Thursday, October 05, 2006
There’s Something About Jonathan Richman’s Shitty Car
Once you get past the 2-minute intro to this Modern Lovers song there is a paradise awaiting you. As grating as Richman's slacker toned one-sided conversation can be at times, I think it’s worth it for you to resist fast forwarding on your first listen for two reasons: (1) It provides a context for the song’s hilarious subject matter and (2) heaven is all the sweeter if you’ve been scorched by the flames of hell. Maybe that’s a bit dramatic. Anyways, enjoy the tune. And if you like it, get more like it here.