Lab Tracks

Lab Track: 2012

Today’s armageddon-inspired Lab Track comes to us via a suggestion by our own Elyse “MoFo” Anders. It’s a pretty silly song — replete with metal guitar solos and rockers purposely scaring one kid’s stuffy parents — about how the end times are not upon us, performed by a band called Xyzyx (according to the video, that’s pronounced “ziz-iks.”) Enjoy!

It’s just me and you
And California’s still above the water
There’s no quakes or monsoons
I guess this means we’re going to live longer

I just thought there’d be more
According to the websites and the movies
But it’s just me and you
And I’m bored

2012
2012
Nothing will happen
In 2012
2012
2012
Nothing will happen
in 2012

The world’s got problems
Like oil wars, drug trafficking and famine
America is fucking broke
And people are still watching Jimmy Fallon
I think the world would be a better place
If we put away our cell phones and pick a book up
Not an iPad that looks like a book, but the real kind
With paper

2012
2012
Nothing will happen
In 2012
2012
2012
Nothing will happen
in 2012

Y2K just went away
And I don’t believe in Judgment Day
I don’t care what the Mayans say
The world’s not gonna end
Y2K just went away
And I don’t believe in Judgment Day
I don’t give a shit what the Mayans say
The world’s not gonna end

2012
2012
Nothing will happen
In 2012
2012
2012
Nothing will happen
in 2012

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Ashley Hamer

Ashley Hamer

Ashley Hamer (aka Smashley) is a saxophonist and writer living in Chicago, where she performs regularly with the funk band FuzZz and jazz ensemble Big Band Boom. She also does standup comedy, sort of, sometimes. Her tenor saxophone's name is Ladybird.

1 Comment

  1. December 18, 2012 at 6:40 am

    Three things occurred to me, in order they were:

    -Once I would have committed all kinds of mayhem to get my hands on a plexi-glass guitar.
    -Has Youtube and the general acceleration of the media and entertainment cycles resulted in more temporally fixed art. Stuff that isn’t just of it’s time, but off a single moment in time like this song. Novelty songs have always been around, but are there more of them now that the expectations of longevity seem to be so much less?
    -Those boys can write a hook. (after finding myself humming it while brushing my teeth.)

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