Damn! Ferrarra beat me to it (The Record Edged in Black). It's in the Digital Tradition, and I like to sing it now and then, myself. In fact, there's an Open Sing this Friday, with the topic "Songs about singing." I just went through my list of self-penned songs and found some 22 about singing, but maybe "Record" will get an airing -- who knows?
As for Sandy, he's sort of like George (is that the name?)in "A Wonderful Life." What would this "village" be if he hadn't been born? For that matter, who would be there to help Caroline out?