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May 7, 2007

a new honor for Joe Pernice

Joe’s song “Chicken Wire” has been named “#1 Most Exquisitely Sad Song in the Whole World” in AOL/’s list of 25 exquisitely sad songs, finishing ahead of songs performed by giants like Frank Sinatra, Billie Holliday and Elvis Presley. “Chicken Wire” of course appears on The Pernice Brothers’ debut album, Overcome By Happiness (Sub Pop, 1998) of which you all have a legally obtained copy, but if you’d like to sadden any of your friends, I’m happy to sell you a copy in the store on our website.

Spinner’s list, with audio clips, can be found here:

The Pernice Brothers/Ashmont Industries would like everyone to know that if there was a statuette or plaque or anything else associated with this, they believe they would refuse the honor and award it instead to Gilbert O’Sullivan’s “Alone Again, Naturally.”  Not that they’re not grateful. Joyce would actually give the honor to Sammi Smith’s “Toast of 45,” which pretty much sums up her life. Joe’s personal exquisitely sad list is posted on spinner.

Joyce @ 6:15 pm