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Song "Industrial Disease"
Warning lights are flashing down the Quality Control
Somebody threw a spanner and they threw him in the hole
There's rumors in the loading bay and anger in the town
Somebody blew the whistle and the walls came down
There's a meeting in the boardroom they're trying to trace the smell
There's leaking in the washroom there's a sneak in personnel
Somewhere in the corridors someone was heard to sneeze
'Goodness me could it be Industrial Disease?'

The caretaker was crucified for sleeping at his post
They're refusing to be pacified it's him they blame the most
The watchdog's got rabies the foreman's got the fleas
And everyone's concerned about Industrial Disease
There's panic on the switchboard tongues in knots
Some come out in sympathy some come out in spots
Some blame the management some the employees
Everybody knows it's the Industrial Disease

The work force is disgusted downs tools and walks
Innocence is injured experience just talks
Everyone seeks damages and everyone agrees
that these are 'classic symptoms of a monetary squeeze'
On ITV and BBC they talk about the curse
Philosophy is useless theology is worse
History boils over there's an economics freeze
Sociologists invent words that mean 'Industrial Disease'

Doctor Parkinson declared 'I'm not suprised to see you here
You've got smokers cough from smoking Brewer's droop from drinking beer
I don't know how you came to get the Bette Davis knees
But worst of all young man you've got Industrial Disease'
He wrote me a prescription he said 'you are drepressed
But I'm glad you came to see me to get this off your chest
Come back and see me later - next patient please
Send in another victim of Industrial Disease'

I go down to Speaker's Corner I'm thunderstruck
They got free speech, tourists, police in trucks
Two men say they're Jesus, one of them must be wrong
There's a protest singer singing a protest song - he says
They wanna have a war so they can keep their factories
They wanna have a war so they can keep us on our knees
They wanna have a war to stop us buying Japanese
They wanna have a war to stop Industrial Disease
They're pointing out the enemy to keep you deaf and blind
They wanna sap you energy incarcerate your mind
They give you Rule Brittania, gassy beer, page three
Two weeks in Espana and Sunday striptease'
Meanwhile the first Jesus says 'I'd cure it soon
Abolish Monday mornings and Friday afternoons'
The other's out on hunger strike he's dying by degrees
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On February 23rd, 1957, Porter Wagoner joined the Grand Ole Opry. In 1965, Stan Laurel of the Laurel and Hardy comedy team died in Santa Monica, California. He was 74.
Venerable old bookstores shutting their doors (The Cincinnati Post)
SAN FRANCISCO - Five years ago, Gary Frank decided to sell his bookstore here. The Booksmith had built up a fine reputation over a quarter of a century, thanks to an impressive series of author appearances and a high-traffic location in the old hippie neighborhood of Haight-Ashbury. Yet hardly anyone expressed interest.
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TIM HARDAWAY STILL APOLOGIZING: Former NBA player now says, ?I don?t hate gay people.? *During an interview Sunday with CBS affiliate WFOR in Miami, former NBA player Tim Hardaway continued to apologize for his anti-gay remarks on a South Florida radio station last week.
Closing the book on a dying business (Contra Costa Times)
Five years ago, Gary Frank decided to sell his bookstore. The Booksmith had built a fine reputation during a quarter of a century, thanks to an impressive series of author appearances and a high-traffic location in the old hippie neighborhood of Haight-Ashbury.
Bloomington cops plan crackdown on noise (The Pantagraph)
BLOOMINGTON -- The next time your favorite song comes on the car radio, think twice about turning it up. Bloomingtonā??s 45 patrol officers have been told to issue at least two traffic citations or ordinance violations related to noise monthly.
Music center is powerful, pricey (Rocky Mountain News)
The Musica takes up no more space than a standard stereo component, sleekly storing up to 40,000 songs in digital format. It's powerful - and, for the most part, powerfully easy to use.
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I have never heard of Ben Rudnick ? let alone his friends ? but I am going to start watching for them after listening to their latest album and interviewing him. I arranged an interview with Ben Rudnick & Friends to talk about their new album, Grace?s Bell. The album comes out in late February. I think I accidentally offended him by referring to the music as ?children?s music? and for that I ...
At 5:15 p.m. there were already 50 or so kids in line to get into the brand new University Theatre. Forty-five minutes later that same line stretched to Maryland Parkway, and once the doors open the kids poured in and rushed to get a spot against the stage until the crowd reached capacity.

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