I used to scroll past half-decent posts without so much as a meh. Now it’s me doing the posting, I want the world to care.
Of all the money
Bits of this and that
Shit and tat
With no purpose
When it comes to handing
On social media
To suddenly become
A real life
Despite the immense
Joy and happiness
A simple click
‘Silas Stingy‘ is the name of a song about a miser from The Who’s The Who Sells Out: a concept album with anything but waste in mind.
The band tried to maximise its potential for income every way they could; using multiple writers and including jingles inbetween songs as examples.
Unfortunately there’s no groovy video for the song, just the side of the album cover featuring:
- Pete Townshend with a giant stick of ‘Odorono’ – a song from the album about someone failing a job interview due to not using that particular deodorant.
- Roger Daltrey sat in a bath of Heinz Baked Beans – one of the featured jingles about them being for ‘tea’.
What a Waste (Tickets, Please) a short story about the ‘ticket man’ at Fulham Broadway Station.
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Thanks for reading 🙂
N. P. Ryan.