The Geektones win second prize in loudENERGY's
contest to write a song protesting high gas prices with Free
Gas. Sample lyric: How wretched were the sufferers,
forced to drive high-mileage cars/Some without air conditioning, or
power-assisted doors/Even worse, without a 4x4, we routinely risked
it all/How awful to be stranded on the way out to the mall!
The Geektones recording of Gods
of the New Economy is a rough-hewn, unvarnished piece of work ...
Its raw, and almost painful to listen to - a lonely voice
ranting in a deserted conference room.
Wow, how absolutely
I am a soon-to-be laid off Amazon.com employee,
one of the 1,300 Seattle Washington customer service reps who found
out in January that we'd be getting the axe. While I never got a European
car, the song "Gods of the New Economy" really rang true.
I'm sitting here in my cubicle with my headphones on, laughing
my ass off, sending it to my friends. Great job, guys. Even funnier
was "Virtual Christmas" - I can relate! Having worked 60+
hours a week around Christmastime for two years running, I found this
song to be quite on the mark, scathing to the e-commerce world. I
have to say this much for e-commerce tho - it beats the hell out of
going to the mall, eh?
Once, we dreamt of
our stocks. When I got hired here, I thought two years from my hire
date, I'd be able to open my own business with all the cash. The price
kept on rising and rising - it was crazy! Then, it dropped, and kept
on dropping. Now it's worthless to me, and I'm out of a job after
everything. But I'm not bitter. Never bitter. ; )