I was up late last night and I decided to watch the DVR recording I’d made of that new Franklin & Bash show. It turned out to be pretty good, but watching it ended up taking all night! Why, you ask? Well you see, one of the show’s co-stars, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, started playing an old song that I love on his guitar… And I just naturally had to go search for it on Youtube, and the video I found actually has the lyrics!
So I should be done and ready to to back to my show, right? Of course not! I can’t really remember how, but I actually ran across one of my all-time favorite songs while I was looking around. The problem was that it didn’t display the song’s lyrics, but it did have some awesome imagery that more than made up for the lack! So I set off the find the lyrics and to remember the code I used to display them in the little scroll box beneath the video. And that’s what ended up costing me the rest of my night…
You see, a lot of the lyrics sites have these neat little automatically scrolling display boxes for their lyrics, which I thought might look real nice in place of my usual box. Hell, I thought, I’ve gotten pretty good at converting gadget embed codes to work with the gigya shortcode thingy WordPress lets us use these days, so why not give it a try, right? Wrong!
It turns out that the embed codes I got from every lyrics site I tried displayed the wrong damned lyrics! Now it’s possible that you have to be a “member” of the site in order to get the right codes, but I wasn’t about to start creating new online accounts that I’d have to keep track of just to find out if that was true – especially considering that I’d probably have to try more than one to see which produced the best looking display. So I went looking for alternatives…
Anyway… The show was good and here’s the song I went through all this over. I’m sorry that you’ll have to scroll the lyrics the “old fashioned” way, but I really hope you like it as much as I do:
I want ice water.