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2008
May
30

The Wendell Who Plays Gitar

I already admitted that Wendell Ferguson, the Canadian Country Guitar Player who has done studio work with Gordon Lightfoot, Jane Siberry and a whole bunch of other artists I don’t recognize – probably because they’re all Canadian – is funnier than I am. Anybody who titles his “Live!” album “The S#!t Hits the Fans” has the kind of self-effacing inferiority-complex humor I can relate to. Forget that he was named the Canadian Country Music Associations’ “Guitar Player of the Year” seven years straight, forcing the Assn. to “retire” him from future competition.

But as a life-long aficionado of Funny Music from Spike Jones the Elder to Weird Al the Yankovic (and who once gave Dr. Demento a record he had not yet discovered but which he played on his show), I am damn proud to share monikers with this Ferguson fellow. Especially since I can take the day off from being funny myself and just quote his songs for laughs:
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