Thursday, May 15, 2008

Look for the rainbow in every storm.

It is with a heavy heart that I write this post—which is out of the blue and spur of the moment and a slew of other idioms meaning spontaneous—but I'm thinking my tenure here at Copy, Right? is at an end.

I feel I've had a good run. I've been doing this more than four years now. I am stunned and flattered at the positive attention I've received and similarly shocked at how little of the attention has been negative. I feel very appreciative of every reader who has encouraged me via comments, donations and publicity in the past. You've all been wonderful.

I suppose there is a good chance that I might get antsy and wish to start blogging about music (or something else) again, and should that happen, I will definitely update this site with information.

Again, I have very much enjoyed doing what I do here and appreciate you all very much. In my absence, I highly recommend you check out the blogs, cover-focused and otherwise, listed to the right.

Thank you all so much for your attention these past few years. It's been very fulfilling for me, and I hope you feel the same.

Thanks one more time for everything.

Love, Liza

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Yeah, I'm alive.

  • Sarah Gregg Millman (of the Girl Guides) "Oooh This Love is So" (Al B. Sure cover)
    Words cannot express how excited I was to see this covered. Sigh. Al B.

  • The Chipmunks "Good Girls Don't" (The Knack cover)
    I still can't believe that such a dirty song was reworked (and barely, at that) for a kids album.

  • The Gwen Stacys "Alive" (Oasis cover)

  • Tiffany "Panic (Hang the DJ)" (The Smiths cover)
    Yes, THAT Tiffany. And, yes, THOSE Smiths.

  • Julie C "Breathe" (Pink Floyd cover)

  • The Vibrators "Liza" (NOFX cover)
    If I meet someone and he or she hears my name and makes an immediate NOFX reference, I never know whether to smile politely or run the other way. In retrospect of the times it's happened and the people who've done it, I'm wishing I'd have chosen the latter more frequently.

  • Watch the Men Fall "Venus in Furs" (The Velvet Underground cover)

  • The Dollyrots "Be My Baby" (The Ronettes cover)

  • Los Chicros "Changes" (David Bowie cover)

  • The Bam Bams "Kids in America"(Kim Wilde cover)

  • Olive "My Sharona" (The Knack cover)

  • Numbers "Cry" (The Birthday Party cover)
  • Tuesday, May 13, 2008

    Please don't stop the music.

    Yeah, I fell off the face of the earth for a second. New post up by Wednesday.

    Speaking of Wednesday, before then, Chicagoans who love live music, theatre, comedy and the arts in general should contact their alderman (alderperson?) and tell them to vote NO to the proposed promoter's ordinance. You can also sign the petition against it here.

    If it passes, our access to the things we love will be severely stifled.

    Update: If you're willing to go to the City Council meeting tomorrow at 10 am in protest, sign up here.

    Another update:
    Thanks to public outcry from promoters, performers and fans, the ordinance has been tabled for now for reevaluation purposes.