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To be male, to be a folk music fan, is to be ridiculed.

For the past few months I’ve thrown an album or two, per week, into my folder on my company’s shared network. I never knew if anyone was taking advantage of this until I put in Rachael Yamagata’s album. A whole bunch of people thanked me and said they loved it. Who knew, I don’t even think the album is that great, save for a couple songs. Since then I kept with the trend of female folky kinds of singer/songwriters. This was my most recent all staff email:


Keeping with my recent music trends I’ve put Feist – The Reminder in my shared folder. She’s Canadian and her song “One Two Three Four” is probably in your head right now—it’s the annoyingly catchy song used in the iPod Nano commercials. It’s a great album, if you’re into that type of thing. I have two of her older albums too if you’re interested (they aren’t in my shared right now.)

I figured this would be right up everyone’s alley. I love the album, the songs really are catchy. No good deed goes unpunished however since the only response I got was this:

On 9/24/07 9:46 AM, “Bennett, Chuck” <***> wrote:
Hey Justin. I was looking through your music collection and determined that you are missing something.
I placed it in your shared folder.

Color me intrigued. I go to check it out and find the folllowing:


Well played sir, well played.

Justin Dickinson



2 Responses to “To be male, to be a folk music fan, is to be ridiculed.”

  1. Skoda Says:

    Well played indeed.

  2. Scott Says:

    My idea. But Chuck might not admit it. He did, however, mold it into the flawless execution you see before you.

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