Now I Have A Job (live)

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My first job out of college was writing catalog copy for a direct-mail company that targeted old people and white trash. Some of my greatest hits included the "Glow-in-the-Dark Doorknob," the "Musical T-Shirt," the "Guardian Angel Lamp-Topper," and "Glow-in-the-Dark Reusable Snowflakes" (whatever the fuck those were). Then they moved me over to their Holistic Medicine catalog, where I extolled the benefits of such time-tested remedies as "Bee Pollen," "Shark Cartilage," and "Royal Jelly."

This cheap-ass company had us working on 286 PCs, saving everything to 5.25" floppies. The screens were monochromatic - in my case, orange characters on the black. Admittedly, I did some of my best lyricizing on that machine because my mind was swimming with words all day, every day.

"Now I Have a Job" was written less than a week before we recorded the rebellion is here. I brought the lyric upstate for the show, presented it to the guys at rehearsal the night before, and we ripped that shit a new asshole.

I was ultimately fired from the copywriting gig for secretly maintaining a website about how the company was ripping people off (my conscience got the best of me). But the music goes on forever - YOU CAN'T FIRE ROCK AND ROLL!

lyrics

In a suit at a desk in a daze at the end of an hour and a half and another twenty minutes of the screen orange screen on the screen watch it flicker spelling words fancy words what is fancy what are words where am I?

I am out of order
Sorry for the inconvenience
Be back soon
Thank God you're too cheap to replace me

I get up and it's dark I get home and it's even darker night is to morning is to morning is tonight I go to bed there's a buzzing by the bed and it gets me out of bed and it's dark and it's dark when I get home where am I?

I am out of order
Sorry for the inconvenience
Be back soon
Thank God you're too cheap to replace me

Once I had friends once I had fun once I had life once I had hope once I had hands once I had love once I had mind once I had time once I had me
Now I have a job.

credits

from the rebellion is here., released September 22, 2005
Words and music by Jed Davis
Published by Eschatonality/ASCAP

Jed Davis: vocals, keyboards
Mike Keaney: vocals, bass
Alex Dubovoy: vocals, guitar
Mike Kearns: drums
Produced by The Hanslick Rebellion
Recorded live 7-30-96 by John Delehanty and Rich Libutti at The QE2, Albany, NY
Mixed by John Delehanty and Rich Libutti at Scarlet East, Latham, NY
Mastered by Dave McNair at Unity Mastering, New York, NY

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We work under a host of band and project names and in every genre, including a few we made up.

Prominent Congregants include Jed Davis, Mike Keaney, Alex Dubovoy, Joe Abba, Dom Maltempi, Rob Hill, Reeves Gabrels, Sheridan Riley, Anton Fig, Avi Buffalo, Meg Duffy, Bryan Thomas and Mike Kearns.
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