Thursday, June 28, 2007

When the sun shines we'll shine together.

I got one of the most shocking and unexpected birthday gifts today in my e-mail: a message from a label rep who actually sent me a link to a cover song! Therefore, I felt only right in pointing you all in the direction of Scott Simons (ex-The Argument, whose cover of the Cars' "Hello Again" was pretty good and was posted here a few years back) and his version of Rihanna's spring/summer jam, "Umbrella." You can download it here or over at his MySpace page. Man, these dreamy solo male indie singer/songwriters are practically tripping over themselves to turn crunk and/or R&B hits into sensitive ballads lately, aren't they? Whatever. I'm down.

15 comments:

absonderpop said...

So I assume it's your birthday today?
I wish you all the best and keep up the good work!

Cheers, Netzhaut

PS: No, I'm not going to listen to this as I a) can't stand the original and b) MySpace is the most annoying thing on all of the web.

Matthew said...

Happy Birthday, Liza.

vch said...

wow. so you are a gitl, huh. never thought of it. happy birthday and thank you very much. the cover is superb.

Lobstar said...

A gitl? I'm not sure I'm a gitl.

If you meant "girl," it's really funny to me that anyone reading would ever think otherwise, but lots of people do. Since I try my best to be non-political here, I'll refrain from my feminist theories on why that is and what said assumption says about the state of U.S. (or otherwise) society in the year 2007. Or on the use of the word "girl" to describe a 35-year-old woman. Heh.

Thanks for the birthday wishes. Glad you liked the cover.

Lobstar said...

N- I can understand not downloading it if you don't like the original, but I did provide a non-MySpace link to the song as well. As insidious as you find it, it seems that if you keep yourself from enjoying or experiencing artists with MySpace pages, you're closing yourself off to a lot of talent.

Thanks for the birthday wishes.

Brian said...

Happy Birthday, Liza!

Love the track - I included it on tonight's Coverville along with a little bit about your website. I hope you don't mind!

Lyss said...

Thank you!
I was just wondering day before yesterday about how long I'd have to wait for a cover of Umbrella. I'm glad it wasn't long at all!

And a very happy birthday!

P.S. I finally gave into my urge to want to be you and made my own cover blog. I promise not to stalk you any further than that. Well, and my obsessive need to check your blog daily. ;c)

Lobstar said...

Brian- Mind? I'm honored! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

A sincere happy (although belated now) birthday from another June 28th'er.

From an anonymous user who enjoys being enlighted to other artists through their approach to covers...

Thanks for opening the world of other artists to us.

Anonymous said...

Happy B'day!

thanksforthesite!

Anonymous said...

also: Did you just move to Chicagoland or have I also been non-observant of details?

Lobstar said...

Anon- You have been non-observant, as I've lived in Chicago for about 10 years. Although, if I don't find a job here very soon, I will likely be leaving.

sakthi said...

Belated Birthday wishes Liza!!! I'd downloaded the song it is really good for me.Rihanna's "Umbrella" is one of my favorite also..
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Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday!

yet another June 28th'er

New York Forum said...

Happy Belated Birthday and thanks for sharing the news. Its cool enough to add to our MySpace Page that we might just do it.

TTFN,

Chip @ NY Forum