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Cover vs. Original

Posted in music, music face off, soundtrack to your life with tags , , , , , on October 28, 2009 by thedith

Fact: Covers of songs usually suck.  Oftentimes, its not necessarily the fault of the artist doing the song cover, it’s just that the original was kind of a classic, and you just can’t improve upon a classic.  You can’t.

Little Discussed Fact: Sometimes covers are better than the original song.  Maybe it’s because the original kind of sucked, or maybe it’s because the artist doing the cover has completely re-arranged the structure of the song making it almost like a new song entirely — but for whatever reason, you hear the cover, and you think, “this is a really tight cover!”

This post is about those songs…

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A Super Hetero Christmas?

Posted in holidays, music with tags , , , , on October 28, 2009 by melsanie

IMG00334-20091028-1328-1So, some music company: a) keeps sending me really bad CDs, b) thinks I work at Conde Nast, c) just delighted me with this wonderful holiday sampling.  I can’t wait to upload these to my ipod…or not.

Sunday Thoughts

Posted in adventures in life, music, rad things, Weekend Wars with tags , , , , , , on October 25, 2009 by thedith

I haven’t listened to Pandora in forever.  That is, until today. Oh man, the “My Girls” by Animal Collective Pandora station is really doing amazing things to my ears right now.  If you like electric/synth pop with interweaving and complex vocal arrangements like, Radiohead, Discovery, MGMT or, duh, Animal Collective, you’ll dig this station.

Below, the oldy but goody that inspired it all:

Let’s Bring It In [Song of the Day]

Posted in music, music you should dig with tags , , , on October 23, 2009 by melsanie

“La Di Da” – Tu Phace

Think About It

Posted in awesome, deep thoughts, music, opinions, questions, soundtrack to your life, truth bomb with tags , , , , on October 23, 2009 by thedith

Is Hey Jude the greatest pop song of all time?

Or, How I Learned to Quit Worrying, and Love the Britney

Posted in adventures in life, hey it's friday, inapropriately long posts, music, quarterlife crisis, soundtrack to your life with tags , , , , , , on October 23, 2009 by thedith

Now that I’m not working for the Oldies (But Goodies) anymore, I have ample time to sit around searching the world (well, according to the wide web, that is) for new music.  Sometimes, I even rake through my itunes for old music that I’ve forgotten about, but still love — the Oldy But Goodies of my personal music collection, if you will.  Sometimes — okay, often — this leads me to Britney Spears.  Pre-meltdown, she was awesome.  Don’t try to argue with me, about this, you will lose.

Anyway, the more I listened to Britney, the more I realized, she’s got the entire 5-step Grieving Process in her song catalog.  Don’t believe me?  Watch this:

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Never in My Wildest Dreams

Posted in music, San Francisco, Weekend Wars, what the eff? with tags , , , , , , on October 20, 2009 by thedith

will I forgive myself for being led to take a bathroom break while MSTRKRFT is performing onstage during the Treasure Island Music Festival (thanks stupid bladder, and thanks Caitlin’s stupid bladder). Because, honestly, what the fuck? I mean, MGMT was awesome too, but, just look at that fun…