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Workstation to Workstation

by The Boston Typewriter Orchestra

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Bring your pens and notebooks Gotta write it all down at the staff meeting Just a bunch of bullshit Bring your best ideas And keep 'em to yourself at the staff meeting Same old song and dance Boss will tell a joke Everybody has to laugh at the staff meeting Hahaha Richie raises his hand Always has a point to make at the staff meeting Such a kissass Someone cut one loose Oh what an awful smell at the the staff meeting Must have been Bob Jill picks her nose And wipes it on her chair at the staff meeting Never gonna sit there We all watch the clock Nobody gives a damn at the staff meeting What's for lunch? Sloppy Joe Tuesday Take away my blues day It's what I love to eat Oh how I love that mystery meat
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Malört 02:34 video
深い、深い深い あなたは悲しみ ですあなたは次 のかもしれません Sholes and Glidden should have used Dvorak Pyfgcrl? Aoeuidhtns, Qjkxbmwvz Sholes and Glidden should have used Dvorak Schreibmaschine ist krieg! 深い、深い深い あなたは悲しみ ですあなたは次 のかもしれません
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Mail Guy 00:11 video
Here comes the mailguy He's looking so fly He's got a bow tie and it's pink
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We had a meeting in the mornin' And the boss said, I was no good Jelly doughnuts for breakfast Glared at me, so I understood We had a meeting during lunch And the boss said, we had to do better Ham sandwiches on white bread Boss got mustard, all over his sweater We had a meeting in the afternoon And the boss said, he was going home Keep on typing on those keys, boys Let your fingers roam So I'll keep on typing so I'll get paid I'll keep on typing 'til my dyin' day
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about

Boston Typewriter Orchestra is:
Derrik Albertelli
Jeff Breeze
Alex Holman
Chris Keene
Erik Lindahl
Jay O'Grady
Brendan Quigley
Chris Webb

Recorded by Kurt Ballou at God City in Salem MA
Mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East

Cover Illustration by Tim Burns
Design by Jim Diotte and Jeff Breeze
Liner Notes by Richard Polt

Vinyl pressed by Burlington Record Plant

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released September 19, 2020

"The legendary BTO: vanguard of the typewritten revolution, rhythm stylists, sound chefs. In Workstation to Workstation, they proffer a new cafeteria tray of business-flavored earworms.

Jump-start your day by 'Unprisoning Your Think R.H.I.N.O.' This concoction blends bottom notes of jungle drum with top notes of chopstick and castanet—skipping a heartbeat now and then, but
marching on toward the triumphant liberation of your inner nose-horn / noise-horn.

Fortified for corporate indignities, you’re ready for 'At the Staff Meeting,' a keen dissection of ritualized moments of toadying and revulsion.

'Malört' may start off with well-behaved chimes, but brace your eardrums for an assault of Mongolian death metal / banshee belch / undrinkable Chicago liquor. You have been warned.

No sooner does 'Mailguy' deliver its nano-leitmotif for the bowtied Guy with the Mail than 'Butterfly Bit' tosses a Geiger counter with a washboard and a crisp apple. There’s just enough percussive umami to make your mouth water and teeth chatter as the dinner bell sounds.

The regimented chanty of 'Meeting in the Morning' laments office slavery—“I’ll keep on typing till my dying day”—but also finds those uplifting moments of redemption: “Boss got mustard all
over his sweater.”

To relieve the day’s accumulated tensions, 'Power Space Jam' blends the soft purrs of vibrating escapements with an assortment of auditory aperitifs to entice listeners into a bongo-accoutred love nest, where they’ll cavort with a coterie of silver spoons and ladyfinger firecrackers till they deliquesce into power-spacey nirvana.

All told, the BTO has built us a fresh soundtrack for the daily grind, not excepting brainstorms, catharsis, and quiet desperation. Bon appetit!

Richard Polt
Professor of Philosophy
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Director, Ethics/Religion and Society Program
Xavier University

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The Boston Typewriter Orchestra Boston, Massachusetts

A collective endeavor which engages in rhythmic typewriter manipulation combined with elements of performance, comedy and satire. BTO aims to entertain the masses while providing an outlet for the creative urges of its members. *BTO promises to protect customer confidentiality with the utmost vigilance while remaining irreverent at all times. ... more

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