I collect the trash at Long View.

   I can always tell you when there's somebody famous in the studio. 
   First off, there's more trash. 

   And it's funny trash. Lots of empty wine bottles. With labels in
   French, half of 'em. Newspapers from L.A. that nobody even
   bothered to read. Worn-out roses. You name it.

   It ain't so busy sometimes, and then they go to the dump
   themselves, and don't laugh so much.

   It's weird. 
  


     
"Trash Man" ad, Billboard Magazine, 1979. George Osteguy, deceased. Photo by Nancy Wilcox.

 


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