The Talkin’ Headline Blues #5

Here’s the 5th, and final (or final until I play this song out and have to write a new version based on what’s going on) version of Talkin’ Headline.

By Thursday it’s pretty easy to see that news organizations start to run out of things to report. Some headlines start to repeat, or are rewritten to seem relevant. Really, all the news happens over the weekend. Or, more likely, is saved up through the weekend and then reported on Monday morning so that all the readers have something to stare at when they get to work.

This also has the effect to give an audience a little bit on Monday and make them need to come back each day of the week to check in on the progress of the story they read at the beginning of the week. Everyone needs closure.

And then, maybe, you click on a link of advertising or two and everyone gets exactly what they set out to get. A little bit of money and a little bit of time gone by and spent.

So that’s it for this week. I think it went pretty well. It’s easy to write songs when ya got so much material to choose from. Tomorrow I’ll post a summary of all the songs. It’ll be a great expression of how it felt sifting through so much news in one week. Of how my brain feels after all that.

So be sure to check back on Saturday.

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