Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Half the world is always dying, you know.

  • Patrick & Eugene "59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)" (Simon & Garfunkel cover)
    Earlier the sun was out and I was cleaning and this hit the shuffle and I was, oh, so happy.

  • Vivane Serval "Une Femme Amoureuse (A Woman in Love)" (French Barbra Streisand cover, comp. the Bee Gees)
    A few of today's songs are France- or French-related. The other night I had a dream that I was an American Idol contestant and got to meet Barbra Streisand and was the only contestant who'd ever heard of her. I asked her if Robert Redford was a good kisser. She said no, but that he was better at it than Sanjaya. My response? "No duh!" This dream is far less disturbing than the one in which I got drunk at a bar, met Steve-O, brought him home with me, had sex with him and wound up getting pregnant. Or maybe not.

  • Dorina Galambos "Bathwater" (No Doubt cover)
    Speaking of TV talent competitions and Sanjaya, here is a contestant from Hungary's Megasztár singing the song Sanjaya butchered last week. I'm not saying it's awesome or anything, but I will say the standards are obviously slightly higher in my homeland. I'm actually Romanian and Croatian, but my maternal grandfather was born in Hungary and Transylvania used to be part of Hungary and blah blah blah. The bottom line is that Southern European sluts gals like Dorina and myself rule. At least more than Sanjaya does. And why doesn't American Idol let contestants sing cool songs like this and have judges with such emotive faces? And is anyone else grossed out by the idea of bathing in someone else's bathwater?

  • Future Kings of Spain "Love of the Common Man" (Todd Rundgren cover)
    Here's the J. Mascis-esque cover I promised the other day. (BTW, what is up with the Dinosaur Jr. Nikes? I think they're so ridiculous and ugly that I almost want a pair 'cause I'm all ironic and shit, but I'd never spend hundreds of dollars on a shoe, let alone a Nike.)

  • Fionn Regan "Getting Better" (Beatles cover)
    Fionn is a dreamy folk singer that has a couple of really cool videos for really pretty songs: examples one and two.

  • Happy Flowers "Mrs. Lennon" (Yoko Ono cover)
    Possibly the only Happy Flowers track that I can listen to all the way through.

  • Maggie Gyllenhaal "How Lucky Am I" (Sign of the Fox cover)
    I'll tell you how lucky you are, Maggie: You are the mother of the child of my longtime dream actor boyfriend Peter Sarsgaard. And you get to act in cute little indie romantic comedies like Happy Endings, in which you get to sing pretty, somber remakes of power-pop songs. Bitch.

  • Yeti Girls "Don't Bring Me Down" (ELO cover)
    I listen to Electric Light Orchestra all the time because they are genius.

  • Cinerama "Yesterday Once More" (Carpenters cover)
    Not as tasty as their cover of t.A.T.u.'s "All the Thing She Said," but I was in a Carpenters-cover mood and this hit the spot just fine.

  • Monsieur Blumenberg (of Montefiori Cocktail) "Can't Get you Out of My Head" (Kylie Minogue cover)
    La la la la la la la la. La la la la la la la la.

    NKS said...

    Could you be persuaded to upload Cinerama's Tatu cover???? Please?

    Lobstar said...

    I don't repost songs I've already posted. Feel free to e-mail me and I can send it to you.

    Anonymous said...

    looking forward to hearing the 59th St. Bridge Song cover--I loved that tune when I was young.


    Drunk Country said...

    Hey You.

    Just Thought I'd let you know about this podcast of 2 hours Cover Version Show:

    Drunk Covers II

    it's nice, if a little techie screwed once or twice.

    have a one.

    Anonymous said...

    god. todd rundgren and high school. i graduated to just one victory. i'm 42 now and that cover produced quite a grin over here. do you know of any more notable covers of love of the common man? thanks for the post.

    Rich said...

    I'll have to check out Happy Endings. Just saw Secretary a week or two ago, and between that and Stranger Than Fiction I'm a bit of a Maggie kick.

    dylandarling said...

    i love that maggie g. song but her kid's a girl not a boy.

    Alice-Rose said...

    This is a brilliant post, especially the Simon & Garfunkel song, it's brilliant - especially for a sunny day like this.

    Also, I am ashamed to say that I have Nikes very similar to these, except they're not Dinosaur Jr and they are gold instead... I love them so much, and the weird looks they get (especially from old men). However, I only paid £15 for them in a sale shop, so I don't feel cheated.

    Kasper said...

    hey there
    love this place
    Do you know the Kermit Covers on ? Check it out, there's a Creep among them.

    Anonymous said...

    I found some Electric Light Orchestra covers here: