We know Henry K. Lee best as the veteran Chronicle reporter who has been chasing crime stories across the Bay Area since 1994. And while we'd expect him to have a strong following at this point in his career, it seems a complete stranger has taken an unusual liking (or disliking) to Lee's dark and bleak prose about the “grit and grime” of San Francisco streets.
In a roughly-five-minute song on YouTube, this fan croons a ballad detailing stories written by the local news reporter for seemingly no reason at all.
“The white guy in the video is not me! In fact, I don't know who he is, never met the guy, and I didn't commission the song,” Lee told SF Weekly. “That being said, I'm strangely honored and shocked at the same time that my work would go recognized in such an unusual — if not macabre — way.”