The sad desperation of a lonely soul singer can only be outdone by a desperate car salesman, so I decided to put the two together for this week’s 52 Sellout. In week 32 we meet Randy from Brennschluss Auto, a formerly #1 auto dealership that is trying everything to win back its Tri-State-area customers.
The music actually came first in this week’s project. About a month ago I decided to try to compose something in the “deep soul” vein, like this song from James Carr, or early 70s Candi Staton.
O.K., gotta find some Candi Staton. I mean, how good is her cover of Otis Redding’s That’s How Strong My Love is?!?!
Sorry, can’t help myself when I think about Candi Staton.
Anyhoo, I wanted to try to write something with that kind of groove, with some smooth horn parts, and I ended up liking what I wrote and thought I should try to find a way to use it in my little ol’ weekly project.
It took me a while to settle on what kind of monologue to work into it. It had to be something desperate and needy, and I finally came around to thinking that the desperation of a car salesman at year-end clearance time would be just about right. Hope you like it!