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Thursday, December 08, 2005

Imagine That

Imagine that Hiroshima was just the name of a city in Japan
Imagine that the World Trade Center was always a barter fair & free school
Imagine that polyester & polystyrene never got invented & that polyamory never dies
Imagine that those yellow ribbons were tied around the cowardly future of Tom DeLay
Imagine that Buddy Holly never died, and he was our most famous Texan
Imagine that giving teens condoms was never (& will never be) considered a crime
against morality
Imagine that Sean Hannity and Alan Colmes were gay lovers who donate part of their
salaries to fight AIDS
(& then imagine a world without AIDS, where sex is not considered sinful in any
consensual context)
Imagine that factions learned facts, facing the fact that fighting for peace is like fucking
for virginity
Imagine that Christians & Muslims finally understood that they're merely different
denominations of the same religion in love with the idea of one-true-god
Imagine that Christians who call for the kingdom stop shoppin' like it's the blingdom
they really want
Imagine that Bishop Romero never got shot by the death squads in El Salvador
Imagine that teens demanding $200,000 for coming-of-age parties donated that cash to
Katrina relief
Imagine that the first Browns stayed in Cleveland & they won the Super Bowl in 2001
Imagine that the X Box 360 was actually a sacred sex toy
Imagine that Martin & Malcolm lived & transformed that handshake into peaceful black
power
Imagine that the hunters who gave venison jerky to the troops included the message "Kill
Bambi, not Iraqis" in the care package sent overseas
Imagine that Hugo Chavez & Fidel Castro supported civil liberties as much as the
liberation theology of anti-imperialism
Imagine that Tupac Shakur was still alive & kicking the ass of hip hop hypocrisy
Imagine that Janis Joplin & Jim Morrison & Jimi Hendrix still party, put our records, &
live on an island that never was the site of a Reality TV show
Imagine that the person you loved & lost is standing behind you while read this, ready to
touch your shoulder at any moment
Imagine that the term collateral damage referred to the deflation of the global capitalist
oligarchy
Imagine that Bush never got elected, selected, or otherwise connected to the main vein of
control
Imagine that John Lennon never died

--Anu Bonobo
8 December 2005

5 Comments:

At 8:37 PM, Blogger Grace said...

what a delicious find

Thomai
http://www.livejournal.com/users/metahara/

 
At 6:22 PM, Blogger Elyce Rae Helford said...

nicely done

 
At 9:05 AM, Blogger Grace said...

p.s. ok if i i link this and email it to many many many I imagine will hoot, holler and cheer in support of this imagining?

 
At 6:48 PM, Blogger Brian said...

I can so imagine it. Great post!

 
At 9:45 PM, Blogger Grace said...

poem from Country Bob (Deeeetriot)

TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
AND ALL THROUGH THE CITY
THE RADIO WAS PLAYING GREENDAY
OR SOMETHING SIMILARLY SHITTY

THE KIDS WERE ALL CLAMERING
FOR SOMETHIBG THAT ROCKED
BUT ALL THEY EVER GOT WAS
A LUMP IN THEIR SOCK

FOR ALL THE RADIO STATIONS
CLEAR CHANNEL OWNED
AND FORCE FED THE PUBLIC
ON U2 AND THE STONES

THEY TURNED ON THE COLLEGE STATION
AND WHAT DID THEY HEAR?
HIPPY MUSIC AND JAZZ
WAS ASSUALTING THEIR EARS

AND THE TV WAS WORSE
FOR WHAT DID THEY SEE
AN AMERICAN IDLE CHRISTMAS
WAS ON FOX CHRISTMAS EVE

SO ALL THE KIDS GOT BORED
AND WENT TO THEIR BEDS
AND PRAYED TO JESUS
THAT ROCK AND ROLL WASN'T DEAD

BUT LO AND BEHOLD
GOD WAS LISTENING TOO
AND HE SAID TO HIMSELF
"THERE'S SOMETHING I MUST DO"

SO HE PUT ON HIS SANTA SUIT
AND JUMPED IN HIS SLEIGH
AND STARTED UP HIS JET ENGINE
AND THEN FLEW AWAY

HE HAD A BIG JOB TO DO
AND IT WAS A LONG NIGHT
AND HE KNEW NOTHING WOULD CHANGE
WITHOUT A GOOD FIGHT

HE UNCREATED CLEAR CHANNEL
AND DESTROYED WALL MART
FIRED ALL THE PHONY D J'S
AND CHANGED ALL THE CHARTS

WHEN THE KIDS ALL WOKE UP
THEIR EARS HAD A DELIGHT
FOR ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC
HAD RETURNED IN THE NIGHT

WHEN THEY TURNED ON THE RADIO
WHAT DID THEY HEAR?
COUNTRY BOB AND THE BLOODFARMERS
AND THE BLOOD AND THE BEER

THE AMINO ACIDS AND THE KOFFIN KATS
AND NUKE AND THE LIVING DEAD TOO
AND THE BILL BONDSMEN AND HERESY
WERE ALL PLAYING FOR YOU

FOR THE MILLIONAIR VAMPIRES
WERE ALL LAID TO REST
'CAUSE THE KIDS WERE EMPOWERED
TO HEAR WHAT THEY LIKED THE BEST

IF YOU THINK THAT'S A DREAM
THEN YOUR PROBABLY RIGHT
'CAUSE IT'S REALLY UP TO YOU
TO SET THE MUSIC BIZ RIGHT

SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC
AND COLLEGE RADIO AS WELL
OR WE ALL WILL KEEP LIVING
IN AMERIKAN IDLE HELL

AND TO ALL OF YOU PEOPLE
WHO KNOW THIS IS RIGHT
I SAY MERRY CHRISTMAS
SLEEP WELL AND GOOD NIGHT

BY COUNTRY BOB

 

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