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This song is in part a reply to a friend who wanted to leave his girlfriend who had a child. Buckley did not want his friend to become like Buckley's father. (thanks, Aaron - Seattle, WA)
Gary Lewis and the Playboys had 7 Top-10 hits despite competition from The Beatles. Gary talks about the hits, his famous father, and getting drafted.
Into the vaults for this talk with Bolton from the '80s when he was a focused on writing songs for other artists.
Loudon Wainwright III
"Dead Skunk" became a stinker for Loudon when he felt pressure to make another hit. His latest songs deal with mortality, his son Rufus, and picking up poop.