[Poem and commentary by Bill Veeck #2]

Continuation of previous tape. First, Bill Veeck reads his poem "Ode to an Agent" or "Advice to an Aging Client" again. He seems downright jolly during this reading, compared to his cautious reading on the previous tape. After four minutes, Veeck starts more takes of his commentary, but has a number of false starts. He completes one good take and then the tape ends.

00:00Copy video clip URL Color bars and tone.

00:40Copy video clip URL Veeck recites a stanza of a poem by memory.

01:00Copy video clip URL Veeck introduces the poem he wrote as a result of “wrestling with agents.”

01:30Copy video clip URL Veeck reads the poem with fervor and energy.

03:40Copy video clip URL Veeck finishes his poem with a grin on his face. Producer Tom Weinberg asks Veeck to try delivering his commentary again. Veeck agrees and nervously plays with his ear while waiting for the cue to start.

04:40Copy video clip URL Veeck begins take 1 and cuts out in the middle, saying, “that was a disaster.”

05:50Copy video clip URL Take 2 begins. He stops early on and asks to start again.

06:25Copy video clip URL Take 3. He stops again, and tries a couple more takes.

07:35Copy video clip URL In this final take, Veeck gets through his commentary in its entirety, delivering a well thought out and clearly articulated commentary.

09:50Copy video clip URL End of tape.



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