News Blues

07.19.13 9:30 AM ET

Desperate Days For Reporters As They Turn To Dylan Parodies

Valentine Low, royal reporter for the Times, makes his own news

It’s getting harder for Britain’s patriotic corps of Royal reporters to maintain a cheerful façade after almost three weeks baking in a record London heatwave outside a hospital, but Valentine Low, royal reporter for the London Times has found a way.

Quoting the great newspaper film Ace In The Hole, in which Kirk Douglas plays a reporter trying to get a job on a small-town paper and tells the editor:  “I can handle big news and little news. And if there’s no news, I’ll go out and bite a dog,” mr Low Joked that he had "bit a dog".

The reporter, in a homage to Bob Dylan's Subterranean Blues, stood in front of the live stream cameras yesterday and recorded The Babycam Blues, which we present below for your enjoyment.