[Powderworks] Re: E&S&M/Loves on Sale
Mon, 7 Apr 2003 09:11:21 +1000 (EST)
I merely meant that there are people in the world who
use the anonymity of the Internet to do whatever they
I think that if you read the lyrics again with the
mindset "Pornography and criminal behaviour on the
internet", you might see what I mean.
Though I didn't know that history of the 'net either.
PS: Nobody's answered my question, though: What was
the original inspiration?
--- "Maurice R. Kelly" <email@example.com>
wrote: > On Apr 5, Matthew Wightwick wrote:
> > Getting to the point (finally!), can anybody tell
> > the original inspiration behind "Loves on Sale"?
> > Because I reckon that the song, especially the
> > following lines:
> > "You can rent a life today why worry about the
> > thing
> > Pay up now and plug in quick, it's easy to
> > Just credit card the right idea
> > Why wait around an contemplate
> > The hidden cost of what you've got
> > It's better not to."
> > could very easily be applied to the Internet. Now,
> > album was released in 1981, long before the 'net.
> > knew the guys were good, but prophetic?!
> I'm not sure what you mean by it being applied to
> the Internet - apart
> from "plug in quick" I don't see much more
> net-related. And the 'net was
> around long before 1981 - it's a popular
> miscconception that the 'net
> began with the advent of the Web, which didn't
> really take off until a few
> years after it was conceived either.
> Here endeth the history lesson ;-)
> Maurice R. Kelly
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