I didn’t make a New Year’s Resolution this year – but if I had, it would have been to try to write a satirical song about the news every week. Now I write it, that sounds like a very specific resolution – but then so is giving up smoking. So I have belatedly started this challenge this week – and, just like a flood in Cumbria, the songs have rushed out and threatened to overwhelm me (see my other posts).
Yesterday I sat at my laptop and surveyed the Grauniad website as usual. There was a story about the different ways different papers have reported Our Leader’s magnanimous gesture to allow some orphaned kids into the country – on condition they leave quickly without claiming any benefits – with a comparison of the front pages of the Grauniad and the Male, which displayed below its banner a teaser for a story in its Female section entitled “You can never fancy a man who becomes a house-husband”, showing a sad-looking guy wearing a stupid apron. As a former house-husband myself (and I still do spend most of my time at home) I can vouch for the great time I had bringing up my kids – and of all my friends bar possibly one I seemed to be having the best sex-life. So there with brass balls on…. here is the song: “The Man in the Apron“.