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Thread #125742   Message #2794414
Posted By: pdq
22-Dec-09 - 01:31 PM
Thread Name: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
Much introspective and "sensitive" poetry and song was popular in the 1960s.

Blaming it on Rod McKuen is quite unfair, and claiming that he is personally wimpy is absurd.

He was born in Oakland, one of the toughest cities in the country. He survived a violent and alcoholic father until he ran away form home. From there he did work as a ranch hand, rodeo worker, laborer, even as a stunt man. He was homeless at one point and has real "streat smarts". McKuen is one tough man.

He also wrote some fine songs.