it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken

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[Wisdom] mostly consists of what you know you don't know.

In the last post, several people asked what "industrial musicals" are. (I'm currently researching them for a short story, which I have been calling "Smile," but which I might wind up calling "Smile, Smile, Smile!" because really, that seems more like the kind of title that an industrial musical ought to have.)

Because dude, industrial musicals are like, the oddest cool little thing ever. In their heyday, these things were penned and acted by absolute top-quality talent. Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof). Loretta Swit. Hal Linden.

And in my webcrawling, I just hit the motherlode. Twenty original, danceable tunes from industrial musicals of the 50s, 60s, and 70s, available for download from WFMU's "Beware of the Blog."

Seriously, this stuff is awesome. You owe it to yourself to experience this nearly-forgotten flower of capitalist propaganda.

Now at last I felt like a woman
Completely feminine woman
A pampered, satisfied woman--

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