"I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves." Ludwig Wittgenstein

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Show Biz Kids

Richard preferred the blues, but he liked the jazzy, rock stuff too. After exchanging his Lincoln Town Car for a his beat up Toyota Corolla, he drove home from work. He slid into traffic, and turned on the car radio, hoping that some music might help to reduce his inexplicable fever, or at least help him to forget it. Steely Dan was playing , “Show Biz Kids.”

He loved the lyrics--they made him think of his clients...and oddly, he now realized, of Lola too.

While the poor people sleepin'
With the shade on the light
While the poor people sleepin'

All the stars come out at night

Show business kids making movies
Of themselves, you know they
Don't give a fuck about anybody else.

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