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Jonathan Richman Show Preview: December 4 at the Crescent Ballroom

What follows is nothing but an unabashed love note to Jonathan Richman. He first captured my heart when I saw the movie Repo Man -- Jonathan wasn't in Repo Man, but there is a cover of his song "Pablo Picasso" on the soundtrack.

The lyrics of this particular track, like the vast majority of Richman's work, are not only clever and somewhat whimsical, but they also ooze some biting sarcasm that many of us in this weary world clearly adore.

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Tom Reardon has written for Phoenix New Times since 2013. He's been in several notable bands over the last 25 years including Hillbilly Devilspeak, North Side Kings, and the Father Figures.
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