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Spektor sings in a fake Italian accent on this track, addressing a woman concerned that if she gives birth to a son, he'll become a serial killer. Like most of her songs, Spektor is portraying a fictional character rather than real-life events. "I think it's silly to assume that songs are from the direct life of the songwriter," she told American Songwriter magazine. "Nobody does that with novels. Nobody does that with movies or actors. If George Clooney plays an a--hole who walks around murdering people, nobody thinks that George Clooney is an a--hole who walks around murdering people. Everybody has this understanding that all these other artists are just channeling something and using their imaginations, but for whatever reason, people don't seem to feel that way about songwriting, I guess."
Don breaks down "Hotel California" and other songs he wrote as a member of the Eagles. Now we know where the "warm smell of colitas" came from.
Jim McCarty of The Yardbirds
The Yardbirds drummer explains how they created their sound and talks about working with their famous guitarists.
The former Dead Kennedys frontman on the past, present and future of the band, what music makes us "pliant and stupid," and what he learned from Alice Cooper.