Alan Smithee

Morning Cup o’ Music

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I never in my life would have ever thought that someone could make such a beautiful song about someone who was so despicably evil. John Wayne Gacy Jr. aka Pogo the Clown was one of America’s most notorious serial killers who raped and killed at least 33 young men and boys.

I can only wonder why Sufjan Stevens would even attempt at making a song about this guy, but I won’t begrudge him the attempt…which he pulls off remarkably well. The track “John Wayne Gacy Jr.” is from the album Illinois which should be an album you hear at least once in your lifetime. I have to give credit to Ryan Wilson and Ethan B. from the Rock Beats Scissors podcast here at WPR for turning me on to this song.

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