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As a big fan of Benji, Jim Wise always stood out like a sore thumb - at least musically. The use of a raw Fender Rhodes is interesting, though the chord progression is embarrassingly simplistic to any educated musician.
Regardless of the merits of the music, there are some discrepancies between Mark's lyrical account and the reported facts. Thankfully some helpful podcasters have reported on the story here:
The podcast gives an unbiased account of events. It's also available from iTunes, Stitcher and all the other obvious places to find good podcasts.
In a way I wish I'd never heard the true story. Mark's account may be romanticised, but also sounds a lot more acceptable and humane. Turns out even rednecks waving the Bill of Rights can embarrass a coherent argument for the current constitutionally-accepted tenuous interpretation of the Second Amendment.
Anyways this post was not intended to be about shitty politics, but rather an opportunity for fans of Benji to hear the real and more nuanced story behind Jim Wise - enjoy!