Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Random shuffle post. Always a trove of treasures. And, sometimes, haiku.

  • Chica & the Folder "I'll Come Running"< (Brian Eno cover)
    Stark, electronic, Eno?
    Where do I sign up?

  • Claude Denjean & Synthesizer "Alone Again (Naturally)" (Gilbert O'Sullivan cover)
    French Moog mastery...
    One-hit wonder (U.S.-wise)...
    Synthy yacht rock rules.

  • Cursive "Frankly, Mr. Shankly" (Smiths cover)
    I sort of feel bad...
    I had no idea that
    Cursive still lives on.

  • Emocapella* "Enjoy Your Day" (Alkaline Trio cover)
    Welcome, first of two
    indie a cappella acts!
    I choo-choo-choose you.

  • The Hot Stewards "Tell it to my Heart" (Taylor Dayne cover)
    Glitchy shuffle play
    chooses two songs by one act.
    See below also.

  • The Hot Stewards "Touch Me" (Samantha Fox cover)
    Circa '89,
    Jules and I often sang this
    as Ethel Merman.

  • Indie Rockappella (aka Nathan Smart) "Come On, Feel the Illinoise" (Sufjan Stevens cover)
    Remember above?
    The two a cappella tracks?
    This is the second.

  • James William Hindle "I Started a Joke" (Bee Gees cover)
    Charming Brit folkster
    covers the quintessential
    sad Bee Gees ballad.

  • Kompressor "Debra" (Beck cover)
    Crazy faux-German
    post-industrial madness.
    An Ohian ruse.

  • Leigh Nash "Father and Son" (Cat Stevens cover)
    Not a fan of bands
    like Sixpence None the Richer.
    I enjoy this though.

  • The Riff Randells "Girls Like Me" (Nikki & the Corvettes cover)
    Cult-film characters
    make good powerpop band names.
    Make a note of it.

  • Riton "Killing an Arab" (Cure cover)
    We live in a world
    that treats truth tellers like freaks.
    So don't kill strangers.

  • The Rubinoos "Heroes and Villains" (Beach Boys cover)
    D'oh! A cappella!
    There are three instead of two!
    Though 'tis not emo.

  • The Rubinoos "Thorn in My Side" (Eurythmics cover)
    Blasted shuffle play!
    I like Crimes Against Music,
    but I'm nuts that way.

  • Sandro "Podemos Solucionarlo (We Can Work It Out)" (Beatles cover in Spanish)
    The Spanish words for
    "bee" and "sheep" sound similar.
    Could cause confusion.

  • Serial Skanksters "Denise" (Randy & the Rainbows/Blondie cover)
    Blondie covered it,
    sans "e" and avec aplomb. And
    un peu de français.

  • Streetwize "Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang" (Dr. Dre./Snoop Doggy Dogg cover)
    Not to be confused
    with the boy band from Deutschland.
    Nay, this is smooth jazz.

  • The Droyds "Beat on the Brat" (Ramones cover)
    I love Droyds covers,
    even when they're really slow.
    At least I think so...

  • We Are Telephone "Division Day" (Elliott Smith cover)
    Too many young men,
    tortured and sad, leave us with
    mysteries unsolved.

  • The Yoshida Brothers "Oh, My Love" (John Lennon cover)
    Western music blends
    with Tsugaru-jamisen
    to bring us solace.

    Consider adding a "p"
    for best portmanteau.


    Anonymous said...

    brilliant, simply brilliant!

    p.s. how the fuck did I miss that division day track?

    Lobstar said...

    Thanks. But you know that's not really a Division Day track, right? It's Elliott Smith's song "Division Day" as covered by We Are Telephone.

    Anonymous said...



    me so stupid.

    Anonymous said...

    I adore the cover of Killing an Arab.

    Oh man now I'm overcome by this urge to go read Camus.

    Anonymous said...

    Sandro "Podemos Solucianto"

    the title is "Podemos Solucionarlo" never hear about this cover :P but solucianto isnt a spanish word

    sorry for my bad english :D

    Lobstar said...

    Thanks. I don't know if that was my typo or someone else's.