vlogdance and I have already experimented with this elsewhere on the forum, so I thought it was time for it to have its own thread.
The idea is to rewrite lyrics from ELO songs to describe events or situations big or small, and post them here.
Here's my first humble contribution: a rewrite of part of "Across the Border" called "On the Sofa"- a tune about what to do when the heat index hits over 100 degrees outside. This is in honor of the recent extended heat wave in these parts!
"On the Sofa"
In the heat of the day, in my town today, When the sun is beating down on all of the streets, I'll be napping on the sofa! I've got to stay cool today!
I've been drivin' and walkin' and doin' my thing, But I'm gonna be chillin' until the day is done. I'm gonna hit the sofa!
I'm gonna take a nap this afternoon. (Woo!) If went out, I would surely pass out soon!
In spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream. --MLK, Jr.
Here's a topical song about the perils of meeting Mr Wimp for a quick drink while he's visiting mainland Europe.
To the tune of "It's Over":
"Come and have a glass," they say, "Horace is on holiday...." I'm hungover Argh, what did I do?
Boozing, "Hé, encore un verre!" Staggered out, fell up the stairs I'm hungover Eurgh, what did I do?
Hungover, hungover, hungover, I'm hungover now And the way he drank - how much did Horace down? We got kicked out at 3 In the morning, eh oui, There was nothing left of the bar Falling down, down (I'm hungover) Falling down, down, down (Hey Horash, letsh phone the Monshter, sing to the Monshter.... Squeeee!)
Lurching over in a daze Searching for my front door keys I'm hungover Ohhhh, what did I do? Horace heads for distant shores Holland won't be safe no more All hungover Wow, what does he do?
You had to experience first hand for once in your life how it is to deal with women, Dude.
Another of those typical situations we guys have to bear is:
He: "Babe, are you OK?" She: "Yes, I'm OK, honey, don't worry" He: "Sure you are OK? " She: "Yes, sure! I'm alright, seriously! " He: "OK"
5 days later...
She: " ...because you don't care when I'm down, you don't even bother to find out!!! Five days ago you could see I was sad and you didn't do anything about it!!!" He: "But I asked you and you told me you were OK!" She: "It doesn't matter what I tell you, you should have found out anyway!"
elophile: OH, Yes! Will you take a little sip when no one is looking?
Jun 23, 2020 20:10:41 GMT
Horacewimp: I’ll check and see if he takes sugar ::smileys-thumbs-951446::
Jun 23, 2020 20:47:50 GMT
elophile: I bet he takes honey... good for the vocal chords!
Jun 26, 2020 0:41:49 GMT
elophile: And no milk. You don't want to get all phlegmy...
Jun 26, 2020 0:42:37 GMT
Grroosss: Well. I discovered r/ELOcirclejerk and the ELO Discord yesterday. Lots to offer (and fans my age!) but too much chaos to take in all at once... Feels good to be back home ::animated-smileys-hug-008::
Jun 30, 2020 22:06:28 GMT
BSJ: Circlejerk is waaaaaay out there!
Jun 30, 2020 22:53:00 GMT
Helmut83: Is there an ELO Discord? Good data, Grroosss! Gotta check it out, I've been a regular at discord since about two months ago when quarentine boredom drove me there.
Jul 5, 2020 3:12:01 GMT
Helmut83: I couldn't find it though. Maybe you got mixed up with Reddit?
Jul 5, 2020 3:18:29 GMT
orioles70: hope all good forum members saved some fireworks to set off tonight for 50th anniversary festivities, I personally arranged for a comet to arrive right on schedule, try to Zoom in with your telescope and see the bright orange and blue streamers
Jul 14, 2020 1:58:56 GMT
BIuebird: Hello forum friends! I apologize for my long absence, we've had quite a bit of stressful stuff going on.
Jul 14, 2020 13:49:08 GMT
Horacewimp: Hey BIuebird great to see you back hope you are keeping well ::c0112::
Jul 14, 2020 14:16:05 GMT
BSJ: Hi BIuebird! Happy to see you! ::t31232::
Jul 14, 2020 18:05:14 GMT