Murdoch and Me

Last night at the All Things Digital conference, I was asked to write and perform a song for Rupert Murdoch. They said I could not be mean. This was a tall order. Here's what I came up with.
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Last year, I was invited to play the All Things Digital conference. My opening act was... Rupert Murdoch -- how many female singer-songwriters can say that? Now as most people know, I am a bit of a lefty -- my record company is "Pinko Records", so it was somewhat disarming to get a nice warm hug from the man responsible for Fox News and even worse... the new MySpace. He was really nice and reminded me, in one strange flash, of my father -- except my dad was not a megalomaniacal media mogul; he was a veterinarian.

Last night at D, the billing was the same: Rupert, then one song from me. I was asked by the hosts (Walt and Kara), about an hour before "showtime", if I would write a song for Rupert. They said I could not be mean; he is their boss, you know. This was a tall order. Here's what I came up with:

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