Puddles Pity Party

Jason Maris © 2013

WATCH: Puddles Pity Party (The Sad Clown With A Golden Voice) – “Another Tear Falls”

As I work on my end-of-year lists of favorites and suggestions, I listen to a playlist of the year’s best. This is made up of songs and records I enjoyed from January to December, each possibilities for those few spots worthy of writing about at the end of the year. Then there’s Puddles.

I found Puddles Pity Party (real name, Michael Geier AKA Big Mike) a few months ago when he released a cover of “Royals” by Lorde. Since then, I’ve added him to my concert tracker and sought out every recording I can find of his very special …