Sunday, 15 March 2009

So what rhymes with "layoff"?



Salutations, content sniffers! Tin Blott here, refreshed and reinvigorated after a socks-off furlough that has almost literally made me a new man, although still not one who can quite live with himself. 

Now: it's not like me to sponge off someone else's work... actually, who am I kidding? It's totally like me to re-appropriate someone else's efforts for my own ends.

So I was particularly tickled by the musical exhortations of the political editor of American newsletter The St Louis Post-Dispatch, who has cut a brand-new track entitled Copy Editor's Lament (The Layoff Song). Tactfully circumventing the fact that that title alone could do with some trimming back, it's a toe-tapping power-pop number with a surprisingly powerful theme. Despite my better judgement, I feel honor-bound to spread its bittersweet message.

You can listen to it here.

And if you'd like to pore over the lyrics for ironic typos, they are here.

And, in all fairness, the author's antiseptic personal website is here.

That is all. No singing along, mind.

6 comments:

  1. Lawks, Tin, where are you in our time of mounting crisis?

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  2. Tin - I thinbk you'll like this:

    Twitter switch for Guardian, after 188 years of ink

    • Newspaper to be available only on messaging service
    • Experts say any story can be told in 140 characters
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/apr/01/guardian-twitter-media-technology

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  3. Anon@8.17, who are these 'experts'?

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  4. And why a story like that on April 1st?

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  5. why hast thou forsaken us, Tinny?

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