Wednesday, June 07, 2006

The pleasure, the privilege, is mine.

Feeling a touch morose the past few days. First, I learned I will most probably have to have my bone marrow tested next week due to the fact that I inexplicably have a giant spleen. Then I learned that my longtime Internet friend—and passionate music lover—Greg died after battling pulmonary fibrosis for quite some time. Sad news. And there's no band in the world that has helped me wallow and vent more over the past few decades than the Smiths. And no song more than the first Smiths song I ever knew, covers of which follow this paragraph. I have more covers of this, but felt I had to draw the line. I make no claims that any of these are great, although the Ghost Mice version in particular makes me smile, though I know not everyone would say the same.

"There is a Light That Never Goes Out" (Smiths cover) by:
  • Ally Craig
  • Braid
  • Deluxe
  • Edison Shine
  • The Ghost Mice
  • The Lancaster Orchestra (Actually a version of "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want," 'cause I got lazy. I'll leave it though, for those interested.)
  • Loquat
  • My Awesome Compilation
  • Nada Surf
  • The Ocean Blue
  • Saloon
  • Schneider TM - aka "The Light 3000"
  • Speedstar
  • 1 comment:

    Unknown said...

    hope everything went ok with test..and sorry bought your friend :( thanx 4 posting these covers tho..1 of my fav smiths songs :) i like the Schneider quite alot :)