I don't know why exactly, but I choose to spend much of my day in silence. No TV chattering in the background. No music unless I'm really listening. In fact, I detest having music on if I'm reading. I savor my errand running when I drive off alone in my car because that's a chance to tune the radio to a favorite station. Yesterday this is what I heard:
Thou Shalt Always Kill
I laughed out loud when I heard, Thou shalt not use poetry, art or music to get into girls' pants.
Use it to get into their heads.
By the time I heard, Thou shalt not attend an open mic and leave before it's done just because you've finished your shitty little poem or song you self-righteous prick, I was a fan.
Complete lyrics are below.
Thou shalt not steal if there is direct victim.
Thou shalt not worship pop idols or follow lost prophets.
Thou shalt not take the names of Johnny Cash, Joe Strummer, Johnny Hartman, Desmond Decker, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix or Syd Barret in vain.
Thou shalt not think that any male over the age of 30 that plays with a child that is not their own is a peadophile... Some people are just nice.
Thou shalt not read NME.
Thou shalt not stop liking a band just because they've become popular.
Thou shalt not question Stephen Fry.
Thou shalt not judge a book by it's cover.
Thou shalt not judge Lethal Weapon by Danny Glover.
Thou shalt not buy Coca-Cola products.
Thou shalt not buy Nestle products.
Thou shalt not go into the woods with your boyfriend's best friend, take drugs and cheat on him.
Thou shalt not fall in love so easily.
Thou shalt not use poetry, art or music to get into girls' pants.
Use it to get into their heads.
Thou shalt not watch Hollyokes.
Thou shalt not attend an open mic and leave before it's done just because you've finished your shitty little poem or song you self-righteous prick.
Thou shalt not return to the same club or bar week in, week out just 'cause you once saw a girl there that you fancied but you're never gonna fucking talk to.
Thou shalt not put musicians and recording artists on ridiculous pedestals no matter how great they are or were.
The Beatles... Were just a band.
Led Zepplin... Just a band.
The Beach Boys... Just a band.
The Sex Pistols... Just a band.
The Clash... Just a band.
Crass... Just a band.
Minor Threat... Just a band.
The Cure... Just a band.
The Smiths... Just a band.
Nirvana... Just a band.
The Pixies... Just a band.
Oasis... Just a band.
Radiohead... Just a band.
Bloc Party... Just a band.
The Arctic Monkeys... Just a band.
The Next Big Thing.. JUST A BAND.
Thou shalt give equal worth to tragedies that occur in non-english speaking countries as to those that occur in english speaking countries. Thou shalt remember that guns, bitches and bling were never part of the four elements and never will be. Thou shalt not make repetitive generic music, thou shalt not make repetitive generic music, thou shalt not make repetitive generic music, thou shalt not make repetitive generic music. Thou shalt not pimp my ride.Thou shalt not scream if you wanna go faster.Thou shalt not move to the sound of the wickedness. Thou shalt not make some noise for Detroit.When I say "Hey" thou shalt not say "Ho".When I say "Hip" thou shalt not say "Hop".When I say, he say, she say, we say, make some noise... kill me. Thou shalt not quote me happy.Thou shalt not shake it like a polaroid picture.Thou shalt not wish you girlfriend was a freak like me. Thou shalt spell the word "Pheonix" P-H-E-O-N-I-X not P-H-O-E-N-I-X, regardless of what the Oxford English Dictionary tells you. Thou shalt not express your shock at the fact that Sharon got off with Bradley at the club last night by saying "Is it".Thou shalt think for yourselves.And thou shalt always... Thou shalt always kill! Dan Le Sac lyrics
As things turned out, my errand running took a little twist. I went to some thrift stores looking for a nice wooden cane for my mom. I was really excited when I found a nice one sitting on a shelf next to a pile of suitcases and duffle bags. I snapped it up and hustled to the cashier. A weird feeling descended on me as I handed it over and noticed it had no price tag.The cashier called over the intercom for a price check, and moments later a little old lady limped up to the counter. Yep, it was her cane. I had nearly stolen it. Not exactly a victimless crime.