Friday, February 19, 2010

What do you want from life?

The first time I saw snow was on top of the Grand Canyon last century. Coming from the hot sub-tropical land of Brinetopia, I don't know what was more awesome, seeing that dirty big red, yellow orange, brown, green canyon or the thick layer of snow contrasted against the blue Arizona sky like wedding cake icing. Around that time, I came across The Tubes, a band originally from Arizona who headed west like so many others to California.There, they released such ascerbic classics as "White Punks on Dope", "What do you want from Life?" "Don't touch me there" and "I was a punk before you were". Social satire in a punk visage - almost like a hybrid between the Mothers of Invention and The Saints.
"What do you want from life?
To kidnap an heiress
or threaten her with a knife?
What do you want from life?
To get cable TV
and watch it every night?
There you sit
a lump in your chair
Where do you sleep
and what do you wear
when you're sleeping?
What do you want from life?
An Indian guru
to show you the inner light?
What do you want from life?
a meaningless love affair
with a girl that you met tonight?
How can you tell when you are doing alright?
Does your bank account swell
while you're dreamin at night?
How do you know when you're really in love?
Do violins play when you're touching the one that your loving?"
excerpt from What do you want from life? by The Tubes 1978
Moffats Headland - this view currently for sale for several million $$$. Retro single fin available in a range of tints and fin options. Uncrowded waves no longer available.

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