Author Topic: Buried By The Machine (A118) AWESOME ARCHIVE CHEAP VIDEO FOUND ON YOU TUBE!  (Read 14638 times)

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Thought I'd better copy this over:


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I remember buying Cheap and Channel 5 when we were going through the living hell of installing a new computer system at work.

One group of employees ended up working over 48 hours without a sleep or proper breaks it was choas. The song Buried By The Machine always reminds me of those rought times.

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"If there is a way forward
You've the will
Technology
And the skill
They tell you to sight your target
Move in for the kill
And stop complaining that you're being
Buried by the machine

Up and running
It's great!
Puts my meal
On my plate
Prepare for hard labour
Trying to keep up to date
Snowed under - about six feet
Buried by the machine

I could get angry
Blame you
But you were just a dog
Jumping through thier hoops"


The resulting number of invoice queries when we went live with the new computer system hit us like a tidal wave!

The song that got me through it in true Dunkirk, stiff upper lip spirit, was Fire In The Darkness.

I used Fire In The Darkness as the inspirational title to our newsletter. The troops rallied and we got through the nightmare.

Nice one TV.

 8)
« Last Edit: November 02, 2007, 01:22:16 PM by Tj »
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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2002, 11:36:34 AM »
Found this under my October 2001, Leeds gig review:

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One of the most noticeable things about life on the road is the huge gap between the adrenaline rush of the live highs and the numbing drag of the long day lows. To relieve this boredom I suggested a trip to Wetherby to pick up our vacuum cleaner from the repair shop. TV was ecstatic and totally overcome with excitement.

It took us a while to get back down to earth after our trip. I checked out the selection of pizza's for lunch; spicy chorizo & jalapeno…spicy chorizo & jalapeno…a-ah sunblush tomato & mascarpone - perfect! Alex, our trainer from work, called "do you know any TV Smith lyrics connected to work, it's for a training course I'm running?" he asked. "Yeah, I replied there is quite a few - hey TV, which lyrics do you think would be best to use?" I heard Alex quietly gasp and I realised what was occurring - I was in my kitchen cooking a pizza for one of the world's greatest songwriters and asking him about lyrics to use in a training workshop! Part of the pizza fell limply to the bottom of the cooker in awe. We decided on Buried By The Machine from the Cheap CD.

After lunch TV went into the lounge and tuned his guitar - some prat sneaked in and took a photo - so much for privacy!


 :lol:  8)
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2003, 11:31:21 AM »
This Cheap classic just missed an appearance on Useless.

It reached 41st in our TV Top 100.


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Re: Buried By The Machine (A118)
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2007, 11:52:41 PM »
Wow I didn't know there was a video for this song...

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=uhPbtiC3t0g

From a tip off from a Czech Republic TV Smith fan!


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Re: Buried By The Machine (A118)
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2007, 09:36:32 AM »
Wow I didn't know there was a video for this song...

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=uhPbtiC3t0g

From a tip off from a Czech Republic TV Smith fan!


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Re: Buried By The Machine (A118)
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2007, 01:21:09 PM »
Wow! What a fantastic find.  8)

...And it's my favourite Cheap song.

It just missed out on making it on to Useless.
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Message from TV in Norway about the video find...

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Carl, the same guy who later directed the Third Term video, made it for us, using college facilities in Wandsworth.

Greetings from chilly Trondheim!
Teev

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Fantastic find. :)
Didn't know, this existed. :o
"And if our castle should come tumbling down - We'll fix it up again somehow
We can do anything - That' the wonderful thing...

Carrying On"

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Yes Klaus. What a find! Apparently he's a really great singer songwriter. Apparetly he's been hidden away in Norway for years.

You should start a website about him and how jolly good he is.
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You should start a website about him and how jolly good he is.

not sure about that... ;)
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We can do anything - That' the wonderful thing...

Carrying On"

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There's always that other singer / songwriter.... Steve Harley...  he must be worth a web-site or two?

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Steve Harley...  he must be worth a web-site or two?

You fxxxing kiddin' me?

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Steve Harley...  he must be worth a web-site or two?

You fxxxing kiddin' me?

Alan never makes jokes!  ;D
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Re: Buried By The Machine (A118)
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2008, 07:09:30 AM »
Wow! What a fantastic find.  8)

...And it's my favourite Cheap song.

It just missed out on making it on to Useless.

And what fun it was making the video! I uploaded it so that Bean's wife understands his reasons for why they have had to live in a washing machine since that fateful day.
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