LAURIE ANDERSON lyrics - Talkshow

LAURIE ANDERSON
"Talkshow"

During the newspaper strike, the networks asked the writers to read their columns on TV. The writers weren't actors, they did all the wrong things they squinted into the... lights, wore rumpled! clothes and used BIG WORDS the signs for the deaf were getting more and "more" obscure with lots of qualifying (phrases) and... uh... awkward... pauses so the producers kept saying:

OK! Buzz words only! Two syllabus.

Tops!

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