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long distance dedication

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This one goes out to reader Carol, who emailed to tell me she had a dream last night that I was playing this song on my site.

What's up man! Hey yo what's up!
Yeah what's goin' on here.
Sick an' tired of five-oh runnin' up on the block here.
You know what I'm sayin'?
Yo Snow, they came around here lookin' for you the other day. Word? Word! Bust it!

[chorus] Informer, you no say Daddy me Snow me I'll go blame,
A licky Boom Boom Down.
Detective mon said Daddy me Snow me stab someone down the lane,
A licky Boom Boom Down.
Informer, you no say Daddy me Snow me I'll go blame,
A licky Boom Boom Down.
Detective mon said Daddy me Snow me stab someone down the lane,
A licky Boom Boom Down.

Police them come an' now they blow down me door,
One him come crawl through, through my window,
So then they put me in the back the car at the station,
>From that point on me reach my destination,
When the destination reached, it was the east detention, where them
Whipped down me pants, looked up me bottom, so *

Bigger they are they think they have more power,
They're on the phone me say that on (every) hour,
Me for want to use it once an' now me call me lover,
Lover who I'll be callin is the one TAMMY,
an' me love her in me heart down to my belly,
Yes me Daddy me Snow me I feel cool an' deadly,
As the one MC Shan an' the one Daddy Snow,
Together we-a love'em as a Tor-Na-Do.[chorus]

Listen for me, you better listen for me now.
Listen for me, you better listen for me now.
When me rockin' the microphone me rock it steady,
Yes sir, Daddy me Snow me are the article don.
But in the in an' the out of a dance them they say where you come from,
People them say you come from Jamaica,
But me born an' raised in the ghetto that's the one I want you to know,
Pure black people mon that's all I mon know.
Yeah me shoes are tear up an' me toes used to show,
Where me born in on the one Toronto, so [chorus]

Come with a nice young lady. Intelligent,
Yes she's gentle an' irie.
Everywhere me go, me never left her at all.
Yes, its Daddy Snow me are the roam dance mon.
Roam between a dancin' in a in a nation-a.
You never know say Daddy me Snow me are the Boom Shakata.
Me never lay-a down flat in that one cardboard box.
Yes say me Daddy me Snow me I'll go reachin' at the top, soI [chorus]

Why would he?

Me sittin' 'round cool with my dibbie dibbie girl,
Police knock my door,
Lick up my pal,
Rough me up an' I can't do a thing
Pick up my line, when my telephone ring.
Take me to the station,
Black up my hands.
Trail me down, 'cuz I'm hangin' with the Snowman,
What I'm gonna do,
I'm backed an' I'm trapped,
Slap me in the face an' took all o' my gap.
They have no clues an' they wanna get warmer,
But Shan won't turn Informer! [chorus]

There, now you can all have it stuck in your head all day, too.

Comments

Hey Michele, do you think you could program your site so that links open a new window? That way we don't have to "back" to your site after checking out an article.

If I knew how to do it, I would. Anyone?

Yes. When you're typing in the link, add this bit of code before closing off the a href HTML tag: target="_blank"

So the link would look like this (without the spaces) Name of Article

One vote for "don't do this". I don't want you deciding when I need a new window and when I don't. I'll right click or middle click when I want a new window.

It's user-unfriendly to make the decision for me.

Hmm. Interesting. I generally right click to open a link if they won't open in a new window, but it would save me time if things opened in a new window automatically.

The rule that I learned while working in web dev was "on site, on the window... off site, off the window". I'd be interested in learning what people want to see, though. User-friendly is key.

aw, for me?? and a picture too! what happen to that guy?

I'm with Brad - Don't do this. Closing a window is marginally more difficult than going Back (especially if one uses the right mouse button). And many open windows only create a confusing clutter of tabs at the bottom of the screen (Internet Explorer).

Don't worry, I'm not going to do it. I consulted with my web guru (google) and it looks like most people prefer the links to NOT open in a new window.

You can also hold down "shift" and click on the link if people have disabled right click on their sites.

Alternatively, you can add some javascript, as I did on my site, which lets the user decide whether or not they want to open links in a new window or not.

If you load the index page, and view source, it should all come together.

(I'm just too lazy to go back through the source myself.) :)

Personally, I had to put the 'new page' command in, if only because i don't understand programming and it was the only way i could circumvent my bizarre page layout...

Now if only i could sort out the comments, so that the fucker actually displays what people put down in there, instead of that stupid 'full page form'...