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Blizzard antidote: 'We Got Cactus'

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Blizzard antidote: 'We Got Cactus'

  • Perry at the 2015 HoCo Fest.
    C Elliott PhotographyPerry at the 2015 HoCo Fest.

Here's today's earworm: While the East Coast is prepped for a hazardous major snowstorm, Tucson's seeing another sunny winter day. It might not be received favorably, but we're tempted to taunt friends and family dealing with the cold with this Al Perry country cover of a Tucson punk classic: "We Got Cactus."

If they listen closely, they'll hear the self-deprecating irony of the 1985 composition by Bloodspasm. Or, they'll tap a toe along with Perry's typically laconic take on "Long is the winter when there's no snow."

You can catch Perry live Friday at a happy hour show at Flycatcher, 340 E. 6th St.

Listen if you dare — but remember, the only cure for an earworm is to share.

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