Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Music as social commentary

A few years back ('97-'98 to be exact) Baz Luhrman came out with the spoken word song entitled "Everyon's Free to Wear Sunscreen". It rambled on for 5-7 minutes depending on the particular version of it and was packed with words of advice for the graduating age people of America.

The times have changed seven years later and I just heard a new tune on my iPod. It made me think back to '98 when this song was heard on the radio with great frequency. The new song is called "Underwear Goes Inside the Pants" by Lazyboy. The lyrics are a fascinating social commentary on how fucked up America is in 2004. If you learn anything from music, listen to this one song. It will explain so much in under three minutes. It is perfect for us lazy Americans with extremely short attention spans.

I haven't heard the song locally and probably never will. I discovered it on th eplaylist of Z-100 in New York City. Call your local radio station and request it. If they won't play it, buy the CD. Rummage through your local Best Buy and find it. It's worth it to hear this one song.

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