Thursday, March 3, 2011

Cover Me

Spring is on it's way, and there is something about the promise of sunshine and opening the windows that makes me want to put on a good song and dance around the house.
I LOVE music.
New. Old. Rock. Jazz. Pop. Alternative. My ipod is full of random goodies from all different genres.
In my younger days I loved going to concerts and discovering new talented artists. I prided myself on my music knowledge and kicked ass at music trivia. But as with many things that change as you get older, I find myself with less time to spend on this hobby.
& this became especially clear when I watched the Grammy's this year and discovered that I was no longer up to snuff on the music industry.

These days I now mostly find myself constantly humming kids music.
Jack is a big fan of Yo Gabba Gabba & The Fresh Beat Band. So "Don't Bite Your Friends" and "It Was a Great Day" are a constant thread looping in my head.
Also, he loves "Firework" by Katy Perry.
Not a bad song at all, but when you listen to it over and over again it kind of wears you down.

So  I decided to venture out and look for some new tunes to tap my feet to.
Ironically, I ended up finding some old ones.

New old ones...my favorite kind.

I love a good cover song.
Especially when an artist can take a good song and change it to something almost completely different.
And that's just what these artists did...

Check out my Top Ten Must Have Cover Songs! (Click for a listen!)

I Wanna Dance With Somebody- The Side Project
Blister in the Sun-Nouvelle Vague
What I've Done-Marie Digby
I Try- Ben Taylor
Get This Party Started- Damien Rice & Lisa Hannigan
Cry Me A River- Glen Hansard
Can't help falling in Love with you-Ingrid Michaelson
When Doves Cry- Robert Wilson
Gin & Juice- Phish (An old fav of mine)
Girls Just Want to have fun-Greg Laswell

This post is a part of Mama Kat's Pretty Much World Famous Writer's Workshop.