This recent (to me) song, “Failure” by Lara Marling sums up some recent feelings I’ve had about the industry:

He used to be a singer in a rock and roll band
he would write the songs and i’d tremble at his hand but oh, la laa
he lost poetic ethic and his songs were pathetic, and he’s a failure now

he used to be the life and soul of everyone around
you’d never catch him looking up and never see him down but oh, la laa
he couldnt raise a smile oh not for a while and he’s a failure now

dont cry child, you’ve got so much more to live for
dont cry child, you’ve got something i would die for
and if it come to the rain, just be glad you’ll smile again
cause so many dont
And so many go unamed

Replace the “singer in a rock and roll band” with broadcast TV production or media production in general. The chorus gives me a glimmer of hope though – there are things more important now. It’s all very high school-y and teen-angst-ridden, but I don’t like how the soul has really been drained out of the projects that have come past me in recent months. Maybe I need to do something about that…

(Tried this out as an Aside & it formatted wierdly – still figuring these new bits out)

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