I don’t particularly think covers are necessary; in general I think, “If you’re going to redo something, take something that sucks, and make it awesome.” You know what I’m saying?
This is one of the exceptions. London Grammar (which is quickly becoming a favorite) took Kavinsky’s Nightcall from the Drive soundtrack and made it not necessarily better, but different and solid. Leave it to me to find a song that started out kinda weird and creepy, and a cover that made it sad and creepy.
If you want to compare it to the original…
Here’s some more music that I squirreled away… As I did last time, I’m going to just list the music and my first thoughts…
“Turbine” by Barbarossa: Cool band name… Good beat and still mellow. Keepin’ it.
“No Stranger” by Small Black: I think I have another song somewhere by Small Black and I liked it… This is synthy mellow… I feel cooler for having it. Also there’s naked people and a small alligator (or a caiman?) on the cover of this album…
“Cruz Del Sur” by Rvsb: I am way to old for this… I mean I like it-it’s got cool beats… oh wait… no… I hate it now… What is happening? Okay this part is okay… no, yes… I don’t know what to do with these noises.
“Tall Tall Shadow” by Basia Bulat: This chick sounds a lot like Tracy Chapman… the music is definitely different, but her voice sounds very much like her… I like it-it’s melancholy but has a beat.
“Confidence” by The Dodos: These guys (maybe guy?) sound like Coconut Records/Jason Schwartzman… Can’t say the music is all that different-similar in the hipster fun chic way… I’ll keep the track but probably won’t investigate further… Oooh it has guitar bits…
Happy Halloween, bitches.
I just needed to watch this again this morning…
I thought at least one person out there would enjoy this…
I have this bad habit of downloading new music and just never listening to it… Now that I have all this free time, I’ve decided that I needed to start combing through it and getting rid of what’s good, and what’s not (according to my tastes anyway). So I figure since I have this platform that I never use, I might list some of the things I like and some that I don’t (and some I just can’t figure out), so you can see if you like it too… Also, instead of trying to describe them, I’m going to put down the first thought or thoughts that come to mind when I hear them…
Here’s what I’ll recommend today:
“She Wants to Know” by Half Moon Run: Too cool to really call pop.
“Peices” by Black Bear: Hipster slow jam.
“The Hearse” by Wampire: I feel like a lot of songs sound like this lately… Not necessarily in a bad way.
“The World It Softly Lulls” by Hiatus Kaiyote: Is this new jazz? There’s a lot of sounds here…
“Mississippi” by The Griswolds: No, I don’t want this.
Okay, I’m going to go build a fort in my room now.
In honor of my 100th post, I give you pretty much the best summary of Jane Eyre ever…
Is it just me, or does this picture of Zooey Deschanel…
…make her look a lot like a younger Judy Davis…?
I mean, in terms of pictures, this isn’t the best example, but if you’ve seen her enough, I feel like you know what I mean. I think it’s the eyebrows. Or that time Davis was in that Judy Garland movie…
So before I left the office the last time, I made the wise choice of cleaning out some emails and chats… Thought they were worth keeping alive, just not in my office inbox…
Other Human: how’s it going
Human: f*ck i hate women
that’s how it’s going
Human: ALWAYS WITH THE BODILY FUNCTIONS.
Other Human: you love me
Human: like a $2 whore
Human: WHERE DOES THIS SHIT GO?
Other Human: I hate your staff sometimes
This is a f***ing non-profit, dammit
Other Human: That is the best idea ever
That wasn’t sarcasm
Other Human: Got ya, just making sure someone didn’t come in and kill everyone
Human: nope, though with my newly diagnosed bi-polar disorder, who knows?
Other Human: Honestly, just destroy it with a hammer or something and throw it out
Or if you want I could take it a destroy it. Hammers sound fun