Lexington’s Latest Broadband Editorial (Here’s lookin’ at you, State!)

Hope Lexingtoners can come this Sunday, April 24. Your voices will be a bonus for sure.

April 24, Lexington Historical Society (housed in the Francis de Sales Catholic Church)
18  Church Street off Main Street Lexington

Time Change: Rehearsal will begin at 1:00 PM. Not Mandatory.
             Taping and filming at 2:00 PM

Hello Lexington. I want to tell you that the site chosen for our latest editorial in song is the Lexington Historical Society Building. Because of conflicts in the sound guy’s schedule, we will work to film and tape at 2:00 PM. We’ll have a rehearsal beginning at 1:00 PM for those who can make it, but your bodies being there are more significant than your vocal readiness. We can drill you at 2:00 and learn ya quick. I anticipate enough tried and true voices to compensate for the rest of us. We welcome Lexingtoners who simply want to move their mouths and look earnest.

The reformed lyrics are below. If you have already confirmed your willingness to join in and you can accommodate the time change, you don’t need to respond again. If the time change means you cannot come and you had said yes before, please let me know. And if you are on the fence, please jump down on my side and help. Email me or call 518-989-6211.

We’re excited because the Lexington Historical Society houses a player piano and some old piano rolls. Among them is a roll for “Second Hand Rose,” the song I had chosen to use as a vehicle to express our discontent with the abrupt change in anticipated Round 1 criteria for applications. Rarely can you use the word ‘serendipitous’ so I will use it here. The piano roll appears to be in good condition and we will make the player piano a pretty remarkable element of our video.

Here are the lyrics we’ll be singing. PLEASE add your voice to ours and make Lexington’s statement as remarkable as Lexington’s refusal to be denied as too small, too rural, too unremarkable to deserve their place in the 21st century. I look forward to hearing from more of you in the coming week.

Bonnie

Song Lyrics:

Second Round Woes
–with a nod to the BPO (Broadband Planning Office)

First they say we’ll get it. Work for your Broadband!
You will get your bandwidth– that became our plan.
Now the things they’re saying make it all unsure.
Hurting upstate families. This we can’t endure.

It’s no wonder that we feel abused.
When’s our chance for grants, we sadly muse.

We feel like Second Hand Rose
With Second Round woes.
We take back seat.
Only NYC glows.

How they promised end mile dreams were theirs too.
Bang! we’re banned from Round 1. Yo, we feel blue!

Second Round crumbs
That’s if a second round comes–
We rarely get a fair shake, it’s so true.

How’d we think the BPO had us on its brain?
Why’d they let the big boys in to hijack the train?

Everyone knows that we have
Second Round woes

Bring Round 2 round in June!

Hard to be from upstate. You can’t eat cleaner air.
Even fifteen dollars turns to twelve up here.
That’s why we need Broadband. We have so many plans.
Little business engines! Work for many hands!

It’s no wonder that we are confused.
Was it a case of upstate being … schmoozed?

We feel like Second Hand Rose
with Second Round woes.
We take back seat.
Only NYC glows.

How they promised end mile dreams were theirs too.
Bang! we’re banned from Round 1. Yo, we feel blue!

Second Round crumbs
That’s if a second round comes–
We rarely get a fair shake, it’s so true.

How’d we think the BPO had us on its brain?
Why’d they let the big boys in to hijack the train?

Everyone knows that we have
Second Round woes

Bring Round 2 round in June!