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Tag: covers

Video: Iron and Wine covers Nick Drake

Listen to Sam Beam sing Nick Drake’s “Place to Be.” Also, check out more Iron and Wine rarities via modestareloger’s YouTube channel.

It should be said here that Sam Beam still refuses to do a podcast with me. Note that it would be a whisper podcast. Still. Nothing. [via mefi]

Video: Pomplamoose’s “Single Ladies

I first wrote about Pomplamoose in June 2008. Forever ago. Anyways, they’re all grown up.

[jarlady via snarkmarket]

Video: Bon Iver covers the Jayhawks’ “Tampa to Tulsa”

OH BOY.

[chuckles]

Cover: The Oak Ridge Boys do “Seven Nation Army”

I don’t know if this is really the Oak Ridge Boys or not.

[mefi]

Links for 11.13.08: Jacko signs away Neverland, Live Nation stock drops, Van Damme talk politics…

*Real Estate: Michael Jackson transfers ownership of the Neverland ranch to a company he partly owns. There was a special on MJ several years ago on which he ran around buying huge gold pots and insanely garish statues. It haunts me to this very day.

*Covers: Listen to Swede popper Jens Lekman cover Boyz II Men’s “Water Runs Dry” at stereogum.

*The Markets: Live Nation says that concert ticket sales won’t go down next year. Analysts disagree. Live Nation stocks fall 27%. [licensing plate]

*Children: Apparently, Mates of State is the sole voice of touring bands who are also parents. Also, they have nothing to say that is not parental in nature. EVER. [largehearted boy]

*Behind the scenes: Aziz Ansari takes you behind the scenes of Kanye’s and Rihanna’s “Glow in the Dark” tour. “After the show in Notre Dame, Kroll and I were hanging out in the hotel lobby about to head to bed early to take it easy. I’m reading an op-ed in the New York Times by Paul Krugman. I feel a tap on my shoulder. It’s Paul Krugman.”

*Urination: As you may know, the listenerd is “optimized for maximum incontinence.” With that in mind, I find it necessary to pass on to you the fact that Videogum is running some fan fiction about Hugh Jackman peeing his pants. This may be the biggest news in celebrity incontinence since Fergie wet herself onstage several years ago.

*Interviews: I know you have been waiting almost five years to read a Jean-Claude Van Damme interview. Wait no more. “Who won? Obama?

Links for 11.12.08: Baldwin’s tattoo, Nirvana’s baby and BAMALOT!

*Music marketing: Read up on the success story of the “Now That’s What I Call Music” series. It’s persevering even in a down market. (The article includes a great quote from Hootie of Hootie and the Blowfish.)

*Interviews: The creator of Muxtape talks to Drowned in Sound. This guy sure does a lot of interviews for having launched a non-product that was around for like 3 weeks! [earfarm]

*Body art: Stephen Baldwin has been forced to get a Hannah Montana tattoo. At least it wasn’t a Zac Efron tattoo.

*Album covers: Nirvana’s “Nevermind” baby, now 17, recreates his classic album cover pose. (But with pants.)

*Videos: The Raconteurs offer a new Antiques Roadshow-inspired video at FromOldtoGold. [pop candy]

*Obits: Mitch Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix’s drummer, has died. My dad once saw Jimi Hendrix shoot up. Not kidding. I think it was in Atlanta.

*Covers: Cat Power will be releasing more covers on December 8th, including music originally from The Pogues and CCR.

*Politics: My day-job colleague Kate Muhl waxes poetical about BAMALOT, a land where Obama reigns and ladies in flats are celebrated.

Video: The Final Countdown on kazoo and ukelele

Say what you will, but this guy can play the shit out of the kazoo.

[hinto]

Video: One-man band covers AC/DC

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Links for 9.21.08: Product placement, Replacement news, Lennon’s ire…

*Product placement: I’ve written about Fergie writing a song for Candie’s (don’t think it ever went through, though; they got nervous at the backlash) and Chris Brown surreptitiously making a Wrigley’s jingle into a hit single – here Listening Post covers another aspect of music product placement: simple brand mentions in hip-hop songs – for sale.

