Confessions.

I have never seen "Sprout", "Glass Love", "Seed" or any other alt surf movie.
Not even the trailers.
I missed all the fuss and muss.
I only recently learned who Knost was and I have yet to pick up on the other retro-because-its new-again artsy fartsy types out there.
And I probably won't.
If some one wants to glorify the past because it looks like they have a dried up future-more power to them.
I say that with the respect thats due those who follow their own path.
Oh yeah, I also have never listened to Jack Johnson though I do dig Ben Harper.
I guess what I am saying is, I ain't jumping some one else's train, its not something this old school punk rockin' V13 boy will ever do.
Ain't my nature.
I was there, it wasn't all sunshine and lolipops.
The 1970's I mean.

Cue Joe Jacksons' "I'm the Man"
I’m The Man

Pretty soon now
Y’know I’m gonna make a comeback
And like the birds and the bees in the trees
It’s a sure-fire smash
I’ll speak
To the masses throughout the surf media
And if you got anything to say to me
You can say it with cash
’cause I got the retro single fin and you got the cash
So baby we should get along fine
So give me all your money ’cause I know you think I’m funny
Can’t you hear me laughing
Can’t you see me smile

I’m the man
I’m the man that gave you the twin fin
I’m the man
I’m the man that gave you the hull hull

High Performance Longboards
That was one of my good ones
Well what’s a few broken boards
When we all know it’s good clean fun
Skateboards
I’ve almost made them respectable
You see I can’t always get through to you
So I go for your son
I had a giant rubber shark and it really made a mark
Didja looka looka lookit alla blood
Give me all your money ’cause I know you think I’m funny
Can’t you hear me laughing
Can’t you see me smile

I’m the man
I’m the man that gave you the twin fin
I’m the man
I’m the man that gave you the hull hull

Right now
I think I’m gonna plan a new trend
Because the line on the graph’s getting low
And we can’t have that
And you think you’re immune
But I can sell you anything
Anything from a thinned out chip
To a heated wetsuit
’cause I got the bamboo fins and you got the cash
So baby we should get along fine
So give me all your money ’cause I know you think I’m funny
Can’t you hear me laughing
Can’t you see me smile

I’m the man
I’m the man that gave you the twin fin
I’m the man
I’m the man that gave you the hull



1 comment:

Doc said...

Sprout was good...
Worth a look on merit...
Not on Alt.Surfiness