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February 10, 2005

Painful Cover

I listen to a few podcasts regularly – The Daily Source Code, Deutsche Welle Langsam, RevTim and Coverville. Coverville, if you are not familiar with it, is:

“A music podcast featuring the best and worst of cover songs. Presented with full legal licensing from ASCAP.

Usually each show follows a theme or an artist or two. I usually listen to Coverville late at night when I am working, but lately I have been listening to playlists from my own collection in iTunes. Today I finally got around to listening to Brian’s Tribute to Holly, Valens and Richardson edition of Coverville.

True to his tagline, there were some good covers in there including Jerry Lee Lewis, The Misfits and Harry Belafonte and then… well… pain. So painful it was actually funny, at least for the fist 30 seconds. It was The Brady Bunch covering Don McLean’s “American Pie.” For this one I had to unplug the headphones and share the pain with Tammy. This song ranks right up there with William Shatner’s Lucy In The Sky with Diamonds cover. Good for a laugh or two, but also suitable for use in psychological warfare ops on roommates etc.

Now if only I had the iPod… but more on how I swallowed my iPod – and an iMac – later…

Posted by Eric at February 10, 2005 03:37 PM
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