Seeping in from the West Coast, a jangling jingle known as Bloop, Bleep* the song of the leaky faucet, was beginning to inundate the nation. Modeled on the ancient Chinese water torture, it had a similar effect on its hearers. Half a dozen bands had already rushed to market with recordings of it:
Bloop, bleep, bloop, bleep, bloop, bleep,
The faucet keeps a-dripping and I can't sleep.
Bleep, bloop, bleep, bloop, bleep, bloop . . .
I wonder where to go to buy a car cheap.
The creator of this latter day Water Music is a short,...