Because my covers posts were pretty much run out of Grooveshark blog town on a rail, I’ve moved them over here. My motivation extends to nothing other than spite. These posts did fairly well traffic wise, but I think the amount of time required for their construction left a few people underwhelmed. I understand. Kind of. I like covers though, and I’ve recently found a bunch that are super excellent. Before we delve into the onslaught of faithful renditions of classic songs, here are some things that I have enjoyed or considered recently.
Downtown Owl by Chuck Klostermann
A book of fiction from pop culture’s most unfairly maligned/beloved writer. I was surprised at how enthralling it was. The ending is completely unexpected, and you’ll find yourself scanning the previous text in hopes of finding foreshadowing. It’s not there.
All Over But The Shouting: An Oral History of The Replacements
It’s a book about the ‘Mats, so of course I’m going to love it. I think my favorite part is when Westerberg is slow to leave the tour van and beckons the band’s manager into the back to quietly tell him that he’d just written the best lyric of his life. That lyric would be “I could live without your touch if I could die within your reach”.
Pulp by Charles Bukowski
This book was written in 1993 and it’s pretty obvious that Chinaski is nearing the end of his rope. He really just sounds tired, but there’s still a glimmer of the old genius.
The Sweet Hereafter
Watch this if you’re in the mood for gorgeous landscapes, impeccable dialogue, and an urge to stick your head in an oven.
The Avett Brothers-The Second Gleam
Fleet Foxes-Fleet Foxes
Paul Westerberg-Suicaine Gratification
Fuck it, I’ll add the covers later. You’ll probably hate them anyway.