Thursday, July 01, 2004

The Lyricist Sings a Duet with a Showtime Exec ... (With a Happy Ending?)

Still off on some Lara-Croft-like adventure into the tombs of the dead power of the past, Veritas sends a vaguely worded message about Monday ... which crumbles to dust after we read it.

With dusty fingers, the Lyricist continues singing rewritten songs from
EVITA:


[SUNG TO THE MELODY FROM EVITA'S "I'D BE GOOD FOR YOU"]


[EVITA/LYRICIST]

Sure it's hazy, but by now you see ...

the AmCan process was not well-designed.

The normal "out" is -- "Hey, it's just TV."

Who thinks "Reality" must be refined?

But you have defined

it democracy.



"The Revolution will be televised."

The search for fresh-idea candidates.

BUT NOTHING in your plan has realized

the promised possibilities -- It skates

the same figure-eights

"meritocracy."


What's wrong with that? Meritocracy?


By now I'm sure... this is boring you.

Who could argue with the point of view:

that "the best" ... rule the rest ... What's to see?
Who else could be ...

...one of the few?


But the question that remains unasked ...

is: "What would merit being president?"

Yes, that's the way REALITY is masked --

the ways things are must never be rebent.

You can't make a dent

and be on TV.


No real surprises fit on TV.



[PERON/SHOWTIME EXEC]

Skip on down ... Save my job, please.

I don't need your deep philosophies.

I just need ... clear advice ... What's your fees... for the
right keys ...

... to save my ass?



[EVITA/LYRICIST]

I'm not singing till you change your tune.

The bullshit marketing will have to go.

No "Revolution" -- You can't shoot the moon.

You can transcend this... if you'll just "aim low."

You think I'm your foe,

but I'm good for you.

I know just what you will have to do.


[AND HER/HIS VOICE FADES INTO A SMILE]