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Music in every style -- except dull. Tom Smith, the World's Fastest Filker and the prototypical geek folk-rocker, releases new music for free download on a regular basis. (It was a song a week for almost a year.) You can subscribe to the RSS feed, purchase a better-quality MP3 of the song, or purchase three months' worth as a downloadable album.

Friday, June 29, 2007

046: iDon'tCare

It's a phone.

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Words and Music © 2007 by Tom Smith
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Everyone is lining up
To get the latest toy
With every fancy buzzword
The reviewers can deploy

It's a wireless browser,
Music player, and a phone,
Well, listen up, you Apple junkies,
'Cause I've got my own

It's called
Amazing gadgetry
The latest in ennui
It tells me if what's cool or hot
Actually matters -- usually not

The new technology
It's more than sophistry
All it does has been done before,
But now it's clumsier and costs more

Every permutation, every
Variance in hue
Is sold across the nation as if
It was bold and new

Slim responsive elegance,
Such sexiness and grace
It's like a high-priced hooker
With a logo on her face

'Cause I don't need to own
Another telephone,
If it's worth all this noise and hype,
How come it's not as clear as Skype?

I haven't got the time
To shift a paradigm,
I only want to play a song,
Good thing that my thumbs are strong

So many times we've seen this sort of marketing before
You can buy a brand-new lifestyle at your favorite store
Give up your apartment, your sedan and both your jobs,
To gently stroke the touchscreen and twiddle with the knobs

It may make stuff more fun to do,
But keeping track is hard
Did you just win at Sudoku
Or max out your credit card?

It's guaranteed to change your life,
It really is da bomb
Like Windows ME, the Segway,
PSP and Pets dot com

Your life is more compact
With a two-year contract
The Steves have got a perfect plan
To feed your short attention span

And so I'll muddle through
'Cause I've got things to do
And if the future's passed me by
I won't complain 'cause I'll know why
They have new crap to buy and I
Don't care.


At 11:13 PM, Anonymous garnsr said...

Your project is called iTom. Still, it is a phone.

At 1:46 AM, Anonymous Blair said...

iTom isn't a phone.

It's "Tom Smith's Song A Week." It even says so at the top of the page.

How on Earth were you going to use iTom to make a phone call?

At 7:25 AM, Blogger filkertom said...

Why, youse knuckleknobs.... C'mere, lean inta this. [smak poke BONK twist twist twist SMAK]

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