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February 12th, 2014

Midweek Makeover: Moves Like . . . *Who*!?

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This is a one track entry:

 

 

(Okay, can’t help it. Here, here, and here. This is brilliant.)

September 18th, 2013

Midweek Makeover: Kicking Off Teenage Covers

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So, a couple/few years ago?  The Undertones knocked out a nice little ditty:

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A little bit of pure rock fun, right?  So of course, it had to be covered.  And so Snow Patrol took the slow roll approach to it:

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And that wasn’t bad at all.  But Nouvelle Vague?  Sure, it’s kinda bossa nova lazy, but what they bring, it works:

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September 4th, 2013

Midweek Makeover: Your Edition

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So recently I revealed a not-so-secret-secret to a friend.  I actually enjoyed Moulin Rouge!.  I know, I know.  Shut up.  Anyway, one of the (many) great tracks from it was a cover of Elton John’s Your Song.  Which has to be, on its own, one of the best love songs of all time.  I know you’ve heard it, but seriously, press play:

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I’d normally put something that good on a shelf labeled “Do Not Cover.”  But then Ewan McGregor (!) did this:

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Knocked it out of the park.  (According to Nicole Kidman, too.)  So really, you’d think that it was done.  I mean, loads of covers out there, but no one’s going to top the original, and McGregor’s take staked out something so different that anything else would necessarily fall short.  But then:

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Not sure what it is about this one that works so well.  Obviously Goulding’s voice is something special.  But it’s more than that.  The arrangement, the voice, the pauses.  It’s a worthy addition.

June 12th, 2013

Midweek Makeover: 30th Edition

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Weird year, full of round anniversaries.  I first heard Cyndi Lauper’s When You Were Mine the day I bought my first cassette tape – her So Unusual album.*

 Astounded as to how she’s stood the test of time, both in her early work and her present.  Speaking of standing the test of time, I’m not sure when I first learned of the fact that Prince was the original writer of When You Were Mine.  But I do remember being blown away by it.  No embed, because Prince apparently pays an army of monkey lawyers to do takedowns of his work, no matter how obscure the corner of the internet.

*In fact, the original recording always surprises me when I don’t hear the warble of my tape.

May 15th, 2013

Midweek Makeover: Harder, Better, Faster, Cover

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Daft Punk:

Brassft Punk:

March 31st, 2013

Send Me Your Money

Posted in Music, Personal by MB

Fell down a rabbit hole of music, this afternoon.  Landed here, most recently:

January 30th, 2013

Midweek Makeover: Old Man Edition

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Ahem:

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December 18th, 2012

Pop Love

Posted in Music, Personal by MB

Don’t know about you, but I need a chaser right now:

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December 14th, 2012

He’s Not the First

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December 5th, 2012

Midweek Makeover: Tik Tok

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Song’s old, show’s old.  Don’t care.  This is awesome:

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