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Posted: May 4, 2023 | Categories: Miscellaneous

Last summer we were on vacation with my wife’s family and when my wife started describing me as a gadget man, somehow someone started singing Rocket Man (by Elton John) using Gadget Man instead for the main theme for the song. We had a lot of fun singing the verses and belting out the chorus.

I turned 60 last year and for my birthday my wife gathered my closest local friends together for a surprise party. There’s a lot more to tell about that particular event, but for now here’s what I wanted to write about now.

In preparation for the party, she and a couple of neighbors wrote an actual Gadget Man song and serenaded me at the party. It was amazing fun and I have a video of it that I won’t share here, all you get are the lyrics my wife, sister in law, and friends put together for the event.

He works for Or-a-cle – that’s his day job.
He’s published books about software.
And he loves the wor…..ld of tech, my friend.

He loves his kids -- he loves his wife,
And Dexter – that’s his pup.
It’s such a fi….ne -- life for John.

But there’s something that he loves to find online
That feeds a joy for him deep inside.
We know the man who likes to share that joy,
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah,

John’s the Gadget M..a..n
Gadget Man – he knows where to find the coolest toys.

And he always on the hunt for some new tool
To keep or give away to those who find
They need a m.a.n who will do the search
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah…..

He’s the Gadget Man – Gadget Man - he knows where to find the coolest toys.

So if you have a flat -- or lose your lights
John’s got -- the perfect fix

Cause he’s the one to call -- for emergencies.

He searches for -- the perfect tool
To solve a problem -- just for you

Gadget m..a…n, Gadget man

But there’s something that he loves to find online
That feeds a joy for him deep inside.
We know the man who likes to share those toys,
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah,

John’s the Gadget Man
Gadget Man – he knows where to find the coolest toys.

Gets his kicks by finding tools that fix

Helping out gives him lots of joy

He knows where to find the coolest toys.

It’s an amazing song and it was an amazing night. I’m so happy to have a wife and friends that know you well enough to make fun of you in a song.


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