Thursday, April 23, 2009
Imagination, Like a Muscle, Will Increase With Exercise....
From 1990, please enjoy singer/songwriter/guitarist/all-around Renaissance Man Peter Blegvad's truly remarkable short story masquerading as a pop song "King Strut."
If you're not really familiar with Blegvad, you've probably nonetheless heard his thoroughly charming song "Daughter" in the version by Loudon Wainwright III on the soundtrack to Knocked Up. A super talented guy, in any case; as for "King Strut," let's just say that not only is it pretty much the best Bob Dylan record Bob never made, it's also -- to put it politely -- an unjustly unacknowledged influence on XTC's subsequent and better known "Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead."
Not that Andy Partridge would actually rip anybody off, of course.
Oh well. In the meantime, you can -- and absolutely should -- download it HERE. As always, if the authorization has expired before you get to it, just e-mail me and blah blah blah.