Sunday, March 20, 2011

The nerve of some people

Sometimes people do stuff that is annoying. Other people, that is. At times like this one recalls Richard Thompson’s song “Can’t Win” from his 1988 album Amnesia. The lyrics end:
The nerve of some people, the nerve of some people,
I don’t know who you think you are.
What follows is a blistering guitar solo expressing that sentiment. There is an even more incendiary version on Thompson’s live album More Guitar (available from his website as a CD and download).

This YouTube clip of Thompson and band performing the song is from January last year, filmed by a punter in maybe the front row. So, not DVD standard but, you know, wow. Takes a minute or so to get going but it is a great performance of a great song. And the next time someone pisses you off, it may help to sing the chorus quietly to yourself. Works for me, anyway.

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