Techie Man by Jack Ellis

Techie Man by Jack Ellis

30 March 2018

Who needs Billy Joel, when you've got the musical stylings of Jack Ellis?

 Here's a song that won't have been played at the open mic.

To the tune of Piano Man, I give you:

 

Techie Man

by Jack Ellis 

 

It's 1 o'clock in the morning

Audience crowd shuffles out

The stage manager gives us the all clear

To get on with our get out

 

They say fuck me dead that was a shitshow

From start right on down to the end

The acting was gash I think the lead has a rash

And they're driving me right round the bend

 

La la la, di da da

La la, di da da da dum

 

Derig that light you're the techie man

Derig that light tonight

Cause we wanna get rid of that strobe effect

And you're cleared for working at height

 

Now John in the booth is a friend of mine

Hes a wizard with Qlab 3

And he's quick on the cues

He's quicker on boos

And there's some place that he'd rather be

He says Jack I believe this is killing me

As the wash ran away from his face

Cause I'm sure that I could be a CTD

If I could get out of this place

 

La la la, di da da

La la, di da da da dum

 

Now Paul is a sound design specialist

Who never had time for a wife

And he's talking with Becky

Who's covered in leccy

And probably will be for life

And the LD is sorting out practicals

As the actors go off and get stoned

This is gonna go on until sunrise

And we'd all kind of like to go home

 

Derig that light you're the techie man

Derig that light tonight

Cause we wanna get rid of that strobe effect

And you're cleared for working at height

 

It's a pretty good cast for a Shakespeare

The TSM gives me a smile

Cause he knows that it's me

Directors go and see


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