“Into the Night” with Chris Knight’s “It Ain’t Easy Being Me” Covered by Blake Shelton Does this song fit Clete Purcel or What?
So the other night, when I was reading Light of the World by James Lee Burke (which by the way I finished yesterday so I will be writing about it shortly) I started thinking about the character of Clete Purcel and specifically a song that would fit the character. Now, if you read Burke’s Dave Robicheaux series you know that Clete is Dave’s best friend and right hand man. They were partner in the Homicide Division of the New Orleans Police Department until their self-destructive tendencies got them kicked off the force. Through twenty books by Burke – Clete and Dave have fought the bad guys that live on the underside of New Orleans, New Iberia and in the case of “Light of the World” Montana. Throughout those books, if there is a wrong decision to be made Clete made it, if Clete knew he was going too far with a suspect or a bad guy that he was beating the crap out of and he knew he should stop Clete kept gong! So for me the song that best fits Cletus Is- “It Ain’t Easy Being Me” by Chris Knight!!