Saturday, September 10, 2005
Young people these days are so lucky. They want song lyrics, all they have to do is to log on the Internet and search. A few keystrokes later, they've got the lyrics on the screen. What's left to be done is to copy, paste and print and they can sing their hearts out.
In my time, we had to listen and scribble. A lyric-hunting session would go like this.
1. Play cassette tape.
2. Sribble furiously.
3. Press pause when the pen can't catch up with the words.
4. Wait, didn't get the last few words of the second line.
7. Scribble furiously.
8. Repeat steps 3 to 7 till the end of the song.
Repeat these procedures for the next few songs on the tape and by the end of the lyric-scribbling, the tape would go into a slow-mo guttural mode which meant only one thing : you've played it to death.
Three cheers for the Internet. Hip hip hurrah!