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Lauren Fincham--Blue Balls

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Published on Feb 19, 2010

Another sock puppet video by Lauren Fincham!

Not long ago, in a corporate puppet park not far away, a large company began an ill-conceived software project.

Inefficient, incompatible, and complicated it was -- unwanted by those who would use it.

Despite empty words of work/life balance, diversity seminars, and "we're a team" -- the company demanded unrealistic deadlines, project scope creep, and even more productivity from its overworked puppet population.

The dedicated people-of-fabric sacrificed family and life for long hours, nights, and weekends --

-- and their reward?

Not a bonus.
Nor additional time off.
No banquet.
Or even new eye buttons.

Instead, a gift at their desks one morning:

A blue rubber ball and a certificate of gratitude: "Please enjoy this stress ball."

It's good to be appreciated.

Within six months, they were laid off anyway.


Blue Balls
Written by Lauren Fincham

Vocals & Acoustic Guitars:
Lauren Fincham

Drums:
Sean Jones

Bass:
Roy Peak

Pedal Steel:
Brian Homan

Accordion:
Craig Spirko

Bar Crowd and Beer Mugs:
Everybody who was there


Produced by
Lauren Fincham and Roy Peak

Engineered by:
Roy Peak at Radical Recording Studio

Mastered by:
Eric Conn and Don Cobb at
Independent Mastering
Nashville, TN


Video

Roy Peak: Sock Puppet Herder

Sock Puppeteers:

Lauren Fincham

Craig Spirko

Lisa Rowan

Tracey Moore

Troy Lukkarila

Richard Rogginger


Special thanks to Gary Wood for behind the scenes sarcasm

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