Saturday, March 04, 2006

Dead Skunk

Loudon Wainwright III (ASCAP) Loudon Wainwright III Columbia 1973
You got yer Dead skunk in the middle of the road Dead skunk in the middle of the road You got yer Dead skunk in the middle of the road Stinkin' to high Heaven!
This charming little ditty is a favorite of a local radio DJ, so I get to hear it rather often.

Every time I hear it, I imagine how it came to be: In the small hours after the show, Wainwright and crew are bantering big talk around the bar. Wainwright boasts that he can write a song about anything, anything at all. Someone replies, "Oh, yeah?" ...

(Well, it could have happened like that!)

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