Oh, Tom Smith! How may you
cover my ass? Let me count the ways... Tom Smith's classic hit 'I
Want To Be Peter Lorre' has been parodied countless times over the past
couple decades. Back in the fall of 2004, I got the idea to take his song about
the beloved bug-eyed character actor of classic cinema, Peter Lorre, and rewrite
it about the beloved bug-eyed character actor of modern cinema, Steve Buscemi. I
performed it a couple of times, but it has since been collecting dust in a
spiral notebook in my storage room of doom. Last week some fans and friends were asking
about it in the Dementia Radio chat room, which led to me asking Tom for his
permission and talent in making it a reality. Tom graciously whipped up some
background music for me to use... Background music which will later be improved
for his forthcoming re-recorded version of 'I Want To Be Peter Lorre' as part of
his 'Sounds Familiar' project which he's been posting at iTom,
where you can get even more free comedy songs, just like right here at the FuMP!...
Anyway, I had always hoped to have this song recorded someday, so thank you
again to Tom Smith for making this track a reality.