My best effort to turn a Neil Young song I've always disliked into a big blustery rock thing. [more inside]
Easy listening cover of the song by They Might Be Giants. [more inside]
I loved ianK's minimalist take on All The Small Things the other day, and I thought it'd be fun to fill it out with a bunch more acoustic instrumentation and harmony vocals. [more inside]
the demons forced me to do a cover of a journey song - now i must shower
I seem unable to cover songs (even those I hate) without making them sound completely earnest.
As a saxophonist who loves (real) jazz, I hate pretty much everything Kenny G has done. He took a wonderful and expressive art form, sucked out all emotion, joy, and creativity from it, and left a hollow, dessicated husk in its place. To top it off, he hoodwinked the American public into thinking his vision of jazz was what jazz is and always was. In short Kenny G is the Karl Rove of music. [more inside]
This is a horrible rendition of a horrible song. Does it even make sense? [more inside]
It's a little known fact that wedding band and creepy stalker favorite "Every Breath You Take" is actually a cover of an old folk standard, as this recently discovered outtake from the "Another Side of Bob Dylan" sessions shows. The glossy adult contemporary arrangement popularized by Sting and the Police has unfortunately displaced the traditional arrangement in popular memory.
i just couldn't bring myself to do a journey song - just couldn't do it - so runner up is creed, a band that i rather dislike, except - even though they do this in their usual sludgy, draggy style, i hear something in this song they didn't - and so ...
I got to really hate this mofo over the last couple of weeks. So I had no choice but to record it. [more inside]
Having already tackled Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, Christmas Music, and the Catholic Church, we decided that, for May's Challenge, it was time to up the ante to the second worst thing ever: TSO's non-Christmas music. [more inside]
See, I think about weird stuff. Like, what would happen if you combined Creed and (a really sloppy, tuneless version of) The Buzzcocks? Heh, well, you'd get the Creedcocks, wouldn't you? And you know, I think they might sound a little something like this... [more inside]
Some rollicking bluegrass as a spoon to the heart of Bryan Adams, Kevin Costner, and basically that whole period of the early 90s. [more inside]