Category Archives: covers

Attack of the 80s Laser Cowboys

Because I’ve been stuck home sick for the last week or so, I’ve had the chance to catch up with my TV during my sporadic waking hours, including renewing my acquaintance with recent commercials. The one that really seems impossible … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 129: Back Again From The Dead!

So, yeah — I seem to have gotten sidetracked. Who knew that it would be so difficult to find the time to record crappy covers of otherwise decent songs and post them on the internet? Ehem. Anyway, to celebrate the summer … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 121 Exercises Poetic License With The Cover Concept

I’ve decided that I don’t read nearly enough poetry anymore. For a little while in college, I was really into it — I was mostly using German-language poetry to improve my acquaintance with the language (which it both did and … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 120 Is the Designated McCartney

I have been the Designated McCartney* for Beatles tunes all freakin’ summer. ALL. SUMMER. I give up. Fine. You win, Infectious Moptops. Resistance is Futile. I will cover a fucking Beatles song. On the ukulele. That is all. *The Designated … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 119 Is Walking Backwards In Its Hometown

I’ve already nattered on to everyone and sundry about how awesome Gillian Welch and David Rawlings are. I am grateful to have encountered the music they make, and totally awed by how they make it. Welch’s The Harrow and the … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 118 is Feeling A Bit Crowded

House, that is. Neil Finn and company. Woohoo! This is yet another in the long list of bands that my proto-hipster teenage self couldn’t attach herself to, even though she loved it. It’s another one of those hipster-blocked early loves … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 111 Has Nothing Especially Clever To Say At The Moment

No, really, I got nothin’. It’s embarrassing. I don’t even have something earnest and dull to say (which is what usually happens in these little bloggy entries anyway). Oh, OK, there’s this (which may fall into the “earnest and dull” … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 110 Is All About The Fiddlin’

It is at least all about finding new ways to capture fiddle sound. This is something I struggle with. It’s hard (for me, anyway) to capture a violin/fiddle sound that is both natural and actually pleasant. When I first started … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 107 Has No Rival In Cheese

I have these little obsessions. You know this. I am goofily infatuated, for example, with the film Highlander (and the television series as well). The sequels can all go hang, as far as I’m concerned, but the first film and the … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 100 Has The Milestone Blues

Whew! Took me long enough! Only 265 songs to go! *faints dead* AAAAnyhooooo…this week, I’m working on learning some different strumming skills, so I decided to focus on the blues. Yesterday’s offering (which I’ll probably perform much differently than the … Continue reading

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