Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Super Alex Ninja Captain Song Dedication



So some of yibus might have noticed we are throwing out a big THANKS to Alex this week for all his fabulosity in making this blogosphere for writers feel more like family and less like work. He has made a huge contribution to the friendliness, enthusiasm, and community. So I thought I’d write him a song.

[Note: I've discovered this also serves as evidence that I don't follow directions well, but there you have it]

He’s a music enthusiast, right? But see, I can’t write music. In fact if my daughter is to be believed I can't even sing. But I can BORROW music and write new words, yeah? I thought about a Rush song, but I am not nearly familiar enough with the cadence to get it right, but I decided you really can’t go wrong with Aerosmith… so here we have it…


We've never seen Alex because he's a ninja....
Blog This Way (to the tune of Walk This Way)

Keystroke lover always writin' in the closet
Till you talked to your editor, he say
He said "you can't sell nothin' till you're into socializin
in the media--be a-changin' your ways"
You met some new friends, with advice that never ends
Oh, the times you were oh so close
'Cause the best things of bloggin' spillin something from your noggin
Only started with a little post
The most!

If we COULD see him, he'd look like this.
Fingers tappin' with the A to Z crowd
And Kate Beckinsale up on the wall
Singin' "hey diddle diddle"
Ninja kitty in the middle of the swing
Like you didn't care
So you took a big test in this giant blogfest
With two hundred folks ready to play
Wasn't them you was foolin'
'Cause you knew what you were doin'
And your blog love was here to stay
When you told us to

Blog this way
Just gimme a post
The most!

Captain ninja with a classy kinda sassy
Air guitar that we just can’t see
There were three new releases coming out next week
When you noticed they was lookin' at you
You were a brand new blogger, never shared a new author
Till your friends told you somethin' you missed
Then my blogroll neighbor with two books had a favor
So you gave her just a little post
The most!

Fingers tappin' with the A to Z crowd
And Kate beckinsale up on the wall
Singin' "hey diddle diddle"
Ninja kitty in the middle of the swing
Like you didn't care
So you took a big test in this giant blogfest
With two hundred folks ready to play
Wasn't them you was foolin'
'Cause you knew what you were doin'
And your blog love was here to stay
When you told us to

When you told us how to blog this way, you told us to

[Repeat x8]
Blog this way

Just gimme a post!


[My apologies to Steven Tyler. Call me. I’ll make it up to you.]


Teehee---Alex, you rock!!!


23 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hart, that is so awesome!!!! I'm still laughing. Heck with singing - you can do lyrics. Thanks for putting so much into this song for me. You rock!!!!!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

H Hart - love this .. Alex is so amused - and I wish I could write lyrics like that - but Alex will happily be strumming your song ...

Love those pictures too - can't see the Ninja and his wife in that dining room - cept on special occasions .. but the rocking Ninja gladiators - now that's another story ..

Cheers Hilary

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Oh my God, that's too funny! You timed it perfectly with the real lyrics, too.

Hart Johnson said...

teehee--glad you liked it, Alex. I thought you'd get a kick out of that.

Nate Wilson said...

Excellent adaptation, Hart! And of course, Alex used his ninja skills to sense you had posted, then sneak in and be the first to comment. I don't know how he does it.

E.J. Wesley said...

Song is officially stuck in my head now, and I think Alex owes it you (US!) to record himself playing this with his band (you know they can). Has YouTube sensation written all over it. :-)

David P. King said...

Okay, those ninjas with guitars can't be better suited. Great post, Hart! Loved your tribute to "the man" Alex. Thanks for participate'n! :)

Tina said...

Awesome, Hart! I know that song by heart, and you nailed it. GREAT, original idea. One of the best I've read in my travels. Fearing I'll never see his picture. You have a huge chance of winning since you wrote something for him to play on that guitar...jealous!

Tina @ Life is Good
http://kmdlifeisgood.blogspot.com/

Elise Fallson said...

Ok, I had Walk This Way playing in the background as I read your post and OMG, awesome, just awesome. you've got some serious lyrical writing skills! JUST GIMME A POST! xD

Helena said...

Hart - Don't apologize to S. Tyler 'cause this was great! And how perfect to write something Alex can sing and play to.

Personally, I'm still mortified that I spaced out joining the Alex blogfest, twit that I am. Here's to you, Ninja Alex.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Alex rocks!!!

Michael Offutt, Speculative Fiction Author said...

What an astounding tribute to Alex. I bet you win.

Arlee Bird said...

It's okay to break the rules when you do it in order to produce something exceptionally creative. Maybe you should become a rapper. (Please don't) Okay, a lyricist.

Lee
Wrote By Rote

Morgan said...

Ah-haha! You are BRILLIANT... absolutely bowing down to this post. That, is talent. ;-)

Hart Johnson said...

*giggles* Thanks so much guys! I had fun. This altered lyrics thing is something I used to do with friends, both when I was young, and in my Harry Potter days.

Allison said...

haha, great job on the lyrics :)

Allison (Geek Banter)

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

This was off the wall crazy. Loved it! Blog this way... yeah!

JJ said...

Alex Fest - Cheers!

C.M.Brown said...

Great tribute!

Ink in the Book said...

This was just hilarious! What an awesome tribute to the man behind the mask:)

The Golden Eagle said...

This song was so creative. I listened to the music while I read and it fit right in. :)

M.L. Swift said...

Very cute. You did Alex proud. :o)

Ella said...

I agree this was Brilliant! ;D
I thought i had been here before?!
lol