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Old 03-17-2010, 12:25 PM   #16
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There's a disturbing lack of holes being cut in boxes right now.
I fucked up, my bad.

Oneblood, I do sing, just not when anyone can hear it.
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Oneblood, I do sing, just not when anyone can hear it.
NSW puts ear plugs in his ears and belts out 'Man In The Mirror' daily.
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NSW puts ear plugs in his ears and belts out 'Man In The Mirror' daily.
How else am I supposed to make the world a better place?
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You may be taking a look at yourself, but are you making a change?

Make that change, NSW.

{whisper} Make that change! {/whisper}
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It's funny because thinking that musicking is something that only a specific subset of people do (and I'm just as guilty of it...whenever someone asks me what I play, I say "nothing" and that I don't sing either) is a very Western concept. Daniel Levitin points this out in his pretty great book, This Is Your Brain on Music:



There's also a proverb from Zimbabwe that sums it up pretty well: "If you can talk you can sing. If you can walk you can dance."

/random professorial musicological rant
i have that book. still haven't read it yet. i should do that.
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Old 03-17-2010, 02:02 PM   #21
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It's not flawless by any means, but he puts a lot of interesting facts and solid neurological research together in a very readable way. He's got a second book out as well, called The World in Six Songs, I think, which I haven't read and probably should one of these days.
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Leo's cover truly was a brutal brick, perhaps filling my stomach with dread of a life unlived more so than the Tears For Fears original.

Also, the Hall & Oates track is clearly covered by the Fruit Bats since I saw their name and the song "One to One" already scribbled on the wall in this video.
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one thing that guy does is some awesome covers.

Agreed. They always sound like "him", but are still recognizable and enjoyable. Reminds me, I still haven't listened to the Misfits concert he did last Halloween. Also haven't listened to the new album yet, will have to spin it right now. By "spin", I mean play the mp3s off of my portable hard drive. I lie about things that are pointless, just like Bono.
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Also, the Hall & Oates track is clearly covered by the Fruit Bats since I saw their name and the song "One to One" already scribbled on the wall in this video.
Correct.

Fruit Bats cover Hall & Oates | Music | A.V. Undercover | The A.V. Club
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Agreed. They always sound like "him", but are still recognizable and enjoyable. Reminds me, I still haven't listened to the Misfits concert he did last Halloween. Also haven't listened to the new album yet, will have to spin it right now. By "spin", I mean play the mp3s off of my portable hard drive. I lie about things that are pointless, just like Bono.

that misfits show made me 12 different kinds of happy. for a miserable fuckbag like myself, that's quite an acomplishment.
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so this thing's page on pitchfork, i noticed, has become a lot more populated since i last saw it. i'm pretty underwhelmed, and can't make it through all of them. did anything other than ted leo not suck? i guess ben folds was ok, but other than those two?
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It's actually on The Onion, not Pitchfork.

I haven't kept up with it for a few months to be honest. Keep meaning to look it up, but can never remember what site it was on. There are a ton I haven't seen yet. Ted Leo was still the best as of the first month and a half or so of it.
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just getting back to this, kind of forgot about it. The Antlers cover of "Wish You Were Here" was a bit painful, imo.
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It's actually on The Onion, not Pitchfork.

I haven't kept up with it for a few months to be honest. Keep meaning to look it up, but can never remember what site it was on. There are a ton I haven't seen yet. Ted Leo was still the best as of the first month and a half or so of it.
oops. i got there from a link on pitchfork, and thought i was still on their site.
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Just watched the Walkmen covering Driver 8. Yikes. The guys backing him sounded fine but, man, that vocalist was strugglin. Did not sound very good at all, to me. I guess it goes to show that you shouldn't try to cover 80's R.E.M., if only because of the difficulty when comparing to Stipe's crazy unique vocal. But, like they said, they had no choice.

Also, one of my all-time fave R.E.M. songs, btw.
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