chat room
And they IM "bout what's coming next
I've heard about a new thing that involves something called "paper"
And some printed ink containing text
You either keep up or just shut up
When there's something new you shout it
And you send the message peer to peer
And that video ain't in demand except for some old fool
Trying to relive the days of yesteryear

Video was a quaint invention
Videos are now way past their pension
They only hold one show from any TV season
I can't imagine owning one for any crazy reason
That's why this thing was back there growing mold
Don't need the mystery of "Video"

Golden age video
Couple-hour video
Was the rage video
Video, video
Video, video
Video, video
Video, vid.(tape runs out)

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Kristof Robertson - April 14, 2005 - Report this comment
I guarantee you'll be writing the same song about DVDs in 5 years time. Good job on a fairly obscure Costello song. 555
Rick D - April 14, 2005 - Report this comment
I never thought of this one as obscure. EC made Saturday Night Live history when he stopped in the middle of a song they wanted him to play and launched into this one. Because of that, he was banned from SNL (Only to come back years later to perform "Veronica") Mari and I regularly perform "Radio".
Rick C - April 14, 2005 - Report this comment
Great job with one of my favorite Costello OS's!!! Do you mind if I shorten my name from Rick Cormier to Rick C?
Rick D - April 14, 2005 - Report this comment
You don't have to ask me, certainly. It's your name. But after a year of scanning quick to see if anyone is commenting to me, I now have to train my aging eyes to catch which Rick people are answering; I have the same problem at work. But I'm only teasing when I'm nagging you about it. I guess it's easier than being a John or Bob in this world.
Rick C - April 14, 2005 - Report this comment
Or worse, you could be a Dick!
Rick D - April 14, 2005 - Report this comment
Like my father.
Johnny D - April 14, 2005 - Report this comment
And now Sony has a patent on a technology to beam video directly into your brain. I'm not kidding.

From www.cnn.com ---

LONDON, England (Reuters) -- If you think video games are engrossing now, just wait: PlayStation maker Sony Corp. has been granted a patent for beaming sensory information directly into the brain.

The technique could one day be used to create video games in which you can smell, taste, and touch, or to help people who are blind or deaf.

The U.S. patent, granted to Sony researcher Thomas Dawson, describes a technique for aiming ultrasonic pulses at specific areas of the brain to induce "sensory experiences" such as smells, sounds and images.

"The pulsed ultrasonic signal alters the neural timing in the cortex," the patent states. "No invasive surgery is needed to assist a person, such as a blind person, to view live and/or recorded images or hear sounds."
MasonR - April 14, 2005 - Report this comment
Great job on one of EC's signature songs. I can't wait for the...FILM!

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