Sunday, March 26, 2017

Could Stand Updating

Back in 1994, the late George Jones released a song called "High-Tech Redneck," about a country boy who had all the latest technology at his fingertips.

Today of course, much of the technology described in the song is laughably obsolete. So it seemed to me it could use a bit of an update:


He's got a Duck Dynasty marathon
Binging on Netflix and it's streamin' in strong
A wifi virtual remote control
3D TV with stereo
Football, baseball, NASCAR too
With picture-in-picture it's all in view
And if it comes on just a little too late
With his DVR he can watch it next day.

He's a high-tech redneck
Mayberry meets Star Trek
He's a bumpkin
But he's plugged in
He's a high-tech redneck.

He's got twenty sub-woofers in the bed of his truck
A thousand watts of power and he keeps it cranked up
He ain't into hip hop, he ain't into rap
He likes to rattle them speakers with Ronnie Milsap
CDs and MP3s with gigs to send
CB, radar and SiriusXM
And if he needs to talk to his honey at home
He has Siri dial 'er up on his Apple iPhone

He's a high-tech redneck
Mayberry meets Star Trek
He's a bumpkin
But he's plugged in
He's a high-tech redneck.

I never have heard anybody blasting "It Was Almost Like a Song" out of a truck bed full of sub-woofers. In the immortal words of Jayne Cobb, that would be an interesting day.

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