Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Song of the Week

Warren Zevon was an amusing-type of musician ... a talented man who never ever sought out the mainstream, often choosing topics like ware wolves or psychotic kids (Excitable Boy) ... although he never really hit true mainstream status, most of his fans (the present company included) think he was better off that way.

His song, "Poor, Poor, Pitiful Me," as a classic example. He talks about all the success he has had in almost a negative. For instance, the main chorus of his song (and the entire song, as a matter of fact) details how these beautiful women won't "let him be." Very tongue-in-cheeky, like many of his songs, which probably overshadows the actual music a bit.

Speaking of which - the song itself is quite wonderful - great lead and rhythm guitars, a catchy beat, and a chorus that is easy to remember, and hard to forget (if you get what I mean).

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