Under The Covers:
John Frusciante Sings The Hits…

John Frusciante

I’ve been listening to a lot of Bowie lately, and only recently discovered his song “Modern Love,” which I absolutely love. I don’t generally enjoy the music of classic rock artists in the 80s, but I can’t get enough of this track. While listening to it, I wondered if any good covers of the [...]

Under The Covers:
High Tide or Low Tide
Performed by Ben Harper & Jack Johnson


I won’t go into great detail about this Sunday’s broadcast of the 55th Grammy Award show. People were live blogging, live tweeting, or as I told my girlfriend, live living the Grammys. Sadly, anyone under the age of 25 is probably unfamiliar with the concept of live living, but explaining that concept would take [...]

Under The Covers:
“The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”
Performed by Glen Hansard, Lisa Hannigan, & John Smith

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It’s been a long time…

At times, I’m tempted to only post covers here. For starters, I really, really love a good cover. Also, I haven’t found myself listening to very much new music these days. Having recently updated to iTunes 11, which I seem to alone in my love for it, I found [...]

Under The Covers:
Tomorrow Is A Long Time
Performed by Phosphorescent


“Netflix sucks and is a waste of money…no matter how little we pay each month for unlimited streaming.” Girlfriend to me…pretty much every single stinking time that Netflix is mentioned…by anyone. I disagree. Slightly. I’ll explain…while weaving a musical thread regarding Bob Dylan‘s “Tomorrow Is A Long Time” into the fabric of this story [...]

Under The Covers:
Throw Your Arms Around Me
Performed by Eddie Vedder


“The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.”

That oft-quoted line from the 1995 film, The Usual Suspects, came to mind when I was thinking about some of my all-time favorite cover songs. Peculiar, I know, but I’ll try to explain. To me, the very best covers are [...]

Under The Covers:
Ain’t No Sunshine
Performed by
William Elliott Whitmore


I’ve been listening to quite a bit of soul music as of late. Mostly the classics, but also some newer soul influenced music being made by up-and-coming artists. It’s hard to beat a really good soul song. You want proof? Try finding a better song than “A Change Is Gonna Come.” Good f’ing luck! [...]

Under The Covers:
Songs Of John Lennon

John Lennon

I had originally planned on posting something else entirely today, but then I realized it was the anniversary of John Lennon‘s untimely death and decided I’d do a little tribute to one of the best musicians to have ever lived. Unfortunately, with the exception of early clips, there aren’t a ton of live clips [...]

Under The Covers:
The Civil Wars
Between The Bars & Disarm

The Civil Wars

Elliott Smith’s “Between The Bars”

The Smashing Pumpkins’ “Disarm”

I’m not sure I’d consider The Civil Wars to be a country duo, but according to the Grammys, they are. I also wouldn’t consider Bon Iver to be a “new” artist, but hey, what do I know? Last night, the Grammys announced their nominees [...]

Under The Covers:
Astral Weeks
Performed by Glen Hansard

Glen Hansard

The past couple nights, I’ve been listening to one of my favorite albums of all time, Astral Weeks by Van Morrison. Every time I listen to that album, I’m blown away. It also makes me hate Van Morrison just a bit. Seriously, no man, especially a white Irishman, should be allowed to have that [...]

Under The Covers:
Performed by Pearl Jam


Ok, three out of my last four posts have been Pearl Jam posts. I told you I was in a big Pearl Jam phase. Actually, this is less about Pearl Jam and more about Pink Floyd. I don’t normally watch late night talk shows, but found myself watching quite a bit of Late Night [...]