The Tom Song – Milestone or Millstone?

[imported from MySpace, appropriately enough]

OK, so I really was thinking of deleting it and pretending it never existed. I mean my song “Tom Is Everybody’s Friend”, which is about Tom Anderson, the founder of MySpace.

But I see it’s very nearly up to 20,000 plays, so I guess I should let the clock tick round a bit more before I do anything rash.

It’s not that I don’t like it – I actually think it’s one of the best things I’ve done, but, well, you know, MySpace was sooo 2006 and the song is inextricably linked with it to most people. (Although I don’t see why it shouldn’t stand up on its own – you don’t have to know who the Maharishi is to appreciate Sexy Sadie.)

And over a year later, I guess MySpace Tom isn’t going to make it the MySpace anthem and somehow make me a lot of money out of it.

I was thinking of re-recording it with some other name to try and cash in on some other craze. Maybe even “cash in” literally this time. Any ideas?

– DC

ADDENDUM, 2012

Tom Anderson finally heard the Tom song and commented on it when I sent it to him on Google + in July 2011!

 ———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Tom Anderson (Google+) <noreply-58f0a4f0@plus.google.com>
Date: Sun, Jul 10, 2011 at 6:17 PM
Subject: Re: Fun Photos for Google+ Part II
To: dc.cardwell

+DC Cardwell nice song! There was a guy who wrote about 10-15 — an entire album “songs about Tom” — they were parodies. I’d never heard yours ; it actually sounds legit 🙂