By Kelly Dearmore
By Jim Schutze
By Rachel Watts
By Lauren Drewes Daniels
By Anna Merlan
By Lee Escobedo
By Alice Laussade
S: No. (1)
8. Do you consider yourself in harmony with nature?
H: Probably not. I'm trying to get there. I don't have birds landing on me. (2)
S: Rarely. (1)
9. Are you a good listener and compassionate to the needs of others?
H: I like to think so, but who doesn't? (5)
S: I think so. You might have to ask my wife. (5)
10. If your girlfriend/wife says she has PMS, you.....
H: Stay out of her way. (4)
S: Leave! Find a gig. (1)
11. A pretty girl walks by and your wife/girlfriend catches you looking. You....
H: Tell her "That girl was hot!" (0)
S: I don't look. (10)
The Final Tally: Hutchinson 55, Smith 56.
By a nose, Smith is the more sensitive of the two—although neither is exactly what you'd call a 16th-century troubadour.
Still, for listeners searching for keen observations with just the right balance of romanticism and machismo, you could do far worse than Hutchinson and Smith's shows.
Besides, you'd probably hurt their feelings if you didn't check out their concerts.