Al Jazeera presents: A Theme Song for the Icelandic Volcano (WTF)
File under: the world is a deeply weird place.
Here's a little theme song for the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull ("pronounced ay-uh-fyat-luh-yoe-kuutl-ul") sung by Eliza Geirsdottir Newman and her magical ukelele (or toy guitar--we can't really tell).
Adding to the weirdness, it comes to us courtesy of Al-Jazeera, which is of course your go-to place for both leaked Osama Bin Laden cassette-tape rants and cutesy Nordic topical balladeers.
(thanks to WCS's Drew Tewksbury for the tip)
BONUS TRACK: Wanna see an atrocious YouTube amateur rap about Gary Numan vs. The Volcano (turn the bass way down--bass NSFW):
This atrocity is credited to Miss
Crazy Hazy. Enjoy.
Gary Numan is a Pterodactyl
I was in London for a stay
A great trip, you know, I love the UK
But then when I went to fly to LA
A volcano in Iceland caused a huge delay
At first I thought, ok, this really stinks
I was going to Coachella to see Robin Finck
Then something outside caught my eye
Was it a bird, a plane? No, it's just a guy
But not just any guy, it was Gary Numan
Something about him seemed a bit inhuman
He was standing there, staring at the sky
He had his arms streched out, as if he could fly
And I didn't know why...
No, really, I was like "What the fuck, man, what are you doing?"
He motioned to a car & told me "Hop inside"
I couldn't say no even if I tried
He asked me where I needed to go
I said "To Coachella, wouldn't you know"
Then he looked at me straight in the eye
And said, "Here in my car, I will tell you why..."
Then he whispered in my ear and I couldn't believe it
I turned away and said "Dude that's bullshit!"
But when the car stopped and he jumped out
He started to change, and as it turns out...
Gary Numan is a Pterodactyl
I mean it for real, this is factual
I thought he was an android, but I guess
That was just a disguise, more or less
We were on a small, deserted road
His band pulled up, and started to unload
He e-mailed a message to upload to his site
To say that the band's travel time was really tight
They had to pretend things were not ok
Even though they knew they'd make it to LA
The next thing I knew, we were all on Gary's back
And at that point, I thought I might be on crack
Gary spread his arms, which had turned into wings
And as we took off, he started to sing
"I'M A MOTHERFUCKING Pterodactyl"
"JUST TRY TO STOP ME NOW Eyjafjallajokull!"
He soared through the sky just like an eagle
I didn't even know if it was legal
We made our trip in just under a day
Arrived in LA at night on Thursday
We landed on top of Robin Finck's house
I tip-toed on the shingles, just like a mouse
But as I discovered, Robin already knew
He waved to us from his barbeque
He said "Hey guys, you made it! I knew you would."
"I barbequed some hot dogs, they're really good."
We shimmied down the side, and settled in
I tried to act cool and say hi to Robin
We ate our hot dogs, and I felt out of place
Then Gary looked at me and made a silly face
It made me laugh, and I choked on my bun
And then I felt sick, which was really fun
That's when I told him that I had to go
I would find my own way to Indio
I said "Thanks for the lift, Gary, that was a blast"
"You got us to LA really fast"
I waved goodbye, and I left the scene
Rummaged through my bag and pulled out my Visine
I flagged down a guy who gave me ride
I told him I got lost, I totally lied
And as the day finally came to a close
And I blew the last black snot out of my nose
I knew I'd seen something really special
A human-like shape-shifting Pterodactyl
All this time, he kept us in the dark
Kind of like X-Men meets Jurrassic Park.
Gary fucking Numan
With Robin Finck
And hot dogs...
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