THE LAND OF ICE AND SNOW — About a year ago, I introduced Led Zeppelin to my kids. My son took to it immediately. There was a sense of pride that my 6-year-old child had a favorite band and that band was the one and only Led Zeppelin. Then I started to realize it was really just one song he loved: "Immigrant Song."
I wasn't too upset because I absolutely love that song. Every time we were in the car — or out of it, for that matter — he'd ask if we could listen to it. I was all in and playing it all the time. At first, he started screaming, "Ah-ah, ah!" throughout the house all day long. Then he started in on the lyrics, which he never gets totally right: "Welcome to the land of mice and throw. From the midnight sun, where the hot things grow."
Let's just say, after a year of this, the song is starting to wear on me a little. It makes my soul sad to admit that.
But now that I've seen this video, I can't tell if I'm into the song again or more annoyed with it than ever before.
This is Chickensan. He's a rubber chicken that sings stuff. That's really the best way I can explain him. Just watch the video and you'll get it. If you're like me, you'll smile, likely chuckle, then suddenly you'll be all sorts of confused — confused because you can't tell if you're loving the oddball quirkiness of it or absolutely hating it. It's a real toss-up.
For me, I suppose, it's at least a new version of the song that isn't the original or my now 7-year-old's rendition.