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May 11: Goodbye, so long

By Jake Brennan
04:00 PM

CHORUS
Goodbye, so long
Goodbye, so long

MONOLOGUE
EVAN: Hey, there, welcome to another breathtaking installment of Pop-Ed on Boston.com. We're here at Fast Phil's barbershop where Jake and I no longer get our hair cut.

EVAN: This is Jake Brennan. Jake, there's been a lot of talk on the message boards. You been called everything from a genius to a T-Rex with floppy hair. What is your opinion on this?

JAKE: (nonsensical backward vocal track)

EVAN: Quick follow up follow-up to your hair. Why are you so beautiful. (Mic to hair,
hair says nothing, obviously for comedic effect).

Behind me, we have the Folk Hero Industries team.

EVAN: Please introduce yourself.

COLIN: Colin.

EVAN: Please describe yourself in one word.

COLIN: Pampered

EVAN: You've been described as the Sam Peckinpah of the 617 area code. What is your take on his?

COLIN: Don't believe the hype.

EVAN: When is Jake playing this weekend?

LUKE: (lists some shows)

EVAN: Describe yourself in one word.

LUKE: Cheese (bleeped out for comedic effect)

EVAN: This is Mooch, he's our production manager. What do you have to say for yourself? (walks away before taking the answer.)

EVAN: We'd like to thank everyone for tuning into this week's installment of Pop-Ed. Jake, do you have anything you'd like to say to the people?

CHORUS
Goodbye, so long
Goodbye, so long

EVAN: We'd also like to give a shout out to Tony Blair and remind the
critics, don't hate the player, hate the game.

CHORUS (in British accent)
Goodbye, so long
Goodbye, so long

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