Lots of other DFPP songs have the elusive knack of appealing to both kids and adults and minimizing the restlessness common to either group when sitting on folding chairs. Most of the group's songs are original (notable in itself), but they sometimes like to re-compose traditional numbers and keep aspects of their easy-to-remember refrains. "Poor Me Express" takes off from "This Train": "This train, it stops for blamers / Pity party hall of famers / This train, it stops for blamers / This train." You couldn't ask for a message better tailored to whole families listening as they eat their pizza and falafel.
The Deep Fried Pickle Project opens up the proceedings at Top of the Park on Sunday, June 19, in the family-friendly 5 p.m. slot.
[Originally published in June, 2011.]