(This Copy's) Bad


A parody of a song by Michael Jackson.  Recorded by robert berg in Pittsburgh, PA
Recorded: 03/13/2016  Released: 03/13/2016  First aired: 03/15/2016
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I just could not get up over the last note in the pre-chorus, which is why it sounds weird. Had to mix it in a way that sorta hid that part. I wish I could just borrow Joe's voice for tactical strikes like that one.

Also, I'm such a hypocrite because I did not know the difference between a dependent clause and a prepositional phrase, and I'm an English major mocking someone writing radio copy for an auto dealership. Oh well...

“This truck is mine.”
Word choice is right
If it’s proximal
In space or time
I'm telling you
Just how to wield
A prepositional phrase
With proficient skill
Come on, come on,

I'm giving you
On a count of 3
Ads must improve
Read them aloud
How does it sound?
Does it trip the tongue?
Does it mush the mouth?

Well it’s probably fine for Sheehan
And Andy Polley too
But my friend, I went to Harpur
This drivel, I eschew

This copy’s bad - it’s bad - come on
Syntax is bad - it’s bad - you know it
Grammar is bad, It’s bad - come on, you know
Jim Coleman has to
Answer right now
Just to tell us once again


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judofuse in Atlanta
461 days ago.
Kj Ohnstad in Red Wing, MN
I'm so glad you went for the "Shamons" - great job! And the Andy Polley sound bite was a really nice touch.
468 days ago.
Anita in Alaska in Anchorage,AK
I love this! TIRB rules.
471 days ago.
joeythejammer in Ellicott City, MD
Unbelievably great!
471 days ago.
mrlip in Springfield, VA
You've done it again - love the spoken word subconscious ID talking right over the music. Great closing rant spelled out as *Rant* in the lyrics. Who write the copy for THOSE things?
471 days ago.