4-star in red.
January 3, 2019
- Take Your Mama (Radio Edit) (Scissor Sisters) Like with "The Killers" I'm kind of amazed at how this 2010 song sounds like a different era - in this case a lot of George Michael (for the guitar intro) and Elton John (vocals)
- HUMBLE. (Kendrick Lamar) Like the last one ran into this at a pub jukebox... like the sound, less crazy about the chorus.
- Schüttel deinen Speck (Peter Fox) Super fun dance hall stuff, forget what soundtrack it's from - very hard to track down, I had to have a German friend buy me the mp3.
- Blank Frank (2004 Remaster) (Brian Eno) For a long time Bill the Splut's comments page has been titled "Blank Frank is the Siren, He's the Air-raid, He's the Crater" which is a hell of a lyric.
- Bella Ciao (Marc Ribot & Tom Waits) Honk bands play this song, but I think sometimes we don't take it seriously enough.
- come out and play (Billie Eilish) Apple ads have some of the finest musical selections
- You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby (Megan Lynch) From a great collection of covers "Songs The Brothers Warner Taught Me" - pieces Lynch was introduced to via the cartoons.
- The Latin Quarter (Megan Lynch) For some reason a few years ago I started singing this but with the lyrics "Come along with me / We'll go to gay Pa-ree / Which is why I perspire when we polka / Come on and take a chance / Don't wait for circumstance! / Which is why I perspire when we polka!"
- Viva Las Vegas (Elvis Presley & The Jordanaires) I had Shawn Colvin's cover but never the original - great energy.
- Baby It's Me (Diana Ross) Random youtube recommendation was Raquel Welch dancing to this on the Muppet Show...
- Someone Just Like You (Beni) Found this when I was searching for the previous song artist - turns out the video has been mislabeled. Kind of neat dance hall stuff.
- Hard Time Killing Floor Blues (Chris Thomas King) Rewatched "O Brother Where Are Thou" - realized I had been too miserly with what songs I had ripped from my CD of the soundtrack
- O Death (Ralph Stanley) In "O Brother Where Art Thou" it's kind of of weird that they put such a deep song into the mouth of the KKK leader / politician.
- I'll Fly Away (Gillian Welch & Alison Krauss) Finally from "O Brother" -- I think it caught my eye because some Honk bands play it.
- Baby, It's Cold Outside (Four Point Restraints) I think in general I am of the "the singers are collaborating to get to what they both what despite social conventions" explanation for this song, but this minor-key interpretation is a bit darker than that...
- Another One Bites the Dust (Queen) Another catch-up after watching the biopic.
- Memphis Mail (Scott Dunbar) Not sure where I ran into this bit, still some slapping folk music.
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (feat. Billy F Gibbons) (William Shatner) Shat keeps the spoken word cover genre alive.
- Snoopy's Christmas (The Royal Guardsmen) I grew up with this on a album single.
- I Am Santa Claus (Bob Rivers & Twisted Radio) Parody Holiday song... kind of a staple of 80s/90s morning zoo radio, I think.
"Coco" is a really fun Día de Muertos film. Always remember: hide in the tuba.