Talkin’ Trash the Musical – October 2011

One of art’s beauties is its ability to tell a story, convey a feeling or change a perception in simple yet powerful ways.

For me, the medium that has always spoken the loudest is the combination of word and melody in the form commonly known as popular music (also sometimes referred to in the vernacular as rock and roll or the boogie woogie), be it painting a vivid scene (“My city’s still breathing (but barely it’s true) through buildings gone missing like teeth”), drumming up nostalgia (“Captured a taxi despite all the rain. We drove in silence across Pont Champlain”) or dragging out emotion (“Sad eyes, sad eyes, where’re you going with that confidence?”).

 So, when I sat down with my iThingie (thank you, Steve, thank you) to write this edition of Talkin’ Trash, I couldn’t resist mixing art with work…and, as a result, and with extreme apologies in advance, I give you…

 

R.E.C.Y.C.L.E

(All apologies to A. Franklin.  I am not worthy.  I am not worthy.  I am not worthy.)

 

(hoo)

That piece of paper

(hoo)

I know you got it

(hoo)

That empty can

(hoo)

I know you have it

(hoo)

All I ask

(hoo)

Is to recycle it.

(Just recycle it, just recycle it)

 

R.E.C.Y.C.L.E

We doing it for you and me

R.E.C.Y.C.L.E

Look, we’ve saved another tree.

 

(hoo)

Ain’t gonna do you no good

(hoo)

When you’re gone

(hoo)

To leave lights a blazin’

(hoo)

And computers on

(hoo)

All I ask

(hoo)

Is for you to give a FLICK

(Just give a FLICK.  Just give a FLICK)

 

F.L.I.C.K. I.T.

Show a little TLC

F.L.I.C.K. I.T.

Clean air and saving money

 

(hoo)

That paper cup

(hoo)

Bad for coffee tastin’

(hoo)

Use it once

(hoo)

And then it’s wastin’

(hoo)

All I ask

(hoo)

Is to re-use it.

(Just re-use it.  Just re-use-it)

 

R.E.U.S.E. I.T.

A travel mug’s the way to be

R.E.U.S.E. I.T.

Better tasting tea and coffee.

 

I am not worthy.

-ed

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