Rock On - An Office Power Ballad
Aug 9, 2011
An Office Power Ballad
Author: Dan Kennedy
Publication Date: 2008
This is a fun book to read. Flowing with sarcasm and filled to the brim with sly wit. Some takes a minute to hit, but when it does…………good stuff.
What happens to a guy who loves music, has little to no killer instinct to climb the ladder in corporate America and has basically floated through life? He of course lands a big time job in the music industry writing promos for artists!
It’s his first time in the big league and it shows. He’s completely bewildered by the actions of many employees and terrified of acting himself in a manner that will bring unpleasant results down on his own head. The many rules of corporate America are befuddling to a newbie, but the way he describes them is not only hysterical, but you do find the absurdity in much of the way we act in cubeville. He brilliantly describes the excesses and “styles” of office life.
Not only does he see the chance to realize his dream of being immersed in the music industry and to hang out with rock stars, but he enjoys his rather ridiculously high salary for what he is expected to produce.
That is until the realization hits that the music industry is in trouble. Limewire is running rampant, digital music is taking over and record sales are plummeting. Did he get this far only to go back to making pizza?
I quite enjoyed this book and laughed through much of it. Because of the way it’s written, you can enjoy it as a novel and tear on through it, or you can pick it up when you have a few minutes to get a laugh or two in before heading back into real life.