Prescription​/​Note to Subs

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NOTE TO SUBS

That’s not house style around these parts -
Too formal when what we want is chatter;
Too long for headline, too short for standfirst,
Best just dump it with the over-matter.

Use ampersands and acronyms
Shrinking pages mean shrinking words.
Sentence the chaff to the margins –
Widows and orphans first.

It’s elementary, dear boy, it’s the rule of thumb
Being too clever is just dumb.

But I can’t seem to twist myself
To prize medium over message.
I can’t seem to cut myself
To fit this crooked usage.

Don’t fret about the substance
It’s already on the chromalyn.
A schoolboy error, to labour sense
That’s not typing, that’s writing

It’s elementary, dear boy, it’s the rule of thumb
Being too clever is just dumb.

But I can’t seem to twist myself
To prize the medium over message
I can’t seem to cut myself
To fit this crooked usage

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from Slow Medicine, released December 20, 2016
Saul's bass, two triangles, 1 piano, 3 Telecasters, massed vocals, 5 slightly out of tune cellos: Slow Medicine.
Drums: Paul Cook

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Slow Medicine London, UK

Slow Medicine creates music that ranges from art rock to ambient, avant garde to piano ballad, disco to folk, tweaked and twisted via electronics and sound-effects.

Slow Medicine blurs the lines between live and studio, outside and inside, electric and acoustic, organic and processed, analogue and digital.
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