Friday, April 18, 2008

You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today.



Sometimes I forget I've been (too sporadically, I admit) exclusively blogging cover songs for so long. Or that I might have been the first to do it so, um, popularly. Or something. I'm weirdly modest about it, as it really is just a public extension of an insomniac hobby I conjured up for myself about 8 years ago. Still, I am pretty constantly floored at and excited by the responses I get via comments and e-mails from readers that are overwhelmingly positive. So I thank all of you reading. I'm also often shocked at the respect my cover blogging appears to garner with other music bloggers, both cover-focused and not.

So, as usual, I was surprised to have been selected to be part of a cover blogger roundtable organized and hosted by Coverville's Brian Ibbott and featuring other great bloggers, such as: Steve of Cover Freak, Joshua of Cover Lay Down, Jamie of FongSongs, and Kurtis of Covering the Mouse. You can get the podcast here. I've yet to give it a listen, but I offer apologies in advance for any sweeping generalizations I may have made, which I tend to do after a few beers.

And, just in case this didn't make it into the edit (or in case you don't listen to the whole thing), I remember mentioning that I don't think there are enough covers of ELO's "The Fall" from the Xanadu soundtrack, which has been running through my head on a regular basis for the past, oh, 28 years. So if you're in one of those bands that have asked my opinion on what song they should cover next, hop to it!

(Speaking of "The Fall," it was in my head the other day on which I happened to literally fall on an uneven sidewalk just shy of fracturing my jaw or nose or skull. Apparently even fat girls can have cat-like reflexes, so my hands broke my fall and I'm fine now save for a few scrapes and minor foot and muscle pain that has kept me from the computer. But a new post should surface on or before Monday, so don't fret!)

6 comments:

C. M. said...

Not enough covers of "The Fall"? I fully agree. Someone should cover "Don't Walk Away", while we're at it...

Wayne from the UK said...

It was great to hear you Liza. You had a lot of good thoughts, plus a wicked giggle:-)

Dane said...

I agree with c.m. up there. In fact, where's an entire Xanadu soundtrack cover album? Someone needs to get busy.

Glad you're okay, Liza.

P.S. I love this blog.

Kim said...

That was really fun!

muruch said...

Xanadu remains my favorite guilty pleasure album, and I completely agree that both "The Fall" and "Don't Walk Away" badly need to be covered.

Lazenbear said...

I just finished listening to the podcast and I thought it was really interesting. The first question about what is a cover got me and my friends talking, especially when it comes to songs by David and Bacharach. I always have a hard time thinking about which is the cover (UK and Australia had a different artist release it then the US) and then when Bacharach and performs his own song who really has it first and who is the cover artist?