The day the Tivo died

My Tivo Series 1 machine died last week. I think it got fried in a lightening storm. There was a small power spike and dip. Everything else was fine except......Tivo.

I'm sorry, this is hard.

Tivo wasn't just a machine. It's a family member. It's brings us things we love. Like American Idol, The Daily Show, Conan O'brien, Dora the Explorer and the... oh my god it's just hitting me..... The Simpsons

And now it's fried. My poor daughter had to discover the lifeless remains. Poor kid. It was a real old Yeller moment. Except completely different.

Anyway, it inspired this song. Goodbye Tivo Series 1. We miss you!

Missing Ads in Fast Time

(sung to the tune of American Pie)

A long, long time ago...
I can still remember
How that TV used to make me smile.
And I knew if Tivo had a chance
My viewing time it would enhance
And, maybe, we'd zone out for just a while.

But July's storm made me shiver
Overflowing power river
Bad news on the main screen
Black instead of red, blue and green

I can't remember if I cried
Ok, I cried and cried and cried,
But something touched me deep inside
The day the Tivo died.

So bye-bye, missing ads in fast time
Drive a hemi, buy a Chevy,
Your credit need not be high
And them good old boys were sittin' starin' wide-eyed
Singin', this'll be the stuff that I buy
This'll be the stuff that I buy

Did you record "Flava of Love?"
And Janet's nip we saw most of.
Pop it back again, slow mo
Vinatieri nailed the goal!
They say a machine has no soul
But how can that be when I love you so?

Well I've watched Conan at 9am
Ever since I worked at IBM.
Fast forward through the crappy guests,
Pimpbot 5000 was the best

I was a lonely TV-ad viewing schmuck
'Till TiVo came and made my life not suck
But I knew I was out of luck
The day my Tivo fried.

I started singin'
Bye-bye, missing ads in fast time
Drive a hemi, buy a Chevy,
Your credit need not be high
And them good old boys were sittin' starin' wide-eyed
Singin', this'll be the stuff that I buy
This'll be the stuff that I buy

And the three men I admire most:
Stuart, Homer and Farley's Ghost
They caught the last train for the coast
The day the Tivo died

And they were singin'
Bye-bye, missing ads in fast time
Drive a hemi, buy a Chevy,
Your credit need not be high
And them good old boys were sittin' starin' wide-eyed
Singin', this'll be the stuff that I buy
This'll be the stuff that I buy

Posted July 17, 2007 11:50 AM