06/27/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Murdoch and Me

Last year, I was invited to play the All Things Digital conference. My opening act was... Rupert Murdoch -- how many female singer-songwriters can say that? Now as most people know, I am a bit of a lefty -- my record company is "Pinko Records", so it was somewhat disarming to get a nice warm hug from the man responsible for Fox News and even worse... the new MySpace. He was really nice and reminded me, in one strange flash, of my father -- except my dad was not a megalomaniacal media mogul; he was a veterinarian.

Last night at D, the billing was the same: Rupert, then one song from me. I was asked by the hosts (Walt and Kara), about an hour before "showtime", if I would write a song for Rupert. They said I could not be mean; he is their boss, you know. This was a tall order. Here's what I came up with: