Poor, Poor, Pitiful Jackson

Anyone with any taste is aware of Warren Zevon’s tune “Poor, Poor Pitiful Me.” What I just found out is that it’s theorized that Zevon was taking a swipe at his friend Jackson Brown in the song. (The song features a protagonist who seems to have no problem getting the ladies yet feels sorry for himself.) If so, this makes the line “I met a girl at the Rainbow Bar, she asked me if I’d beat her” even more compelling as Jackson was famously accused of beating up Darly Hannah (though serious questions exist about these charges.)

Anyway, here’s Brown’s version of the tune.

3 Responses to “Poor, Poor, Pitiful Jackson”


  1. John Saleeby

    I was never a Jackson Browne person. I bought Warren Zevon’s “Excitable Boy” when I was a kid, that has some excellent songs. Elvis Costello was my idea of a Singer-Songwriter when I was a kid. I just didn’t understand why an American would ever carry on like that. I don’t want to talk about Springsteen.

    RollingStone.com is previewing a different song from the new Aerosmith song every day. Each one is more terrible than the last. Terrible terrible shit.

  2. Wil

    Yeah, aerosmith is really jumped the shark. They should do an album of Zevon covers.

    Actually, that’s not that crazy an idea.

  3. John Saleeby

    That is an excellent idea. They should do a cover of that System Of A Down song about porn -

    It’s violent pornography
    Choking chicks and sodomy
    The kinda shit you see on TV
    Can you say “Brainwashing”?
    Brainwashing!
    It’s a nonstop Disco