Sunday, April 15, 2007

Some cat was layin' down some rock 'n' roll, lotta soul.

I'm probably going to throw up (?) a handful of Bowie covers tomorrow, but until I do, you can get a pretty decent cover of "Starman" from Austin singer-songwriter Justin Wiles's Music Page. I also recommend that fans of Elliott Smith, Nilsson, Donovan, Jeff Buckley, Rufus Wainwright, Simon & Garfunkel, Jose Gonzalez, Dear 23-era Posies, etc. check out the slew of original stuff there as well. Some of the songs—including but not limited to "Triple Hotel" and "Expecting a Song"—kind of freak me out because they sound like Elliott Smith came back and collaborated with him. And, if you're in Austin, you can see him play at the showcase on Tuesday the 17th at B.B. Rovers. No, he's not a friend of mine or anything. He's just a cute talented young artist I stumbled on recently whose work impressed me far more than that of a lot of signed artists in the same genre. It's very rare for me to randomly find artists on the Internet sharing nearly 50 of their songs for free that are actually worth listening to.
 

5 comments:

JohnnyP said...

Looking forward to the Bowie covers..

AR said...

So'm I--I've got a lot sitting on my harddrive, but if there's one thing I never have enough of, it's covers of Bowie songs.

Charles C Stirk Jr said...

Thanks for the very cool heads up

five said...

Just wanted to point out that I've a few Bowie covers (just "Life on Mars" actually) on my weblog...

My Mean Magpie

Can't wait for your post...

Saludos a tú Dios; mañana, mañana... said...

Yo, throw up that Bowie cover of 'Fame' by Duran Duran if you can. It dropped 30 years ago, but it's still sweet. Holla if you want it.