*Interview: TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe talks to the Wall Street Journal. “When “Jump Tomorrow” came out I got an agent and I started going on auditions. And I’d find myself in a room full of people who vaguely looked like me and I’d think, ‘Do I really want to be on a soap opera?'” This is me every day. But instead of the soap opera thing, it’s “in an office.”

*Replacements: Newsday interviews Paul Westerberg: “One day Tommy wants to sue me, the next he wants to jam. I think he’s in the jamming mood this week, but by the time he gets here we might just meet and fight.” This week Rhino Records is doing a big rerelease of The Replacements last four albums. [largehearted boy]

*Etiquette: Upon the occasion of trying to teach his son Sean how to eat steak, John Lennon once became so frustrated and yelled so loudly, the young man required medical aid. “He did wind up yelling at me very, very loudly to the point where he damaged my ear, and I had to go to the hospital.” [huffpo]

*Covers: An all-girl Belgian band covers Radiohead’s “Creep.” For those of you who like to listen to things. [via zeon]

*Toys: The Epidermits is a concept toy, and it is perhaps one of the most frightening toys I have ever seen. Do not click through on the via link unless you are prepared to be scarred or are already so scarred that it won’t matter what you see. Also, keep your children away from your computer until you fully understand your parental position on this item. Thank you. [bb gadgets]

Video: Bon Iver covers Okkervil River’s “Blue Tulip”

[music slut]

Video: Bon Iver covers Sarah Siskind

With Bowerbirds.
[stereogum]

Links for 7.27.08: Emo bans in Russia, clown walking, Lego album covers…

*Nostalgia mash: 20 classic album covers recreated in Legos. (Lovely Legoized Aphex Twin cover!) [music slut]

*Culture: Russia may outlaw emo culture (dress, websites, etc.). Why did Mexico not think of this? [thedailyswarm]

*Dancing: You must learn how to C-Walk if you want to win friends. And influence people. (Featuring lovely how-to videos!) [mefi]

*Telephony: Phoning It In has posted their entire archive of telephonic performances, including some from Petra Haden, Poison Control Center, Jens Lekman. Lovely? [largehearted boy]

*Punk Princesses: Silicon Alley Insider does the math on the supposed mint (around $2M) YouTube owes Avril Lavigne for all those “Girlfriend” (and other) plays.

*Question and Answer: Why do chicks dig musicians? The answer is based on SCIENCE. [medialoper]

*Off-topic video: College Humor collects the Top 10 eye-gouging scenes in cinema. I have no idea why, but my father took me to see Blade Runner in the theater when it first came out (I was 8 years old at the time of its release). That double-thumb eye-gouge not only was the point at which we left the theater, it has also doggedly haunted my dreams ever since. [waxy]

Links for 7.10.08: 80s cover songs, swastikas online, the ad-supported future…

*Analysis: Silicon Alley Insider’s take on ad-supported music’s chances. (Not great.)

*Music: You can now get exclusive music tracks (legally) from Limewire.

*Festivals: There are a lot of hydration-and-sunscreen guides to rock-and-roll festivals out there. Obviously, the one you want to go with is from the Wall Street Journal.

*Song lyrics: The London Telegraph tried to track down the worst song lyrics ever. The misheard lyrics for Pearl Jam’s “Yellow Ledbetter” aren’t very good either.

*Inexplicable things: I don’t pretend to understand it, and I do not even know how to create one, but a weird swastika symbol dominated the Google Trends feed there for a couple of hours.

*Covers: Buffet Libre collects covers of 80s songs. I bet most of them are hilariously outmoded! [pop candy]

*Video: What are the 10 most embarrassing music moments caught on tape? Includes Britney at the VMAs. But no sign of the baby dangling incident! [absolute punk]

*Localish: Gothamist interviews The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn. “Yeah, people point out blogs that report me being in a bar really wasted when I wasn’t drinking.”

*Hello: Please feel free to tell me that this blog sucks in the comments.

Video: Milwaukee autistic students sing Bon Iver’s “Flume”

[aaron’s hotlinks]